To get started gathering your arsenal of weapons and crafting them in Deathverse: Let It Die, you’ll need to pay Admiral Honda a visit. Honda is nutcracker puppet that lives in a hole in the wall behind the poster in your character’s room. He emerges when you enter the crafting menu, telling you that he “was waiting for you.” Nothing creepy about that.
You’ll speak to Honda a lot as you progress through Deathverse, as he’s the gatekeeper to all your new equipment. First, though, you’ll be needing two things: crafting materials and Killing Coins (KC), the primary in-game currency, earned through playing matches and completing challenges.
How to Get Crafting Materials in Deathverse: Let It Die
You’ll get something each time you boot the game as a daily log in bonus. These loyalty rewards are typically either KC that you can spend on materials, or materials themselves, including Wires, Bicarbonates, and Metals. Nice and easy!
Visit the Shop:
Charmingly subtitled Uncle Prime’s Shopping Hell, the shop offers a daily rotating stock, priced at 1,000 KC for one-star materials and 10,000 KC for two-star materials. The shop also provides you with one free material a day to claim.
You can also exchange Material Tickets (earned as rewards for completing challenges, or in the Jamboree Pass) or T-Chips for higher-quality materials in the store. Not much has been revealed about T-Chips yet, but given their resemblance to a certain streaming platform, it makes sense they’d have to do with the forthcoming Twitch integration, which will stream a random match to the game’s official account. The Jamboree Pass is also stacked with craft-able bits.
Participate in the Death Jamboree:
You’ll start to amass crafting materials for each match you play. They’re scattered about everywhere, whether out in the open or in destructible bits of scenery. Hunting cryptids, the various monsters roaming the battlefield, always drop something when killed. The game also hands out rewards for completing matches and leveling up. It’s particularly generous if you win a match.
Break Other Items Down in Crafting:
In classic survival game fashion, you can turn your excess low-quality items into higher-tier gear of the same type, at a ratio of 10 to one. For example, 10 one-star Illuminium will net you one two-star Garminium. This is done in the crafting menu.
How to Craft Weapons
Now you’ve collected a wealth of materials, it’s almost time to get your hands on something shiny and new to go out rampaging with. But first, there are a few steps.
At launch, there are five categories of weapon: machete, katana, hammer, arms, and buzzsaw. Each of these has three variations, all with unique skills, Deathblows, and bonuses.
You begin the game with the base versions of the machete, katana, and hammer, with the arms and buzzsaw unlocking at Player Level 2. To get access to the extra two weapons in each category, you’ll have to level the base weapon up to 10, by using it in the Death Jamboree.
Crafting them is then only a few clicks away; from the main menu, go to the Crafting screen, which will display all weapons you don’t yet own. The right hand side of the screen will display the required materials and their quantity, the cost in KC, and any unlock conditions – namely, whether you’re Player Level 2, or whether you’ve got enough XP in the base weapon.
With these steps completed, you’ll have access to the 15 weapons currently available in Deathverse: Let It Die. You’ll need to get grinding for mats to unlock ‘em all, though!