Stardew Valley: Best Way to Get Radioactive Ore

Here's how to get Radioactive Ore in Stardew Valley.

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Radioactive Ore in Stardew Valley is described as “glowing with dangerous energy”. It is a type of resource that can be found in Radioactive Nodes. They are the hardest type of ore to obtain, meaning they are very lucrative. Radioactive Ore in Stardew Valley, is very useful for several reasons. They can be smelted in a furnace, to create a Radioactive Bar and they are also needed for two recipes that are extremely beneficial. For this reason, here’s the Best Way to Get Radioactive Ore in Stardew Valley.

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Where to find it

Radioactive Ore can only be found if you’ve unlocked Mr Qi’s Walnut Room. Once you’ve entered the room, you’ll have the opportunity to select the Danger In The Deep quest, or the Skull Cavern Invasion quest. Having one of these quests activated will allow you to find Radioactive Ore in The Mines or in Skull Cavern. Beware, as having these quests activated unleashes a harder version of your typical monsters in Stardew Valley, so it’s good to bring a powerful weapon, food and bombs for the journey.

Why do you need Radioactive Ore?

Radioactive Ore is an ingredient for two new recipes that were introduced in the 1.5 update. As they are new recipes, they have some very cool benefits. One Radioactive Ore is needed for the Magic Bait recipe, which allows you to catch any fish, no matter the season, time or location. You’ll also need one Radioactive Ore for the Hyper Speed-Gro recipe. This fertilizer will increase growth rate by at least 33%.

Radioactive Ore and Radioactive Bars are also required to be shipped in order to unlock the Full Shipment achievement.

Extra tips

If you’re more into the combat side of Stardew Valley, it is highly recommended that you seek out Radioactive Ore. You’ll need five Radioactive Ore and one coal to smelt one Radioactive Bar. Ten Radioactive Bars can be traded to the Island Trader on Ginger Island for one Galaxy Soul. Galaxy souls are required to upgrade your weapon to its final form, called the Infinity Blade.

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That’s the Best Way to Get Radioactive Ore in Stardew Valley. It can be quite a tedious task, but once you’ve managed to obtain it, you’ll have endless benefits. If you want more Stardew Valley content, check out our guides hub.

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