SteamWorld Build: How to Get More Gold

Here's how to find more shiny, gold valuables in SteamWorld Build.
Gold nuggets in green blocks, with a levitated gold nugget hovering.
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You can’t go wrong with having a bunch of shiny and valuable resources lying around. You’ll need them for all kinds of things, such as boosting a building’s efficiency through upgrades. Here’s how to get more Gold in SteamWorld Build.

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How to Get More Gold in SteamWorld Build

You can get more Gold in SteamWorld Build by discovering Gold Nuggets in the mines, as well as by purchasing the item directly from the Train Station. Do take note that the resource is quite valuable, so it’s not cheap if you decide to invest Money into it.

How to Purchase Gold From the Train Station

To purchase Gold in SteamWorld Build, you’ll need to first repair the Train Station. This requires 120x Workers and 4x Boards. Once the repair is completed, the train will arrive every five minutes (though you can always speed up the time, which I highly suggest doing).

As for Gold itself, you’ll only see this particular item among a randomized pool of available items and resources. This changes each time the train reaches the station, so I suggest looking out for the notification. Likewise, I advise you to be careful when purchasing items. These often cost Money and Rubies. The former is necessary for building construction and upkeep. As such, it’s usually not a good idea to go on a spending spree just to acquire Gold.

Blue Train Station buy menu showing a card with a gold nugget.
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How to Get Gold From the Mines

I feel that it’s better to obtain Gold from the mines once you have access to the first underground area. There, you should see Gold Nuggets in tiles that you could dig through. However, you do need Miner Quarters to extract the resource.

Each Miner Quarters tile requires 75x Money, 1x Gold Nuggets, and 1x Boards. But you’ll need at least nine of these tiles connected to each other just to recruit a single Miner (additional recruits need fewer tiles).

A gold nugget vein with gold rocks surrounded by brown blocks.
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Once your Miner units are active, simply click on the ground blocks with Gold resources (denoted by gold-colored rocks) to gather them. You’ll naturally start coming across these more and more as you search for Scrap and Tools in the Mines.

That’s how to get more Gold in SteamWorld Build. Since you’re already exploring underground areas, you might want to know how to create bridges, how to prevent mine collapses, and how to detect resources. For more tips and strategies, you can check out our SWBuild guides hub.

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