Updated as of latest patch on 09/08/2021
In this article we are going to focus on how you salvage and repair your gear in New World.
In order to repair your gear you must have the appropriate amount of repair parts and a little coin to pay.
Repair parts are a unique resource that’s used to repair items, and cannot be traded, sold, or purchased. In order to obtain repair parts you must salvage weapons and armor that you no longer need.
During your adventures in Aeternum you will come across both weapons and armor that are not very useful to you. Either they are much lower tier than you would want to use, or simply not an item you’re interested in equipping.
When this happens you can salvage that gear by hovering over the item you want to salvage and pressing S and left click (You can also hold CTRL, press S, and left click to salvage without a confirmation screen). This will then salvage that item and you will obtain repair parts, as well as, some gold. The amount of repair parts and the amount of gold you receive will depend on the item that you salvage.
A great way to obtain a ton of repair parts easily is to craft a mass amount of items. This will increase your crafting skill and then you can salvage the items you just crafted and get back repair parts and obtain a few coin.
It’s important to note that repair parts are capped at 2,000, so you can’t just horde up hundreds of thousands of repair parts and be set for life.
Once you have obtained a sufficient amount of repair parts to repair your damaged gear you will then hover over the gear you want to repair and simply press R plus your left mouse button in order to fully repair your gear.
There is also a "repair all" button that you can utilize that will repair all of your equipped gear. It's important to note that any gear you have in your inventory will not be repaired when using the repair all button, only your currently equipped gear will be repaired. Also worth noting is that if you have any gear in your inventory when you die it will take durability damage just like your equipped gear. So, make sure you store your gear before you set out into Aeternum.
You can see how much an item is damaged by looking at the quick view durability bar below the icon of the item in your equipment screen, and also by hovering over the item you can see the actual total durability number for that item, as well as, the remaining durability that the item has.
You can also see how many repair parts and how much coin it will cost you in order to repair that item.
You can repair an item as many times as you want. There is no durability loss when you repair an item, and the item will NOT eventually be destroyed if you repair too much.
Repair kits can also be crafted or bought in New World. Crafting a repair kit requires the use of the Engineering trade skill, and can be crafted at a workshop. There are 4 different tiers of repair kits:
Standard (Tier 2)
Advanced (Tier 3)
Expert (Tier 4)
Master (Tier 5)
You can craft each tier of repair kit with 0 Engineering, but much have the required materials on hand in order to craft the applicable kit.
Tier 2/3/4/5 require 40/100/150/300 Repair Parts, and Tier 2/3/4/5 now require 1/2/3/3 individual Craft Mods.