If you’ve dived into New World recently, you’ll know how important resources are. Everything needs to be crafted meticulously, and you’ll struggle if you don’t have the right materials. Saltpeter is a particularly important crafting ingredient by itself, but you need it to make gunpowder, which is unsurprisingly crucial to survival in New World. Lucky for you, we’ve got the lowdown on where to find Saltpeter in New World.
Where to Find Saltpeter in New World
Saltpeter is most commonly found in caves, particularly in the Aeternum region. Since it’s such a rare ingredient to come by, you’ll need to take all you can find because you’re going to be in constant need of it. If you’re sticking out, try checking these specific locations:
- Letum’s Peak
- Brighteye Den
- Howling Falls
- Graymane Burrow
- Snaggletooth Burrow
You can recognize Saltpeter by a few specific visual cues. Firstly, it always appears on big rocks adorned with white lines and stripes. If you go over to rocks with that specific design, you’ll definitely encounter some. Often, these rocks will contain five pieces of it. For context, you need one Saltpeter to craft gunpowder, on top of other items. Therefore, one rock has a pretty solid amount within it – so if you can find lots of them, you’re in luck.
Of course, it’s worth mentioning that Saltpeter is mostly found in caves. Therefore, you’ll need to be equipped for cave traversal on your hunt for it.
There are plenty of other locations to check within the game aside from the ones we mentioned. These are just some of the most common spots to look. You’ll need to go and hunt for it though, as such a useful material is in pretty short supply. If you follow our tips about locating rocks that specifically harbor Saltpeter, then you’ll be in luck. Just make sure to take as much as you can – in a game as intense as New World, you’ll need it!
Luke Hinton is a freelance culture journalist living in Cardiff, Wales. He graduated from Cardiff University with a degree in Journalism, Media and Communications, and currently balances his freelancing work with postgraduate studies. He specialises in film, TV and entertainment writing.