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Metro Exodus

Release date: February 15, 2019
Platforms: Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One

Metro Exodus All Armor and Equipment Upgrade Locations

Where to find all upgrades for Artyom’s armor and equipment in Metro Exodus

Index

In Metro Exodus, Artyom can use three different weapons (of several that are available to choose from, unlocked as the game progresses) which are enhanced by certain modifications. Besides these weapons, the hero can use additional equipment.

There are four available slots:

  1. Helmet.
  2. Electronics.
  3. Body armor.
  4. Bracer.

For each of the slots, you can find four different upgrades. However, you can equip only one of them. Thus, you can choose a certain build for Artyom depending on whether a given item is useful or not. Below, we will tell you about the upgrades in the game and where to find them.

Night Vision Device

Night vision device deserves a separate chapter in our guide. You can find it inside the terminal where you go to get a railcar. In order to obtain the night vision device as soon as you get to the terminal, you need a key. You can receive it from two captives in the building north of Duke (in the railroad car). Release them from the cage, and one of the slaves will give you the key.

Even if you don’t take the key, go to the room on the side when you get to the railcar. Open the door and take the item from the far table. If you haven’t found the night vision device on the Volga, you can pick it up in the director’s office on the territory of the Solnechny children’s camp in Taiga.

Helmet upgrades

Spartan Helmet

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  • Description. A mandatory element of every Spartan’s armor that protects the head and does not interfere with the use of the gas mask, which is especially important during on-ground operations.
  • How to unlock: available by default.

Extended Filter

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  • Description. These filters use fibrous filtered materials with a material amount of sorbent, increasing the total filter lifetime.
  • How to unlock: at the Volga location. Move up the map from the building where captives sit in cages (in the center of the location, slightly above the railroad car with Duke). Go a little to the west to find a container in the corner. The upgrade is inside the container.

Reinforced Helmet

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  • Description. A heavy version of the Spartan Helmet that is based on a new type of composite material and provides enhanced bullet protection.
  • How to unlock: at the Volga location. Go down from the place where Duke is. There’s a room among the ruins of the building that is occupied by bandits. The upgrade is there on the box. If you haven’t found it on the Volga, visit a rusty vessel with slaves (in cages) at the Caspian location. Anna will tell you about this object. There is a cabin in the container in the central part of the ship. On the table at the side, you will find either a helmet or components in case the helmet upgrade had been already found at the Volga location.

Armored Glass

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  • Description. This face mask design makes the eyepieces much more resistant to damage, and it becomes significantly harder to break them.
  • How to unlock: go to the upper left corner of the map where black puddles of oil are shown. There, you will find a question mark which appears after the Baron uses the radio to complain about disobedient slaves. Clear the location. After this, a man on the hill above, at the end of the canyon, will draw down the rope ladder. Climb the ladder, but the poor fellow will shoot himself. Here, you will find a note and an upgrade.

Electronics upgrades

Electrical equipment

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  • Description. This item is vital underground: the flashlight will light your way, while the dead battery and other electrical equipment could be easily charged using a compact charger.
  • How to unlock: available by default.

Extra Bright Flashlight

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  • Description. The upgrade replaces the incandescent lamp with an arc gas-discharge metal-halogen lamp. The main advantage is a powerful beam of light, while the main downside of this upgrade is the increased energy consumption.
  • How to unlock: at the Caspian location. There is an old barge between the lighthouse and the place of which Baron talked on the radio (a question mark appears in the upper left corner of the map). You will find the upgrade inside the barge.

Battery Charge Controller

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  • Description. An electric circuit in the charger which is designed to control the process of battery charging. This upgrade increases charging efficiency and improves battery durability.
  • How to unlock: at the Volga location. There is an island in the middle of the map. There, you will find a small barn with a generator. You need petrol to launch it. A canister stands next to this barn, outside. After this, enter a big house, open the left door and climb the ruins to the roof. Jump to the switchboard through the hole and activate the switchboard. After this, you will be able to open the second door at the beginning of the building. A corpse on the operating table lies behind this door. The upgrade is in his belly.

NVD Amplifier

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  • Description. Combines two night vision technologies – thermal imaging and visible light amplification. Only special forces used such NVDs before the War.
  • How to unlock: at the Caspian location. You are interested in a building that is located behind the port. This is one of the three places of which Anna will tell you. There’s a workbench at the very top – the upgrade is located on the left side.

Body Armor Upgrades

Carrier Vest

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  • Description. A protective suit that allows you to carry limited ammo, throwing weapons and essential items like first-aid kits and filters.
  • How to unlock: available by default.

Ammo Pouches

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  • Description. Additional ammo pouches. Adjusting belts provide convenient carrying. The pouches are closed with additional flaps, preventing ammo loss and decreasing noise during movement.
  • How to unlock: at the Volga location. Go to the building that is located a little to the north of the car where Duke is hiding (you will visit it when moving along the storyline). There, you can save hostages, find a note and find this upgrade in the corner near the door. If you don’t find it on the Volga, you’ll have a chance to pick up a vest at the Caspian location:

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Consumables Carrier

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  • Description. Additional compartments of the tactical backpack allow you to increase the supply of essentials – medkits and filters.
  • How to unlock: at the Caspian location. Move to the right from the rusty vessel with slaves pointed by Anna. Go along the shore on the top of the cliff. Here, you will find a small cave with the upgrade and the real Baron on the chair on the left.

Throwing Weapons Harness

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  • Description. Extra belts and pouches for throwing weapons so that you can double your supplies.
  • How to unlock: at the Volga location. When you follow the railcar to the terminal, you will pass by the gas station. Anyway, it is located not far from the boat which you need to get to the terminal. Break the lock inside the building and pick up the upgrade.

Bracer Upgrades

Bracer

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  • Description. Hard bracer protects you from monster bites and allows you to install additional devices needed for survival.
  • How to unlock: available by default.

Metal Detector

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  • Description. This device was initially constructed for exploration of mineral deposits but was reconfigured to search of small amounts of metal. It does not respond to heaps of rusty iron scattered everywhere after the War, so it is very helpful in search of resources for crafting.
  • How to unlock: at the Volga location. High silos towers (or something similar to them) are located in the lower right corner of the location. In one of the towers, you will find a teddy bear for Nastya (the marker will appear on the map). Descend and go left on the map to find a locked hut. Break the lock and pick up the upgrade.

Compass

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  • Description. The compass on your bracer always indicates the direction in which you should move.
  • How to unlock: at the Volga location. Search for it in the wreckage of a downed plane to which you will come after church (after you have met Duke). If you do not find it on the Volga, you’ll be able to pick it up from Giul in the lighthouse.

Motion Scanner

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  • Description. This device uses various detectors and complex algorithms to identify moving opponents. However, it requires practice for effective use in battle.
  • How to unlock: at the Caspian location. In the left part of the location, there’s a wrecked barge right on the road. Slaves are working near this barge. Go to the very top, killing enemies, and find the upgrade.

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