Pro Tips for the New Driver in Pacific Drive

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Pro Tips for the New Driver in Pacific Drive 4 -

Pro Tips for the New Driver in Pacific Drive

Hey there! I’m here to share some cool tips and tricks about Pacific Drive that you might not know yet. As I dive deeper into the game, I’ll keep adding fresh insights here, and I’m all ears for any advice or corrections you have to share.

Navigating the Garage

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Pro Tips for the New Driver in Pacific Drive 1 –

Ever come back from a drive with your car looking like it barely survived a demolition derby? Here’s a pro tip: check the friendly dumpster before you start fixing your car. You’ll find it gives out more goodies this way. And don’t miss the wreck outside the garage – it’s a goldmine for free parts, including that handy computer and radio.

If your car’s still sporting those beginner parts, don’t bother fixing them. Just scrap ’em and make new ones. Save your Repair Putty for the high-level stuff since it needs Chemicals, which are a bit harder to come by.

Sorting your stash can be a breeze – just hit the sort button (it’s usually Y). This nifty trick keeps everything neat and easy to find.

Running low on fuel? Don’t just rely on abandoned cars or barrels. Drop a gas can near a fuel pump for an easy refill. And for a little extra magic, toss those dumpster pearls into the Matter Deconstructor to see what treasures they hold.

Confused when the transfer chest looks empty after using the Vargas Shop-Vac? Check the chute – your stuff’s in there.

Before heading out, save your game twice. It’s a lifesaver if you leave something behind or mess up with your car parts.

Planning Your Routes

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It’s tempting to try and see everything early on, but trust me, heading to the Mid-Zone ASAP is where it’s at. The gear and experiences there are miles ahead of the Outer-Zone.

Don’t miss out on the Perpetual Stability perk during story drives. It’s pretty rare later on, so make the most of it while you can.

Need specific items? Remember, Swamp Corals are in the Mires and Tree Candy in the Scorch. Double-check your map to make sure you’re on the right track.

Driving Tips

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Pro Tips for the New Driver in Pacific Drive 3 –

Car Resources

Leaving your car on might seem wasteful, but the ha*sle of turning it off and on isn’t worth the tiny bit of fuel you save. So, keep it running when you step out.

Nighttime Visibility

When it’s dark or foggy, the dome light is your best friend. It helps you spot your car without killing the battery, unlike the headlights.

Radio and Battery Drain

Good news – your radio won’t drain the battery. So, blast those tunes without worry!

Tool Usage

The Liberator isn’t just for show – it can detach nearby car parts, too. Super handy when you need to work on something specific.

Salvaging Materials

About to break a tool? Set it aside. Later, you can break it down for parts in the Matter Deconstructor. This is a game-changer for the more advanced tools you’ll find.

Anchor Radar

Stuck at a crossroads with the Anchor Obfuscation condition looming over? Grab yourself an Anchor Radar. Trust me, it’s a game-changer. Without it, you’re pretty much guessing where to go. A little tip: keep your car parked a safe distance away when grabbing that anchor to avoid any surprises.

Dealing with Anomalies and Anchors

Pulling an anchor off its pedestal? Brace yourself for anomalies. The game gets wilder with these as you progress. Best practice? Park your car a bit away to keep it safe from the chaos these anomalies can unleash.

Anchor Energy and Gateway Activation

Here’s the scoop on anchors: the bigger they are on the map, the more energy they’ve got. If you’ve got enough juice to head home, skip the small fry, especially if they’re out of your way. And when opening gateways, get as close as you can but remember, too close and it’s a no-go.

Satellites and their Loot

Ever notice those satellites crashing down during exit storms? Keep your eyes peeled for them. They drop when the radiation levels hit certain points and always pack Peculiar car parts. Though, I’m still double-checking that last part. Look out for them more in areas with the Swift Storm modifier – it’s like they have a thing for dramatic entrances.

Tips for Dealing with Anomalies, Tourists, and Bunnies

Not all anomalies spell trouble. But figuring out which is which might take a bit since the game loves to keep things mysterious. As for tourists, these guys won’t bother you much. They keep close but not too close. Blow them up (not with your car, though) for some neat drops like Plastic or, on rare occasions, ThermoSap Crystals. But, there’s an easier way to get those crystals in the Mid-Zone.

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Bunnies got you in a hop? If they miss their jump, they just chill and roll around. You can boot them off your car or shred them for scraps. Watch out, though; broken bunnies can mess with your systems, kinda like getting stuck in a weird left-right limbo.

Got Happy Hares sticking around? Fixing whatever they’re stuck on is your first move. Hopped Up Hares are all about that electric vibe, even without a Lightning Rod.

Facing Flying anomalies? They might pull you towards trouble. Parking the car can keep you grounded. Distractions like flares work wonders, especially if they’re obsessed with your bunnies and hares.

Bubblegum Buddies might hold you or your car in place, but they let go after a bit. If you don’t scoot away fast, they’re right back at it. Dropping items is their party trick – cute but pesky.

Watch out for Pickpockets. They’ll swipe parts off your car or snag your stuff if you’re on foot. Luckily, they can’t resist dropping them soon after. They’re not into anchors, though.

If items start popping up around you, you might have a Bigfoot situation on your hands.

When it comes to car mods, go for off-road tires first. They’re a solid start in any game.

Using mismatched tires? Worse on the sides than front to back. Keep an eye on their grip ratings.

Starred car parts? They’re the long-haul champs but don’t bother trying to fix or break them down.

Part resistances can spread to neighbors. Mixing and matching wisely makes your ride tougher than just slapping on steel or armor willy-nilly.

Parts with Fragile or Worn statuses are a headache. They’re more trouble than they’re worth, making them prone to more issues.

Using gadgets like the LIMPulse Emitter? Mind the battery drain (2 kW a pop). Flip it on only when you need to shake off unwelcome guests.

The Auto Parker sounds like a dream, right? But think twice before you ditch a seat rack for it. Sometimes, old-school manual shifting is the way to go.

Ever heard of the Lightning Rod? It’s not just for show. It juices up your battery when lightning strikes and keeps your car safe from zaps, well, except for those ma*sive electric storms. For those, you’re on your own.

And then there’s the Ion Shield. This baby wraps your car in a cozy bubble, keeping that scary “red” radiation at bay during exit storms. Super handy when you’re out there chasing satellites and their goodies in the middle of a storm.

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