As you pass New World pays to keep your trusty musket full of cartridges. But to keep your ammunition reserves high, you need a stable supply of Gunpowder, and for that, you need the raw material saltpeter .
Saltpeter is a source of mine in the New World, meaning you'll need at least a flint pickaxe to harvest it once you've tracked it down.
While you will probably need to be able to collect Saltpeter, you get a good value for each resource node you harvest – so it doesn ' t take too long to grind.
Where to find saltpeter in the New World
In the New World, saltpeter thrives inside caves.
There are two of these types of places that are easy to reach early in your adventure. Namely: Torrentdawn Cave at Dankfur Hollow.
Torrentdawn Cave salt
Around the edges of the cave where you fought the mini-boss, you'll find some Saltpeter corridors.
You can find and return to Torrentdawn Cave with a short run back south from Windsward Village.
Dankfur Hollow Saltpeter
Perhaps a convenient moving resource of Saltpeter though, is Dankfur Hollow.
This cave system is located a little south of Windsward Village. Climb to the top of the hill and you should find an entrance inside the cave area, where you can find some resource nodes to harvest.
How to make Gunpowder the New saltpeter in the New World
Once you've got your saltpeter, go back to a big settlement to make it Gunpowder. You can now use that to craft ammunition cartridges to use as musmo ammo.
Using Windsward Village as an example, in the southeastern part of the built-up area you can find a Workshop. Here you make new range weapons, as well as ammunition.
Scroll down first to the Engineering sections to make Gunpowder, then back to the top for Iron Cartridges.
For more on the New World, here's our hands-on preview.
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