Steel is a material needed to craft various objects in RimWorld, so you’ll need to collect a lot of it to survive. Luckily, getting Steel isn’t hard, and there are a few methods you can use to get Steel in RimWorld. Below are some of the best methods players can use to get their hands on steel and use it to craft items like crafting stations, towers, and armor.
How to mine steel in RimWorld
The first method of getting steel is by mining it from ore deposits, which you can find in hills or mountains. You can find these ore deposits in the form of compacted steel deposits, As shown below. To mine steel from compacted steel deposits, you must mark the steel deposit with mining order. However, you can use the mining job by first clicking on the Jobs option on the left side of your screen.
Select under Orders Mining and then highlight the compacted steel deposit. However, all this will not be enough, since you will have to assign one of your colonists to mining. Luckily, you can assign a colonist to mining by opening the Labor tab. Under the Work tab.we recommend assigning all colonists who have skills in Mining by marking mine under the work priority list. Once you assign colonists to mining, they start mining the steel deposit. But to get your miner colonists to mine faster, we recommend setting the work priority to one.
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How to change work priority in RimWorld
To change the work priority in RimWorld, you must turn on Manual priority within the Work tab. As shown below, you can enable manual priority by clicking the X icon next to manual priority. click on the X icon changes the X to a tick and enables manual priority.
When manual priority is enabled, you can change work priorities by clicking the number under a type of work. For example, in our image above, you can see that there is a number one under mine. The number one symbolizes when a work type is set as the highest priority. So if you want your works to be mined first in Rim World, you need to set that work priority for mining to one.
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Other methods to get Steel in RimWorld
In addition to mining steel deposits, you can obtain steel by trading with commodity traders when they pass by your colony caravan. You can also trade with other factions to get steel by sending caravans to their settlements. Another excellent method of obtaining Steel is by deconstructing Steel Ruins, which can spawn in your starting region. For example, in the image below we have a destroyed steel wall that we can use deconstruct order to dismantle the wall to get steel.
The deconstruct command can also be used to get steel from chunks of steel that fall from the sky during events. You can use the disassemble command on the quest options tab if you want to disassemble chunks of steel or ruins. Another option is to click on a chunk of steel or ruin and manually select it to dismantle. Selecting chunks of steel this way won’t highlight all the other nearby chunks and ruins, however, and you’ll have to manually mark each one to deconstruct them.
To learn more about RimWorld, we at Pro Game Guides have you covered with guides like Rimworld: Tips for New Players and How to Get Components in RimWorld.
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