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Research Kits are used to research various items found in the world. You must have the item in order to learn how to research it. After researching you will able to craft the researched item as it now appears in the crafting menu. Research Kits can be used as an alternative to Blueprints. They are now consumed upon use as of the latest update.

Important: You can only research an item near a Workbench!

These are dropped By: Mutated Bears and Mutated Wolves

They are also rarely found in Loot Crates.

A research kit can also be found in airdrops

The Non-Researchable Items

Here is a list of items that you can not research with the Research Kit


To craft a Research Kit they must first be researched, This requires two kits and can be done by using one kit on another while holding shift.

They require 20 Low Quality Metal and 20 Leather to craft.

While the kits found as loot only have one use, crafted kits can have up to three (represented by the yellow number in the lower right hand corner of the item).


The Recycle Box currently has the same use as the Research Kit, and it is expected that the Recycle Box will have a different use in the future.


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