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The Surge

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Right Tool for the Job in The Surge

Right Tool for the Job38 (15)

Upgrade a weapon using the Nano Core crafting component

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Achievement Guide for Right Tool for the Job

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Achievement won on 20 May 17
TA Score for this game: 2,530
Posted on 22 May 17 at 04:09
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Nano cores are found in the vending machine like boxes that you'll find with an overcharge power core usually high for the area, as high as 80 on the first go around. For this achievement you only need 3 so you'll have to grab multiple of the boxes in order to complete. Simply upgrade a weapon to IV and then upgrade again to V. Recommended to do this before fighting the final boss as doing so throws you into NG+ with no option to say no. Doing this will make you have to level up to IX before using nano cores.

The locations of the vending machines are:
Main Assembly Line : located at the start of the game in the large building you first enter after the medbay, requires 55 Power

Material Depot : located down the ramps after venturing past the medbay, requires 75 Power

Conveyor Hub: There are two on this location, the first is across from the recycling shortcut coming from the medbay. Cross the pipes and run up the catwalk behind the nailgun shooter. Break the boxes and then continue down the catwalk stairs, beware the enemies here as you can easily fall. Requires 60 Power
The second is in the same location as the vending machine cult (see Infidel Achievement) and requires 70 Power.

The Laboratories: In the old biolabs zone, after speaking to Chavez and going underground to get to the greenhouse. Before the elevator that takes you into the greenhouse facilites will be an overcharge spot requiring 80 power.

Restricted Area: Utopia Project: Inside the R&D department after meeting the scientist at the start of the zone the first room you enter, with 3 guards, the box is on the left hand wall, requiring 65 Power.

Server Room: In the executive forum level, to the right of the boardroom, at the end of the shaft is the server room. In the back right corner of the room is a machine requiring 85 Power.

Floor 3 - Rapid Launch Control: The last nano core location is on the third floor of the launch pad. This can be accessed through a vent shaft filled with both a nanite soldier and poison gas, but if you make it through this and take a quick right, up the exo lift will be the nano core box requiring 50 power.
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