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How to Get Genetic Materials in Barotrauma

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Are you a huge fan of hardcore horror games and the genre? Then you will definitely love Barotrauma! This 2D submarine simulator has a huge twist on what you would expect from this type of game – it takes place in outer space! That’s right, work with others to survive in the universe as you craft many different items and weapons which can be used for your submarine in different ways. Protect yourselves from the monsters that inhabit space, terrifying creatures who would love to crush your hopes, dreams and sub! Struggle to survive and work on your sub all while staying one step ahead of your enemies. In this guide we will cover how to get genetic materials in Barotrauma, which is a resource that can be extremely valuable for use in genetics (surprise!)

How Do You Gather Genetic Material in Barotrauma?

There are a couple of different ways to get this rare resource in the game, all of which require you to complete a couple of steps first. Here are the three ways to get genetic material in Barotrauma.

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Loot From Alien Ruins in Incubation Bubbles

One way to collect genetic material is to loot it from alien ruins inside of Incubation Bubbles, which is the best and safest way to gather it. You will have a harder time finding it outside of the Incubation Bubbles, and therefore coming upon alien ruins with an Incubation Bubble are great spots to check for genetic material. It will spawn in a wide variety of different rooms, so be sure that you look everywhere when searching for genetic material!

Loot From Wreck Containers

One other way to find genetic material in Barotrauma is to search containers in wrecks, which will occasionally have some of the resource in them. However, we do not recommend this method as much as the previous one since the chance of obtaining genetic material this way is very low compared to looting Incubation Bubbles.

Loot Monster Corpses

Another way to get genetic material is to loot it from monsters that you have killed. This will require you to actually defeat the monsters first, which means that you must be prepared for the enemies and ready for combat. One thing to keep in mind when attempting this method of gathering genetic material is that you will need to have already unlocked the Gene Harvester’s talent first. After that you will then be able to get genetic material from the corpses of monsters you and your teammates have killed. Keep in mind that there is only a 20% chance of genetic material spawning when you loot a dead creature’s corpse in Barotrauma.

How Do You Refine It?

Once you have obtained the resource, you will want to refine it at the research station so that you can use it inside the gene splicer. Before this it will be unidentified genetic material, and is not of as much use to you as after this process. Quality of the genetic material that you research will not change based on your medical skill, and it comes in three different tiers instead. Luckily, it isn’t too difficult to refine this material and you can quickly get refined genetic material by using the research station!

What Are All of the Genetic Materials in Barotrauma?

Here is a list of all the Genes that you can use in Barotrauma, including the names of all possible Tainted Genes (which are just an effect on regular Genes).

  • Crawler
  • Hammerhead
  • Hammerhead Matriarch
  • Hunter
  • Husk
  • Mantis
  • Mollusc
  • Moloch
  • Mudraptor
  • Skitter
  • Spineling
  • Tiger Thresher
  • Tainted: Decrepify
  • Tainted: Glass Jaw
  • Tainted: Hypersensitivity
  • Tainted: Inflamed Lung
  • Tainted: Muscular Dystrophy
  • Tainted: Outside Influence
  • Tainted: Rigid Joints
  • Tainted: Tunnel Vision
  • Tainted: Xenobiology

The Best Genes to Get in Barotrauma

Although there are plenty of different Genes which you can get in the game, some are clearly outstanding and will make the subject they are used on far improved from their base state. Firstly, one of our favorites is the Hammerhead Gene, which will let the subject deal anywhere from 20-100% more with melee weapons. This is a massive increase that can mean the difference between life and death in combat, especially if you get a higher percentage increase!

Moloch is another strong Gene, as it increases the subject’s resistance to physical damage by anywhere from 10-25%. You will be able to last a lot longer in combat and can take on tougher creatures since you can withstand their hits if you have this Gene, which essentially boosts your staying power by up to a quarter more.

Tiger Thresher is the perfect Gene for those who are constantly worried about their oxygen consumption. This Gene will reduce the subject’s usage of oxygen by anywhere from 20-100%, which can have a huge benefit if you find yourself running low on oxygen a lot of the time. If you get the 100% condition with this Gene you will not gain the Oxygen Low affliction at all when you are conscious, making you practically immune to this affliction (so long as you don’t lose consciousness!)

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