Scientists toast each other with plastic bottles of water before a series of filled water coolers.
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How to purify water in Abiotic Factor

Stay hydrated out there!

Like all the best survival games it's easy to die from thirst in Abiotic Factor. But it doesn't have to be, and I'm here to tell you how to avoid it. Here's how to purify water in Abiotic Factor.

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How to get clean water in Abiotic Factor

To purify water in Abiotic Factor, the first thing you need to do is get your grubby mitts on a cooking pot, preferably several. These can be found in kitchen areas throughout the facility. The more you have the more water you can purify at once. However, if you want to set more than two boiling at the same time, you'll need more than one portable stove.

You do have a portable stove, don't you? These can be made at your crafting station (so long as you have the recipe) from coils, keyboards, metal pipes and plastic scrap. All of which are fairly abundant in the first area of the office sector.

First person perspective as a scientist moves to fill a cooking pot with dirty, green water.
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To collect the tainted water, move all the cooking pots to your hotbar and, after locating the water source you want (the easiest source to gather water from in the early game is the decorative fountain in the plaza), approach the water with a pot in your hands.

Fill your pot, or preferably pots, with the murky green water and take them back to your portable stove. Add the pots to the stove (make sure it's plugged into a viable power source) and wait for the magic to happen.

Two cooking pots of dirty green water boil on a portable stove.
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Given time they will transform from pots full of putrid green mulch to a much smaller amount of beautiful blue drinking water.

Two pots of boiled clean water on a portable stove.
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How to store purified water in Abiotic Factor

Now, you'll need somewhere to store the purified water. Water coolers are perfect for this as they can be refilled as and when you want. You should always keep several in your base. For a team of six frequent players, my crew uses six water coolers. This is probably overkill, but so far, we've never become "anhydrous."

First person perspective as a scientist moves to pour clean water into a water cooler.
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Bonus tip: Always carry a full water bottle — these are easy to make from no plastic scrap, and a full one will save your life out in the wilds of Manufacturing West.

All in all, yes, it is indeed possible to purify water in Abiotic Factor, though it isn't immediately obvious how to go about doing it. You can still use tainted water to wash alien blood and guts off yourself with no ill effects. But if you are ever tempted to drink it, be aware it will make you sick and you'll start vomiting.

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For Matthew Hockey nothing has ever quite lived up to the thrill of spending hours programming games into the family Amstrad in the late 80s only for them to crash. He is excited to cover new releases, RTSs, RPGs, nerve-wracking extraction shooters and anything you can play with friends over a few beers.

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