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How to get and use the Lightning Rod in Pacific Drive

Create some useful sparks!

Pacific Drive has plenty of nasty obstacles and damaging effects to look out for, including electricity. Thankfully, one of the best ways to deal with it is to turn it into a benefit using the Lightning Rod upgrade. Here's how!

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Pacific Drive Lightning Rod - How to craft and use it

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The Lightning Rod is an upgrade for your car that helps you turn electrical energy from strikes into straight charge for your battery. You can unlock the Lightning Rod via your Fabrication Station, listed under the Battery category. Here's what you'll need to unlock the blueprint:

Pre-RequisitesMaterialsEnergy
Basic Workbench
Scan a Wriggling Wreck Anomaly
Unlock a Side Rack
Fabric x1Stable Energy 0.5 kLIM

Once you have the blueprint fabricated, you will be able to craft it on your Workbench with these mateirals:

  • Scrap Metal x2
  • Copper Wire x12
  • Electronics x6
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Before you can install it on your car, however, you will need a Side Rack crafted and installed onto the back end of your vehicle. Then, you can approach any of the racks and install the Lightning Rod on top.

Related: How to get a Side Rack in Pacific Drive

How to use the Lightning Rod in Pacific Drive

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You don't need to press any buttons to activate the Lightning Rod; it works as a passive object. With it installed, you can take electrical strikes to the car and transfer it to your battery for some free charge. This is particularly useful around Shock Towers or in storms with lightning. Keep in mind that your car can still be damaged by electricity, even though it will now charge your battery as well, so be careful how long you let the electricity hit you.

Running out of charge quickly in your battery? This is definitely a way to fix that, especially if you're heading into junctions with a high electrical charge. Save up materials to craft one and keep it on hand for when you need it most!

Looking for more Pro Game Guides Pacific Drive content? Check out our guides on Best Blueprints to unlock first in Pacific Drive or Where to get Electronics in Pacific Drive!


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