Raft: How to Turn & Rotate Your Raft

We're taking a look at how to turn your Raft in the survival game, Raft. You would think this would be relatively simple, but believe it or not you're going to need to be fairly deep into the game to make it happen. It requires you to craft a specific item that can be unlocked by finding a set of blueprints!

How to Rotate Your Raft

In the early game, you really can't turn or rotate your Raft. You can kind of run your Raft into an island to spin it around a bit, but this is a pretty unreliable method. The best way to do it in the beginning of the game is to just move your stuff to accommodate the direction you are traveling in. Swap your fishing nets and sail so that it's facing in the direction your boat is heading into.

Once you get deeper into the game, you can create yourself a Steering Wheel! This can be found at the Vasagatan shipwreck, which can only be accessed if you start the story of the game. That's right, there's a story in this game if you go looking for one. To trigger it, you need to craft a Receiver, 3 Antennas, and a Battery. Once you've got that, you'll receive some coordinates that can be edntered into the receiver's radar. Follow that and you will end up at a Radio Station. Once you've made it there, look for a post-it that will have more coordinates. Follow these and you will finally end up at Vasagatan. Explore this ship and you should end up finding two blueprints. One of these is for an Engine, and the other one is for the Steering Wheel!

Check out this video if you're having trouble finding the blueprints. I recommend trying to explore it for yourself before watching the video, but to each their own!

Crafting the Steering Wheel

Now you will need to craft yourself the Steering Wheel. This requires 10x Scrap, 4 Metal Ingot, 4x Rope, and 2x Bolts or Hinges. You can now place this down and helm your ship! You can rotate it to the left or right and your ship will steer in that direction. If you leave it to one direction, your ship will continue to turn. If you want to go straight, make sure to reset it into its normal positioning. The Steering Wheel works best when combined with the Engine, because you'll be able to actually move more easily in the direction you want to go.

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