Metal Gear Survive: Where To Find All Recipes | Locations Guide

Expand your recipe list in Metal Gear Survive with these locations. Get more gear, gadgets and weapons!

The Burkov is the first pistol recipe. Too bad you won’t find ammo for awhile.

Metal Gear Survive is all about crafting. If you want something, you’ll have to craft it, and if you want to unlock new items to craft, you’ll need to find recipes. These rare items are always found inside locked large containers — there’s usually one in every Transporter base, but you’ll also want to search almost every outpost you come across for more. Secret areas, optional cliffs, and lonely buildings usually have a hidden large container, and cracking these chests open will usually net you a few recipes.

Because recipes are so important to your survival, we’re going to list every single recipe location we find. There are recipes for weapons, ammo, armor, gadgets, and more. Even something as simple as an empty canteen recipe is incredibly important for your survival — the more water you can carry around, the longer you can survive on a mission in the Dust. Check out the list of locations below, and drop us a line in the comments if you’re having trouble finding these, or if you’ve found something we missed.


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Where To Find All Recipes | Locations Guide

[Work-in-Progress: Check back soon for more recipe locations as we find them!]

Recipes are items you can find in the world of Dite that will unlock new items to craft. Recipes are always located in large container — you can quietly unlock containers, or smash them open. Return to your workbenches in the Base Camp to craft new recipes.

NOTE: All chapters listed below represent the point we were able to find the recipe. Some recipes can be found earlier, and you can always return to locations later to retrieve recipes you missed.

 


Recipes Locations List

  • Burkov Pistol: Chapter 3, Dust Outpost – When hunting the third Memory Board in Chapter 3, unlock the large container.

  • BDU (Upper): Chapter 3, Dust Outpost – In the same outpost as the Burke pistol, look for a smaller shack with two open doors. There’s another large container with two blueprints inside.

  • Soviet Beret: Chapter 3, Dust Outpost – In the large container with the BDU blueprint.

  • Survival Bow: Chapter 4, Transporter 02 – Unlock or smash the large container in the first wormhole outpost.

  • Survival Arrow: Chapter 4, Transporter 02 – In the same large container as the Survival Bow.

  • RASP TB-SG Shotgun: Chapter 5, Transporter 02 – South of Transporter 02, there’s a small compound with a locked metal fence near a vehicle. Unlock the fence and crack open the large container to get this recipe.

  • 12ga Standard Rounds: Chapter 5, Transporter 02 – In the same container with the RASP TB-SG.

  • Heavy Arrow: Chapter 5, Transporter 02 – In the same container with the RASP TB-SG.

  • Tactical BDU (Lower): Chapter 5, Transporter 02 – South of Transporter 02, look for a large chunk of orange-painted catwalk from Mother Base in the Dust. On the rocky hills behind it, there’s a large container with two recipes.

  • T-Shirt: Chapter 5, Transporter 02 – In the same container with the Tactical BDUs.

  • Bat: Chapter 5, Transporter 03 – Near the helicopter crash site, there’s a shack with a large container.

  • M21 D-Mine: Chapter 5, Transporter 03 – In the same container with the Bat.

  • Flashlight: Chapter 6, Transporter 03 – Look for the large container in the Transporter 03 base, near the gun turrets.

  • Chemical Light: Chapter 5, Transporter 03 – In the same container with the Flashlight.

  • Skullcap: Chapter 5, Transporter 03 – In the same container with the Flashlight.

  • Barbed Wire Barricade: Chapter 6, Ruins 01 – Inside the Ruins you explore in Chapter 6, check the underground path through the locked door and enter the restroom. There’s a large container with multiple recipes.

  • Crowbar: Chapter 6, Ruins 01 – In the same container with the Barbed Wire Barricade.

  • Light Soviet Chest Rig: Chapter 6, Ruins 01 – After collecting the Memory Board while exploring the Ruins, use the ladder through the back entrance to reach a room with this large container.

  • Canteen (Empty): Chapter 5, Transporter 04 – Located in the large container, behind the orange building.

  • Survival Spear: Chapter 7, Clear Zone – Find a large container in the clear zone south of Transporter 02.

  • Improvised Binoculars: Chapter 7, Clear Zone – In the same container with the Survival Spear.

  • Flame Arrow: Chapter 7, Transporter 05 – In one of the small orange buildings. Crack open the large container to collect three recipes.

  • Small Left Gadget Sling: Chapter 7, Transporter 05 – In the same container as the Flame Arrow.

  • Portable Shovel: Chapter 7, Transporter 05 – In the same container as the Flame Arrow.

  • Baseball Cap: Chapter 9, South of Clear Zone – There’s a structure on a tall catwalk west of the Clear Zone, located south of Transporter 03.

  • Wooden Watchtower: Chapter 9, Northeast of Transporter 05 – Climb the rocks east of Transporter 05, and west from Transporter 06.

  • Small Heavy Arrow Special Quiver: Chapter 9, Transporter 06 – In the large container, inside a building.

  • Small Quiver: Chapter 9, Transporter 06 – In the same large container with the Small Heavy Arrow Special Quiver.

  • Decoy: Chapter 10, Road Between Transporter 06 / 07 – When traveling east on the road from Transporter 06 to reach Transporter 07, there’s a small outpost with a wooden tower. Open the large container at the bottom of the tower.

  • Goat Cage: Chapter 10, West of Transporter 07 – Find the container on the western face of the hill where you’ll find the young castaway in Chapter 10.

  • Battle Axe: Chapter 11, Between Transporter 06 / 08 – In the ruins near where a ‘Minable Moving Singularity Detected’ quest appears.

  • Ramp: Chapter 11, Transporter 08 – Located in a container, inside the Transporter 08 base.

  • Primary Weapon Holder: Chapter 11, Transporter 09 – Located in the container, easy to spot in the transporter base.

  • Survival Machete: Chapter 11, Transporter 09 – In the same container with the Primary Weapon Holder.

  • Tactical Gloves: Chapter 11, Between Transporter 08 / 09 – On top of a ruin, on a hill between Transporter 09 and Transporter 08.

  • Diamond Dog Gauntlets: Chapter 11, Outside Transporter 09 – Near Transporter 09, follow the ruined man-made structure platform to a high ramp. Remove the crystallized debris to discover a large container.

  • AM D114 Pistol: Chapter 11, Ruins 02 – Found in the first underground hallway of Ruins 02.

  • Strengthened Molotov Cocktail: Chapter 11, Ruins 02 – In the same container as the AM D114 pistol.

  • 45 Caliber Standard Rounds: Chapter 11, Ruins 02 – In the same container as the AM D114 pistol.

  • Urban Combat Pants: Chapter 11, Transporter 09 – Follow the destroyed catwalks to the right as you exit the Transporter 09 base.

  • Soviet Field Gloves: Chapter 11, Transporter 03 – Travel north from Transporter 03 and look for a tall crane jutting out of the rock.

  • Exploding Drum: Chapter 12, Northwest of Transporter 09 – On an old ruin rooftop, between Transporter 09 and Transporter 10.

  • Soviet Chest Rig: Chapter 12, East of Transporter 08 – Inside a small hut, east and on the hill near Transporter 09.

  • Small Planted Explosives Pouch: Chapter 12, Northwest of Transporter 09 – Follow the road leading north from Transporter 09. There’s a small base with two large containers on the road.

  • Beret: Chapter 12, Northwest of Transporter 09 – In the same base as the Small Planted Explosives Pouch.

  • Cowboy Hat: Chapter 13, Transporter 10 – Found near a ruined container, on the southern edge of the Transporter 10 Clear Zone.

  • Heavy Bat: Chapter 13, Transporter 10 – In the same large container with the Cowboy Hat.

  • Sledgehammer: Chapter 13, Transporter 07 – Open the large container in the Transporter 07 base.

  • Chest Rig: Chapter 13, North of Transporter 07 – In a large container, in a small ruin area north of the Transporter 07 base.

  • Tactical Vest: Chapter 13, Between Transporter 08/09 – Located at the top of a very large stone structure built into the rock wall.

  • Balloon Trap: Chapter 13, Distress Signal – At the start of Chapter 13, talk to your staff to find a distress signal side-quest. The recipe is located in that remote outpost.

  • Plate Vest: Chapter 13, Transporter 10 – From the Transporter base, cross over into the Dust to find a ruin wall with a large container on top.

  • AM MRS-4 Assault Rifle: Chapter 13, South of Transporter 10 – Found in the large village south of Transporter 10, near the spot where you’ll place a singularity digger.

  • Broadcast Facility: Chapter 13, South of Transporter 10 – In the same large container as the AM MRS-4.

  • 5.56mm Standard Rounds: Chapter 13, South of Transporter 10 – In the same large container as the AM MRS-4.

  • Bayonet Spear: Chapter 13, Large Village – Located in the two-story structure near the Wormhole Digger objective, in the large village south of Transporter 10.

  • Heat Resistant Tactical (Upper): Chapter 13, South of Transporter 10 – Just down the hill from Transporter 10, explore a crushed convoy in the rocks.

  • Heavy Machine Gun Type M: Chapter 13, South of Transporter 10 – In the same large container with Heat Resistant Tactical (Upper).

  • Hunter’s Cap: Chapter 16, Northwest of FOB – On the first mission of the Africa map, you’ll go down to the river to collect a Memory Board. You can’t miss this glowing large container on the hill opposite the river.

  • Master Key: Chapter 16, Northwest of FOB – In the same large container as the Hunter’s Cap.

  • DD Combat Pants: Chapter 16, Northwest of FOB – Near the first Memory Board in the Africa Map.

  • Shock Rod: Chapter 16, Northwest of FOB – In the same large container as the DD Combat Pants.

  • Spiked Barricade: Chapter 17, Northwest of FOB – On a high hill you’ll spot while moving toward the first Clear Zone objective.

  • Blade Chopper: Chapter 17, Northwest of FOB – In the same large container with the Spiked Barricade.

  • S1000 Shotgun: Chapter 17, Near Transporter 02 – In a large container on the hill above Transporter 02. Access from the metal ramp on the waterfall river.

  • Shock Spear: Chapter 17, Near Transporter 02 – In the same large container as the S1000.

  • Tactical Hood: Chapter 17, Transporter 03 – Inside the transporter outpost.

  • Oxygen Supply Camp Unit: Chapter 17, Transporter 03 – In the same large container as the Tactical Hood.

  • Hard Elbow Protectors: Chapter 17, North of Transporter 03 – On a high hill north of the transporter camp. Use the crashed plane’s wing to reach the upper ledge.

  • Military Vest: Chapter 17, Northwest of Transporter 03 – In an outpost between Transporter 03 / 04.

  • 9x19mm Overpressure Rounds: Chapter 17, Northwest of Transporter 03 – In the same large container with the Military Vest.

  • Reinforced Face Mask: Chapter 17, Transporter 04 – In a large container, inside the Transporter 04 base.

  • WU S362SB Revolver: Chapter 17, Transporter 08 – In the Transporter 08 base. You can’t miss it.

  • Secondary Weapon Holder: Chapter 17, Transporter 08 – In the same container with the revolver.

  • 44 Magnum Standard Rounds: Chapter 17, Transporter 08 – In the same container with the revolver.

  • Protective Helmet: Chapter 21, Between Transporter 02 / 03 – On the river, near the road leading from the Clear Zone to Transporter 03.

  • Combat Machete: Chapter 21, Between Transporter 02 / 03 – In the same large container as the Protective Helmet.

  • Cold Weather Vest: Chapter 21, Northeast of Transporter 03 – Up the hill from Transporter 03, look for a house on the hill guarded by Watchers.

  • LRR Concealment (Sleeves): Chapter 21, Bridge Outpost – On the way to the main objective for Chapter 21, there’s a house on the hill near the bridge. The large container is in the house.

  • Mortar: Chapter 21, Bridge Outpost – In the same container as the LRR Concealment.

  • Recurve Bow: Chapter 21, Inactive Outside Ruins 03 – After crossing the bridges in the far northeast corner of the FOB map, you’ll find an outpost on the left with no transporter.

  • LRR Concealment (Upper): Chapter 21, Outside Ruins 03 – In the same large container as the Recurve Bow.

  • Ghillie Hood (Type 1): Chapter 21, Ruins 03 – Reach the upper floor of Ruins 03 to find a section accessible from the balcony that’s blocked off with a wooden barricade. Break through to find a treasure trove of items and a large container.

  • Shoulder Hoodie: Chapter 21, Ruins 03 – In the same large container with the Ghillie Hood.

  • Small Disc Case: Chapter 21, Ruins 03 – Found near the blocked front door of Ruins 03. Use the exterior stairs to find the “normal” back door entrance.

  • Small Gadget Sling: Chapter 21, Ruins 03 – In the same large container with the Small Disc Case.

  • Flame Bar: Chapter 22, Transporter 06 – Found in a large container inside one of the Transporter 06 base interiors.

  • Plated Ski Mask: Chapter 22, North of Transporter 06 – You can’t miss this large container, sitting near a structure left of the river when traveling north from Transporter 06.

  • Heavy Sledgehammer: Chapter 22, North of Transporter 06 – In the same large container as the Plated Ski mask.

  • Urban Armor (Upper): Chapter 22, Transporter 07 Cave – Found in a cavern near the Transporter 07 mining camp.

  • Flame Trap: Chapter 22, Transporter 07 Cave – In the same large container as the Urban Armor recipe.

  • Armor-Piercing Spear: Chapter 22, Transporter 07 – Found in a large container in the Transporter 07 outpost.

  • Spiked Bat: Chapter 22, Transporter 07 – In the same large container as the Armor-Piercing Spear.

  • Light Protective Helmet: Chapter 22, Transporter 04 – On the path to Ruins 03, stick to the right side to find a rocky area with a large container guarded by Grabbers.

  • Urban Armor (Lower): Chapter 22, Ruins 03 – Located on the ground floor exterior on the opposite side of the mansion, to the left of the “front” door.

  • Urban Armor Gauntlets: Chapter 22, Ruins 03 – In the same large container as the Urban Armor (Lower) recipe.

  • C-4: Chapter 22, Ruins 03 – Find it in the Memory Board outpost north of Ruins 03.

  • Rib Cage Vest: Chapter 22, Outside Transporter 04 – Found in a small tent located southwest of Transporter 04.

  • Small Flame Arrow Special Quiver: Chapter 22, Outside Transporter 04 – In the same large container as the Rib Cage Vest recipe.

More recipe locations coming soon.