As you traverse New World, it pays to keep your trusty musket loaded with cartridges. But to keep your bullet reserves high, you need a steady supply of Gunpowder, and for that, you need the raw material Saltpeter.
Saltpeter is a mined resource in New World, meaning that you’ll need a least a flint pickaxe to harvest it once you’ve tracked some down.
While you will probably have to go out of your way to collect Saltpeter, you get a good amount for every resource node you harvest – so it doesn’t take too long to grind.
Where to find Saltpeter in New World
In New World, Saltpeter spawns inside caves.
There are two of these kinds of areas in easy reach in the early parts of your adventure. Namely: Torrentdawn Cave and Dankfur Hollow.
Torrentdawn Cave Saltpeter
When you first landed on Aeternum in Fury Bay, you were sent to defeat a Corrupted Chaplain in a cave.
Around the sides of the cave where you fought the mini-boss, you’ll find some outcrops of Saltpeter.
You can find and return to Torrentdawn Cave with a short run back south from Windsward Village.
Dankfur Hollow Saltpeter
Probably a move convenient source of Saltpeter though, is Dankfur Hollow.
This cave system is found a little south of Windsward Village. Climb to the top of the hill and you should find an entrance to the inside area of the cave, where you can find some resource nodes to harvest.
How to turn Saltpeter into Gunpowder in New World
Once you’ve got your Saltpeter in hand, return to a large settlement to turn it into Gunpowder. You can then use that to craft bullet cartridges to use as musket ammo.
Using Windsward Village as an example, on the southeastern side of the built-up area you can find a Workshop. This is where you craft new ranged weapons, as well as ammunition.
Scroll down first to Engineering components to craft Gunpowder, then back to the top for Iron Cartridges.
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