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Defiance - Salvage Matrix

What does the Salvage Matrix do in Defiance?

The Salvage Matrix is a tool all Ark Hunters can use to make adjustments to their weapons. These adjustments can be anything from adding mods to improve a weapons performance, to breaking an old weapon down for resources.

Note: Performing any of the below actions in-game may cost currency and/or the ability to use that weapon for a set amount of time.
 
Attaching a Mod to your Weapon

Each weapon in your inventory will show you the available slots for mods. Be aware, not all weapons have mod slots. Each of the four possible slots corresponds with a particular mod type: barrel, scope, stock, and clip.

For PC players:
  • Open your character menu by pressing the 'L' key and select 'Salvage Matrix' at the top.
  • Select your weapon with an open mod slot.
  • Select 'Attach Mods'.
  • Select the mod you wish to add to your weapon.
  • Select 'Start Action' and then 'Yes' to confirm your action.
For Console players:
  • Press 'Start' and use the shoulder buttons to navigate to 'Salvage Matrix'.
  • Select your weapon with an open mod slot.
  • Select 'Attach Mods'.
  • Select the mod you wish to add to your weapon.
  • Select 'Start Action' and then 'Yes' to confirm your action.
Removing a Mod from your Weapon

By using the Salvage Matrix you can remove all the mods from your weapon. Please be aware that if you wish to keep the weapon the mods will be destroyed, and if you wish to keep the mods the weapon will be destroyed. Additionally, not all weapons can have their mod slots reset.

For PC players:
  • Open your character menu by pressing the 'L' key and select 'Salvage Matrix' at the top.
  • Select the weapon you wish to remove all mods from.
  • Select 'Remove Mods'.
  • Select 'Start Action' and then 'Yes' to confirm your action.
For Console players:
  • Press 'Start' and use the shoulder buttons to navigate to 'Salvage Matrix'.
  • Select the weapon you wish to remove all mods from.
  • Select 'Remove Mods'.
  • Select 'Start Action' and then 'Yes' to confirm your action.
Salvaging a Weapon for Ark Salvage

In the event you find yourself with weapons you don't need you can use your Salvage Matrix to breakdown your old guns into Ark Salvage.

For PC players:
  • Open your character menu by pressing the 'L' key and select 'Salvage Matrix' at the top.
  • Select the weapon you wish to break down for Ark Salvage.
  • Select 'Breakdown to Resources'.
  • Select 'Start Action' and then 'Yes' to confirm your action.
For Console players:
  • Press 'Start' and use the shoulder buttons to navigate to 'Salvage Matrix'.
  • Select the weapon you wish to break down for Ark Salvage.
  • Select 'Breakdown to Resources'.
  • Select 'Start Action' and then 'Yes' to confirm your action.
Adding Mod Slots to your Weapon

Unfortunately not all weapons will come with modification slots. However, with the Salvage Matrix you can add mod slots to your weapon. Please note not all weapons can have mod slots added.

For PC players:
  • Open your character menu by pressing the 'L' key and select 'Salvage Matrix' at the top.
  • Select the weapon you wish to add an additional mod slot to.
  • Select 'Add Mod Slots'.
  • Select 'Start Action' and then 'Yes' to confirm your action.
For Console players:
  • Press 'Start' and use the shoulder buttons to navigate to 'Salvage Matrix'.
  • Select the weapon you wish to add an additional mod slot to.
  • Select 'Add Mod Slots'.
  • Select 'Start Action' and then 'Yes' to confirm your action.