There are various weapon types that you can choose from in New World. Some people enjoy fast-hitting swords or huge hammers while others enjoy long-ranged attacks. One long-range weapon that is popular among players is muskets. Muskets are currently the strongest long-ranged weapon in the game that scale with your dexterity and intelligence. The main downside is that you need to craft ammunition for the musket, which requires several resources. One of these materials that players may not be too familiar with is saltpeter. By the end of this guide, you will learn where to find saltpeter and its locations in New World.
Saltpeter Locations in New World
You can obtain the Saltpeter resource from Saltpeter ore deposits. Saltpeter ore deposits are found in caves scattered around the map. It will appear as a dark stone with white patches on top. When you mouse over the stone, a “Saltpeter” pop-up will appear, prompting you to gather it. You will need a flint pickaxe or better to mine it. You also do not need to train your Mining level before gathering Saltpeter.
While Saltpeter is found in all regions, there are some notable clusters in certain caves. The map below provides a visual of where some of these clusters are located. Some of the more common locations include the west of Brightwood, west of Weaver’s Fen, northeast of Restless Shore, and southeast of Windsward where you first began your New World journey. There may be players around these areas mining the ore deposits. However, there are many spots around the map within many caves, so there are many opportunities to gather some.
You can use Saltpeter, flint, and charcoal to create gunpowder for musket ammunition. This ammunition includes iron cartridges and steel cartridges that are made in a workshop. You can craft this at Engineering level 0, meaning you do not have to grind your engineering level beforehand.