Dismantling items is one of the best resources for crafting materials in the game. This guide on How To Dismantle Items In Everspace 2 will tell you how you unlock the ability to dismantle items because the default destroy option simple destroys the item, freeing up a valuable inventory slot.
When you first begin your adventures in Everspace 2, inventory space is a problem. You will want to work on increasing your carrying capacity as soon as possible however, in the mean time, there’s another option, destroying items. When you destroy an item, you do not receive any materials or items in exchange. The item is simply destroyed, gone, lost forever, and all it leaves behind is a welcomed empty space in your cargo capacity.
How To Dismantle Items In Everspace 2
If you want to dismantle items for crafting in Everspace 2, you will need to track down a specific item. You need to find and buy a Cargo Unit. At the beginning of the game, you’re introduced to various aspects of Everspace 2 via primary story missions. Following these missions will take you to various systems, planets, and other places to discover. The first three you are told to visit have 2 Trading Outposts within two of the systems. Simply head to one of the Trading Outposts and select the shop and then buy a Cargo Unit. This increases your carrying capacity, unlocks crafting, and allows you to dismantle items.
Once you have a Cargo Unit installed in your inventory, you can begin dismantling items. Not every item can be dismantled, it’s usually only weapons, armor, equipment that can be directly equipped to your ship. To see if an item can be dismantled, simply hover over it with your reticle and see if the dismantle option is available. If it’s available it will state “X Dismantle”.
Simply hold the corresponding button, X in this case, until the item is dismantled.