Getting and Crafting Recipes in We Happy Few
Crafting is the main mechanic of We Happy Few and will be required for you to survive the harsh world the game throws you into. Before you can even think of crafting anything, though, you’ll need to do a bit of scavenging. Resources can be found just about anywhere in the game. On the floor, in garbage cans, mailboxes, crates, dressers, and other similar containers. Once you have enough resources you’ll begin to unlock recipes. In We Happy Few, you get access to a few basic recipes at the start of the game.
There are three types of crafting, the first of which can be done anywhere in the world. To use this method, simply open your menu and head to the crafting tab. It’s represented by a hammer. Scroll through your recipes and when you find the item you want to craft, simply hold the “A” button on your controller. That’s it.
The other method is for more Mechanical items. These include items such as weapons, traps, and other tools. To craft these, you’ll need to locate a Mechanical Craft Table out in the world. These look like your standard crafting tables from other games: large, brightly colored with a yellow vice, and very easy to spot. They are usually found in houses that you can roam into.
Once you find one, simply interact with the “X” button on your controller, choose your recipe and follow the same steps as if you were crafting directly from your menu.
The third method is just like the one for Mechanical Items, only for Chemical recipes. The more basic ones can be made anywhere, but for more complex recipes such as Antiseptic or Hallucinogens, you’ll need a Chemical Station. These work just like the mechanical ones.
One thing to keep in mind is that crafting does not pause We Happy Few. If you’re trying to quickly craft something to help you in a fight, create some distance between you and your enemies. You can be killed in any menu, so craft responsibly.
That’s all you need to know to craft and get recipes in We Happy Few. For more tips, tricks, and information on the game, be sure to check out our ever-expanding wiki.