The city of Rapture is a dangerous and hostile place. Splicers lurk around every corner and if you’re really unlucky, you’ll come face to face with a Big Daddy. Fortunately, there are abilities and weapons to help you balance the playing field, and BioShock’s Plasmids are one of them.
Plasmids are essentially special abilities that Jack can inject himself with. The problem is, you can only have two equipped at any given time, but there are far more than that to choose from.
Changing Plasmids in BioShock
To change Plasmids, you’ll need to look out for a Gene Bank. These are ‘vending machines’ of sorts that you can interact with. They look like this:
At the beginning of the game, you’ll only have two Plasmid slots. While more can be unlocked (more on that later), it’s down to you whether you opt to unlock these, or upgrade other stats or abilities.
You’ll find your first Gene Bank in the Medical Pavilion area not long after you beat your first ‘boss’ so to speak.
When you’ve got multiple Plasmids to choose from and not enough slots, interact with a Gene Bank and simply select the Plasmid you want to equip. Select the button (which of Jack’s hands) you want to assign it to and back out of the Gene Bank.
You should now have successfully changed Plasmids in BioShock.
Unlocking More Plasmid Slots
As we noted earlier, while you’ll start out with only two Plasmid slots available to you, it’s possible to unlock more as you progress through the game.
To do so, you’ll need to visit a Gatherer’s Garden.
Here, you’ll be able to spend your hard-earned Adam on more Plasmid slots, Tonic Slots and Health and Eve upgrades, just to name a few.
There you have how to change Plasmids in BioShock. For more tips, tricks, and guides, be sure to search for Twinfinite.