Kenshi: how to repair houses

In a post-apocalyptic world like Kenshi’s, not all buildings are in pristine condition. Here’s how to restore them and use them to your advantage.

Kenshi gives players an open world and the freedom to do what they want with it. The game’s lack of structure allows players to create their own story from this game. Most likely, one of the first steps players will want to take is to find a building they can call their own. Luckily, although it’s set in a post-apocalyptic world, there are still towns with options available for purchase.

These towns are home to devastated buildings that can actually be bought and used. Purchasing these buildings and repairing them can make a big difference in a player’s first trip to Kenshi. For those looking to buy and repair buildings in this game, this guide is here to help.


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How to Repair Buildings in Kenshi

Players must purchase a building before they can repair it. win cats, KenshiIn-game currency can be a bit tricky, but selling ore and scavenged items can easily earn players enough money to offset the purchase of a small building. In a city, players can left-click on a building to view if it’s for sale and how much it costs.

Once a building has been purchased, players can right-click on the building and select “repair” to initiate its reconstruction. The debris will disappear and a grid will form over the structure as the player character begins their work. As with building a structure outside of a city, players need a certain amount of building materials to complete the repairs. These can be purchased from merchants for approximately 113 cats each. The larger the building, the more building materials will be needed.

What are the buildings in Kenshi for?

The most important function of a building in KenshiThe steampunk style world is protection from the elements and the people of the world. Often players will find themselves attacked by roaming enemies in this hostile world, so having a place in a guarded city to retreat to can be the difference between life and death.

In addition to being a haven, players can make buildings focus on particular elements of the game. For example, in a building, a player can create a small research bench, and that building can be the center for improving a player’s technological advancement. With another, players can place different storage containers and turn the space into their large inventory slot.

Buildings can be listed as open to the public or private. The private option keeps NPCs away and even adds a lock feature to the door. A public building will accommodate people, and players can take advantage of this by adding a shop counter. This will allow NPCs to purchase the goods in the counter’s inventory, providing the opportunity to earn additional money. Like Kenshi is one of the longer RPGs, players will likely need a mix of building types as they progress.

Kenshi is available on PC.

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