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Warhammer 40K: Rogue Trader - How To Get More Mobile Extractiums

Acquire more devices to help you amass resources in Warhammer 40K: Rogue Trader.


The Warhammer 40K: Rogue Trader Mobile Extractium is perhaps one of the most important items in the game. As the name implies, it's used to collect various resources, which can then be used to complete projects and contracts. However, you'll only find a few of these devices early on, which means you shouldn't waste them. Our guide discusses how to get more Mobile Extractiums in Warhammer 40K: Rogue Trader.

How to get more Mobile Extractiums in Warhammer 40K: Rogue Trader

You can get additional Warhammer 40K: Rogue Trader Mobile Extractium items by purchasing a limited amount from vendors or by completing certain projects in your colonies. There are also a few planetary events and decisions that reward you with this item.

The Mobile Extractium vendor

A limited number of Mobile Extractiums can be purchased from Opticon-22, the vendor of the Explorators/Adeptus Mechanicus faction. The resource is available right from the get-go. However, you do need to have at least 35 Profit Factor. You can learn more about Profit Factor and other vendors in our trading and faction reputations guide.

The Explorators vendor sells a few Mobile Extractiums.
The Explorators vendor sells a few Mobile Extractiums.

Colony Projects that reward Mobile Extractium

Most Warhammer 40K: Rogue Trader Mobile Extractium items, at least a few hours into the campaign, come from a couple of colony projects. You should be able to see and complete these as early as Act 2. If you're unable to do that, don't fret, since you can still obtain them later in the game.

Vheabos VI: Rank 2 - Extractium Metallica

  • Rewards: +5 Mobile Extractium, +20,000 Explorators reputation, and +6 Plasteel.
  • Requirements: +19,075 Explorators reputation (or higher), +2 Mechanisms, and +2 Flogiston.
  • Mutually exclusive with: Holy Servitude and Lair of the Void.

Kiava Gamma: Rank 2 - Giants

  • Rewards: +10 Mobile Extractium and +1 Profit Factor; unlocks Tools of Righteousness contract.
  • Requirements: Kiava Gamma Efficiency is 4 (or higher); +1 Promethium, +1 Chemicals, and +1 Adamantium.
  • Mutually exclusive with: None.
Both Vheabos VI (left) and Kiava Gamma (right) have projects that yield Mobile Extractors, which you can complete early on.

How and where to use Mobile Extractiums

As cited earlier, it's important that you don't waste Mobile Extractiums in the early-game. We know that there are several star systems with resources on planets. However, it's better to save the device for planets that actually have plenty of resources. For instance, you might find a world with +2 Adamantium, which isn't necessary. Instead, you should wait until you discover a planet that may have +10 to +12 Adamantium.

Once you've located some of these bountiful worlds, simply click on the resource icon on the planet, then accept the use of the device. This will automatically add that resource to your total pool. You'll then be able to use it to complete various colony projects or contracts.

If you're curious as to how the whole vending concept works, you can take a look at our trading and faction reputations guide.

There are certainly more discoveries to be made as you continue your journey in the Koronus Expanse, so don't forget to visit our Warhammer 40K: Rogue Trader guides hub.

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