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If you’re lacking materials to fabricate extra weapons, ammo, and medkits – there is a way to recycle materials into even more materials.
To do this, interact with any Recycler and transfer a single material stack to the recycler. Now switch inventories so you are managing the Recycler inventory, and split the stack into 9 smaller stacks. Now, if you look at the Recycler activation button, it will show that you’ll gain more materials than you put in – due to splitting the stacks after putting the stack in the Recycler.
This works exponentially: the more of a material you put in before splitting it into 9 stacks, the more you’ll gain as a result. This only works for duplicating one material at a time, but you can use it to fabricate as many items as you want (if you have the fabrication plans).
It might be tempting to spend your Neuromods on the Leverage Skill to be able to pick up heavy objects – especially when there are lots of barricades hiding good loot.
However, you can break down almost any barricade with the simple (and glitchy) application of physics. Find a large objects you can carry (chairs work nicely) and while carrying it, try and wedge it into the side of a barricade. When picked up, the item become transparent, but still has a bit of weight to it when pushed against heavy objects. If you can place it in a way that causes it to clip through the environment, it will try to right itself by expanding and pushing other objects aside – even if they normally require Leverage to move.
It may take a bit of trial an error, but as long as you are persistent you should be able to open up enough holes to slip through almost any barricade of heavy objects, and save your Neuromods for other skills.