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Overview Edit

Snowshelter

Completed snow shelter

The Snow Shelter is a temporary shelter that you can use outside when you need it. The snow shelter provides wind protection, and a temperature bonus.

Deeper mechanics Edit

On Stalker difficulty air temperature inside the snow shelter will always be +15°C higher than air temperature outside the shelter, even if the shelter condition degrades. Additionally shelter provides +3°C bonus when passing time or sleeping (see below). The shelter will provide the bonus even when ruined, until you eventually leave it. The warmth bonus from your clothes also used when calculating Feels like (the windshield warmth bonus from your clothes doesn't matter here).

Snow3

The view from inside a snow shelter

When inside it, you can light a fire, use a rifle, as well as carry out various other tasks such as harvesting and repairing clothes, and eating and drinking. You can rest or pass time, even if you don't have a bedroll. In the radial menu, you can always select the regular option with the cards icon for passing time, however it is not recommended since the option of the bedroll is always enabled, and you can select pass time from there. When bedroll is selected, the shelter will provide an additional +3°C warmth bonus. This bonus does not decay together with the shelter, and 3% shelter will still provide full +3°C bonus.

You are vulnerable to animal attack while using the snow shelter. 

The snow shelter will degrade from 100 to 0 in approx. 188 hours (almost 8 days) on Stalker. The decay does not seem to be completely linear and is perhaps influenced by the weather. 

Crafting a snow shelter Edit

You can Craft the Snow Shelter using the Radial Menu

  1. Open the Radial Menu
  2. Select Camp Craft (left side)
  3. Select Snow Shelter (right side)

After select it, you have to find somewhere to place it. The shelter will turn green when a valid location has been found, if the shelter is unable to be placed it will turn or remain red, moving to a leveled plain or bringing the shelter closer to you should allow it to be placed.

When you place the snow shelter, you could see the Craft Menu of the snow shelter.

To build a snow shelter you need:

Amount of calories used varies, upon testing ranges from 112 calories to 263 calories were found. It seems to depend on the character's condition and the weather.

When you have all the requirements, your snow shelter is complete.

Repairing a snow shelter Edit

Snowmenu

Snow Shelter's usage menu

To repair your snow shelter, you need to access to the Snow Shelter Menu by clicking on the snow shelter and selecting Repair.

To repair it, you need sticks. Less Condition means more sticks and time needed for repair (lower conditions may require cloth.)

More specific: Up until 74% the shelter will not require cloth. When at 75%, 3 sticks are required to bring it back to 100%. It takes approx 1 day and 17.5 hours (~42 hours) for shelter to degrade to 75% condition.

The shelter will require 1 cloth around 74%, 2 cloth around 48%, and 3 under 30%. The maximum Price of repairing a shelter (when it is 3%) is 10 sticks and 3 cloth.

Dismantling a snow shelter Edit

Snow shelters can be dismantled, with a portion of the items used for building it returned to you (see below), enabling you to move the shelter elsewhere by rebuilding.

  • 20 Minutes

Amount of calories used varies, upon testing ranges from 38 calories to 88 calories were found. It seems to depend on the character's condition and the weather.

Dismantling a snow shelter gives you:

  • 10 Sticks
  • 2 Cloth

Game history Edit

  • The snow shelter was introduced in version 0.346, "Penitent Scholar", on 23 June 2016.

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