How to break rocks and harvest nodes in Slime Rancher 2

Need some Ore? This guide will show you how to break rocks and harvest nodes in Slime Rancher 2.
Slime Rancher 2 Slimes
Image: Monomi Park

Slime Rancher 2 has just launched into its early access release, meaning players can finally experience the highly anticipated sequel to the slime farming simulator. While everyone is out rushing to raise the new array of colorful cute Slimes, there are still plenty of questions gone unanswered in this brand new title. Need some Ore? This guide will show you how to break rocks and collect their contents in Slime Rancher 2.

Harvesting Nodes in Slime Rancher 2

Before you can start breaking rocks and collecting ore in Slime Rancher 2, you’ll have to unlock the Resource Harvester upgrade. To do so, you will need to head to your Fabricator in the underground lab. If you don’t know where or what that is, check out our Fabricator guide here.

Slime Rancher Resourche Harvester
Image: Monomi Park

To unlock the Resource Harvestor, you will need to pay the resource cost. The price for the Resource Harvestor is as follows:

  • 450 Newbucks
  • 10 Cotton Plorts

You can get Cotton Plorts by feeding vegetables to Cotton Slimes, which are the rabbit looking slimes you find early on.

Once you have the upgrade, head to a resource node on the map to start harvesting. These look like rocks jutting out of the ground, with a colorful resource sticking out of the top. Once you have the upgrade, you can simply harvest these like you would Slimes or Food. After a few seconds of suction, these nodes will break and drop resources, such as Jellystone.

Slime Rancher Node
Image: Monomi Park

You can’t sell these resources, so take them to your lab and use them to craft some new upgrades!

That’s everything you need to know to harvest nodes in Slime Rancher 2! Leave a comment below letting us know what you need help with in Slime Rancher 2, and check out our other Slime Rancher 2 guides.

Erik Hodges

Erik Hodges

Erik Hodges is a hobby writer and a professional gamer, at least if you asked him. He has been writing fiction for over 12 years and gaming practically since birth, so he knows exactly what to nitpick when dissecting a game's story. When he isn't reviewing games, he's probably playing them.

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