Research Kits are used to research various items found in the world. You must have the item in order to learn how to research it. After researching you will able to craft the researched item as it now appears in the crafting menu. Research Kits can be used as an alternative to Blueprints. They are now consumed upon use as of the latest update.
Important: You can only research an item near a Workbench!
They are also rarely found in Loot Crates.
A research kit can also be found in airdrops
The Non-Researchable Items
Here is a list of items that you can not research with the Research Kit
- Recycle Box
- Small Ration
- Can of Tuna
- Can of Beans
- Water Bottle
- Chocolate Bar
- Metal Fragments
- Metal Ore
- Sulfur Ore
- Supply Signal
- Anti-Radiation Pills
To craft a Research Kit they must first be researched, This requires two kits and can be done by using one kit on another while holding shift.
While the kits found as loot only have one use, crafted kits can have up to three (represented by the yellow number in the lower right hand corner of the item).