Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Breakpoint is a massive game packed with tons of systems and mechanics. It’s a lot to take in all at once, so we don’t blame you if you skipped past Maria’s shop tutorials–which is easy to do early on. As a result, you’re likely to become confused about her most crucial tutorial: how blueprints work.
As you can imagine, not all guns and attachments can be bought at Maria’s shop or even found organically in the world. Instead, you need to search for their blueprints. These investigative mini-quests have you traveling all around Aurora island to secure the ability to purchase some of the game’s better, more powerful guns.
You can generally find blueprints in special chests scattered across Aurora’s various bases and residential districts. But if you’re having trouble, you can clue in on their location by interacting with intel points.
Once you’ve acquired a weapon or attachment blueprint, you can then buy it at Maria’s shop. It’s as easy as that. There’s no crafting involved–all you need is your hard-earned Skell credits. But don’t fret, they’re just as affordable as the other guns in Maria’s shop. If you grow partial to a particular weapon, though, you’re welcome to re-purchase it with stats adjusted to your current level.
For more Ghost Recon Breakpoint, check out our spoiler-free beginner’s guide. Be sure to check back often in the coming days as we publish even more guides. For everything else Breakpoint-related, read our feature rounding up everything you need to know.
Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Breakpoint is available now for PS4, Xbox One, and PC. You can read our most significant thoughts of the full game so far in our early review impressions.