Dead Space Remake Plasma Cutter: Location & Upgrades

Having Difficulty finding plasma cutter upgrades? This guide will help you find them easily.

Dead Space Remake cover image
Dead Space Remake: Plasma Cutter

Plasma Cutter is one of the iconic weapons in the Dead Space game series that has been brought back in the remake version. The gun gained high importance due to its ability to shoot horizontally and vertically.

You can upgrade weapons in Dead Space Remake by picking up different weapon upgrades along the story chapters. The plasma cutter’s location and all upgrades have been discussed in detail as you read the article.

Key Takeaways

  • Plasma Cutter is the first weapon you unlock in Dead Space Remake.
  • It has three different upgrades you must collect in different chapters.
  • You can also upgrade the cutter through the node slots; there are in total 23 node slots.
  • The first upgrade will be on a bench inside the Ishimura clinic in the second chapter.
  • The second upgrade can be bought from the store for 11,000 credits in chapter three.
  • The third and final upgrade will be collected from a seat in the maintenance locker room in the eighth chapter.
  • Along with these three upgrades, you can max out six damage nodes, eight capacity nodes, three reload speed nodes, three rate of fire nodes, and three special nodes.

Plasma Cutter Description

The game describes Plasma Cutter as a Standard-issue CEC mining tool that fires precision shots that slice through most materials. It uses the Plasma Energy ammo, which costs 1200 credits for six rounds.

The Base damage the gun can provide is 100. Note that this damage is recorded without any applied upgrades. Furthermore, the base capacity of your plasma cutter is 10, and the base fire rate is 150 rpm.

As mentioned, the gun can be used in horizontal and vertical modes. The switching can be helpful to slice gigantic necromorph arms and other body parts, making it a potential weapon for your inventory.

If you ever run out of ammo during combat, you don’t have to worry about dying or switching to another gun because the Plasma Cutter can also be used as a melee, a bonus attribute. We also have a melee upgrade for it that will be discussed later.

You will get the One Gun Achievement if you can complete the campaign using only a plasma cutter in your weapon inventory. This can be tedious if your cutter is not upgraded, as necromorphs towards the end game are harder to kill.

Plasma Cutter Location

Plasma Cutter will be your first weapon in Dead Space. You can find it in the first chapter of Dead Space: New Arrivals. Adding to it, the cutter will be inside the workshop that you will come across before making your way to the Tram Control Room.

To reach the workshop, you will find an elevator that will take you down to its entrance.

taking an elevator
This elevator will directly take you to the plasma cutter

Mind that when you are about to close the door of the elevator, a nasty Necromorph will try to kill you but will get sliced by the elevator doors.

When it stops, make a quick left turn and observe the table on the other end. The wall behind the table will have the following text written in blood: Cut off their Limbs. The Plasma Cutter will glow yellow, so you can identify it beforehand.

collecting plasma cutter
Pick up the cutter glowing in yellow

When you collect it, an animated scene will display the cutter and how you assemble its parts. As far as the upgrades are concerned, they will start in the 2nd chapter and go on till the 8th chapter.

Also Read: Dead Space Remake: Wishbone Trophy

Plasma Cutter Upgrades

The gun offers three unique abilities that make the weapon more powerful and overkill. These are Cartridge Pack, Heat Accumulator, and Weighted Blades. They can be obtained in Chapter two, Chapter three, and Chapter eight, respectively.  

These upgrades will significantly make the gun more robust, and killing zombies will be easier and more fun.

Cartridge Pack

map leading to the cartridge rack
Start walking from this point to reach cartridge rack

The cartridge pack upgrade will Greatly increase ammunition capacity. To find it, you need to make your way to the Ishimura Clinic and head inside. In there, you will observe a bench. Furthermore, The cartridge pack will be on top, waiting for you to collect it.

It would be best if you exploded the barricade to reach the clinic by planting an explosive charge.

making path through the barricade
Planting charge to explode the barricade

A necromorph will be waiting for you behind the obstacle. Kill him to proceed. After the door opens upwards, take a left and collect the weapon upgrade on the bench.

cartridge rack has been found
Collecting Cartridge Rack Upgrade

Heat Accumulator

The Heat Accumulator will be our second significant upgrade. It applies Damage over time to each shot. You can get it as early as in Chapter three. Unlike with the previous upgrade, you do not need to find it. You can buy it from the store for 11,000 credits.

go to the store to buy plasma cutter upgrade
Buying Heat Accumulator from the store

Weighted Blades

This is a melee upgrade for the cutter that can knock enemies prone. It will be found in the 8th Chapter in the Maintenance Locker Room at the Communications Hub. Furthermore, inside that room, you will find the upgrade on a seat.

To reach the target, you first need to reach this location.

finding weighted blades location from map
Start walking from here to get to weighted blades

Continue straight and open two doors in your line of sight. Moreover, You will be found by a necromorph that needs to be killed.

use gun to kill necromorph
Kill the necromorph by using any gun to proceed

After the second door is opened, the Weighted Blades will be on a seat to your left glowing in yellow.

weighted blades have been found
Grab weighted blades from the seat

Bench Upgrades

bench upgrade pattern
upgrade every node to max out plasma cutter

The weapon can be improved further if you have specific power nodes. You can increase weapon damage, the ammo it holds, and the fire rate with them. These mini-upgrades are completed by fulfilling their node slots.

Following the image, there are, in total, 23 node slots. We have six Damage slots, eight Capacity slots, three Reload Time slots, and another three Rate of Fire slots. The remaining three slots are more special upgrades.

Final Remarks

This is all from our side on the Plasma Cutter in Dead Space Remake. It is relatively easier to upgrade than others as the upgrades are placed on easier spots around the map. We hope you get your gun fully upgraded by following this guide so you can have fun killing those necromorphs.

Since you have reached to the end of this, visit VeryAliGaming for more helpful guides on Dead Space. Other weapons like Line Gun and Force Gun can also be upgraded if you follow their respective guides carefully.

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