Key points of The Volga - Upgrades and weapon modifications in Metro Exodus
Point of interests
In Metro Exodus you will find many interesting places to visit - some of them contain resources for crafting, other ammunition, other hidden notes and postcards or hideouts and workshops. The map above shows hidden modifications to equipment and weapons, as well as some of the more interesting locations in Volga.
Upgrades in Volga
In Metro Exodus, a lot depends on your gear. You need to upgrade your equipment to be more resistant to attacks. This page contains locations of upgrades found in The Volga.
Gas mask upgrade (Extended Filter)
A destroyed container is west of the tracks. Break the door and go inside.
Inside, you will find a few resources and a journal. Use your lighter to burn spiderwebs.
The gas mask upgrade is in the chest located at the back of the container.
Night vision goggles
There is an abandoned campus in the eastern part of the map. This is where you can get night vision goggles.
They are lying on the table. You can see it from the distance thanks to candles.
The night vision can be turned on and off whenever you want to. It will help you navigate through dark locations.
You can find the compass right after you start playing on the new map. This item will point you towards the current mission objective.
To get it, you will have to enter a plane wreck.
The compass is lying on the ground in front of the cockpit's entrance.
To use it, craft the compass by using a workbench.
Throwing Weapons Harness
A destroyed gas station is in the eastern part of the map. This place serves as a bandits' hideout. You can eliminate them stealthily. After that, sneak inside the building.
You will see the upgrade right after you enter the building (even though the room is dark).
To use the upgrade, craft it on a workbench.
Battery charge controller
There are two islands south of the tracks (they are marked in the picture above). You can get there by boat or on foot by walking on the frozen water.
The small building has a machine that uses fuel. The machine is empty - find the right fuel tank to pour fuel into the machine.
Go behind the building - you will find a full fuel tank. Pick it up and go to the machine.
The next step is to go to the shed. Open it by using the handle next to the door.
Go through the hole to reach the rooftop. From there, you can go to the next room.
Start the generator. Then, go to yet another room.
You will find a corpse with a battery charge controller upgrade.
In Volga you will come across an abandoned building. Here you'll find an upgrade that allows to carry more ammunition. Additionally, you will be able to release slaves from there.
To enter the building you have to quietly get to the top, by the stairs.
There you will come across an open passage. Enter it quietly. You can see your opponent sleeping right away. Walk up to him and deafen him. This way you won't have to fight. If you want a spectacular fight, shoot at him and you'll summon the rest of your opponents.
Walk down the staircase and check the wooden chest. The upgrade lies on it.
In Volga, near the rail tracks, you can find a bandit camp.
On one of the tables you can find the helm upgrade. Two bandits stand next to it. Kill them and take the item.
Metal detektor is located on the Island in the southern-east part of Volga.
Don't go in the direction of a huge building. On its right side you will see a small house. In it, on the table, among the clocks, you can find a metal detector.
Points of interest in Volga - locations with resources
In Metro Exodus, you will reach various locations. The first larger location is called The Volga. Here, you can complete a few story missions, find a lot of journals and postcards, get a few weapon upgrades, and discover interesting locations. This page contains descriptions of interesting places you won't reach during the main storyline.
You can reach this location by going on a main mission.
Radioactive tunnels are in the southern part of the map. Go there after one of the main missions becomes available in this area.
Jump down between the destroyed parts of the road. You can recognize this place by the green color.
Remember, this place is full of mutants. The best and fastest way to kill them is to throw Molotov cocktails.
There are a lot of resources in the tunnels. Remember to wear a mask before you enter them.
Also, this place has a journal. The note is behind the locked door - open them with force. The exact location of this journal is in the chapter dedicated to the collectibles.
This abandoned wagon is about in the middle of the railroad tracks. Be careful, the wagon is full of traps.
Inside the wagon, you will find a lot of resources helpful in crafting items later in the game.
Watch on your feet. The wagon has five traps. If you see a string like the one in the picture above - cut it. Stepping on it will trigger a bomb.
You can get rid of the traps completely by collecting their explosives, giving you even more resources.
A weapon is at the end of the wagon, which is going to help you defeat all enemies.
Hideout under the bridge
This bridge is in the eastern part of the map. Go under it, and you will find a hideout.
The hideout has a lot of resources. Simply examine the shelves carefully.
Jump on the boards on the left to reach the upper part of this hideout.
Jump on the metal bed.
When you are on the metal bed, look left. You will find a few resources.