Salvage points act as currency in the game, because they are spent to buy upgrades described later in this chapter. I suggest starting collecting those points from the very beginning, because in order to unlock the best upgrades you'll need big amounts of salvage points. Typical methods of obtaining them are:
- Destroying of all kinds of salvage crates and caches - You can start searching for those containers after getting the pry axe at the beginning of the game. Each container holds from a dozen to several dozen salvage points. It is worth noting that some salvage containers are in bags hung on ropes and in order to check their contents, you have first to set fire to the bag (e.g. suing the torch or the fire arrow).
- Opening large crates and lockers.
- Exploring optional tombs - This is very profitable action, because exploration of each tomb (i.e. getting to the treasure chest) is associated with receiving as much as 250 salvage points.
- Examining bodies of defeated enemies - You can also add here animals, but in this case you need to but Bone Collector skill first.
After collecting bigger amount of salvage points, you can go to any campsite and select the last tab, beginning the shopping. Important information is fact, that many upgrades are initially inaccessible and they are unlocked only after obtaining a particular weapon or other part of Lara's equipment.
It is worth noting that some of the skills in the previous section allow increasing salvage points obtained for performing certain actions, such as destroying salvage crates or caches. It would be good to unlock such skills as fast as possible, in order to collect greater amounts of salvage points from the very beginning.