Finding iron in Going Medieval can be quite the chore, especially if you are new to the game. Iron is a valuable crafting ingredient, so you will need to find some in order to expand your settlement. Not to worry, in this Going Medieval Iron guide, we’ll show you all the tips and tricks you need in order to find and mine iron.
How to Get Iron in Going Medieval
To get iron, you first need to locate where the iron is, collect or mine it, and then smelt it down to produce iron ingots. We will go over all of these processes. To begin with, how much iron is located on a map depends on the map type and the random world seed. Mountain maps have the most natural resources (which includes iron), but lack fertile soil. Valley maps have low natural resources, but an abundance of fertile soil. It depends on what you want to focus on and what sort of settlement you want to build.
Where to Find Iron in Going Medieval
Depending on the random world seed, you can find iron either above ground in the form of iron nugget piles, or you will have to mine for it. To locate a potential iron vein below ground, look around the map until you see terrain that is colored differently from the rest. This terrain can be of any type: coal, salt, clay, limestone, etc. Select your pickaxe from the lower right corner and choose the terrain you want to dig. Set the mining priority of your miners to 1 in their Jobs menu and they will make this their top priority. The terrain in Going Medieval is made up of several height levels, so you may need to dig a few levels down before you find any iron (or other resources).
How To Create Iron Ingots in Going Medieval
Now that your settlers have mined and collected the iron, you need to turn this raw iron into a form they can use – iron ingots. However, you first need to research these technologies and build a smelting furnace. Research Architecture first, followed by Smelting. Finally, build a smelting furnace. You can construct it from limestone or clay. Congratulations, you now know how to find, mine, and smelt iron in Going Medieval.