A Plague Tale Requiem Best Upgrades [Top 5]

Each upgrade has unique utility and affects Amicia in a different manner.

Story Highlights
  • Players can choose to upgrade various of Amicia's equipment.
  • These upgrades have different costs and cost multiple resources.
  • The upgrades fall into several different categories.

There are multiple upgrades available in A Plague Tale Requiem but knowing which upgrades to unlock first is very important to the overall experience of playing the game. Hence, in this guide, we will be covering five of the best upgrades that we think are worth focusing on.

Upgrades In Plague Tale Requiem

The game allows players to upgrade their equipment using various resources. These resources include Tools and Pieces. Tools are, as the name suggests, certain instruments that you can use to upgrade various abilities and equipment in Amicia’s arsenal.

During a single playthrough of the game, you can collect up to 34 tools. This might sound like a lot, but 34 tools are not enough to upgrade each and everything. Because of this, players have to be careful with their usage of these limited tools. 

Tools are scattered throughout the world of Plague Tale Requiem, and players can find them. They are hidden in chests that can be opened using knives. 

The other resource used to upgrade is Pieces. These are essentially the game’s version of an upgrade material and you can get them all over the place from various sources.

Managing these two resources and cherry-picking which upgrades to perform first might be the determinant regarding the fun factor, as well as the degree of challenge in your playthrough. 

Best Upgrades In Plague Tale Requiem

Here are the best upgrades that we consider essential for your playthrough of the game. We will further explain these upgrades in depth so that you can better understand each upgrade and what it does. There are in no specific order.

  • Bottomless Bag
  • Hidden Pockets
  • Double Cradle
  • Ringed Belt
  • Unbreakable Tool

Bottomless Bag

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Bottomless bag upgrade in the game [Image Credit: eXputer]
  • Tools needed: 2
  • Pieces needed: 60

The bottomless bag is an upgrade to Amicia’s gear. With the help of this upgrade, she can carry additional alchemical resources. This is visually indicated in the game by adding a new pocket to her bag. This ensures that you always have to craft supplies on hand and are prepared for any situation. Being allowed to carry more alchemical resources is just an overall bonus and helps you progress more smoothly through the game. 

Hidden Pockets

Plague Tale best upgrades
Hidden Pockets upgrade in the game [Image Credit: eXputer]
  • Tools needed: 1
  • Pieces needed: 30

This is one of the cheaper upgrades on the list, but that doesn’t mean that it is not good. Hidden pockets are worthy of being mentioned thanks to the utility it provides. Much like the bottomless bag upgrade, it allows Amicia to carry additional alchemical ammo. In the game, this is represented by sewing new pockets onto her gear. 

As mentioned before, this upgrade helps you with your resource management in the game. Hidden pockets, combined with a bottomless bag, increase the resource capacity such that they never cap out. This way, you can collect as much as you want and still have room for more. These are very helpful in the mid-game sections.

Ringed Belt

Plague Tale best upgrades
Ringed Belt upgrade in the game [Image Credit: eXputer]
  • Tools needed: 1
  • Pieces needed: 30

A similar upgrade to the ones mentioned above is the ringed belt. It’s similar in the sense that it allows Amicia to carry more things, and in this case, it’s a jar. Jars are very important items that you can use to craft things like tar jars. They are essential to bypass enemies with armor. Attacking them with this tar jar will strip them of their shields, and you can take them out from there.  

The game incentivizes you to play with this creative approach using various tools and avoiding direct confrontation as much as possible. In our opinion, this method of playing is much more engaging and fun, which is why we prioritized the upgrades which complement this playstyle.

Double Cradle

Plague Tale best upgrades
Double Cradle upgrade in the game [Image Credit: eXputer]
  • Tools needed: 2
  • Pieces needed: 65

This is the only weapon upgrade on the list, and for a good reason. In scenarios where there is no option besides direct confrontation, it is better if you come prepared. The double-cradle upgrade allows Amicia to shoot a second projectile before having to reload the sling. This is extremely important for situations where speed can determine victory or defeat in a battle. 

During the mid-game phases, when enemies start to overwhelm you, this upgrade comes in clutch. Not having to reload after every shot allows for quick disposal of enemies. A thing worth noting is that this will not work on enemies with armor, so you’ll have to strip them of it first.

Unbreakable Tool

Plague Tale best upgrades
Unbreakable Tool upgrade in the game [Image Credit: eXputer]
  • Tools needed: 3
  • Pieces needed: 90

Arguably the most important upgrade on the list, and also the most expensive one, is the unbreakable tool. It allows Amicia to upgrade her equipment without worrying about the tool cost. As we mentioned before, tools are a scarce resource in the game, and finding them can be a pain. This is where this upgrade comes in. With this, you can disregard the tools required for an upgrade.

This is especially important for those people who aim to achieve a platinum trophy in the game. You can just use the upgrade materials without caring about finding new tools. This doesn’t mean that tools are useless after you get this upgrade. You can convert the tools you get into pieces, which in turn helps you upgrade even more effectively.

A Plague Tale Requiem is the latest entry in the A Plague Tale franchise. It is available on all the major platforms and can even be accessed on the Nintendo Switch through the Cloud. 

This concludes our guide on the best upgrades in the game. 


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