Slime Rancher 2: How To Get Silky Sand

Our guide is about Silky Sand and where you can find it in Slime Rancher 2. We will also show you how you can harvest it using the resource harvester.

Story Highlights
  • Silky Sand is one of the most important resources in Slime Rancher 2 that can be used to craft different gadgets in the game.
  • You will need resource harvester that requires Cotton Plorts and Newbucks in order to get the Silky Sand.
  • After that you need to go to the Starlight Strand region or the Ember Valley region to find the Silky Sand.

The life simulator adventure game Slime Rancher 2 has a lot of things in store for the fans with its improved gameplay and mechanics. Among the many resources that you can find in Slime Rancher 2, Silky Sand is one, and our guide today will show you how to get it. 

Before you go any further, we recommend checking out our guide on the garden upgrades in Slime Rancher 2 and all the locations for it. Also, make sure to read our guide on the fabricator, as you will need it to craft a lot of upgrades in the game.

In case you are just starting out with the game, we recommend checking out our beginner’s guide for Slime Rancher 2, which has the 12 best tips to get you started. Also, make sure to read our guide on Pogo fruit with its location and harvesting method. 

There are many different upgrades in the game as well. For instance, you can also get a pulse wave in order to upgrade your weapon. While you are at it, make sure to check out our guide on the Batty slimes. 

Our guide today will be about one of the most important resources in the game called Silky Sand and how you can get it. 

What Is Silky Sand 

A great Slime Science resource that you can get early on in the game is Silky Sand. You will be able to obtain it in the Glass Desert. Using the item, you can craft Advanced Gordo Snare as well as the Super Hydro Turret. You can also craft Extra Tanks using it.

Silky Sand in Slime Rancher 2
Silky Sand

Furthermore, you can also use it in decorations of Glass Desert. Make sure to read our guide on how to get the dash boots as well as how to update them. 

How To Get Silky Sand  

The resources of Silky Sand can be obtained quite easily in the game. You can use the Silky Sand to craft several recipes in the game and use it in the refinery.

location of Silky Sand in Slime Rancher 2
Map location

However, the players will need the Resource Harvester to upgrade in the game if they want to get the Silky Sand. While you are at it, make sure to check out our guide on the difficulty options in Slime Rancher 2. 

Resource Harvester 

You will have to craft the resource harvester first in the game. Crafting it is fairly easy, and you will only require a few items. In order to build a resource harvester, you will need 10 Cotton Plorts and 450 Newbucks. Also, make sure that you check out our guide on how to get Newbucks so that you can craft the Resource Harvester easily. 

As soon as you have the Resource Harvester upgrade you need to go and look for the Silky Sand. For that, you will need to visit the Starlight Strand region in the game. Also, you must be prepared before going into the region as there are a lot of enemy slimes in the area that can attack you at any moment.

Make sure that you avoid the Feral Slimes in that area. Furthermore, the players should also look for the mud geysers that will be located on the rock edges. These geysers will help you get the Silky Sand. All you need to do is use your harvester on the geyser, and you will be able to obtain some of the Silky Sand.

geysers
Harvest Silky Sand from these Geysers

Also, make sure to check out our guide on how to get more inventory slots in Slime Rancher 2 so that you can have a lot of items during your adventure. 

Another place where you can find the Silky Sand is the Ember Valley region. You can use the Teleporter in order to get there. Keep in mind that you will only be able to get the silky sand BG regions of the game. For now, Silky Sand can only be obtained in the Starlight Strand region and the Ember Valley region. 

Uses Of Silky Sand 

Silky Sand is used to get Extra Tanks in the fabricator as well as crafting decorations. The most important use of the Silky Sand is definitely in getting the Extra Tanks, as they allow you to store more items in your inventory. Don’t forget to check out our guide on how to get a heart module upgrade.

Gadgets That Use Silky Sand 

Following are the gadgets that require Silky Sand in their recipe. 

  •  Butterscotch Teleporter 
  •  Super Hydro Turret 
  •  Butterscotch Warp Depot 
  •  Advanced Gordo Snare 
  •  Palm Sprout 
  •  Palm Tree 
  •  Gold Slime Lamp 
  •  Butterscotch Slime Lamp 

Wrapping It Up 

Silky Sand is an important item for gadget fabrication and can be used to craft different science gadgets that will help you in your adventure. You will need it in order to craft some of the best gadgets in the game. You can also use the Silky Sand to craft an extra tank that will help you a lot by increasing your inventory space.

We hope that after reading our guide, you will be able to find Silky Sand easily and use it for different recipes in a game. If you have any questions or queries regarding our guide on Silky Sand, make sure to leave them down in the comment section below.  

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Kashaf Ul Khair


Kashaf has a knack for CRPGs, and she is always on the hunt for creating content after exploring dungeons, defeating waves of enemies of crushing down bosses with flawless strategies. When not writing at eXputer, Kashaf can be seen playing King Arthur: Knight's Tale.

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