There are a total of four different vending machines that you can discover in the Slums of Stray. Additionally, they play an important role in obtaining the energy drinks in the game. Energy Drinks are key items and are required for purchasing things or goods in Stray. In Conclusion, Vending Machines will provide you with these Energy Drinks.
- Vending Machines in Stray are scattered throughout the slums. Which rewards us with Energy Drinks that can be used to purchase items.
- The first Vending Machine is near the Guardian (the robot wearing a big red robe). Once you’ve reached him, simply take a left, and you’ll see some stairs; go down them, and you’ll find the Vending Machine.
- Go back to the Guardian but make your way to the opposite side of the Guardian. You will reach a wall, then simply take a right and then a left. Following this path, you should see a staircase up these stairs is the vending machine.
- For the third Vending Machine, make your way to the rooftop of the Slums; take a left from the previous Vending Machine and another left, followed by a right start climbing the two outdoor units, then jump to the black grill unit and keep jumping onto the roof pieces until you reach the top. Then fall from the edge, and you’ll land on a railing with the third Vending Machine.
Simply backtrack from the way of the third Vending Machine to the rooftop with the grey-coloured barrel you’ll see a plank under. Jump across it and make your way to the building on the other side, and that’s your final Vending Machine.
What Are Energy Drinks?
Energy Drinks are used as a currency by one of the merchant robots in the game. So you can realize the importance of these items in the game. You’ll need energy drinks to buy some quest items that you’ll need for the story.
For completionists, one of the items is also locked behind a purchase using energy drinks. Azooz is the merchant in Stray who sells these items in exchange for energy drinks. And the only way you’ll get these energy drinks is through the Vending Machines in Stray.
All Vending Machine Locations In Stray
As we have discussed earlier, you can find a total of four vending machines in the Slums area. There are very cleverly hidden around the map and you’re gonna use the versatility of a Cat’s traversal physics to reach their locations. Now we will discuss the location of these vending machines in complete detail.
Vending Machine #1
The first vending machine is near the Guardian in Stray. He can be very easily spotted in the Slums of Stray. Basically, the Guardian is a robot wearing a big red robe. You can easily distinguish him from afar. Getting near the Guardian is key to reaching the first vending machine in the game.
The Guardian is also holding a huge pole in his hand and some merchants are also sitting beside him. Once you reach the guardian, simply take a left. You will see some stairs on the left of the Guardian. Go down these stairs and you’ll see two green trees which are a sign that you are in the right spot of the Slums.
Once you go down the stairs, you’ll see a robot musician on your left and the first Vending Machine in Stray on your right. The machine is simply located in the opposite direction of the robot musician and is blue in color. Run up to the vending machine and interact with the numeric keypad to get an energy drink as well.
Vending Machine #2
For our second vending machine, we’ll have to restart our route from the Guardian in the red robe holding a pole. Once you’ve retraced your path back to that guardian robot, go in the opposite direction of the guardian robot. Simply make your way towards the direction that the robot is facing.
You will inevitably arrive at a wall following this path. Once you do reach the wall, firstly take a right and then go left. When you take that left, you might come across a robot who is wiping the floor. That robot in Stray is an indication that you are on the right path to your second vending machine.
Keep following that same path until you arrive at the staircase near the end of the road. Climbing up that staircase is your next move. Once you climb those stairs, simply take a left and your second vending machine will be right three. The second vending machine is white in color. There is a graffiti sign near the vending machine as well that says “RIP HUMANS”.
Run up to the vending machine and interact with the keypad once again. You will receive an energy drink as a reward for doing so. Locating the first two vending machines shouldn’t be that big of a hassle. Although, things get a little tougher for the third and fourth vending machines. Do not worry though as we will guide you comprehensively on their locations.
Vending Machine #3
For your third vending machine, you’re going to have to do a little bit of climbing in Stray. Things will now start to get more vertical as you make your way through the rooftops of the Slums. From the second white vending machine, take a left.
After taking that left, go left one more time. Lastly, take a right and you’ll arrive at the spot from where you’ll have to start climbing. Here you’ll see two outdoor units that are placed on top of each other. You will have to jump on top of these outdoor units.
Once you’re done getting on top of the two outdoor units look around for another outdoor unit. You’ll see another outdoor unit above you that is additionally fixed inside a black-colored grill. Jumping on top of that outdoor unit in a black grill is going to be your next move.
Once you’ve climbed that final outdoor unit, you’ll see a roof that is blue in color around you. Keep jumping on these roof pieces until you reach the very top of the building. At the top, you will find a grey-colored barrel. The presence of that barrel indicates that you’ve climbed the right building.
Simply fall down from the edge near the grey barrel and you’ll land near a railing that encloses the third vending machine. Sneak your way through the railing and interact with the keypad of the vending machine. You’ve now successfully found your third vending machine and received another energy drink.
Vending Machine #4
The fourth vending is actually very easy to get to in Stray once you’ve made your way to the third vending machine. Simply backtrack your way to the rooftop with the grey-colored barrel. You will notice that there is a wooden plank under the grey-colored barrel.
Get on that plank and jump your way across the rooftop to get to the building on the other side. Once you’re done jumping on top of the next building, you will find your final vending machine on your right.
Uses Of The Vending Machines
Vending Machines are used to obtain Energy Drinks in Stray. These energy drinks can later be used to buy various things at one of the robot merchants known as Azooz. The following items can be obtained from Azooz in exchange for the Energy Drinks in Stray;
- Memory for B-12 costs 3 Energy Drinks
- Music Sheet that costs 1Energy Drink
Make sure to collect these Energy Drinks from the Vending Machines in Stray and use them to purchase everything from Azooz in the Slums.
Stray is a recent adventure indie game developed by BlueTwelve Studio and published by Annapurna Interactive. It is a small indie experience from a Cat’s perspective. Basically, Vending machines are certain interactable pieces of equipment scattered around the Slums of Stray. They play an important role in the collection of Music Sheets in Stray as well.
Stray very quickly became a successful game and additionally reached peak in-game player count on Steam for an indie game. Additionally, the concept of this game is definitely a breath of fresh air where you explore a Cyberpunk style city as a cat.
Not only can you traverse around the Slums as a cat in Stray but there is a lot of content to go through in the game as well such as the Vending Machines. There are different puzzles that you’ll have to solve to unlock special rewards in stray. One such puzzle that you’ll come across is the Stray Safe.
The Safe puzzle in Stray can get a bit tricky to solve. For a detailed explanation on how to solve that puzzle, check out our Stray Safe Mysterious Password: How To Find Safe and Code guide. Additionally, there are many quests in the story that you’ll have to complete in Stray.
One of the quests in Stray will require you to get a poncho for Elliot, a robot in the game. Our Stray Poncho: How To Get It and Keep Elliot Warm guide gives a step-by-step walkthrough of that quest. Now we will discuss the Vending Machines in Stray in complete detail.
This concludes our guide on the locations of all Vending Machines in Stray. Hopefully, the guide helped you locate each and every vending machine that is present in the slums. Let us know what you think about Stray in the comments below!
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