Best Gear to Buy First in Lethal Company

Updated: 27th Nov 2023 by Team SuperCheats

Best Gear to Buy First in Lethal Company

In Lethal Company you are a salvager tasked with a quota to fill and given nothing but basic equipment to help you against the horrors you encounter in space. Our Best Gear to Buy First in Lethal Company guide will tell you which items you need to invest in first to be given the best chance of survival in this retrofuturistic post-apocalyptic dystopia.

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Without question, the first tool you need to purchase as soon as possible in Lethal Company is the Pro-Flashlight. The Pro-Flashlight costs 60 credits inside the Terminal Store menu, it is a lot stronger than the basic flashlight having a maximum range of 20m. As it has a wider range than the basic flashlight it is able to light up short corridors and enable you to spot fall hazards or dangers from a safe distance.

Keep in mind that Pro-Flashlights are obscured by toxic fumes, steam, fog, and blizzards. You also need to remember that when you turn the Pro-Flashlight on or off it will make a clicking noise which will attract the attention of any creatures that are nearby. The Pro-Flashlight needs to be recharged inside the ship whenever the battery runs out.

  • Cost: 25
  • Weight: 5 lb
  • Battery life: 4mins 45secs

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The walkie-talkie is used to transmit audio communication to another player. It requires two to be operable and its batteries will last long enough to last the day. The Walkie-Talkie costs 12 credits at the Store inside the Terminal. You need to remember when using a Walkie-Talkie that receiving comms won't be heard by creatures, but they can hear you transmitting.

Turning the Walkie-Talkies on or off will make a sound but it won't be loud enough to attract the attention of creatures such as Eyeless Dogs. Walkie-Talkies are particularly useful when they are used by a player inside the ship to relay messages and call out any monsters or traps.

  • Cost: 12
  • Weight: 0 lb
  • Battery life: 12mins 30secs


Aside from dropping an Extension Ladder on a creature or triggering a Landmine, the Shovel is the only way you can do damage in Lethal Company. The shovel can be used for self-defense as a melee weapon to repel some monsters and even kill them with multiple hits. Shovels can also be used to eliminate Wildlife or destroy Bunker Spider webs. The Shovel costs 30 credits at the Store menu in the Terminal and it is essential that you have one for the more dangerous moons.

  • Cost: 30
  • Weight: 19 lb
  • Attracts lightening

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Stun Grenade

The Stun Grenade in Lethal Company is a non-lethal explosive that will stun most creatures. Using a stun grenade is easy, once you have pulled the pin you will have 3 seconds to throw it before it detonates. Anything caught in the blast is stunned for 5 seconds. Players in close proximity to the blast take 20 damage.

The Stun Grenade is particularly useful when it is used to gain distance against threats that you cannot kill. It is important to remember that the Stun Grenade will leave you in critical condition if it detonates in your hand.

  • Cost: 40
  • Weight: 5 lb
  • Stun Grenade will not affect the following:
  • - Circuit Bees

    - Coil-Heads (Confirmed as of v40)

    - Hygrodere

    - Earth Leviathan


The Boombox is basically an item that can be used to play songs while you work. It can also be used for audio navigation to find exits and as a distraction device for luring Eyeless Dogs that have spawned around The Ship.

  • Cost: 60
  • Weight: 16 lb
  • Battery life: 5mins 40secs

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