Pacific Drive Stable Anchor Explained: How to Collect It

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Pacific Drive Stable Anchor Explained: How to Collect It

Triggering gateways to return to the shop in Pacific Drive is essential. Thus, here is how to collect the Pacific Drive Stable Anchor and what it is


Pacific Drive is a recently released open-world survival game developed by Ironwood Studios set in a first-person perspective. The mechanics and operations in the game are mysterious, all being centered around the car to survive as the base of operations. One of the best proofs of the mysterious mechanism is the Stable Anchor, the Stable Energy resource used to trigger gateways. These gateways are then used to return to the garage alongside unlocking new technologies.

Pacific Drive Stable Anchor Explained: How to Collect It
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However, what exactly is the Stable Anchor and how does it trigger the gateways? There is also the aspect of collecting the Stable Anchor to get the Stable Energy in it, to trigger said gateways and unlock new technologies. Therefore, here is everything about the Pacific Drive Stable Anchor and how to collect it. 

Pacific Drive Stable Anchor: What is it?

Pacific Drive Stable Anchor Explained: How to Collect It
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The Stable Anchor is a type of resource that holds the Stable Energy, the source of it. The anchor is a glowing yellow orb, powerful and brimming with energy. The main use of the anchor is to trigger gateways to get back to the garage, as mentioned before. The Stable Energy harvested from the anchor is not only used to open the glowing pillar and trigger the gateway to get back to the garage. 

How do you trigger the gateway using the Pacific Drive Stable Anchor, you might ask. Well, it is quite simple, though the whole process is dangerous. Once you collect the Stable Anchor, you need to bring it to the car and feed it to the Arc Device created by Oppy in the passenger seat. You only really need one anchor to trigger the gateway, i.e. the glowing pillars to get back to the garage or auto shop.

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The Stable Energy is also used to unlock new technology at the fabrication station in the auto shop. Each Pacific Drive Stable Anchor is different from the other, with the Stable Energy residing inside it being more or less in essence. 

For this reason, after a certain point in the game when your trips start becoming longer, you will need to start collecting multiple anchors at each Zone and use them to unlock new technologies. The more Stable Anchors you feed Oppy’s Arc Device, the more Stable Energy you collect to use at the Fabricator Station to unlock new technologies.

Pacific Drive Stable Anchor: How to Collect it

Pacific Drive Stable Anchor Explained: How to Collect It
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As mentioned above, the whole process of triggering a gateway using the Pacific Drive Stable Anchor is quite dangerous. When you collect or pick up a Stable Anchor, you end up attracting Anomalies and also lose Health Points (HP). For this reason, here are some tips on how to collect the Stable Anchor as safely as possible:

  • Before opting to collect or pick up a Stable Anchor, make sure your Health or HP is full or nearly full, to avoid being slowed down when you lose HP.

  • Always make sure to choose a Stable Anchor to collect as close as possible to your base of operations, your car.

  • After locating a Stable Anchor nearby, make sure to align the run back to the car straight with the passenger seat. This is to ensure that you can quickly deposit the anchor into the mysterious Arc Device of Oppy to let it consume the Stable Energy and trigger the gateway instantly.

  • Always make sure that your car is fueled up and is in good enough condition to make the return back to the garage or auto shop, otherwise collecting the Stable Anchor will go in vain.

  • After you collect the mysterious yellow glowing orb, the Stable Anchor, do not look back at all and run straight towards your passenger seat to quickly deposit the Stable Energy into Oppy’s Arc Device. 

With that, you’re done learning everything you need to know about the Pacific Drive Stable Anchor. It is surely a very mysterious mechanic in the game that lets you trigger the essential gateway needed to make your way back to the auto shop or garage safely. Hence, make sure to read up on all the information given above about the Stable Anchor in Pacific Drive.

Also, make sure to check out our article on whether Pacific Drive is multiplayer or not to know if you can play the dystopian open-world survival driving simulator with your friends. Stay tuned for more such content from ESTNN!

Pacific Drive Stable Anchor Explained: How to Collect It
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