To start crafting items, you will need to gather two things:
Blueprints can be discovered through a multitude of activities such as weekly projects, defeating control points, purchasing them directly from vendors, etc.
Materials can be scavenged, found at control points, living world activities, projects and boos loot.
Deconstructing unwanted equipment is also an effective way to acquire base materials.
Crafting is a great way to discover new playstyles and acquire higher quality items before they drop naturally in the open world, or fill out equipment slots that are lagging behind in power. It is also the main way for you to get your hands on weapon mods.
Crafting an item
All items can be crafted through the Crafting Station located in the Base of Operations.
Select the item you wish to craft in the right gear category to get started - you can navigate the Categories by pressing the corresponding key/control.
If you don't have all the necessary components to craft your item, a notification will be displayed.
You can also check which resources are missing by looking at the Materials required.
Once you craft an item, you will see a pop-up with the item description and list of its randomly generated attributes.
Upgrading the Crafting Station
You can upgrade the Crafting Bench in order to craft higher quality items. To do that:
Head to the Crafting Station and open its dedicated screen. The Crafting Bench Upgrade status will be indicated on the left side of the screen.
Once you have gathered the materials needed, upgrade the bench by pressing on the corresponding key/button.
If the crafting station is fully enhanced, the mention No upgrade found will be displayed.
Let us know if you have any other questions!