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Should you remove the Apparatus in Lethal Company? Answered

It looks important, and valuable.

The Apparatus is an important radioactive light that powers the building and all its electricity in Lethal Company. You or anyone else on your team can pick up the Apparatus. Once detached, the building loses power, and radioactivity levels rise.

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Don’t worry, though. It’s perfectly safe and even has some benefits—that is, until the Old Birds notice their precious Apparatus is missing. Here’s everything you need to know about the Apparatus in Lethal Company.

What is the Apparatus and what does it do in Lethal Company?

The Apparatus, a lantern-like piece of equipment in Lethal Company.
The Apparatus. Screenshot by Dot Esports

The Apparatus is a radioactive sellable item that powers the facility. Once removed, the power goes off in the building and the radioactivity levels rise. You can find the Apparatus in a dark hallway near the back of the facility. The Apparatus makes a loud humming noise, and once you enter the room, you’ll know it’s there.

How to use the Apparatus in Lethal Company

Once you get the Apparatus in Lethal Company, your only option is to sell it at the time of writing. It has no other purpose, but the Steam community believes it could be tied to an Easter egg dealing with the Submarine.

Tip:

Getting the Apparatus triggers a 70 percent chance that two hostile monsters spawn within the building.

Players have found a machine that looks like a drill, with two slots that seem like they are made for Apparatuses. But these can’t be used yet, so we’re most likely left to wait for a new game update that will reveal what it’s all about.

The Apparatus stats in Lethal Company

The Apparatus stats are as follows:

  • Type: Sellable Scrap Item
  • Weight: 31 pounds
  • Conductive?: Yes
  • Sell price: 80 credits

Should you remove the Apparatus from a facility in Lethal Company?

You should remove the Apparatus from the facility in Lethal Company because each one is worth 80 credits. You can sell them to increase your earnings from any given run. Just make sure to do it at the end of a run to avoid any problems caused by the power loss. And don’t worry; even though it might look radioactive, it’s completely safe to carry and keep on your ship.

The downside to taking the Apparatus is that it’s guaranteed to awaken Old Birds in the vicinity. Be sure to look out for any Old Birds on the map before you enter. They can only appear outside and are inactive until 3pm (with a chance of awakening at 1pm at the earliest). If you find the Apparatus before 3pm, it is best to leave it well alone, as the Old Birds will all awaken at once, peppering the facility exterior with missiles.

What happens when you remove the Apparatus from a facility in Lethal Company?

When you remove the Apparatus from a facility in Lethal Company, it will lose all its power, and radiation levels will increase. However, increased levels of radiation do not affect the environment. Lights and other objects that need power will not work and will leave you almost blind without a flashlight. It’s not the best situation as certain monsters are hard to see in the dark.

How do you sell the Apparatus in Lethal Company?

You can sell the Apparatus in Lethal Company by traveling to the Company and using the counter with a bell.

You can’t sell the Apparatus or any other items while you’re on a moon. You need to take it back to your ship first. Then, you can sell it to the Company just like you sell other items and scrap. To get where you need to, follow these steps via the terminal:

  1. Type in “Moons.”
  2. Type in “Company.”
  3. Type in “Confirm.”

When you’re at the Company, place the Apparatus on the counter with a red number display and ring the bell. A tentacle will come out and take the item you’re selling.


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