Crafting weapons in Dead Space 3 can be fun, especially
when the game gives you the blueprints to make some prebuilt kick-ass guns. We
have put this guide together to show you where you can find each of the 12
blueprints hidden throughout the game and help you get the most bang for your
buck. There aren’t too many blueprints to be found in the first few chapters
however, but as you get further into the game, the more deadly the blueprints
are that can be found.
BLUEPRINT: SHOTGUN [CHAPTER 4]
Once you reach the Repair Bay at the end of the Crew Access corridor, go through the door on the left side and you will find the plans to make a shotgun on the ground next to a corpse.
BLUEPRINT: BOLAS GUN [CHAPTER 8]
When you enter the first building for the first time by climbing the long ladder and crossing the cat walk to the left, the blue print will be on a table to the left side.
BLUEPRINT: MEDIC SUPPORT HANDGUN [CHAPTER 9]
After you pass the second pump and climb the ladder, you will come to this blueprint to the left of the Supply Depot key in the control room.
BLUEPRINT: PULSE RIFLE [CHAPTER 9]
After you fight the big beasty the first time, you will go up a ramp and enter the building. Once you go through the second door, there will be a ladder on the right side. Climb up and you can find this to the left side of the room.
BLUEPRINT: HEAVY METAL THUNDER [CHAPTER 9 OPTIONAL MISSION SUPPLY DEPOT]
Once you exit the Construction office, cross the bridge that you need to lower and through the door on the left will be a torque door. Use a bar on it and inside on the floor next to a body will be the blue print.
BLUEPRINT: CONTACT BEAM [CHAPTER 11]
Once you enter the armory and take the elevator to where you come out with the Raised Hall label on the floor to the right, go to the left where there are two lockers and the blueprint will be on the ground there.
BLUEPRINT [CHAPTER 11]
Found during co-op Mission: Archaeology.
BLUEPRINT: HUN-EI BADGER [CHAPTER 13]
At the start of the mission, go around the side of the first building you come to and you will find the blueprint on top of a crate.
BLUEPRINT: SEEKER RIFLE [CHAPTER 14]
When you are looking for the entrance to the lab, you will see a ship come in and Isaac mention that Danik come back. Continue up to the left and before you hit the entrance, there will be a snowmobile there with the print on its treads.
BLUEPRINT: HOT DEATH [CHAPTER 14]
When you enter the Geology Department, and Danik is speaking to you, you will come to a torque door. Use the Torque bar and just inside the door, you will find this blueprint on the left side.
BLUEPRINT: SHOWSTOPPER [CHAPTER 14 OPTIONAL MISSION REAPER BARRACKS]
When you enter the room within the Reaper Barracks where there is a film projector playing, toss a body or box into the light beam in the far corner to set off the trap and then open the storage container there to get this blueprint.
BLUEPRINT: JAVELIN GUN [CHAPTER 16]
When you are descending the cliff face and the large beasts start to attack, land on the catwalk below and destroy them. Once they are dead, continue along the catwalk to the right and the blueprint will be along the right side under shelving just after you make the first corner.
Be sure to check out our Dead Space 3 Review if you haven't already.