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How to Get Fish Oil in New World

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New World Fish Oil

Fish oil is a surprisingly helpful resource in New World. You’ll often use it in cooking and for completing town projects. You even need some for quests! How exactly do you get some, though? This page exists to answer that exact question. If you’re interested in learning more, continue reading to discover how to get fish oil in New World.

How to Get Fish Oil in New World

The simple way to answer this is by saying that you have to salvage fish to gain fish oil. Alongside fish oil, you also have a chance to get fish fillets, roe and other miscellaneous resources depending on which fish you’re salvaging. However, you’ll have to find some fish before you do this!

New World Fish Oil Item in Inventory
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Fish spawn in any body of water in the game. Depending on your region, you’ll find different fish types that give various resources. For example, while salmon typically give fillets and fish oil, snails provide bait. Once you reach your desired spot, equip a fishing rod, press F3, and cast your line out! Succeed in the fishing minigame to get your fish.

It’s important to note that fish like snails and tadpoles do not give fish oil. Try to avoid these unless you need their resources. If you end up primarily catching these types of creatures, move to a different location or try a fishing hotspot.

After getting your hands on a few fish, start salvaging them. While you’re not always guaranteed to obtain fish oil every time, you have a greater chance of finding some the more you salvage. This is especially true if you’re primarily catching smaller fish that don’t provide as many resources.

The following is a full list of fish that have a chance of dropping fish oil in New World:

  • Bass
  • Bluefish
  • Flounder
  • Hake
  • Mackerel
  • Pike
  • Perch
  • Salmon
  • Snapper
  • Sturgeon
  • Sunfish
  • Swordfish
  • Trout

New World is available to play on PC through the official website. If you’re interested in learning more about the game, check out How to Get Sulfur and How to Get Sandstone in New World.