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PowerWash Simulator VR: 5 Best Tips for Beginners



So, you fancy yourself as a bit of a scrub-aholic, eh? Well, unless you’ve already scraped the bottom of the PowerWash Simulator barrel and purchased the t-shirt to show for your efforts, then there’s a good chance that you’re missing out on one of the best-kept secrets in the realm of simulation gaming. That’s right, PowerWash Simulator VR has just tagged along for the ride, and it brings with it all the same grimy surfaces and charcoal patios as its predecessor. Nothing a few quick tips won’t be able to rectify, mind you.

If you’re looking to bag a few quick tips to help you on your quest to clean the town of Muckingham, then be sure to read on. Here’s everything you need to know before starting your career in PowerWash Simulator VR.

5. Have a Plan

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It may sound strange, but the fact is, you can’t just roll up to a renovation project and start spraying your power washer around and, you know, expect results. And while it certainly is tempting to blast everything to high heaven in no particular order, you’ll come to find that, as the progression slider reaches its near-completion point, you’ll have a lot of clutter to deal with in unknown locations. To prevent this from happening, you’ll want to focus on one area at a time, and make sure that you’re using a specific method for each area, be it a fence or a patio.

Similar to painting, you’re going to want to spray either from side to side, or up and down, depending on the surface. Once the area begins to sparkle, you’ll know that you’ve successfully managed to carry out a thorough job, after which you can move on to the next segment. But whatever you do, do not abandon one post and move on to another when there’s still work left to be done.

4. Unearth the Dirt

Avatar cleaning a window in PowerWash Simulator VR

If you’d much rather have something to tell you how far along in a level you are, then consider enabling the Highlight Dirt option, as this will allow you to view all of the areas that have yet to be scrubbed clean. Once you have completed an area, it will begin to sparkle, signaling that the zone has been successfully cleansed and is ready to be scratched from the checklist.

It is worth noting that, while you don’t necessarily have to enable the Highlight Dirt option for the entirety of the job, it will definitely assist you with finding smaller bits of grime in dimly lit areas. What’s more, it’ll also help you to identify key locations in overgrown sections, too.

3. Switch Angles Often

Avatar observing open lot in PowerWash Simulator VR

More often than not, you’ll find that the toughest stains to remove are the ones that hide beneath the surface. To keep a lid on all that extra grime, you’re going to want to switch angles and take full advantage of your ability to crouch as often as possible. You’ll also want to consider using additional tools, such as ladders, to reach higher platforms and mop up any hidden leftovers that are away from the naked eye.

The good news is, if you are playing in VR, then you shouldn’t have too much of a hard time with maneuvering between all the crags and crevices. If, however, you’re playing on console or PC, then you’ll want to go ahead and toggle the crouch option whenever combing over lower spaces or darker portions on the map.

2. Invite a Colleague

Avatar cleaning a van in PowerWash Simulator VR

Before you sign your life away to the world of power washing, it is worth noting that the bulk of the jobs that you’ll be doing can be ridiculously long. Matter of fact, a standard job can take you several hours — and that’s only getting it to a passable level, too. Therefore, to make matters slightly easier, you may want to consider bringing another like-minded cleaning enthusiast on board to help you with the day-to-day.

If you do decide to bring another player onto the team, then you’ll want to devise a plan of action, as not having anything set in stone is, more or less, an instant recipe for disaster. So, if you can help it, aim to divide and conquer; if one person focuses on fences and walls, another can lean their efforts towards the likes of patios and other surfaces. If successful, you’ll find that nine times of ten, you’ll finish the job in roughly half the time. That is, of course, providing you can find a suitable partner, and not, for example, someone who prefers to chalk out damp emojis on brick walls.

1. Know Your Nozzles

Avatar cleaning a garden gnome in PowerWash Simulator VR

The first thing you’ll want to do after you’ve acquired a good amount of cash is upgrade your power washer, and not splash out on unnecessary extras like soaps and other well-stocked supplies. For the most part of the campaign, even, you’ll find that the standard machine and matching nozzles are more than enough to see you through the objectives. However, seeing as you’ll need to purchase new nozzles for each machine, you’ll want to hold off on buying all the upgrades until after you’ve found the perfect equipment. In other words, try not to get too comfortable with the basic tools, as you’ll be swapping them out for new items in no time.

When it comes to nozzles, you’ll find that the yellow ones tend to have a greater spread and firepower, which means you can safely remove dirt from most surfaces without any additional components. So, if you aren’t entirely sure which parts to go with, then just play it safe by sticking with the jack-of-all-trades of nozzles and shoot for yellow.


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