How to unlock parts and items in Mega Man 11

Experiment with new parts and items in Mega Man 11.

In Mega Man 11, players will naturally wonder how to unlock new parts and items. By unlocking these parts and items, you’ll have an easier go of things in the game. You can find these unlockable parts and items in Dr. Light’s Lab, all of which can be purchased using Screws.

Of course, some items have other requirements you’ll need to meet before you can purchase them. Looking to make Mega Man 11 easier? Read on to find out how to unlock new parts and items in Mega Man 11!

How to Unlock Parts and Items in Mega Man 11

Most of the parts and items in Mega Man 11 can be unlocked by purchasing them using Screws in Dr. Light's Lab.
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In Mega Man 11, there are a variety of parts and items that can be unlocked. To view some of these items, head over to Dr. Light’s Lab. It’s worth noting that most parts and items in Mega Man 11 can be acquired in exchange for Screws, and by meeting a particular requirement such as firing 500 shots using your Mega Buster.

If you’re having a hard time unlocking these parts and items, you can also switch the setting to Newcomer, which lowers the difficulty and makes the game even more approachable. With that in mind, we’ve listed all part and items that can be unlocked in Mega Man 11 below and how to unlock them!

  • Awakener Chip: This item can be unlocked by beating Dr. Wily.
  • Buster Plus Chip: This item can be unlocked by firing 500 shots from your Mega Buster. This number is reduced to 250 shots on Newcomer difficulty.
  • Capsule Catcher: This item can be unlocked by using a full gauge for any special weapon or Rush ability at least 30 times.
  • Cooling System: This item can be unlocked by activating your Double Gear system at least 100 times. This number is reduced to 50 activations on Newcomer difficulty.
  • Cooling System Infiniti: This item can be unlocked by beating Dr. Wily. Energy Balancer Neo: This item can be purchased directly from Dr. Light’s Shop.
  • Energy Catcher: This item can be unlocked by getting to the “Game Over” screen 10 times.
  • Pierce Protector: This item can be unlocked after you die 5 times by hitting a spike.
  • Power Shield: This item can be unlocked by getting hit for a combined total of at least 200 damage points. This number is reduced to 100 damage points on Newcomer difficulty.
  • Screw Catcher: This item only unlocks on Saturdays. You can set your system clock to Saturday, or wait until Saturday organically to unlock the Screw Catcher.
  • Speed Gear Booster: This item can be unlocked by activating your Speed Gear at least 50 times. This number is reduced to 25 activations on Newcomer difficulty.

Again, most parts and items in Mega Man 11 can be unlocked by exchanging Screws in Dr. Light’s Lab. Additionally, most of the requirements are quite simple, and can be completed by playing the game. If the game is a little too challenging, you can always lower the difficulty setting to Newcomer.

By reading through this guide, you should now know how to unlock all parts and items in Mega Man 11.

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