How to Use a Receiver in Raft


Valerie Harper

Writer and Storywriter


Survivors at sea can attest to the ocean’s unforgiving nature. In Raft, you assume the role of a person stuck on a raft at sea, and your goal is to stay alive. Survival isn’t easy, though, with no land in sight and scarce resources.

How to Use a Receiver in Raft

Navigation is vital in Raft, but the good news is there’s an item to help you with that. Receivers help you detect signals and navigate the treacherous waters of this game. Keep on reading to find out how to craft and use it.

How to Get a Receiver in Raft

Before getting a Receiver, you first have to craft a Research Table using 14 Planks and two Scraps. After doing so, search floating barrels in the ocean, as one of them may contain the Receiver’s Blueprint.

Once you obtain the Receiver’s Blueprint, you’ll have to use the Research Table to find out how to craft the Receiver. Here are its crafting requirements:

  • Eight Planks
  • Six Plastic
  • Two Circuit Boards
  • One Hinge

Once the Receiver is complete, place it somewhere on your raft. Before it’s functional, you also have to obtain thee Antennas. The process is similar, wherein you acquire the blueprint, craft it, and place it down.

Here are the requirements for a single Antenna:

  • Four Scraps
  • One Circuit Board
  • One Bolt

Once you have everything ready, your Receiver will become fully functional, and the Antennas will help it receive signals.

Keep some Batteries nearby, as it requires a power source. Each Battery powers an Antenna for 500 seconds total. Make sure to turn it off if you’re not using it to conserve power.

One Antenna has to be on the same floor as the Receiver, and the Receiver itself must be an entire floor above the raft’s foundation. If you don’t fulfill these requirements, the Receiver can’t detect incoming signals.

Using the Receiver

Once your Receiver is up and running, you can walk up to it and look at the screen. If you misplaced anything, the screen will have an error message on it. It also tells you which Antenna, if any, is misplaced.

If you see a radar screen, you’ll know that everything is placed correctly. There will be points of interest on the screen, depicted with green or blue dots.

Green dots are Large Islands, and the resources and loot on these locations are plentiful. However, there are also deadly enemies, so you should prepare accordingly before exploring them. The green dots will only appear on the Receiver’s screen if you’re within 1,000 meters of the island.

On the other hand, blue dots are related to quests and will only become accessible after you enter the corresponding four-digit code. Unlike green dots, blue dots are always shown on-screen. Distance doesn’t matter for these markers.

Even though the green dots appear at 1,000 meters, the Receiver’s actual range is 1,250 meters.

Keep in mind that the Receiver’s orientation doesn’t depend on the raft’s direction. Instead, the top of its screen is where you point it. “North” of the Receiver’s display is where you look at while facing the screen.

Where to Next?

Using a Receiver in Raft will help you locate Large Islands and quests sooner than blind sailing. You’ll need the blueprints initially, but finding an island isn’t difficult once you place a Receiver and the Antennas down. Keep wandering, and you’ll eventually see a green dot on the screen.

Do you think the Receiver is an excellent addition to Raft? What kind of islands have you found with the Receiver? Let us know in the comments section below.

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