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A Recycler Charge is grenade-type weapon found on Talos I during Prey (2017) and on Pytheas during Prey: Mooncrash.


A Recycler Charge is a special grenade that creates a temporary field that resembles a naked singularity. During the attraction phase, the singularity draws nearby matter into itself. When the attraction phase ends, no more matter is drawn into the singularity, and the expulsion phase begins. During the expulsion phase, a manipulation of quantum gravity then greatly lessens and reverses the gravitational pull of the singularity, which leads to a good part (but not all) of the previously absorbed matter to be repulsed from the singularity as chunks of crafting resources. The device is basically a portable, lower-yield single-use Material Recycler.

Material Yield: Mineral icon.png 0.50, Synthetic icon.png 0.50

Dismantle Results: x1 Spare Parts.


The Recycler Charge can be used to clear debris and radioactive waste out of the way; turning the objects into resources at the same time. It can even be used to remove obstructions with high Leverage requirements if Morgan does not have the required skill. Care must be taken when using it, as useful objects such as weapons and even staff corpses will be recycled if they are caught in the blast. However, as a counterpoint given their very limited supply at least at the beginning of the game, if you are planning on using the Recycler Charge to clear an obstruction make sure to use it to its fullest: grab every table, chair, box and everything else that isn't nailed down in the immediate area and pile it all on or close to the obstruction, then throw the charge to get a big boost of resources that you would not normally have access to.

The Recycler Charge is the most lethal weapon if used correctly, it can instantly kill Morgan Yu in a single explosion even with Toughness III upgraded. When combined with the GLOO Cannon, the Recycler Charge can stick to enemies dealing 200 damage.

The Recycler Charge can also come in handy if the player's inventory is full as they can drop their items in one spot and throw it and turn it into materials without the need of a Material Recycler. In the game, the amount of material yielded by recycling objects with a recycler charge is most positively correlated to the amount of objects pulled into the singularity.

The Chipset RECYCLER SHIELDING (*) 19.4GHZ renders Morgan completely immune to damage from Recycler Charges.


  • In the ballistics lab in the lower level off the main area in hardware labs you can find a piece of organic material in a smashed display case with a note. And the note reveals that a engineer working on the recycler charge lost their foot when a charge went off near them and they want to warn others to be careful. You can take the organic material and use it for what you want.
  • It appears that the recycler charge was made out of a mishmash of parts. For example there's a plastic cooling fan on the side and plastic tubing connecting to different areas. Also the case is a mix of different sized colored metal.