PowerWash Simulator Cheats and Tips
It’s All About The Details
When faced with more complex projects, it can get tough to keep track of what you have and haven’t cleaned just by sight alone. PowerWash Simulator has a way to compartmentalize each objective in the “details” tab, which is found within the main menu.
Once here, each cleanable part of an object is listed individually, with a corresponding percentage next to it. Using the “details” tab will you identify exactly where that missing dirt is hiding during your job, and which part it’s attached to.
Don’t Just Use Your Eyeballs, Use The Highlighter
Just like the grime of real life, dirt in PowerWash Simulator can get anywhere and everywhere. It might be under the bumper or behind a wheel, far from your field of vision. In instances like these, the “Details” tab might get you to the right object part, but you’ll need to use the “Show Dirt” key to spot it.
The “Show Dirt” key is bound to tab by default. This will highlight dirt and grime in bright, pulsing yellow. Do keep in mind though that this means if dirt is on a bright yellow object, the shift in color may be subtle at best.
Positioning Is Everything
There is a key dedicated to switching your stance between standing, crouching, and prone. As you progress through the levels, you’ll find dirt in some difficult-to-reach places so don’t be afraid to adjust your position to reach them. This is particularly useful to get under or around objects.
Likewise, a project may require you to clean the top of a large structure. You may need to do a bit of platforming and jump and climb until you can aim downwards at the object. Check your surroundings for climbable objects, such as ladders or stools.
Save up for Power Washers, not Soap
Power washers are important because they give you, well… more power! But soap, and particularly the soap nozzle, is less necessary than you’d think. Most grime in the game can be blasted away without soap, and the soap nozzle’s primary benefits (namely its particular combination of a semi-wide radius and power) are outweighed by how costly buying soap for it becomes.
If you want to maximize profit, it’s better to simply save up your early game money for the strongest power washer and its accessories, which, at the time of this writing, is the Prime Vista PRO. The Prime Vista 3000 is also a great investment, but anything weaker is generally a waste of money and time.
Don’t Forget to Rotate The Nozzle
The “R” key, in addition to refilling your cleaning liquid, is also used to rotate your nozzle. This gives you more fine control over your aim and, when combined with the new “aim mode” discussed further down in this list, gives you all the tools necessary to blast away grime anywhere on the map.
This ability was frequently overlooked by new players in early versions of the game, perhaps most notably by internet personality Markiplier. Developers Futurlab poked fun at the content creator over this, making reference to his series in patch notes that indicated the rotate command would now be made clear in a tutorial pop-up for new players.