You can get flash sticks with weapon and armor upgrade info, but what are you supposed to do with them, you cant sell them, you cant upgrade weapon with them and the mechanics don't seem to know what to do with them ether???
are you sure you have taken the right flash stick to the right mechanic? I know i did one of these missions for the first mechanic, and i was able to upgrade my armor... but what i don't get is this... i think i got my flash stick from the trader for completing a mission... but the other time i played i did the mission (well without asking the trader for mission notes or whatever you call them.. i just killed the group of renegades on my way to some other place..) and now i can get the "bring me upgrades" mission from the mechanic, but since the guys are dead, i can't get the flash stick....
Well i got my flash sticks from buying stash info from some random stalker.
OK i understand how it works now, some mechanics don't have certain upgrades...but if you have one in your inventory you can give it to him and he then can make new upgrades.
It only works if that mechanic asks for it though, otherwise how can you give it to him? You can't trade with them. They only do repairs and upgrades. This is one reason I switched back to the Winchester shotty as I can't seem to find anyone who can upgrade the SPAS12
the Chaser 13 can be upgraded by freedom, CS, Stalkers, duty and Bandits. the SPAS14 can be upgraded by duty and freedom.
The PKM can only be upgraded by duty.
The SVD can only be upgraded by Freedom.
Edit: also to note there seems to a bug with the flash drives, it appears that after so long you can not hand them in and in most cases those upgrades get auto completed but you still have the quests to hand them in etc etc
I think it depends weather you have them in your inventory already or not. I one last one to get for the Stalker mechanic and is was in a backpack by tunnel entrance down near Military base, where you came from Swamp area. I grabbed that and went straight to the mechanic and handed it in and it completed it fine.
i normally have it happen with the sniper and machine gun upgrades. i dont worry about the pistol upgrades because i murder every bandit i see
honestly a fully upgraded P220 is probably as good as it's going to get for handguns anyway, and it's a nice back up if you're using sniper weapons or something similar.
im currently using the desert eagle fully upgraded.....:runaway: