In Oxygen Not Included I don't really see the benefit of showers. They use up a lot of space and water and most of the dupes are grimy most of the time anyway. I don't see any penalty for being grimy. In fact, the time showering seems wasted. Can anyone give me a hard numerical justification for building showers?

  • In my experience, there is no any real use of showers in all updates. Maybe in later one. Commented Aug 1, 2018 at 13:43
  • Wiki says they are currently of no real use, oxygennotincluded.gamepedia.com/Shower
    – Neon1024
    Commented Aug 1, 2018 at 14:10
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    @DavidYell I don't play this game but that link makes it sound like showers do pose a use since they help "prevent the spread of Diseases by allowing Duplicants to wash all the Germs off".
    – Wipqozn
    Commented Aug 1, 2018 at 22:55
  • @Wipqozn Did you read the tips section?
    – Neon1024
    Commented Aug 2, 2018 at 8:04
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    @DavidYell - The article is out of date now with the Expressive Update. My dupes had food poisoning and diarrhea, which resolved quicker after implementing showers.
    – zeroef
    Commented Aug 16, 2018 at 15:27

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In the Expressive update dupes gain a +3 morale bonus from having a shower.

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