Last day on Earth has revolutionized the mobile Survival game genre. Even though the devs say that the game is still in beta, there are already dozens of other games copying the Last Day on Earth concept.
Today I’m going to show you 211 tips and tricks for playing last day on Earth Survival. When you first start the game, you will be given the option to customize your character and choose a name. You can go back through your inventory at anytime and change what your character looks like, but once you pick a name, you will not be able to change it again for 30 days. When you confirm your character’s attributes, you will be spawned next to a truck naked and alone. This is the location where you will be able to build your base.
Use this directional pad to move your character over to the truck and then click the interact button. There is currently no way to remove this truck from your home area so you can use it for storage as long as you want. If this is your first time playing, I recommend equipping the knife and the shirt and then beginning to clear the area. As you approach an enemy, use this button to sneak before the enemy gets within this line on the mini map. By sneaking up behind enemies and using the attack button when you are close to them, you are able to get triple damage with that first hit which in this case instantly kills your enemies. Enemies often have rope and cloth on their dead bodies which will be extremely valuable until you build the workbenches that will allow you to craft those items. Some enemies will be bunched up like this which requires you to fight the ones you can’t sneak up on, but you shouldn’t have a problem because these enemies are really weak and this knife and shirt are pretty decent gear for your level.
Once you clear the five enemies in this area, you need to decide whether or not you want to design your base with trees on your land because once you chop down these trees in your home area, you can never get them back. So my recommendation is to gather three wood and three stone to build a pickaxe and then put your character on auto. When you hit lvl 2, make sure to gather 3 plant fiber to use with the rope you should already have to build a basic backpack which will give you 5 more slots in your inventory. One pickaxe will be exactly enough to gather all of the rocks and iron in your home area and as long as you don’t build an hatchet, you will not harm any of your trees.
After you finish gathering all of the resources, go check out the abandoned base. This base is now yours, but you will want to make some modifications. First, I recommend gathering the resources of these broken walls and then building three chests. You do not need to replace these walls yet because no one is going to raid your base, but you can if you want. (put in text: I’ll explain more when we talk about raiding). For right now, put everything you have in those three chests. Your weapons, your armor, the only thing you want to take with you is your backpack.
Now one more thing that you need to decide before you leave your base area is whether or not you are completely free to play or if you are wanting to support the devs of last day on Earth. If you are completely free to play, you should check out my video on the three best ways to get free stuff in last day on Earth, but I’m not sure if those methods will be able to get you the $5 you need within the 4 day time limit. They might, but it’s going to be close.
Regardless, if you were wanting to support the devs at all then the best purchase by far is the military pass. For the one time purchase of $5, you get access to 119 new rewards that would normally cost hundreds and hundreds of dollars if you just bought them from the shop. And it guarantees that you will eventually get everything you need to build a motorcycle which is very difficult to get in this game. So if you were ever going to spend money in this game, buy this pass and then take the task list out of your inbox and see what your tasks are for that day. Completing these tasks will give you points towards unlocking each new level. You can also unlock new levels by paying 25 coins but if you want to do that, I would strongly recommend saving your coins for the final tasks which it can also be skipped for 25 coins but they require more points to unlock. Once you’ve memorized your tasks for the day, go ahead and put that note in one of your chests because you don’t need to bring it with you to complete the quests.
Now if you are not buying the military pass because you are a free to play player, don’t worry. I got your back. It may be a lot harder for you, but all of my tutorials are geared towards helping players do things in this game in a way that is free to play.
So after you have decided all that and you are completely naked, leave the area. When you enter your world map for the first time, a crashed airplane event will appear. In the rare occasion that it does not appear, do not go back into your base yet or else you will spawn the healer too early. Rather, just sprint to bunker bravo and then enter and exit the area so that it will appear. Plane crashes are incredible events and you will only get to experience this event two times ever so you want to make the most of it.
I recommend using 30 energy to get to this event instantly and then as soon as you enter the area, go ahead and try to leave the area. When you do, this pop-up will appear allowing you to make a one-time purchase of a military backpack for $2. This is the second best deal you will get in the game because the only other way to get this nicer backpack is to get to level 64 or spend closer to $10 at the shop, but again, if you are free to play, no worries, When I started playing this game the military backpack didn’t even exist yet.
As you go through these chests, you want to prioritise weapons, armor and food because those are the hardest items to get at a low level. Be sure to equip items to save room. It is important to know that by equipping food or healing in this slot, it allows you to heal while you are fighting.
When you’re in your inventory, you will notice a hunger and thirst meter. You will probably start getting hungry and thirsty for the first time during this event. So since you will not be able to bring everything back with you, I recommend eating some of the jerky and water as you loot the area so that you leave with these meters at 100%. You will get attacked by a couple of wolves while you’re here, but you shouldn’t have any problems taking them out. If you did not get the military backpack, your inventory should look kind of like this when you are done. It might feel like you’re leaving a lot of items behind, but all of the items that I did not pick up in this scenario are pretty common items and you won’t really need them until you are much higher level.
Go ahead and leave the area and return home. You can run if you want to, but you should keep in mind that only 1 energy is restored every 5 minutes. When you arrive, you will find the Healer. In exchange for watching an advertisement, the Healer will give you some kind of buff. The best buffs to get this early in the game are muscle Vines which will restore your energy to 100 and brainweed seeds which doubles the amount of experience you get for 1 hour.
After you watch the commercial, grab the knife and shirt that you got in the beginning of the game, put some berries in your quickslot and then leave the area. Armor in this game has exponentially diminishing returns so I recommend only using one piece of armor at a time until you have the ability to make armor for yourself.
If you ran home, an airdrop should appear. Your first airdrop of the day always spawns after you leave an area when your energy is below 70. Airdrops are not nearly as amazing as the crashed plane event, but they are still a good event. Try to avoid enemies as you make your way to the middle of the map. You probably get spotted by one of these toxic spitters, but as long as you have your knife and berries equipped, it will not be a problem. When you loot the airdrop, you will get a weapon and 10 refined items. These are really helpful for starting out. You will also want to be on the lookout for any of these rare items that are sometimes found in airdrops (Engine parts, puppy, lens, blueprints, connecting rods, wrenches, Bunker alpha card, Tickets (red/yellow mostly). But go ahead and grab everything because at this point in the game, almost everything will be useful to you. And then leave the area.
I started farming the zone here because I thought it might be efficient, but then I realized that sometimes stronger AI players will spawn at airdrops and AI players are the number one way that new players die in this game. Now usually that’s because they haven’t figured out the healing quickslot yet, but I don’t care. I do not want you guys to die following this tutorial because dying usually means you lose everything on you so just leave the area and go back home.
Put your stuff away again and then head to the green pine zone. The first time you enter a green zone, an AI player with half health will attack you. When you kill him, you will find a Chopper wheel. This is a very rare item and you will never find a Chopper wheel in any of the zones ever again so make sure to take this home. After you finish looting his body, a puppy will come up to you. Go over to the puppy and use the interact button to pick him up. This is also a very rare item that only happens the first time you enter a green zone so make sure to bring this item home as well.
After grabbing these items, start clearing the Zone the same way that we cleared the home area. This area is a lot bigger and has a few fast biters but it is still pretty easy to clear with the equipment you have. Your knife is only good for 100 hits even at full durability so it will break before you finish clearing the zone. When this happens, use 3 wood to craft a spear. The spear obviously doesn’t do as much damage, but if you move between hits, you can limit how many times enemies are able to hit you. Once you clear all the enemies, make sure you have a hatchet and a pickaxe and then put your character on auto. Since this video is just an overview, I am not going to get into detail of how to get the different resources, but if you need help getting any resource in this game, I have an entire playlist with extensive tutorials on the most efficient way to get each resource that is currently in this game.
Using berries is the most efficient way to heal, but they don’t help your hunger and thirst bar very much so you will get hungry and thirsty while farming this zone. You can often find beans and water in these chests, but if for some reason that isn’t working, just click the shop button and then go to your inbox. Everyday at midnight Greenwich Mean Time, three canned beans and three Waters will be added here as long as you remember to collect them. These are really useful in a pinch.
When your inventory gets full, leave the area. When you travel away from any of these resources zones in the game, they will be completely reset. This allows you to travel to them multiple times and get lots and lots of resources. These zones however either never reset or they reset on a timer. And then events obviously reset each new time they spawn. This destroyed Convoy event is also an amazing event and I would recommend going to it because it often has a bunker Alpha access card, but if you are a new player, don’t pick up the minigun. If you insist, make sure you have another weapon in your other quick slot, but I would suggest just not picking it up altogether.
At this point, you will have earned about 5 new skills. You get skills in pretty much the same way that you get experience, but they are location based and normal experience buffs do NOT increase how much SKILL experience you get. When you click learn, you will randomly get one of 6 skills. Sometimes you are offered the chance to buy an experience book for $2. Experience books will give you exactly half of a skill which might not seem that great, but skills get exponentially harder to get as you get more of them so this is not a bad purchase as long as you do not use the book until you have at least 25 skills in that area. You can keep the books in your inbox for as long as you want.
These pine zones offer these 6 skills. The skill in this slot is usually an active skill that you will be able to go into your inventory and set them as a substitute for the auto or sneak buttons and the skill in this slot has historically been extremely rare, but they made a lot of changes in this last update and I got it in this tutorial so it may not be that hard anymore. OR… they do not exist yet. Since this game is in beta, there are a lot of things that do not exist yet. Knowing what does and doesn’t exist in this game is obviously important for knowing what to build. So I recommend either watching my other videos to learn this information or visiting our website ldoeoutpost.com. On that website you are able to learn almost everything you want to know about the game including which items do or do not exist. The mountain areas offer these six skills including the skill to access the second pocket which I just got yesterday and it is dope.
Fighting at the bunker will give you experience towards these 6 skills. This skill allows you to get your health up 120 which is incredible, but in order to get into bunker alfa, you need to get a bunker alfa access card. The same thing is true for bunker Bravo. You can find these access cards from enemies you kill like I did in this tutorial and from the chests in the zones. This will usually take several trips before you find the right access card.
Bunker Alpha is one of the most difficult challenges in the game so once you do get access to the bunker, I recommend checking out my playlist called “everything you need to know about bunker Alpha”. Raiding ai players bases will give you experience towards these six skills but the best way to get experience in this category is by raiding others players bases which will become available to you through your CB radio exactly 120 hours after you build it.
And then after you build your motorcycle, you are able to unlock the Watchtower which gives you access to oak and copper zones. Oak zones offer these 6 skills and winter zones offer these including the roll which I believe is the most powerful active skill in the game.
These red arrows on the map signify when the zombie horde will arrive at your base. When they arrive, they will destroy your walls. You can upgrade your floors and then walls by clicking on your existing floors and walls while having the resources required to upgrade them. The zombie horde will normally destroy dozens of level 1 walls or a few level two walls, but they can not destroy lvl 3 or 4 walls. So if you do not build any walls, nothing will happen to your base. Which isn’t a problem until you want to start raiding other players’ bases because once you accept the Raiders tasks and start raiding others player’s bases, you open up the opportunity for your base to be raided.
Most of your progression through this game will be determined by how fast you are able to level up and build the workbenches in your crafting menu.
The garden bed is going to be your best source of food over the Long Haul, but it doesn’t give it to you quickly. The campfire is crucial for making coal which is the most efficient fuel in the game and it can also help stretch how much food you have. (using planks over coals is the most efficient way to make coal). The Woodworking bench and furnace are the two most used workbenches in the game and I recommend building two of each of them and keeping them busy as soon as you can.
The CB radio allows you access the dealer who doesn’t really offer that great of deals and then the Raiders which is a much bigger benefit. As you can see from the CB radio in your base, many of these items in your crafting tab require you to assemble them after placing them which usually costs a lot more resources than it does to place them.
These three are important but pretty self-explanatory. Obviously, the motorcycle also requires assembly and you should know that it takes even a really active player at least a month to complete it. And could take a lot longer than that. If you want to know everything there is to know about building your motorcycle, you should check out my video on building it.
The dog pen also requires assembly, but it is not nearly as hard to complete and when you finish it you will be able to release the puppy you got earlier.
These four crafting tables are really important but also self-explanatory. The doormat allows you to pick your spawn point in your base so that you don’t always spawn near the truck. And then we get to the sewing machine. In my opinion, the sewing machine is your first step into intermediate play in this game. It allows you turn fiber into cloth and cloth into thick fabric. these are crucial ingredients for so many important items in the game and I recommend crafting it as soon as you can. One of the most common mistakes new players make is using their resources towards assembling the chopper instead of saving them to craft these important workbenches.
The ATV requires further assembly, but doesn’t actually exist yet though it seems like it will be coming out very very soon. The gunsmith has recently become a huge part of the game which is why they start you out with one. The blueprints you get throughout the game allow you to assemble weapon modifications here are the gunsmith bench. Once you assemble those modifications, you can add them to any weapon you get of that type. So you don’t really need to know that much about weapon modifications until you assemble your gunsmith bench, but once you do, I recommend checking out ldoeoutpost.com where we just updated the database with all of the weapon modifications in the game.
The radio tower has just recently been added to the game. currently you can only get to level one which allows you to have 5 friends in the game, but you can only chat with them right now. The devs of last day on Earth have expressed that they are hoping to expand this soon so that we can actually play with each other.
The recycler is another huge part of the game. There are some very important materials in this game that can only be obtained by recycling things in the recycler. Your chances of getting the most desired items are based on how much durability that item has and they are increased as you level up your recycler which will be very difficult when you’re just starting off, but as you get to higher levels, you will have a lot of extra resources which makes this a lot easier.
The main use for the electric generator is to unlock the Watchtower, but it cannot be carried unless you have a motorcycle so make sure to assemble your motorcycle before your generator.
The blueprint for the Acid Bath should be somewhere around here, but it does not show up on here until you find it on the third floor of Bunker Alpha. Acid Bath allows you to open infected crates which is for advanced play.
The smelting furnace is also for advanced play and the machete has one of the highest dps ratings out of any of the craftable weapons. The saw blade mace has the highest craftable sneak attack damage and the military backpack is incredibly useful. Once you get this far in the crafting menu, a large percentage of these items don’t exist in the game so if you’re ever curious about something be sure to look it up at ldoeoutpost.com. If the item does exist, then you can click on this tab right here and it will take you to an article explaining the fastest or best way to get that item.
In addition to those 176 tips, I have 35 more tips for you.
1- When you are picking up puppies, look to see if their collar is blue or red so that you know what gender they are before you pick them up and then put your male and female puppies into different chests. That way you can release an equal amount of males and females into your dog pen and avoid wasting a ton of food because of extra dogs.
2- Don’t cook steak because jerky is way more efficient especially now that they start you out with a meat drying rack.
3- If you were playing a lot in the very beginning, you might want to use normal wood as fuel even though it is less efficient because you will need all of your planks for building new workbenches.
4- Drinking 13 bottles of water will make you need to pee. And Beer almost always makes you pee.
5- Peeing and getting hit by toxic spitters will increase your stink level. Once you hit a red stink level, enemies will see you from farther away and you will not be able to sneak up on them.
6- if you were looking for one particular item, you can use the split item feature to fill up all of your excess inventory slots and then put your character on auto. This will make your character only gather the items you have room for.
7- Leaving a bunker floor resets the enemies on the floor allowing you to get one sneak attack on each enemy.
8- You can get the bunker Alpha entry code from your CB radio or this dead guy in the zones.
9- You can also get it from most last day on Earth communities which I would recommend joining one. There are a lot of really good communities around this game.
10- your hunger and thirst meters lose one point every 8 seconds. knowing this allows you to calculate how much time you have to finish farming a Zone.
11- if you die at your home area, your body will stay in the same place until you die somewhere else in your home area
12- Farming just the outskirts of zones is a great way to get resources for almost no cost
13- you can use bunkers or AI bases for temporary storage while you farm a nearby Zone several times before returning home
14- You can kill some enemies in Bunker Alpha without getting hit if you have the right weapon
15- You can shoot through windows so keep that in mind when you’re designing your base
16- Surrounding your base with a wall hides what it looks like for other players when they are raiding.
17- Using the honeycomb tactic is stupid because it breaks the game and I have a lot of opinions about it that I’m not going to share, because it is also a really smart tactic that is extremely effective.
18- You can click drive on the motorcycle even if you plan to walk or run and you still get a use it’s extra 4 inventory slots.
19- Even though there is a lower chance of getting items from recycling items with low durability, they still give your recycler the same amount of experience so it is best to recycle all your low durability items to level up your recycler.
20- If you get the witches head as a trophy, you can keep the horde away from your base for several months by burning only one pine log each day.
21- You can loot the truck and motorcycle and other players bases without causing noise
22- In the settings tab, you can change your notification settings
23- While you are here, make sure your game is connected to your google or ios account.
24- There’s also a lot of other really cool options in here including the best way to get a hold of customer support.
25- If you do contact customer support you will need to know you’re unique id. You can find that by clicking on your server on the bottom left. And I would suggest going ahead and screenshotting that number now just in case something bad happens.
26- There’s been a lot of lost accounts in this game and I don’t want yours to be one of them
Well. That’s the guys. Hope that helps. As you can imagine, this video took a lot of work so please remember to like and/or comment on this video assuming of course that you liked it. Also, as I mentioned several times in this video, I have tutorial videos on every single subject of this game and I try my hardest to be this informative in each one so if you have any questions about this game, I recommend typing your question on YouTube and adding jcf at the end to make sure your question gets answered.
Last Day on Earth Survival is a Free Game, a mobile game and it is a Survival Game. This video has 211 LDOE Tips and Tricks. It does not have Last Day on Earth Hacks or Mods, but it will help beginners and advanced players play the Last Day on Earth.