A Beginner Survivor’s Guide to Days After: Survival Games
The world has been overtaken by blood-and-brain hungry zombies and you must do everything you can to survive this new world of chaos. When you play Days After: Survival Games by REACTGAMES STUDIO, you must invest a lot of time and energy in collecting resources, crafting equipment, building your base, and fighting a myriad of zombies and even wild animals to live long in the zombie apocalypse. In this beginner’s guide, we’ll help you learn the important information that you need to know to get started in surviving the zombie world.
Character Stats and Equipment
You start Days After: Survival Games creating your own character. Your character is composed of several main stats and attributes that define their capabilities and can be individually upgraded as you play.
There are several important character stats that you need to take note of: Hunger, HP, Thirst, and Infection.
- Hunger (red stomach icon) – your character becomes hungrier as they do actions such as harvesting resources. The hungrier they get, the lower your character’s HP becomes so it is important to keep hunger in check. Hunger can be mitigated by eating food. Food can be looted or can be prepared through a bonfire.
- Thirst (blue droplet icon) – like hunger, your character becomes thirstier as they do actions. Thirst can be replenished by eating certain foods or by drinking from water flasks.
- HP (green health bar) – tells you the amount of health points your character has. HP is depleted whenever you are attacked by an enemy or when your character is too hungry or thirsty. HP can be replenished anytime by eating food, drinking water, resting on a bed (will instantly refill HP), and using medical items (i.e., bandages). Some food replenishes more HP than others upon consumption.
- Toxicity (yellow biohazard icon) – some zombies can infect your character, consequently increasing their infection level. When this surpasses 100, your character’s max HP will be depleted. Infection can be reduced by consuming Berry Compresses, Bandages, and First Aid Kits. Resting on a bed also completely removes the infection.
Your character also has other stats that are directly tied to their equipment such as armor, infection resistance, damage, stealth attack damage, and attack time. These can be upgraded by equipping strong equipment, which can be looted or bought with real money from the game’s store. Armor and infection resistance can be increased by wearing clothes whereas damage, stealth attack damage, and attack time can be increased depending on the weapon you are using.
Your items in Days After: Survival Games are organized with blocks similar to Minecraft . Each block serves as an item slot where you can store your resources, weapons, or clothes.
At the start, your items are stored in pockets. The pockets can fit a maximum of 10 items. The maximum amount of items can be increased by crafting bags or sacks such as the Leather Sack. Each item slot can carry any item, but they can only carry a maximum 20 pieces of that same item. So, for example, if you store a bandage in one slot, you can store up to 20 bandages in the same slot.
Your character has eight dedicated slots for equipped gear:
- Two weapons
- One bag/sack
- One gloves
- One headwear (i.e., hood)
- One top-wear
- One bottom-wear
- One footwear
Note that all equipable gear has a durability level. This decreases as you use that gear more and once it goes to zero, you can no longer use it and will need to be replaced.
Resource Gathering and Crafting
Resources are very important in Days After Survival Games as they are required to craft weapons, upgrade your home base, and the like. They can be manually harvested from natural structures like trees and rocks or can be looted.
Pine log (wood), stone, grass, scrap metal, and clay are the usual resources that you are going to use. These resources are scattered all around the map. Some can be picked up immediately from the ground (i.e., pine log from small logs, stone from small rocks).
You will need special tools to extract resources from big objects. An axe will be used to cut down trees and get pine logs; whereas a sledgehammer will be used to smash big rocks, metal clutter, and clay rocks to obtain the stone, scrap metal, and clay respectively. The axe and sledgehammer have to be crafted and can also be used as weapons to fight enemies albeit they are not as effective.
The crafting menu contains all the items that can be crafted given the resources that you have on hand (the resources stored in storage boxes will not appear in the crafting menu). You unlock more items to craft by leveling up your character. Leveling up is done by obtaining enough XP through collecting resources and eliminating enemies.
Upgraded versions of weapons and clothes can be crafted when you obtain enough blueprints. These blueprints are scattered all around the world and can be obtained randomly as loot. The “tier” of weapons or clothes is denoted by the number of stars and the next tier can be upgraded as you collect more blueprints.
Building Your Home
Your home base is where you are not only completely safe from zombies but it is also where you will make the most out of the resources you collect. Days After: Survival Games give you plenty of freedom in creating your own home base.
Editing your home base can be done by clicking on the House icon. It will bring up a menu with several categories:
- Shelter: build wooden bases, walls, windows, and doors with grass and pine logs
- Furniture: place contraptions such as bonfires, garden beds (for growing crops), water storage, and the like.
- Up to 20 of these can be stored
- Furniture needs to be crafted from the crafting menu first before they can be placed in your base
You can only place shelter structures and furniture on the designated tiles. Shelter pieces cannot be relocated once built whereas furniture items can be.
Somewhere in the middle of your home base is the Hanger. This is a special place in your home that mostly caters to your clan members, special merchants, and the like. You will need specific resources to upgrade parts of the Hangar.
The main method of progression in Days After: Survival Games is the quest system.
Quests consist of several tasks that you can accomplish in exchange for XP. XP is used to level up your character which then ultimately allows you to unlock more items and furniture to craft in the crafting menu. Upon completing all quests, a new set of quests appear, and the process starts over.
You will need to venture outside of your home base to look for resources and maybe even new items.
The in-game map can be accessed by going outside the boundaries of your home base. The map shows many locations that you can venture to. Each location has several important pieces of information:
- Difficulty – denoted by skulls; the more skulls there are, the harder that area is to explore; meaning powerful zombies reside in them
- Enemies – tells you the type of enemies that you will encounter; enemies are not just zombies, but they can also be wild animals like wolves and boars
- Possible loot – tells you the possible items that you can obtain from that area
- Best loot – tells you the best possible loot that you can obtain
You can choose to run or walk to a specific location. How long it takes to run or walk depends on how far you are from that area. Running is the fastest way to travel but takes up endurance points (the farther the location, the more points are expended). Walking is the slowest way to travel but does not consume endurance points. Generally, always choose to run unless you have completely run out of endurance points.
Some areas in the map are locked and inaccessible until your upgrade your Observation Tower to a certain level. The Observation Tower is in your home base and can be upgraded given that you have the required resources.
Some areas may also require you to have a car to travel to it. A car is located inside your home base as well, but you will need to repair it first.