The best way to play Doomsday: Last Survivors is to be prepared for any future scenarios that might come your way. While it’s difficult to predict everything that can happen to you in this specific genre of games, it all boils down to the importance of economics and its role in helping your shelter survive. The absolute rule in this game is that the person who is able to amass the most resources is the person who is mostly likely to secure their spot as the most powerful player on the server.

Doomsday: Last Survivors - A Guide to the Economy

In our Beginners’ Guide, we talked about the importance of expansion and the economy. In this guide, we will be talking about how players can improve their economy by introducing all of the sectors that allow players to produce or collect the primary resources in the game. As you progress through Doomsday: Last Survivors, you’ll realize that the costs of upgrades and training go up as well. This simple guide to managing your economy will help new players get a better idea on how to keep their shelter running smoothly.

Production Buildings

Production buildings are the most basic way to produce resources in the game and are the most reliable source. Even though the resources that players can acquire from these structures are extremely low in the early stages of the game, they will begin to show their value towards the higher levels when your shelter has multiple copies of these production buildings and have a decent production rate that can sustain your shelter. This is why players should always upgrade these to their max level first before every other building.

Doomsday: Last Survivors - A Guide to the Economy

Doomsday: Last Survivors doesn’t really put emphasis on production buildings in the early game so players will quickly realize that the number of resources they acquire from these structures are measly compared to other methods. However, there are many modifications that can be created or researched that will upgrade your shelter’s innate production value through these buildings. They will become indispensable in the future so it’s a good idea not to rely too much on the other sources or you’ll quickly realize that those aren’t good sources in the later stages.

Mission Rewards

Missions are a good source of various rewards that can range from upgrade materials to even resources. In fact, this is the most popular way to get resources for beginners since Doomsday: Last Survivors offer so much that players usually have very few problems when it comes to managing their resources. As long as players are active in the game and follow all of the quests, the chances of them running out of resources before they run out of things to do is very low.

Doomsday: Last Survivors - A Guide to the Economy

The biggest problem with missions is that they become more difficult to complete as you progress through the game. The number of resources that players spend completing missions will start to outnumber the amount you gain from these missions. While they are good for beginners, players shouldn’t get spoiled by the fact that missions offer so many rewards because they might become too dependant on those rewards with their shelter suffering because of it.

Inventory Resources

Inventory resources are bundles that you can find by clicking on your bag. These provide resources that can be consumed at any time and are usually given as mission or event rewards which players might not notice most of the time. Just like mission rewards, these are very good for beginners but eventually start getting phased out due to the fact that there aren’t a lot of sources to acquire these once they manage to reach the middle and later stages of the game.

Doomsday: Last Survivors - A Guide to the Economy

The value of these inventory resources comes in the form of being available at every moment, unlike missions that require the players to complete a specific task first. Many players often don’t realize that these exist because they never check their bags for anything important. In fact, players can find many important items that are stored in the bag that require players to open them up manually. Check out your inventory to see if you might have missed something important.

Research Upgrades

Research upgrades are indirect ways to earn more resources, unlike the previously mentioned methods. This requires unlocking the research lab which allows the player to upgrade their resource production by a certain percentage according to the level. This allows the other methods to yield more resources that make your production a lot more efficient. It’s one of the most important sectors that players need to pay attention to if they’re trying to play the game at a serious level.

Doomsday: Last Survivors - A Guide to the Economy

There are two branches of research in the game which are the economic and military branches. Regardless of which branch you’re focusing on, it’s important to upgrade all of the research points in the entire tree rather than just following one or two routes. This is because all of the research points are equally important, even if you think you may not have a use for those upgrades in your current situation. Always have your research lab active at upgrading research points to make your overall economy flourish.

Military Conquests

Military conquests are the final way to acquire resources in the game and are probably the most difficult method on this list. This requires players to send out their army to produce resources by attacking AI nodes or other players. Depending on the level of the opponent, the player will be able to acquire a large number of resources at the risk of losing a lot of soldiers. The reason it’s difficult is that if players lose more troops when trying to procure resources, they’ll simply use those resources to replenish their forces which is counterintuitive. 

Doomsday: Last Survivors - A Guide to the Economy

Players are advised to go for PvE attacks since those are easier and doesn’t risk the chance of an opponent retaliating at you. This method is arguably the best way to gather resources, as long as you’re a strong player, because there are a ton of players and opponents out in the overworld that can be attacked. This means that you can get an almost unlimited amount of resources as long as your military can handle it.