Beginner’s Guide for Lost Light – PVPVE – Everything You Need to Know to Get Started on the Right Track
Lost Light – PVPVE is a brand new battle royale and survival game that follows a model similar to the popular Escape From Tarkov. In other words, this is a game where you can win not only by defeating every single enemy on the map but also by escaping through any of the available extraction zones.
There’s quite a lot to learn when it comes to the basic systems and mechanics in Lost Light – PVPVE, which is why we wanted to write this beginner’s guide. In this sense, if you’re new to the game and want to start off on the right track, take a look at the tips and pointers that we’ll be sharing in this guide.
Surviving the Battlefield
There is a little bit of everything for all types of gamers in Lost Light – PVPVE, given that it’s a unique battle royale game where players don’t necessarily have to fight against other players if they don’t want to. In fact, the battlefield in this game is a shared PvPvE environment, where there are a few bots, alongside other players, and where the objective is not necessarily to be the last person or team left alive, but rather to successfully escape from the map in a timely manner.
The goal in Lost Light – PVPVE is, mainly, to loot and scavenge for pieces of gear and other useful bits of equipment, all of which are strewn around the ground and in containers spread across the map. This is because the players who manage to survive and escape are then able to take these pieces of gear back to their shelters, and place them in their storage for safekeeping. In this manner, if they choose to, surviving players can start the next rounds fully geared, and with a much larger chance of emerging victorious, especially if their enemies are unarmed.
This looting and gearing system add an extra layer of tension to the matches since players that fall in combat will lose everything they were carrying, without the chance of getting it back. And while it’s possible to buy insurance for your loadout before entering a match, this costs a lot of money and can become prohibitively expensive once you start finding superior pieces of equipment.
Your Shelter and Storage
Whenever you’re not in the field fighting and looting, you’ll be relaxing in your very own shelter. This hideout has all the facilities that a fighter could ever need: from a personal stash to keep your gear, to various tables and manufacturing stations, with which you can customize several aspects of your kit.
Your shelter is one of the most important assets in Lost Light – PVPVE, and you can continuously upgrade its facilities by using the raw materials that you get during your matches. These materials include scrap, as well as Luna, the game’s basic type of currency. These upgrades can get quite costly, so a bit of prioritization can go a long way.
Personally, we’d prefer upgrading the storage first and foremost, since it lets you stash more items and weapons in your shelter for later use, so that you can march into the battlefield with at least a viable gun, armor, and a fully-stocked first aid kit at all times.
Weapon and Loadout Customization
While looting and scouring the battlefield is a good way to get some basic equipment like low-tier guns, armor, and health kits, the best weapons and pieces of gear will come from taking base models and customizing them with a large variety of attachments and modifications.
The weapon modding system is accessed through the Weapon Table, unlocked early into the game. This feature lets you select the weapons in your stash and modify them in a variety of ways. Some of these mods include changing the stock receiver for one that lets you mount optics and other attachments to your gun; changing your stock magazines for others that offer higher ammo capacity, and much, much more. Seriously, the weapon modification system in Lost Light – PVPVE is off the rails with how much it allows players to customize their gear.
The only drawback to this system is that, as we mentioned above, if you ever get defeated during a match, you will drop EVERYTHING. In this sense, unless you have the cash to insure your current loadout, we recommend keeping your best pieces safely tucked away in your shelter for later use.
The Player-Driven Market
The other half of the customization feature is the market aspect of Lost Light – PVPVE. In other words, every single piece of gear, whether customized or default, can be posted for sale on the market. Moreover, you can use the currency you get both from playing the game, as well as for selling weapons and equipment, to purchase your gear from the market to get an edge in the upcoming battles.
Just remember: If you die, you lose everything. This is kind of a big deal, hence why we repeat it so often!
To Loot, or to Kill
The ultimate question you have to ask yourself when playing Lost Light – PVPVE is, are you a scavenger, or a fighter? Perhaps a little bit of both? Your answer here will determine your overall play style, especially since, as we’ve mentioned above, you don’t even have to fight in order to progress and win matches. For some players, spending the rounds looting and subsequently escaping through the extraction points is a valid strategy. Moreover, for these gamers, playing the market might be just as exciting as running and gunning.
At the end of the day, your actions are determined by your goal. In this sense, if you just want to have some classic shooter fun, then by all means engage and fight against any players or NPCs that cross your path. On the other hand, if you’re more of a hoarder that plays to fill up their stash and participate in the game’s economy, then you’ll want to prioritize looting and evading fights.
What is your preferred play style in Lost Light – PVPVE? Let us know in the comments below! Additionally, feel free to share your own tips, tricks, and strategies to help out your fellow gamers!