In a previous post, we talked a bit about the basics of progression in The Walking Dead: Road to Survival. Although base construction is definitely a major part of the game, knowing how to level your account in a fast and efficient manner will make it possible for you to experience more of the game’s content. After all, your garrison is going to naturally evolve if you keep following the advice of the main missions.
This time around, we’d like to focus on what you can do to maximize your profile’s levelling potential so that you can progress through TWD at a steady pace. Aside from constantly giving you new things to do in-game, this will make it possible for you to level up your team, unlock new features, and generally have an upper-hand when an event takes place.
Rather than using coins to get ahead, you’ll want to focus on completing as much of the main storyline as you can. Less than 1 hour into TWD, we’ve already reached the Speedway and we’ll most likely be able to do even more if we keep to our current routine. To achieve these results, we had to constantly fulfill those missions that we could get rewards for, as well as level up our team accordingly.
Sure, we got a bit lucky with a few high-level pulls, yet this has not been the defining trait of our strategy. The more you progress through the stages, the easier it becomes to develop your base, amass resources, and generally do anything you want in-game. Chances are you’ll be getting so many mats in this phase that you’ll have a hard time keeping up with the initial infusion of resources.
If, at any point, you find that you’ve hit a progression wall, then it’s high-time to head over to the Roadmap and see if there’s a Boot Camp available. For f2p players, this event is the best way to consistently level up once you’ve gone past that brief, initial phase where everything runs smoothly. Given that TWD is not known for its balance between p2w and f2p approaches, you ought to turn the Boot Camp completion into a sacred routine.
Since the World Energy is used for both sections, you’ll want to carefully chose which of them you complete at a given time. It might be, for instance, that completing another section in the Normal World could give you some much needed weapons for your current team.
Why Boot Camp?
Overall, the Boot Camp offers the best value in terms of Experience earned for World Energy consumed. Once you’re past that beginning phase where you need characters and/or gear, this is where you’ll get things done. You’ll notice that there are three difficulties you can try. While some of them will let you progress a bit – for example, if your team is B++, you can do several A stages – you’ll generally need the minimum requirement for the last one.
Even if we got to Stage 4 of the A difficulty, for instance, we were already struggling to get three stars in the previous stage. The best way to go about this is to always complete the highest stage of the highest difficulty that you know you can get three stars on. To maximize your damage potential, make sure that your team composition is closely aligned with that of your enemy. As you can readily tell, the difference in exp gain is quite significant between these sections.
In our case, we need Alert (Red) and Strong (Green) characters to push through the zombies. The better your team comp, the more odds you have of winning against higher stages that are actually meant for better team ratings. It’s not uncommon to see 5x Strong or 5x Alert setups. With a few adjustments here and there, we were able to clear all of Hard section with a B++ team and level up quite fast.
You also need to make sure that your characters are fighting in an optimal manner. If you’re just fast-forwarding and allowing them to go on auto, there’s a good chance they’ll make a series of bad decisions throughout the zombie waves and get you in a tough spot early on. The AI doesn’t always make the best move, especially where rush abilities are concerned, so do keep this in mind.
Stacking refuels is absolutely worth it from this perspective, since they will give you the opportunity to farm the hell out of BCs.
Progress with BlueStacks
If you didn’t already know, playing The Walking Dead: Road to Survival on PC with BlueStacks will also accelerate your growth. There are several places around the World where you can go and casually farm some of the stages for experience. The problem is that they’re a bit further in the game, so you have some grinding to do before they’re unlocked.
For example, 18-1 or 21-15 are viable World options for those situations when you’re about to level up, but don’t want to have all of your energy go to waste. If you didn’t catch on to it, levelling your player rank resets your World Energy, which means that whatever you had prior to the level-up is basically wasted. To prevent this from happening, you can just auto-farm whatever section of the World seems to give the best loot.
The experience gain is not as significant as with the BC, but at least you won’t be levelling up with 40 energy in your tank. So far, these are the best things you can do to level up fast in TWD: Road to Survival. Remember that once you’ve completed a BC difficulty, there’s no need to waste your resources on the lower stages. Just skip onto the 6th one and run it as many times as you can. Scavenger missions can also be useful in this regard, so don’t be a stranger and check the camp out as much as possible.
Right now, 3k in exchange for 4 energy is not bad. However, once you reach the last stage of the hard difficulty, you’ll be claiming no less than 5.5k for as little as 4 energy. Now that’s what we call a supply run.