The Walking Dead: Survivors is a game that most people started to play because of the associated series, not because of the game’s mechanics itself. Fans of the series want to immerse themselves more in the world of TWD, but even so, some have a difficult time getting into a game they know very little about. BlueStacks’ beginner’s guide to playing The Walking Dead: Survivors will help new players figure out the most important parts about how to play successfully.

BlueStacks Beginner's Guide to Playing The Walking Dead: Survivors

TWD has been featured in a lot of spinoff games, but the most popular genres are action games and real-time strategies like this one. Management-based games require a very specific system that allows players to gain the strategic advantage over other players. The heavy PvP environment makes the game extremely competitive and players might suddenly find themselves defending their camp from other players that are looking to ruthlessly dominate the competition.

Resource Management

In a post-apocalyptic world, it’s hard to find food, clean water, and even the weapons to survive against the seemingly endless threats that come your way. In TWD: Survivors, players need to manage their resources to keep their society afloat and be able to move towards creating a safe haven that can withstand enemy attacks. Resources aren’t easy to come by, but with a little knowledge of proper management, your survivor’s camp will soon be overflowing with so many resources, you won’t even know what to do with them all.

BlueStacks Beginner's Guide to Playing The Walking Dead: Survivors

There are multiple ways to earn resources in TWD: Survivors that players can take advantage of. Players simply need to give priority to managing their resources and making more resource production buildings so that they never run out of materials to upgrade your buildings with or complete research. Once players have established a good flow of incoming resources, they will be able to check off so many other tasks in their camp with increased efficiency to ultimately make more progress at a rapid rate.

Fighting to Survive

Being able to survive in a zombie-infested world takes both wits and guts. A camp without fighters is a camp that’s waiting for its inevitable doom. Such a camp will get taken over either by the walker horde or other aggressive camps. Unless you want to pay 50% of your resources as tax to The Saviors every month, you will need some reliable soldiers to defend your sovereignty, fighting for the sake of your citizens and the little breaths of freedom that you can enjoy in the world.

BlueStacks Beginner's Guide to Playing The Walking Dead: Survivors

There are three types of fighters that you can train in TWD: Survivors. Each of these fighters specialize in a certain type of combat and have strengths and weaknesses, depending on who they’re fighting against. Having a large army inside your survivor’s camp will make other players think twice about trying to attack or take advantage of you because they’ll know that you’re the type of player who can hold their own against almost any threat.                                                              

Workers of Society

Real-time strategies rely on countdown timers for tasks to finish. The best way to quickly climb ahead of the competition is to make sure that your workers are always busy completing tasks to upgrade or construct something. Any downtime between actions is an amount that you fall behind against more competitive players that are trying to dominate the map against weaker players. If you want to reach a huge power rating, you’ll need to maximize worker efficiency.

BlueStacks Beginner's Guide to Playing The Walking Dead: Survivors

Workers don’t just involve the construction people or the survivors that are collecting resources inside the camp. There are also unmanned buildings like the Library and Exploration Tent that house necessary actions towards making breakthroughs that will benefit your camp’s survival. The main takeaway here is that your camp should always be executing the maximum number of actions that you can do in any given department so that you can grow to be one of the strongest players in your quadrant at lightning speed.

The Importance of Exploration 

The unique part about TWD: Survivors compared to other games from the same genre is that the world map is limited by a mechanic called Fog of War. The fog of war prevents players from seeing areas of the map that haven’t been explored yet by your scouts. That being said, it becomes difficult for other players to look for an ideal place to settle or gather resources. While players may feel the occasional sense of laziness to constantly scout the map, it’s still important to force exploration for your camp’s sake.

BlueStacks Beginner's Guide to Playing The Walking Dead: Survivors

The BlueStacks Macro Feature can be a helpful tool for players to automatically complete their scouting without actively staring at their device waiting for the scouts to run back and forth around the world map. Unlocking areas of the map will provide the players with bonuses like discoverable treasures, communities, or even some bosses that you can challenge with your clan. If you’re not a member of any clan, you might even stumble upon a Clan Hive that will take you in if you apply.

Joining a Clan

Joining a clan is an essential part of surviving in this world. Even Alexandria, The Kingdom, Hilltop, and Oceanside stood side-by-side when they were fighting against Negan and The Saviors. It’s time to find a community that has the same views and interests as you so that you can enjoy the countless benefits of being in the safety of a large herd of players that you can talk to or just enjoy TWD: Survivor’s group-based content with whenever you log into the game.

BlueStacks Beginner's Guide to Playing The Walking Dead: Survivors

Clans offer safety in the sense that you can ask for backup whenever a hostile player tries to make a move against you or – on the offensive – if you’re trying to attack another player that’s been bothering you. You might even just enjoy some of the passive bonuses of being in a clan such as having the Clan Helper function. This function lets you cut down the amount of time that needed to upgrade a building or do research that would normally take a few hours to finish otherwise.