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[100+] Best Tips and Tricks for Last Day on Earth: Survival

By Matt September 14, 2018


Last day on earth has revolutionized the mobile survival game genre. Even though the devs say that the game is still in beta, there are already dozens of other games copying the last day on earth concept. Today I’m going to show you 211 tips and tricks for playing Last Day on Earth Survival.

211 Tips and Tricks

When you first start the game you will be given the option to
customize your character and choose a name. You can go back through your inventory at any time and change what your character looks like, but once you pick a name you will not be able to change it again for 30 days.

When you confirm your character’s attributes, you will spawn next to a truck… naked and alone. This is the location where you will be able to build your base.

Use the directional pad to move your character over to the truck and then click the interact button. There is currently no way to remove this truck from your home area, so you can use it for storage as long as you want.

If this is your first time playing, I recommend equipping the knife and shirt and then beginning to clear the area. As you approach an enemy, make sure you sneak before the enemy gets within the line of sight on the mini-map.

By sneaking up behind enemies and using the attack button when you are close to them, you are able to get triple damage with the first hit, which in this case, instantly kills your enemies.

Enemies often have rope and cloth on their dead bodies which will be extremely valuable until you build the workbenches that allow you to craft those items. Some enemies will be bunched up like this which requires you to fight the ones that you can’t sneak up on, but it shouldn’t be a problem because these enemies are really weak and this knife
and the shirt is pretty decent gear for your level.

Once you clear the five enemies in the area, you need to decide whether or not you want to design your base with the trees on your land because once you chop down these trees in your home area, you can never get them back.

So my recommendation is to gather three wood and three stone to build a pickaxe and then put your character on auto. When you hit level 2, make sure to gather three plant fiber and use the rope that you should already have to build a basic backpack which will give you five extra
slots in your inventory.

One pickaxe will be exactly enough to gather all of the rocks and iron in your home area and as long as you don’t build a hatchet you won’t harm any of your trees. When you finish gathering all the resources, go check out the abandoned base. This base is now yours, but you will want to make some modifications.

First, I recommend gathering the resources from these broken walls and then building three chests. You don’t need to replace these walls yet because no one’s gonna raid your base, but you can if you want.

For right now, put everything you have in those three chests. Your weapons, your armor, the only thing you want to take with you is your backpack. Now one thing that you need to decide before you leave your base area is whether or not you are completely free to play or if you’re wanting to support the devs of last day on earth.

If you are ever planning to spend money on this game, the best purchase by far is the military pass. For the one-time purchase of $5, you get access to 119 new rewards that would normally cost
hundreds and hundreds of dollars if you bought them from the shop and it guarantees that you will eventually get everything you need to build
the motorcycle which is very difficult to get in this game.

So if you are ever planning to spend money in this game, buy this pass and then take the task list out of your inbox and see what your tasks are for that day. Completing these tasks will give you points towards unlocking each new level.

You can also unlock new levels by paying 25 coins, but if you want to do that, I would strongly recommend saving your coins for the final tasks which can also be skipped for 25 coins, but they require more points to unlock.

Once you’ve memorized your task for the day go ahead and put that note in one of your chests because you don’t need to bring it with you to complete the quests. So after you decide all that and you are completely naked leave the area.

When you enter the world map for the first time, a crashed airplane event will appear. In the rare occasion that it does not appear, do not go back into your base yet or else you will spawn the healer too early.

Rather, just sprint to bunker Bravo and then enter and exit the area and it will appear. Plane crashes are incredible events and you only get to experience this event two times ever, so you want to make the most of it.

I recommend using 30 energy to get to this event instantly and then as soon as you enter the area, go ahead and try to leave the area. When you do, this pop-up will appear allowing you to make a one-time purchase of a military backpack for two dollars.

This is the second best deal that you can get in this game because the only other way to get this nicer backpack is to get to level 64 or to spend closer to $10 at the shop but again if you are free to play, no worries.

In the early life of this game, the military backpack didn’t even exist yet. As you go through these chests, you want to prioritize weapons, armor, and food because those are the hardest items to get at a low level.

Be sure to equip items to save room. It is important to note that
by equipping food or healing in this slot, it allows you to heal while you’re fighting.

When you’re in your inventory you will notice a hunger and thirst
meter. You will probably start to get hungry and thirsty for the first time
during this event so since you will not be able to bring everything back with you, I recommend eating some jerky and drinking water as you loot the area so that you leave with these meters at 100%.

You will get attacked by a couple wolves while you’re here, but you shouldn’t have any problems taking them out. After that go ahead and leave the area.

You can run if you want to, but you should keep in mind that only one energy is restored every 5 minutes. When you arrive, you will find the healer.

In exchange for watching an advertisement, the healer will give you some kind of buff. The best buffs to get early in the game are “Muscle Vines” which restore your energy to 100 and “Brainweed Seeds” which
doubles the amount of experience you get for one hour.

After you watch the commercial, put your stuff away and then grab the knife and shirt that you got at the beginning of the game. Put some berries in your quick slot and then leave the area.

Armor in this game has exponentially diminishing returns so I recommend only using one piece of armor at a time until you have the
ability to make armor for yourself. If you ran home, an airdrop should appear.

Your first airdrop of the day always spawns after you leave an area when your energy is below 70. Air drops are not nearly as amazing as the crashed plane event but they are still a good event.

Try to avoid enemies as you make your way to the middle of the map. You’ll probably get spotted by one of these toxic spitters, but again, as long as you have your knife and berries equipped, you will
have no trouble killing anything that comes at you.

When you loot the airdrop, you get a weapon and 10 refined items. These are really helpful for starting out. You will also want to be on the lookout for any of these rare items that are sometimes found in air drops.

But go ahead and grab everything because at this point in the game almost everything is useful to you and then leave the area. You can see that I started to farm the zone here because I thought it might be more efficient, but then I realized that sometimes stronger AI players will spawn at air drops and AI players are the number one way that new players die in this game.

Now usually that’s because they haven’t figured out the healing
quick shot yet, but I don’t care. I do not want you guys to die following this tutorial because dying usually means you lose everything on you.

So just leave the area and go back home. Put your stuff away again and then head to the green pine zone. The first time you enter a green zone, an AI player with half health will attack you.

When you kill him, you will find a chopper wheel. This is a very rare item. You will never get a chopper wheel in any of the zones ever again so make sure to take this home.

After you finish looting his body, a puppy will come up to you. Go over to the puppy and use the interact button to pick him up. This is also a very rare item and only happens the first time you enter a green zone so make sure to bring this item home as well.

After grabbing these items, start clearing the zone the same way we cleared the home area. This area is a lot bigger and has a few fast biters, but it is still pretty easy to clear with the equipment you have.

Your knife is only good for a hundred hits even at full durability so it will break before you finish clearing the zone. When this happens, use three wood to craft a spear. The spear obviously doesn’t do as much damage, but if you move between hits, you can limit how many time enemies are
able to hit you.

Once you clear all the enemies, make sure to have a hatchet and a pickaxe and then put your character on auto. Using berries is the most efficient way to heal, but they don’t help your hunger and thirst bar very much so you will get hungry and thirsty while farming in this zone.

You can often find beans and water in this chest, but if for some reason that isn’t working, just click the shop button and go into your inbox. Every day, at midnight GMT, 3 baked beans and 3 glasses of water will be added here as long as you remember to collect them.

These are really useful in a pinch. As soon as your inventory gets full, leave the area. When you travel away from any resource zone in the game, it will be completely reset.

This allows you to travel to them multiple times and get lots and lots of resources. These zones; however, never reset or they reset on a
timer and then events obviously reset each new time they spawn.

This destroyed convoy event is also an amazing event and I’d recommend going to it because it often has a bunker alpha access card, but if you’re a new player, do not pick up the minigun. Now if you not new, make sure to have another weapon in your quick slot so you can switch weapons as soon as you pick it up, but I would suggest
that if you’re new, do not pick it up.

Especially if you get the bunker alpha access card. At this point, you will have earned about 5 new skills. You get skills pretty much the same way you level up, but they are location-based and normal experience buffs do not increase how much skill experience you get.

When you click learn, you will randomly get one of 6 skills. Sometimes
you are offered the chance to buy an experienced book for $2. Experience books give you exactly half of a skill which might not seem that great, but skills get exponentially harder to get as you get more of them so this is not a bad purchase as long as you don’t use the book until you have at least 20 to 25 skills in that area.

You can keep the books in your inbox for as long as you
want. These pine zones offer these 6 skills. The skill in this slot is usually an active skill that you will be able to go into your inventory and set them as a substitute for the auto or sneak buttons.

The mountain areas offer these six skills. This skill allows you to get your health up to 120 which is incredible. But in order to get into bunker alpha, you need to get a bunker alpha access card.


The same thing is true for Bunker Bravo. You can find these access cards from the enemies and the chests in the zones. This will usually take several trips before you find the right access card.

Bunker alpha is one of the most difficult challenges in the game. These AI bases will give you experience toward these six skills, but the best way to get experience in this category is by raiding other players
bases, which will become available to you through the CB radio exactly a hundred and twenty hours after you build it.

And then after you build your motorcycle you’ll be able to unlock the watchtower, which gives you access to the oak and copper zones. Oak zones give you these six skills, and winter zones offer these.

Including the roll, which I believe is the most powerful active skill in the
game. These red arrows on the map signify when the zombie horde will arrive at your base. When they arrive they will destroy low-level walls.

You can upgrade your floors and then walls by clicking on the existing floors and walls while having the resources required to upgrade them. The zombie horde will normally destroy dozens of level one walls or a few level two walls, but they cannot destroy level three or four walls.

The only thing the horde does is destroy walls, so if you let all of these level two walls get destroyed then the horde can’t really do anything else to you. Not having walls isn’t really a problem until you want to start raiding other players bases, because once you accept the Raiders tasks and start raiding other players bases you open up the opportunity for your base to be raided.


Most of your progression through this game will be determined by how fast you were able to level up and build the workbenches in your crafting menu. The garden bed is going to be your best source of food for the long haul, but it doesn’t give it to you quickly.

The campfire is crucial for making coal, which is the most efficient fuel in the game and it can also help stretch how much food you have. The woodworking bench and furnace are the two most used work benches in the game.

I recommend building two of each of them and keeping them busy as
soon as you can. The CB radio allows you to access the dealer, who doesn’t really offer that great of deals, and then five days later the Raiders, which is a much bigger benefit.

As you can see from the CB radio in your base many of the items
in your crafting tab require you to assemble them after placing them, which usually costs a lot more resources than it does to place them. These are important but pretty self-explanatory.

Obviously, the motorcycle requires assembly, and you should know that it takes even a really active player at least a month to complete it. It could take a lot longer than that. The dog pen also requires assembly, but it is not nearly as hard to complete.

When you finish it, you’re able to release the puppy you got earlier. These four crafting tables are pretty important but also self-explanatory. The doormat allows you to pick your spawn point in your base so that you don’t always spawn near the truck. Then we
get to the sewing machine.

In my opinion, the sewing machine is the first step in the intermediate play in this game. It allows you to turn fiber into cloth and cloth into a thick fabric. These are crucial ingredients for so many important items in the game and I recommend crafting it as soon as you can.

One of the most common mistakes new players make is using their resources towards assembling the motorcycle instead of saving them to craft these important workbenches. The gunsmith has recently become a huge part of the game which is why they start you out with one.

The blueprints you get throughout the game allow you to assemble weapons here at the gunsmith bench. Once you assemble
those modifications, you can add them to any weapon you get of that type.

You don’t really need to know that much about weapon modifications until you assemble your gunsmith bench. The radio tower has just recently been added to the game. Currently, you can only get to level one which allows you to have 5 friends in the game, but you can only chat with them right now.

The developers of last day on earth have expressed that they’re hoping to expand this soon so we can actually play with each other.

The recycler is another huge part of the game. There are some
very important materials in this game that can only be obtained by recycling other things in the recycler. Your chances of getting the most desired items are based on how much durability that item has and they are increased as you level up your recycler.

This can be very difficult to do when you’re starting off but as you get to higher levels, you will have a lot of extra resources which makes it a lot easier. The main use for the electric generator is to unlock the watchtower, but it cannot be carried unless you have a motorcycle so make sure to assemble your motorcycle before your generator.

The acid bath is important because it allows you to open infected crates which is part of the advanced play. The smelting furnace is also for advanced players and the machete has one of the highest DPS ratings out of any of the craftable items.

The saw blade mace has the highest craftable sneak attack damage and the military backpack is incredibly useful. Here are a few more tips to go through.

When you’re picking up puppies, look to see if their collar is blue or red so that you know what gender they are before you pick them up and then put your male and female puppies into different storage chests. That way you can release an equal amount of male and females into your dog pen to avoid wasting a ton of food because of extra dogs.

Don’t cook steak because jerky is way more efficient, especially now that you start out with a meat drying rack. If you’re playing a lot in the very beginning, you might want to use normal wood as fuel even though it’s less efficient because you will need all of your planks for building new workbenches.

Drinking 13 bottles of water will make you need to pee. And beer pretty much makes you pee every time. Peeing and getting hit by toxic spitters will increase your stink level. Once you hit a red stink level, enemies will see you from farther away and you will not be able to sneak up on them.

If you are looking for one particular item, you can use the split item feature to fill up all of your empty inventory slots and then put your character in auto. This will make your character only gather the
items you have room for.

Leaving the bunker floor resets all of the enemies on that floor allowing you to get one sneak attack on each enemy. You can get the bunker alpha entry code from your CB radio and this dead guy in the zones.

You can also get it from most last day on earth communities which I would recommend joining on. There are a lot of really good communities around this game.

Your hunger and thirst meters lose one point every eight seconds. Knowing this allows you to calculate how much time you have to finish farming a zone. If you die in your home area, your body will stay in that same place until you die somewhere else in your home area.

Farming just the outskirts of zones is a great way to get resources for almost no costs. You can use bunkers or AI bases for temporary storage while you farm a nearby zone several times before returning home.

You can kill some enemies in Bunker Alpha without getting hit if you have the right weapon. You can shoot through windows so keep that in mind when you’re designing your base.

Surrounding your base with a big wall hides what it looks like for other players when they are raiding it. You can click drive on the
motorcycle even if you plan to walk or run so you still get to use the extra four inventory slots.

Even though there’s a lower chance of getting what you want from recycling items with low durability, they still give your recycler
the same amount of experience If you get the witches head as
trophies, you can keep the Horde away from your base for several months by burning only one pine log each day.

You can loot the truck and motorcycle in other players’ bases without causing noise. In the settings tab, you can change your notification settings. There’s a lot of other really cool options in here including the best way to get a hold of customer support.

If you do contact customer support, you will need to know your unique ID. You can find that by clicking on your server on the bottom left. I would suggest to go ahead and screenshotting that number now just in case something bad happens. There’s been a lot of lost accounts in this game and I don’t want yours to be one of them.

Well. that’s it, guys. Hope that helps!

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