Last Day On Earth Survival Guides Tagged Articles RSS Feed | Last Day On Earth Survival Guides RSS Feed on en Launch Media Network Last Day On Earth: Survival Complete Dog Breeding Guide Fri, 15 Jun 2018 16:48:35 -0400 Ty Arthur

The apocalypse can be an awfully lonely place, especially when everyone you meet ends up trying to kill you and steal your resources! That's where raising some puppies to faithful hounds comes in on Last Day On Earth: Survival.

Through careful crossbreeding, eventually you can get some absolutely killer skills for your stable of dogs, from buffs for finding better items to the all-important True-Friend skill.

Below we cover absolutely everything you need to know to find a puppy, raise it to adulthood, and then eventually breed it through dozens of generations to the ultimate Rank IV hound.

Finding A Puppy In Last Day On Earth

To start raising and breeding dogs, first you need to grab a defenseless puppy (why the zombies don't eat them is unclear), which can be found immediately by leaving your home base and heading to a Green Resource Zone.

Your first puppy is guaranteed to spawn in any Green Resource Zone area if you haven't picked up a puppy before, so spend the energy to run to a Green location and explore around the area until one shows up. Usually they pop up within 30 seconds, but keep running around if you don't get one straight away.

 I may not have any pants, but I've got a puppy, and that's even better!

When you grab the adorable little puppers (just tap the same icon as though you were harvesting a resource), it will appear in your inventory as a Puppy In A Box, but you can't do anything with it just yet.

The "use" button for the boxed puppy will be greyed out, now matter where you go or what inventory slot you place it in.

You can't actually start raising a dog until reaching level 10, when the Dog Crate blueprint becomes available. You could also spend $4.99 - $9.99 to buy a Dog Crate ahead of time in the store, but honestly it doesn't take that long to hit level 10. To build the crate, you need these resources:

  • 20 Pine Logs
  • 7 Duct Tape
  • 15 Limestone
  • 10 Scrap Metal

Build the Dog Crate on a floor segment of any building and then you can finally use the Puppy In A Box to start raising the dog. Opening the box gives you a randomized gender and coloration (from least rare to most rare: brown, black sides, black back, tiger, full black, white).

 The Dog Crate blueprint unlocks for 1 point at level 10

After grabbing your first puppy in a Green Source zone, additional puppies can be found randomly at your home base area, Aid Drop areas (these have a very high chance of puppy spawns), Red Resource Zones, or Floppy Disk Coordinate locations.

They can also be bought for a bunch of resources from a Dealer (which frankly is not a very good trade), or purchased in the store if you've got some cash to burn on a freemium beta game and want a higher Ranking immediately.

Feeding And Raising Last Day On Earth Dogs

Puppies are invincible, although they can be released out into the wild. Full grown dogs on the other hand can die, although they will eventually respawn back at your home base.

For a puppy to reach adulthood and start earning Traits, you've got to feed them Raw Meat, Raw Turkey, or Dry Food. Without regular food, the puppy's growth meter stops. After 24 hours of being fed (or faster if you spend in-game currency), you get a full grown dog.

Note that the number of hours of food provided by each food type is divided by the number of puppies you have, so you will need to hunt down tons of resources when you have a large kennel! Keep in mind you also have to keep feeding the dog after reaching adulthood or they will go inactive.

Upon reaching adulthood, dogs are marked from Rank I to Rank IV, gaining a randomized Trait based on their Ranking. Dogs can't raise in Rank on their own, but the Rank number is still important to note for breeding.

Traits are equipped and active when you select the Walking on Base task at the Dog Crate. These Traits are available for your canine companion:

Rank I
  • Companion: Earn extra experience
  • Careful: Faster puppy growth speed
  • Hunter: More likely to find rare animals
  • Well-Stocked : Decreases the need for dog food
Rank II
  • Bloodhound: More likely to find rare items
  • Companion: Earn extra experience
  • Careful: Faster puppy growth speed
  • Well-Stocked : Decreases the need for dog food
Rank III
  • Companion: Earn extra experience
  • Guard: Can attack the horde
  • Leader: All dogs deal extra damage
  • Hunter: More likely to find rare animals
  • Witty: More likely to get a higher rank when breeding
Rank IV
  • Companion: Earn extra experience
  • Careful: Faster puppy growth speed
  • Well-Stocked : Decreases the need for dog food
  • True-Friend: Can be directly taken with the player (this trait is necessary to open the doggy doors at the Bunker Alfa location)

 Last Day On Earth Dog Traits

Breeding Dogs in Last Day On Earth

With a male and female dog of the same Rank, you can now select the option to Crossbreed, which will give you a brand new puppy, but also results in the two parents leaving your base! This means you constantly have to acquire and raise new puppies to reach the highest Rankings.

The new puppy will never be lower Rank than the parents, but there's a chance of getting a higher Rank, which is how you build up slowly towards the Rank IV dog with True-Friend, which is what you eventually want.

The chances of getting higher Ranks are as follows:

  • When breeding Rank I dogs, you will automatically get a Rank II puppy
  • Rank II dogs have a 60% base chance of producing a Rank III dog
  • Rank III dogs have a 25% base chance of producing a Rank IV dog
  • Rank IV dogs have a 5% base chance of producing a dog with the True-Friend Trait

Make sure to use the Inherit option and always breed a dog with a good set of Traits to a dog with a set of Traits you don't care about, that way the puppy will get the good Traits and keep that line of skills going.

When the puppy ends up a higher Rank than its parents, it then gains an additional Trait. By breeding bad to good and keeping good Traits, you can decrease the amount of time it takes to hit the end goal of Rank IV with True-Friend.

For the fastest breeding, you want to keep the Witty Trait on every single dog, as this will increase your chances of getting to Rank IV faster.

 Crossbreeding dogs in Last Day On Earth: Survival

What are you favorite dog Traits, and do you have any tips for quick breeding up to high Ranks? Let us know your strategy in the comments below!

Still need more help with this freemium post-apocalyptic survival game? Check out our other Last Day On Earth: Survival guides here:

Last Day on Earth: Survival -- Recycler Guide Tue, 01 May 2018 14:57:51 -0400 Joseph Rowe

Any good crafting game has ways for you to get more resources. Last Day on Earth: Survival Patch 1.8.2 introduces the Recycler -- a tool that lets you disassemble items you have no use for to get much-needed resources to build other items. Disassembling these items will get you components that you can use to build other items. This is the perfect item for clearing inventory space and turning useless crap into useful crap.

How to Unlock and Build the Recycler in LDOE

First of all, you will need 2 craft points to even unlock the recipe. You will also need to make sure you have some empty space in your house on the floor for the Recycler. Then, of course, the last thing you will need are the materials:

  • 3 Oak Planks
  • 8 Iron Plates
  • 5 Aluminum Bars
  • 1 Light Bulb
  • 20 Bolts
  • 10 Rubber Parts

Like any good survival game, you have skills to level up with the Recycler in Last Day on Earth: Survival. You earn experience in a specific recycling group each time you disassemble something from that group of items. The groups are:

  • Clothes
  • Melee Weapons
  • Mechanics
  • Electronics
  • Firearms
  • Other

There are a ton of items you can disassemble. Some of them will only yield one specific item, but others offer three different potential items to output. The yield you get depends on your level in that group's skill.

You gain a percentage point for the first item every three levels, a percentage point for the second item every five levels, and a percentage point for the third item every 10 levels.


The following items can be disassembled to yield the components listed after 10m:

  • Dad Hat: Piece of Cloth
  • Shirt: Piece of Cloth
  • Cargo Pants: Piece of Cloth, Rope
  • Sneakers: Piece of Cloth, Rope
  • Reinforced Shirt: Piece of Cloth, Rope, Leather
  • Reinforced Trousers: Piece of Cloth, Rope, Leather
  • Reinforced Sneakers: Piece of Cloth, Rope, Leather
  • Beanie: Thick Fabric, Rope, Piece of Cloth
  • Thick Jacket: Thick Fabric, Rope, Leather
  • Denim Jeans: Thick Fabric, Rope, Leather
  • Work Boots: Thick Fabric, Rope, Leather
  • Reinforced Beanie: Thick Fabric, Scrap Metal, Leather
  • Reinforced Jacket: Thick Fabric, Scrap Metal, Leather
  • Reinforced Jeans: Thick Fabric, Scrap Metal, Leather
  • Reinforced Boots: Thick Fabric, Scrap Metal, Leather
  • Tactical Cap: Thick Fabric, Leather
  • Tactical Body Armor: Thick Fabric, Scrap Metal, Leather
  • Tactical Trousers: Thick Fabric, Scrap Metal, Leather
  • Tactical Boots: Thick Fabric, Scrap Metal, Leather
  • Fur Beanie: Fur, Thick Fabric, Rope
  • Fur Jacket: Fur, Thick Fabric, Leather
  • Fur Trousers: Fur, Thick Fabric, Leather
  • Fur Boots: Fur, Thick Fabric, Rope
  • SWAT Helmet: Piece of Cloth, Thick Fabric, Steel Bar
  • SWAT Body Armor: Piece of Cloth, Thick Fabric, Steel Bar
  • SWAT Trousers: Piece of Cloth, Thick Fabric, Steel Bar
  • SWAT Boots: Piece of Cloth, Thick Fabric, Steel Bar
Melee Weapons

This category takes 10m to complete and yields the following if you break down the items listed in the Recycler:

  • Hatchet: Pine Log, Limestone
  • Pickaxe: Pine Log, Limestone
  • Spear: Pine Log
  • Makeshift Bat: Pine Plank, Duct Tape
  • Bow: Pine Plank, Duct Tape
  • Torch: Pine Log, Rope
  • Iron Hatchet: Scrap Metal, Pine Plank, Duct Tape
  • Iron Pick Axe: Scrap Metal, Pine Plank, Duct Tape
  • Cleaver: Scrap Metal, Leather, Pine Plank
  • Crowbar: Scrap Metal, Leather
  • Nail Board: Pine Plank, Duct Tape, Scrap Metal
  • Shovel: Scrap Metal, Pine Plank
  • Spiked Devastator: Scrap Metal, Leather, Aluminum Bar
  • Skull Crusher: Scrap Metal, Leather, Duct Tape
  • Machete: Scrap Metal, Leather, Pine Plank
  • Saw Blade Mace: Scrap Metal, Pine Plank, Leather
  • Hammer: Scrap Metal, Leather
  • Hockey Stick: Pine Plank, Duct Tape, Scrap Metal
  • Golf Club: Scrap Metal, Duct Tape, Aluminum Bar
  • Baseball Bat: Pine Plank, Duct Tape
  • Paddle: Pine Plank, Plastic
  • Road Sign: Scrap Metal, Duct Tape
  • Katana: Scrap Metal, Aluminum Bar, Steel Bar

The following components in Last Day on Earth: Survival will be yielded in 1h-1h30m if you break down these items:

  • ATV Gas Tank: Scrap Metal, Aluminum Bar
  • ATV Wheel: Scrap Metal, Steel Bar
  • Car Engine: Aluminum Bar, Engine Part, Steel Plate
  • Chopper Gas Tank: Scrap Metal, Aluminum Bar
  • Chopper Fork: Scrap Metal, Aluminum Bar
  • Chopper Wheel: Scrap Metal, Rubber Parts, Aluminum Bar
  • Engine Part: Scrap Metal, Aluminum Bar, Steel Bar
  • Truck Saw Blade: Scrap Metal, Steel Bar
  • Truck Wheel: Scrap Metal, Steel Bar

The Recycler will give you the following components if you disassemble the items in the list below:

  • Batteries: Scrap Metal, Copper Bar
  • Camera: Plastic, Hi-Tech Components, Copper Bar
  • Dish Antenna: Scrap Metal, Wiring, Aluminum Bar
  • Expensive Watches: Scrap Metal, Bolts, Copper Bar
  • Flashlight: Scrap Metal, Bolts, Aluminum Bar
  • Heat Sensor: Aluminum Bar, Steel Bar, Hi-Tech Components
  • Light Bulb: Scrap Metal
  • Mobile Phone: Plastic, Hi-Tech Components, Electronic Circuit
  • Signal Amplifier: Bolts, Hi-Tech Components, Electronic Circuit
  • USB Drive: Plastic, Transistor, Electronic Circuit

Disassemble these guns to yield the following sweet pieces of LDOE:S loot:

  • AK-47: Scrap Metal, Weapon Parts, Steel Bar
  • Dual Berettas: Scrap Metal, Weapon Parts, Steel Bar
  • Glock 17: Scrap Metal, Weapon Parts, Steel Bar
  • FN SCAR: Scrap Metal, Weapon Parts, Steel Bar
  • M-16: Scrap Metal, Weapon Parts, Steel Bar
  • MILKOR MGL: Scrap Metal, Weapon Parts, Steel Bar
  • Minigun: Scrap Metal, Turret Parts, Steel Bar
  • Shotgun: Scrap Metal, Weapon Parts, Steel Bar
  • VSS Vintorez: Scrap Metal, Weapon Parts, Steel Bar
  • Zip Gun: Scrap Metal, Aluminum Bar, Steel Bar

Last but certainly not least in our Recycler guide for LDOE:S, you can disassemble the following objects to yield these delights:

  • Campfire: Pine Log, Limestone
  • Empty Can: Scrap Metal, Aluminum Bar
  • Baked Beans: Scrap Metal, Aluminum Bar
  • Beer: Aluminum Bar
  • Bandages: Piece of Cloth
  • Garden Bed: Pine Log
  • Shower: Pine Log, Iron Ore
  • Basic Backpack: Rope
  • Military Backpack: Rope, Thick Fabric, Steel Bar
  • Small Box: Pine Log
  • Chest: Pine Plank, Scrap Metal, Bolts
  • Trunk: Oak Plank, Steel Bar, Scrap Metal
  • Cozy Couch: Oak Plank, Scrap Metal, Thick Fabric
  • Dining Table: Pine Plank, Scrap Metal, Aluminum Bar
  • Melting Furnace: Limestone, Iron Ore
  • Woodworking Bench: Limestone, Iron Ore
  • Stonecutter's Table: Pine Plank, Scrap Metal
  • Workbench: Pine Plank, Scrap Metal, Stone Brick
  • Sewing Table: Pine Plank, Scrap Metal, Rubber Parts
  • Medical Table: Pine Plank, Scrap Metal, Duct Tape
  • Rain Catcher: Pine Log, Scrap Metal, Piece of Cloth
  • Weapon Stand: Oak Plank, Scrap Metal, Plastic
  • Lock and Key: Scrap Metal, Plastic
  • Doormat: Animal Rawhide, Rope
  • Comfortable Bed: Pine Plank, Scrap Metal, Thick Fabric
  • Horse Feeder: Oak Plank, Scrap Metal
  • Spike Trap: Pine Log, Rope, Scrap Metal
  • Trip Wire Trap: Oak Plank, Rope, Aluminum Bar
  • Refined Melting Furnace: Oak Plank, Stone Brick, Scrap Metal
  • Houseplant: Pine Plank, Scrap Metal
  • Meat Dryer: Pine Plank, Rope, Limestone
  • Tanning Rack: Pine Plank, Scrap Metal, Rope
  • Floor Lamp: Scrap Metal, Thick Fabric, Wiring
  • CAC Cards: Plastic
  • First Aid Kit: Piece of Cloth, Alcohol
  • Wrench: Scrap Metal, Steel Bar


That does it for our Last Day on Earth: Survival Recycler Guide! Did we miss anything? If you have any additional tips or strategies,let us know in the comments below, and we'll give you the credit!

As always, stay tuned to GameSkinny for more upcoming guides for this hot mobile game, including the new 1.8.2 skill guide. If you haven't already, be sure to check out our extensive collection of Last Day on Earth: Survival guides.

Last Day On Earth Not Loading? Here's How to Fix It Wed, 23 Aug 2017 09:57:40 -0400 ActionJ4ck

Despite being a surprise smash hit on mobile platforms, Last Day On Earth: Survival is still very much an Early Access game -- falling prey to all the bugs, problems, and glitches which come with that label. One of the more common issues players are encountering in Last Day On Earth is getting stuck on a loading screen or loading bar.

Luckily, however, there are a few simple methods for fixing things when your Last Day on Earth game won't load. And in this short guide, we'll tell you all the fixes you can try so you can quit loading and get back to surviving. 

Fix 1: Check for Last Day On Earth: Survival's Latest Update 

Look, I hate to be that guy, but whenever you have software problems, it's always a good idea to check for updates and Last Day On Earth: Survival is no different. The game is getting updates fairly often, so make sure your current version of LDOE:S is the latest one before trying anything else. This can save you a lot of annoyance. 

Fix 2: Check the Last Day On Earth: Survival Facebook Page

As an Early Access game, Last Day On Earth: Survival will be going through server maintenance pretty frequently. This means there are going to be plenty of times where you simply can't load the game no matter what you try.

Save yourself the headache now and check the developer's official Facebook page for Last Day On Earth to see if the game's servers are currently undergoing maintenance. 

Fix 3: Reconnect Your Internet

Now that you've tried the first two methods -- and seriously, you need to try them  -- you can try fiddling with your internet connection.

With Last Day On Earth still running, go to the settings of your phone and turn off your WiFi or your mobile data (whichever you are using), wait a few moments, and then turn it back on. Return to LDOE:S, wait a few seconds for your connection to the server to be re-established, and the loading bar should start moving again. If not, check out the next solution to the game's loading problems.

Fix 4: Sign Into Game Center/Google Play Games

Another method that has fixed the loading issues for Last Day On Earth: Survival players is signing into Game Center (iOS players) or Google Play Games (Android players).

With the game still running, go to the Game Center or Google Play Games app, sign into it, then return to Last Day On Earth. After a few moments, the loading bar should begin moving again. 

Hopefully you now have a consistent solution to your Last Day On Earth: Survival loading issues. If you've found any other solutions to this frequent problems, remember to let your fellow players know in the comments section below. Also, feel free to check out any of our other Last Day On Earth: Survival guides here on GameSkinny: 

How to Get Aluminum In Last Day On Earth: Survival (UPDATED) Fri, 18 Aug 2017 09:47:09 -0400 ActionJ4ck

[Note: this guide was updated on 8/23/2017 to reflect the addition of Bauxite in version 1.5.5]

With Aluminum Bars, Aluminum Wire, and Bauxite finally added to the game, Last Day on Earth: Survival players are scrambling to get their hands on these valuable resources. Unfortunately, like many items in the game, it's not entirely clear where to find aluminum or bauxite.

Luckily GameSkinny is here to make sure you spend less time searching and more time surviving. In this short guide, we'll go over how you can get all of these aluminum-related materials in Last Day on Earth and what resources you need to do so.

How to Get Aluminum Bars in Last Day on Earth: Survival

If you're reading this guide, it's probably because you need some Aluminum Bars to complete some blueprints. But in order to get aluminum bars in Last Day on Earth: Survival, you'll first need to acquire the Melting Furnace, the blueprint of which can be obtained starting at level 6.

After shelling out the 10 Limestone Ore and 5 Iron Ore for the furnace you'll be able to make Aluminum Bars. You'll have two options for doing this. The first is to melt down 2x Aluminum Wire (see below) into 1x Aluminum Bar. Your second option is to melt down 4x Bauxite (also below) into 1x Aluminum Bar. Just be aware that the melting process for Aluminum Wire and Bauxite will take a whopping 26 and 60 minutes to complete, respectively. 

How to Get Aluminum Wire in Last Day on Earth: Survival

Now that you know what you need to get Aluminum Bars, you need to know where to find Aluminum Wire. Unfortunately, it's not going to be easy.

Aluminum Wire can be found from looting inside Alfa Bunker floor 1 and Alfa Bunker floor 2. While player reports seem to indicate that the 2nd floor of Alfa Bunker has a higher drop rate of Aluminum Wire than the 1st floor, you'll find a pretty dramatic spike in difficulty there.

Ultimately it's up to you to determine whether the potentially higher drop rate is worth the risk or not. If you still can't access this bunker, check out our guide to the Alfa Bunker vault code to find out how to get inside.


How to Get Bauxite in Last Day On Earth: Survival

Though still dangerous, finding Bauxite is a bit easier than finding Aluminum Wire.  Bauxite can be randomly found by mining iron ore deposits in the red Limestone Spire zone. Alternatively, players have also reported finding limited amounts of Bauxite by looting in the NPC bases on the overworld map. While these options might sound a bit more appealing than searching for Aluminum Wire inside Alfa Base, keep in mind that it requires twice as much smelting time and materials to make an Aluminum Bar out of Bauxite than it is to do the same with Aluminum Wire. 

How to Use Aluminum In Last Day on Earth: Survival

Now that you've got a good stock of Aluminum Bars in your inventory, you can get to crafting. For 15 Pine Planks, 25 Iron Bars, 20 Rubber Parts, 10 Aluminum Bars, and 20 Nails, you can build the Gunsmith Bench -- a valuable furniture that will give you access to crafting all kinds of guns.

Alternatively, you can spend 4 Aluminum Bars, 4 Weapon Parts, 5 Duct Tapes, 3 Bolts to craft the surprisingly powerful Zip Gun

With Aluminum Bars and Aluminum Wire at your disposal, you'll have a much easier time staying alive. But since you can never be too safe, be sure to check out some of our other Last Day on Earth: Survival guides here on Gameskinny:

Last Day on Earth: Survival -- How to Get Every Weapon Sun, 30 Jul 2017 15:53:37 -0400 Seth Zulinski

Hey, there. Glad to see you're still alive in the world of Last Day on Earth: Survival. By now, you've probably figured out how to fill up water bottles and make some food -- but we know what you're really after in this zombie-eat-person world: weapons. Lucky for you, we have plenty of extra tickets to the gun show. 

While some weapons can be found on fallen enemies, in drop crates, and via other sources of swag (listed as Looted below), the majority of weapons in the game are made by you. It can be hard to piece together what your de facto zombie destroyer is when you're in the dark, but with a little bit of digging (and some help from our friends over at the Last Day on Earth Wikia) we found the sweet stat spread so you can find your favorite method of mayhem for surviving your Last Day on Earth. 

Here is each weapon in the game, as well as that weapon's type, damage, speed, DPS, and sneak attack where applicable. 

Weapon Name Type Damage Speed DPS Sneak Attack
  Spear  Crafted   10   1.0  10   30
  Hatchet  Crafted   7   0.9  7.7   21
  Pickaxe  Crafted   7   1.1  7.7   21
  Torch  Crafted   12   1.1  13.2   36
  Makeshift Bat  Crafted   14   1  14   42
  Cleaver  Crafted   17   1.4  23.8   51
  Crowbar  Crafted   17   1.6  27.2   51
  Nail Board  Crafted   22   1  22  66
  Shovel  Crafted   27   1  27   81
  Spiked Devastator  Crafted   27   1.3  35.1   81
  Glock 17  Crafted   20   3.3  66   N/A
  Skull Crusher  Crafted   45   0.7  31.5   135
  Machete  Crafted   30   1.3  39   90
  VSS Vintorez  Crafted   50   2  100   N/A
  Saw Blade Mace  Crafted   55   0.7  38.5   165
  S&W Magnum  Crafted   -   -  -   N/A
  Shotgun Crafted   70   0.9  63   N/A
  M16  Crafted   12   8.3  99.6   N/A
  AK-47  Crafted   15   8.3  124.5   N/A
  The Dragunov  Crafted   -   -  -   N/A
  Turret  Crafted  -   - -   N/A
  Mortar  Crafted   -   -  -   N/A
 Hammer  Looted   8   1.7  13.6   24
  Hockey Stick  Looted   15   1.3  19.5   45
  Golf Club  Looted   18   1.1  19.8   54
  Baseball Bat  Looted   20   1  20   60
  Paddle  Looted   20   0.8  16   60
  Road Sign  Looted   30   0.7  21   90
  Katana  Looted   35   1.3  45.5   105
  Minigun  Looted     17     8.3  141.1   N/A

Now that you've picked out your tools of the trade, the hard part begins. See, crafting in Last Day on Earth: Survival has a few requirements -- to unlock most items, you need to be at a certain character level. Once they are, a range of skill points is needed to "unlock" that schematic (usually a single point). Finally, you're going to need the actual materials to make the weapon itself. 

If that sounds like a lot, never fear -- we've broken it down into zombie-bite sized chunks below:

Weapon Name Level Requirement Materials Needed
  Spear  - 3 Pine Logs
  Hatchet  -  3 Pine Logs
3 Limestone
    Pickaxe    -   3 Pine Logs
3 Limestone
 Torch   14   5 Pine Logs
1 Animal Rawhide
2 Rope
  Makeshift Bat  6   5 Pine Planks
3 Duct Tape
  Cleaver  18   5 Iron Bar
5 Leather
4 Pine Planks
  Crowbar  22   7 Iron Bars
3 Leather
  Nail Board  28   5 Pine Planks
8 Nails
3 Duct Tape
  Shovel  34   8 Pine Planks
7 Iron Bars
5 Nails
  Spiked Devastator  34   10 Iron Bars
5 Empty Cans
5 Leather
8 Nails
  Glock 17*  40   20 Steel Bars
15 Bolts
8 Weapon Parts
  Skull Crusher  40   12 Iron Bars
12 Nails
5 Leather
4 Duct Tape
  Machete  52   15 Iron Bars
3 Pine Planks
12 Leather
  VSS Vintorez*  58   14 Weapon Parts
8 Titan Bars
10 Ash Planks
  Saw Blade Mace  64   15 Iron Bars
10 Pine Planks
5 Duct Tape
5 Scrap Metal
12 Leather
  S&W Magnum*  70   2 Weapon Parts
4 Tungsten Bars
2 Ash Planks
1 Duct Tape
  Shotgun*  76   2 Weapon Parts
5 Tungsten Bars
3 Ash Planks
2 Duct Tape
  M16*  76   4 Weapon Parts
8 Tungsten Bars
5 Ash Plank
  AK-47*  88   4 Weapon Parts
7 Tungsten Bars
5 Ash Planks
  The Dragunov*  88   5 Weapon Parts
10 Tungsten Bars
5 Ash Planks
  Turret*  88   8 Weapon Parts
15 Tungsten Bars
5 Hi-Tech Components
10 Ball Bearings
8 Wiring
  Mortar*  88   8 Weapon Parts
15 Tungsten Bars
20 Ball Bearing
15 Wiring


 *Currently uncraftable in-game due to unimplemented materials or workspaces. Some may be found through various packs/crates or throughout the game. 

Of course, some items can't be crafted in Last Day on Earth: Survival no matter how advanced your character is and must be found in the crates, bags, and corpses (hostile and otherwise) found out in the world -- or purchased through the Trader.

While most of these spawn in a grab-bag, RNG-confetti style all over the map, one weapon specifically has a zeroed in "spawn location" -- that is, it will appear in the same location in a new game every time

The bad news is, it's only a guaranteed drop on your first trip through the spawn location. The good news is, it's a lot better than a wood plank with a couple nails through it:

Weapon Loot Location
 Minigun   Banker Alfa -- Basement, Floor 1
  Guaranteed drop on first run only

Of course, you can always add a little more firepower to your arsenal by picking up one of the many in-game packs available for purchase (some containing valuable, currently uncraftable firearms) but with the lists above and some smart use of the free Minigun the game hands you, you can easily grind horde after horde without dropping a dime. 

All it's gonna take you is 18 Tungsten bars and 4 Weapon Parts...


That's a wrap for this guide! If you need more help with the staying alive in this mobile game, be sure to check out the rest of our Last Day on Earth guides for other tips and tricks to help you get ahead:

How to Get Water and Cloth in Last Day on Earth: Survival Wed, 26 Jul 2017 17:34:30 -0400 ActionJ4ck

Like many survival games, you won't last long in Last Day on Earth: Survival without water or cloth. Unfortunately, reliably obtaining these items is not always easy right from the start, and players may find themselves dying of thirst before they even know how to prevent it.

Luckily, GameSkinny is here to ensure that today will not be your last day on earth. In this short guide, we'll tell you how to get cloth and how to get water so that you can keep roaming the punishing wilds of this mobile survival game.

How to Get Cloth in Last Day on Earth: Survival

Cloth is an essential item for crafting many of LDoE:S's most important objects -- like the Shower, Bandages, or the SWAT gear. There are currently two methods of obtaining cloth, the second of which requires you to be level 18.

Method 1: Loot It

There's some good news and some bad news about finding cloth early on in Last Day on Earth: Survival, and they are both the same: until you're level 18, cloth only comes from random drops.

Specifically, you can find cloth by looting zombie corpses and AI players. This means that you can find yourself entirely without it or up to your ears in it, depending on your luck.

Either way, your best bet on farming for cloth is usually to head out to the Pine Bushes and just start killing and looting every zombie you can find. As long as you're not terribly unlucky, you should have what you need relatively soon.

Method 2: Craft It 

Requires Level 18.

Once you've reached level 18, you will have access to the Sewing Table blueprint, which will allow you to turn Plant Fiber into Pieces of Cloth and Pieces of Cloth into Thick Fabric.

The Sewing Table will cost:

  • 20x Pine Plank
  • 15x Iron Bar
  • 5x Rubber Parts

This may be a steep price at the time, but it is well worth it -- as it'll grant you access to higher tier clothing later. 

How to Get Water in Last Day on Earth: Survival

Like our Last Day on Earth beginner's guide says, you won't survive for three days in the game without any water. That means you need to work on finding water immediately and be sure that you have a ready supply of it. Luckily, there are three ways to acquire water in Last Day on Earth: Survival

Method 1: Check Your Inventory

A disappointingly high number of players don't realize that they are gifted with three free bottles of water at the start of the game. Check your inventory and use them as needed. As long as you don't dawdle too much, they should be more than enough to keep you alive until you can obtain more water using the other two methods below.

Method 2: Loot It

There are several places that players have reported looting water bottles from. These include Alfa Bunker, plane crashes, and enemy player bases. This method, however, can be quite unreliable, and is really best reserved for emergencies or for adding to your pre-existing supply.

Method 3: Craft a Rain Catcher

This is by far the most reliable method for obtaining water in Last Day on Earth: Survival, and should be done as soon as possible.

Once you reach level 6, you will have access to the Rain Catcher blueprint, which will allow you to build the Rain Catcher for a measly:

  • 2x Scrap Metal
  • 3x Piece of Cloth
  • 10x Pine Log

Once built, you can place an Empty Bottle inside. After 10 minutes, the Empty Bottle will fill up and you will have a full Bottle of Water. It does not even have to be raining for this to work, making it the easiest method of getting water.

Now that you've got an abundance of cloth and water, you should have a lot less to worry about as you fight to stay alive in this zombie-eat-dog world. Now you can focus on fighting off the zombie hordes or upgrading your base with oak and steel.

But if you want a bit more help then feel free to check out some more of our Last Day on Earth guides.

Last Day on Earth: How to Upgrade Your Base With Oak Trees, Steel, and More Wed, 26 Jul 2017 09:30:21 -0400 ActionJ4ck

As you approach level 40 in Last Day on Earth: Survival, you'll notice that a lot of craftable traps, building upgrades, and other items require oak wood and steel to make. Unfortunately, you'll have a hard time finding them.

As of beta version 1.5, oak and steel actually cannot be found in Last Day on Earth: Survival, despite them being required for things like the radio tower, trip wire trap, and home brewery. Luckily, however, the framework for finding and using them already exists, so you can be prepared to obtain them once they officially become available.

How to Get Oak Planks in Last Day on Earth: Survival

Last Day on Earth: Survival currently contains the Pine Bushes, Pine Grove, and Pine Woods, lootable locations possessing an abundance of pine logs. So naturally, the oak logs necessary for crafting higher level Oak Planks can be found in the Oak Bushes, Grove, and Woods locations that are already visible on the world map. The problem, however, is that these locations are not even accessible to players. Yet.

Because these locations lie across the river, players will need to get an ATV up and running in order to reach those areas. The blueprints for the ATV can be obtained easily--you need only be level 18 and have 2 Crafting Points -- but obtaining all the parts for assembling it may take a bit of time and luck. Better get started.

Just remember that like the chopper's gas tank, the ATV Transmission is currently not in the game and is the missing part that's currently stopping players from reaching the Oak Bushes, Grove, and Woods.

TL;DR: You'll likely obtain oak logs to make oak planks in the Oak Bushes, Grove, and Woods. But for right now, those areas are totally inaccessible because the ATV Transmission needed for completing the ATV isn't in the game yet.

How to Find Steel in Last Day on Earth: Survival

Finding steel in Last Day on Earth: Survival is a bit more speculative, since there obviously isn't any location called the Steel Woods. But players have theorized that steel bars will be obtained from smelting steel scrap, which would likely either be looted from crates, lockers, and AI players like regular scrap, or could appear within the Oak Bushes, Grove, and Woods -- as these locations seem to represent the next tier of lootable areas. 

TL;DR: Steel isn't in the game yet, but it'll probably be found in random loot or in the Oak Bushes, Grove, and Woods locations.

How to Use Oak and Steel in Last Day on Earth: Survival

Whenever these resources do become accessible in Last Day on Earth, oak and steel can be used for crafting the following blueprints. Though these blueprints have been present in the game for a while, not all of these objects have a fully understood use. 

  • Radio Tower: Once implemented, the Radio Tower will allow players to join guilds and engage in other online multiplayer features.
  • Gunsmith Bench: This will allow players to craft certain weapon parts.
  • Glock 17: Though already available through looting, the Glock 17 is a powerful gun for any survivor.
  • Clan Banner: This is another item used in currently not-yet-implemented clan activities.
  • Trip Wire Trap: This trap can be set up to defend against zombies and other survivors.
  • Bear Trap: The Bear Trap is another trap for intruders.
  • Home Brewery: The description claims that it can be used for making beer, which I suppose is important in its own way.
  • Trunk: This provides storage for up to 24 items.
  • Torture Device: The description for this blueprint claims it "helps to get even the most unsociable captive talking", whatever that means.

  • Fishing Rod: This tool should enable fishing, but it is unknown how exactly fishing will be implemented.
  • Metal Pipe: This can be used to build water and oil pipelines, neither of which are in the game at this time.
  • Military Backpack: This useful item will add 12 more inventory slots.

TL;DR: It looks like finding oak and steel will unlock the next layer of complexity to Last Day on Earth: Survival, which could explain why they are taking so much time to be added.


Now that you know what to expect for when oak and steel finally arrive in this mobile survival game, so you can stay one step ahead of the other survivors. In the meantime, you'd best get to work on that ATV, and also be sure to check out GameSkinny's other Last Day on Earth guides:

Last Day on Earth: Survival FAQ -- Base Alfa Vault Code (UPDATED), Chopper Gas Tank, and Events Tue, 27 Jun 2017 10:24:02 -0400 Seth Zulinski

It's official -- Last Day on Earth: Survival is a secret smash hit on the mobile gaming scene, drastically outpacing even its developers' expectations. With so many new players to the game, there's been a lot of questions thrown around -- but mostly a lot of internet static to answer them.

We gave you a helping hand in surviving the first few days in zombie land with our Last Day on Earth: Survival Beginner's Guide. Now we're here to help again by answering three of the most common questions players have and clarifying some rumors that just won't stay dead. 

FAQ 1: What's the Alpha Bunker Vault Door Code in Last Day on Earth

Rumors have been flying about the vault code for Alpha Bunker since players first stumbled upon it - and as of patch 1.5, it's finally here.

First found by using the CB Radio to obtain an over-the-airwaves code broadcast, the ever-elusive Bunker Alfa Vault Code has changed yet again, and is now found on the corpse of a soldier in nearby Red Zones - and compared to what's inside, Red Zones are playtime. 

If you wanted to save some ammo and armor, however, the folks over at the Last Day on Earth: Survival subReddit are doing some broadcasting of their own, and keep track of the found codes - which work for most players of the game (depending on timezone), but also change every 24 hours. 

Happy treasure hunting, survivors - we finally cracked this one.

FAQ 2: Where do I find the gas tank for the Chopper in Last Day on Earth?

If you frequent the Last Day on Earth: Survival subreddit(s) or forums, you've probably seen a lot of the above picture recently. This is the Chopper Gas Tank, in all of its glory. Now we can finally complete our sweet ride, right?! So where do we find it? Much like the vault code, no one really knows for sure. Some theories include:

  • "My neighbor has this Blueprint in their house! The gas tank *is* real!" 
  • "I've found like, two...but then I died."
  • "Several gas tanks picked up in the rainforest area."

But are any of these accurate? Unfortunately, it doesn't look like it. 

If your neighbor has it in a blueprint, that's because your "neighbor" is an AI with a funny name. There is no real PvP or Player/Player interaction currently implemented in the game. None of those bases are real. None of those players are real. The guy that surprised you by shooting you in the face when you were already fighting three zombies is not real. So his blueprint, and the attached Gas Tank (which you cannot steal, take, buy, or otherwise find) is not real either. 

But what about the Vehicle Parts pack you can buy with real money?

Now that is real. That Vehicle Parts pack is 100%, certifiably purchasable. It absolutely exists, and you can use real money-dollars to buy it. But it doesn't have the Chopper Gas tank in it. 

For right now, it looks like the answer to this question is the same as the answer to the questions about Alfa Bunker's vault code. Currently, no Vehicles in Last Day on Earth: Survival have been fully implemented. You cannot finish building a vehicle because they are all missing parts. The ATV is missing parts. The Chopper is missing parts. Everything is missing parts that do not currently exist in the game.

FAQ 3: Why do all the events in Last Day on Earth seem to happen when my energy is low?

It's the funniest thing, isn't it? No matter how good of a streak you have going in Last Day on Earth: Survival, your luck just seems to always turn sour whenever you're low on energy. Plane crashes, military drops, huge events -- they always happen just a little farther away than you were ready for. So why do these events always seem to trigger the moment you're low on energy?

Turns out it's because they do happen far more frequently when your energy is on the low side.  Any time your energy bar drops below 50, the likelihood of an event (usually farther away than 50 energy can run to) increases massively. The plus side is that you can trade real world coins for in-app coins to get there faster, and not miss any of the sweet loot! (And as much as we'd like to comment on the obvious moneygrubbing of such a mechanic, this guide is not the place to do that.)

Alternatively -- if you are so inclined and the plane crash/supply drop/zombie dance party happens to be outside of your sub-50 energy range -- you could take off all of your gear, stash it safely in your base, move to the closest available spot, and die to what'ever's there.

Luckily for you, your Survivor will be well-rested after his dirt naps -- and respawns with a fresh 100 energy. 

  • Note: If you do buy coins for whatever reason, make sure you have none left over before you buy and use coins in one action to make trips. Coin totals have a nasty tendency to be overwritten when you do this. So it's best to start with an empty bank account every time so your IRL money doesn't get wasted by sub-par programming.

Hopefully mindless zombie-murder goes a little smoother for you with these nagging questions out of the way. But it is important to remember that the game is still in Alfa Alpha -- and as such is prone to sudden, drastic changes and updates/additions to content. There's still a chance that you'll eventually be able to access and see the inside of Alpha Bunker's vault, or take a drive in an ATV. You're just not going to be doing it anytime soon.

For now though, we might not have access to a Chopper -- but we can still take it easy on the corpse-killing pleasure cruise that is Last Day on Earth: Survival.

That's a wrap for this guide! If you need more help with the staying alive in this mobile game, be sure to check out the rest of our Last Day on Earth guides for other tips and tricks to help you get ahead:

The Last Day on Earth: Survival Guide Thu, 15 Jun 2017 10:17:02 -0400 Seth Zulinski

Stuck in the aftermath of the apocalypse, surrounded by violent fauna and savage enemies, it's important to remember your Threes of Survival:

  • Three weeks without food.
  • Three days without water.
  • Three minutes without air.

And out here, in Last Day on Earth: Survival? You'll last about three seconds without a plan. Lucky for you, we've mapped out a solid route for the first 24 hours you'll spend naked and afraid. Follow our advice, don't make too much noise, and before long you'll be hunting zombies and grilling bears in no time. 

First, you're going to want to...

Establish Your Basics

Spear, hatchet, pickaxe. These three tools are the earliest possible schematics you can learn, and the bread and butter items from which most other items flow. So as soon as you drop into the game in your home zone, check the nearby broken down car for loot. 

Then set about collecting 9 Pine Logs, 6 Limestone, and learning all 3 schematics. We recommend building the hatchet and pickaxe first, as no enemies in this area are so tough a few right hooks can't handle them -- but your hands aren't so hot at breaking limestone deposits or trees.

While they're technically not 100% necessary for harvesting raw materials or defending yourself, these three tools save valuable time and effort -- and both of them are at a premium when you're trying to get a new base camp off the ground in time to defend against the Horde. 

Not, not the one with the orcs. The other kind. Zombies. It's a zombie horde - and it's coming for you. So you might want to...

Fortify Your Position

With tools in hand and a few levels under your belt, the next move is to make roughing it a little less rough. The Casual Backpack, Garden Bed, Raincatcher, and a small house (big enough for a Small Box or two and some space for later additions) are next on the list. 

The Backpack makes harvesting and transportation of items much easier, doubling your total inventory space from your basic Pockets. The Garden Bed and Raincatcher help keep you stocked on provisions and keep hunger and dehydration at bay. (Just make sure to keep any empty containers from used food or water.)

Lastly, make sure to secure your base in a full wrap-around with a door. The magical sanctity of "home base" is apparently only beatable with C4, keeping most of your belongings safe in case of invasion or light zombie attacks. 

Speaking of zombie attacks -- a wooden spear and some shorts isn't going to cut it against most hordes. You're going to want to...

Hunt for Upgrades

While a certain functional set of gear is eventually craftable, we're concerned with the first, most important hours of survival where every second is crucial and every advantage matters. You'll be able to fashion your own get-up one day. But for now? You'll need to scavenge for it. 

When you finally leave your nest, keep your eyes peeled for three major things on the world map -- Alpha Base, downed airplanes, and Army supply drops. While the supply drops range from kind of useful to "mid game" parts, the downed aircraft and Alpha Base (accessible once you take the A card from the corpse out front) are almost always good for a serviceable (if rough around the edges) military suit and a gun. 

Despite the temptation of blasting nearby enemies in 2-5 hits (dealing double the spear's damage at a much higher rate), try to save your ammo for the horde and let your spear do most of the heavy lifting while exploring. And as long as you're exploring green areas (denoted by the icon above them on the world map), you can probably stash your armor at home as well.

Ignore the base's Code Vault for now (since it doesn't actually do anything currently), get your upgrades ready, and try to grind out as much as you safely can. While zombies might be worth about 5x a gathering tick, most gathering nodes have at least 5 or so whacks in them and don't threaten your life.

Follow these steps in order and you should be well on your way to a secure base of operations (and plenty of other necessities), with plenty of time to level up before the Horde rears its ugly head. Don't get distracted by all the cool stuff you can make, though -- always keep your basics handy, and remember that you should be focusing on one thing and one thing only during your Last Day on Earth: Survival. And that's making it through the night.

If you need more help with this mobile game, check out the rest of our Last Day on Earth guides to get you through this unforgiving zombie land: