Raiding is a cornerstone of Last Day on Earth, it opens the door to gaining vast amounts of loot. This guide on the two types of raid available in the game, Raider Raids, and Revenge Raids will help you better understand how they work and how useful they can be.
The first type of raid is the most common: you contact the raiders via the CB radio. (Note, you have to wait 5 days after completing the radio before you can contact the raiders again.)
Once you have called them, a trio of raiders will come to your base within 20 seconds of you contacting them. Upon interacting with them they will give you 5 tasks to complete before they provide you with a base to raid.
One of these tasks will always be to clear one of the floors in the bunker. Other tasks include things like
- Craft 5 metal hatchets;
- Visit 5 Airdrops;
- Make 20 iron plates;
- Kill 15 Toxic Abominations in dangerous locations, (only the red zones (Pine, Oak, and Limestone) and the floppy disk location counts as a dangerous location);
Once you have completed all five tasks, speak to the raiders again, there will be a complete button. Only click that once your are ready to raid the base, as it only lasts for 8 hours.
One can also accelerate the tasks at hand through the use of Coins (in-game currency obtained through purchases with real money).
What to take with you?
Firstly, one of the most important things you need to know is that raids have a noise meter, so every action you make will increase the meter, once it reaches 100 The Big One will arrive and chase you off! You will be able to scout the base once. However, make sure that you do not make any noise or when you leave or you won’t be able to return.
You will need stone hatchets to break lvl 1 walls for 3 noise, iron hatchets to break lvl 2 walls for 7 noise, and C4 to break lvl 3 walls for 16 noise. Currently at the time of writing this (version 1.10.3) there is no way to break lvl 4 walls as the metal cutter has not yet been added to the game.
Upon breaking the walls you will be faced with a choice of chests to break in to, each chest you break will cause 7 noise to be added to your noise meter. Count the chests and work out how many you can break before reaching 100 noise. A good tactic is to avoid breaking chests that are next to the water collector and the shower, as these will often only contain a few water bottles. The best chests are normally those that have been painted a different colour.
After you return from the raid you will have to give the raiders a share of the loot or they will attack your base, the best thing to give them is bauxite, and car air filters, you do not have to have found them on the raid they can come from your personal storage of loot.
Once you have raided a base you will see a threat of attack meter (measured in skulls) and a timer appear on your screen. Raider raids will add 24 hours to your timer, and one skull to your threat of attack. When you are raided you will see a message box show up in the centre of your screen listing the items that were stolen from you (see image below). It will also state whether or not the thieves left any footprints. If they did, you will have a revenge raid available and therefore be able to get your loot back. If they didn’t, then unfortunately you will not be able to recover your loot.
You can choose to encourage revenge raids by protecting your best loot behind several layers of walls and creating a bait chest outside of them, containing some items to ensure that when you are raided you will get a revenge raid. Our own personal choice for bait chest loot is a gun with one shot left, and four gun parts.
However you can also use items such as iron ingots and car air filters. Revenge raids also have a noise meter, and will also add 1 skull and 24 hours threat of attack to your raider’s profile. By encouraging revenge raids, you can limit the amount of times you will have to complete the raiders tasks.
That’s all for our beginners guide to raiding. If you have any questions then please leave them in the comments section down below. Make sure to also let us know what you would like to see covered next!