Good day Survivors! When we first started playing the game, we wanted to opt for the free to play route. But then, we realized that this game has a lot to offer and that investing a wee bit of our own money would be fun (considering the number of hours that we spent looting, killing zombies, etc.). That being said, we had no idea what to spend our money on with all the packs and boxes available in the store. For that reason, we deemed important to provide the community with a review of all the packs and boxes currently (as of 1.11.5) available in the store and provide some advice on which to purchase and at what stage of the game one should purchase them.

With every pack/box, we will provide footage of 20 openings to show what one can expect out of these boxes!

Important Note: Some of the boxes shown below are not always available (or could eventually be expired. Furthermore, some of their content may currently vary from what is being showcased in the videos.

Pack for Ambush

Truth be told, this must have been our favorite Pack. We recently started raiding, so we would kill for more C4s! Although we didn’t have much luck (only one out of 20 packs), we did mange to score some Grenade Launchers! That being said, the Pack for Ambush does allow for guaranteed powerful weapons that can be used in any situations! Some will find it somewhat expensive, but guaranteed strong guns is always useful!

Note: This pack is not currently available!

Rating: ⋆ ⋆ ⋆ ⋆
When to purchase: When in need of guns or C4s for Raids.

Special Forces Pack

If you’re like us, you’re always in need of gears. Gears are needed whatever you do in LDoE, so this pack is extremely useful! Although Military gears can be somewhat easily crafted (leather is however scarce), nothing beats SWAT armor in the current stage of the game. That being said, the very rare and extremely rare items will vary from times to times. Currently, one will have a chance at fully modded Glocks, M16, and/or AK! $3.99 CAD might be a bit steep, but if you manage to score a modded weapon, it’ll make your money worth it!

Rating: ⋆ ⋆ ⋆ ⋆ 1/2
When to purchase: At any given point. Armor is too important whatever you do!

Pack of Military Equipment

Yes, armor is always a necessity in LDoE, but Military gears can be too easily crafted to justify purchasing a pack of Military Equipement. That being said, C4 is so rare that one may justify purchasing this pack simply for the chance at a C4. However, considering that the odds of getting one are the same as they are in the Pack for Ambush, we strongly recommend opting for the Pack for Ambush instead.

Note: This pack is not currently available!

Rating: ⋆ (Because of C4)
When to purchase: Never (in our humble opinion).

Silenced Pack

As is the case for the Pack of Military Equipment, we feel that Military gears are too easily crafted to justify purchasing this pack. Although silenced weapons are always useful for Raids, it might be better suited to invest in packs proving parts that will allow you to obtain/create these silencer Mods. Finally, although the Katana is incredibly fun, it’s not that uncommon to find one in yellow or red locations, so we suggest farming rather than purchasing this pack.

Rating: * (Because of modded weapons)
When to purchase: Before a Raid that will soon expire as you are lacking silenced weapons.

Pack of Weapon Parts

While this Gun Oil might be appealing to many players (who do not yet attempt the Alfa Bunker in Hardcore mode), this pack is somewhat expensive considering the loot that you will get from it. 40 Springs and/or 2 Hi-Tech Components are incredibly useful are difficult to obtain, but the Recycler should (if you use it wisely), provide you with those items plenty! As for the rest of the common items, well, they are fairly common if you farm in any given locations, so simply go and hunt!

Rating: ⋆ ⋆ 1/2
When to purchase: When in dire need of Weapon Parts.

Pack with Factory Parts

This box is the most expensive one (along with the File of Rare Blueprints), and for a good reason. Mods are simply the thing that a player should invest in as soon as possible (but be sure to do so wisely, some Mods are simply not worth the investment). Carbon Composite can be extremely rare for any player, and so are Factory Parts. Although the odds of actually getting Factory Parts are incredibly, if you score some, you are geared up for a very nice Mod crafting! Adding the potential Steel or Lens on top of that simply makes this Pack worth your while!

Rating: ⋆ ⋆ ⋆ ⋆ 1/2
When to purchase: At any point really (once you have completed your chopper at least). Weapon Mods are simply too important as you progress in the game.

Mechanic’s Pack

We’ll be completely honest here. The Chopper is not that difficult to complete. Investing money to craft it is not as worth as the experience you will get in the early stages of the game by collecting the required items from the various locations on the map and opening the three boxes in the Alfa Bunker (where you will in a matter of weeks if you play wisely get the parts needed to make your own Chopper).

Rating: –
When to purchase: Never, in our humble opinion.

Specialist’s Pack

We’ll be completely honest here. The Chopper is not that difficult to complete. Investing money to craft it is not as worth as the experience you will get in the early stages of the game by collecting the required items from the various locations on the map and opening the three boxes in the Alfa Bunker (where you will in a matter of weeks if you play wisely get the parts needed to make your own Chopper).

Rating: –
When to purchase: Never, in our humble opinion.

Pack for Stash Making

Let’s be honest, rope, plant fiber, cloth, etc.; all the common items in this pack are very very very common, which makes this pack somewhat unnecessary. The Turret Parts and the Heat Sensor can be useful (although fairly common in the Alfa Bunker) if you make yourself a Turret to protect your base from raiders. And, of course, the currently impossible to craft Safe is certainly appealing, but also obsolete when realizing that investing on Steel walls for your base will be much more useful than ensuring protection for 5 items only. That being said, it is the cheapest pack in the Store, so a few attempts at a Safe can certainly be worth your money!

Rating: ⋆ ⋆ ⋆
When to purchase: Once you have started Raids and have some loot that you care for greatly. Ensuring protection for your base and/or some valuable items can make a big difference in how you play LDoE.

Pack for Unlocking

Truth be told, this must have been one of our favorite Packs. We recently started raiding, so we would kill for more C4s and ALL the other items available in this Pack are simply too useful in Raids to pass on this Pack!

Note: This pack is not currently available!

Rating: ⋆ ⋆ ⋆ ⋆
When to purchase: Before a Raid that will soon expire as you are lacking the items required for a successful raid!

File with Rare Blueprints

This box is among the most expensive ones, but certainly one of the most useful. As stated earlier, weapons Mods will prove extremely important as you progress in the game. They will make the difference between using 5 Glocks to complete a task, and using only 2-3 when completing the same task for example. Rare Mods are so scarce (in the Police Station boxes or Airdrops when lucky) that purchasing these files is certainly justified. Plus, you have a chance at extremely rare Mods, which are the bomb!

Rating: ⋆ ⋆ ⋆ ⋆
When to purchase: After the chopper is completed and you need to improve your gears before completing other more difficult tasks such as Afla Bunker lvl 4, Alfa Bunker Hardcore mode, Police Station, etc.

File with Blueprints

While the Files with Rare Blueprints is clearly worth it, we do not feel like the File with Blueprints actually is. Investing valuable items in Common blueprints is not something we recommend doing as these items will be too important to use on Rare or Extremely Rare Mods to justify wasting money on Common blueprints.

Rating: –
When to purchase: Never (in our humble opinion). Best to invest in the Files with Rare Blueprints.

Farmer’s Pack

The Farm is very demanding in terms of weapons and armors, but the rewards makes it very worth the while! That being said, the loot from the Farmer’s Pack is basically the same, demanding, but worth the while! Elite Puppy, 50 Coins, Shotgun, Machete, and/or Military Backpack are all extremely useful! Although the vehicle parts for the chopper are not worth the money (in our humble opinion, for the reasons stated above), the common and guaranteed items in this pack are!

Note: This pack is not currently available!

Rating: ⋆ ⋆ ⋆ ⋆
When to purchase: At any time, really!

Parting Words

While we can certainly appreciate the free to play experience, we will also admit that investing a bit of money into a game that we insanely enjoy is certainly justified! Think about it, people pay nearly 100$ for console or PC games. A free mobile game that you will play a lot more than the console or PC games which you paid dearly for can certainly be worth some money and increase greatly your experience of the game!

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