Last Island of Survival stands as one of HK Hero Entertainment’s most popular titles on iOS and Android platforms. The game is another unique take on the multiplayer sandbox survival genre and has recently broken the 10 million downloads mark on the Google Play Store.
Unlike most other games in the same genre, Last Island of Survival takes the survival aspect of the game a more critical and somewhat demanding manner. With an amazing fully 3D graphics, lush environments, and tons of activities to do, it’s a game that you should dive into along with your gaming buddies.
Last Island of Survival takes you to an end-of-humanity fantasy world where living reverts to the stone age. To start off, you will have nothing and you will need to gather and craft everything you will need to continue surviving as well as uplift your living conditions. As the game can only be played online and in a multiplayer environment, you can expect to see fellow survivors roaming around the huge map and you will be at a constant choice to join up with some of them or loot from others.
There are animals to hunt as well as monsters that can make short work of you roaming the vast map but, for the most part, what you should avoid are people hunting other people for loots. Last Island of Survival can be played in several different ways but, in any case, patience and strategy are equally important.
While Last Island of Survival offers plenty of game mechanics and features to keep players interested for hours after hours of gameplay, the initial immersion into its world can be the most challenging especially considering the lack of tutorials early on. Just the same, exploration and attentiveness to what pop ups on your screen can help you get a grasp of what you need to do.
This game can be very tough especially to players who have zero or very little experience playing similar titles. If you just started playing the game and looking for efficient ways to be a top-tier survivor, then read our Last Island of Survival Beginner’s Guide for some useful tips and strategies!
1. Make Necessary Adjustments To The Settings
Last Island of Survival can certainly drive players to jump right in on the action as soon as they launch the game. The robust home screen littered with different banners and icons fuels the excitement further especially on your very first dive into the game. As much as the allure of checking the gameplay is understandably strong, though, we recommend that you first peek into the game’s settings and tinker with the different customization options available to you.
By default, Last Island of Survival’s overall settings are configured to suit players’ needs in general but it is a given that no same configuration works best for everyone. There is a lot to check in the settings that you can access via the gear icon at the upper right side of the home screen. We definitely recommend looking into it and making necessary changes first before diving into any of the servers and game modes.
Under the “General” tab, there are several sliders you can adjust for different sound and audio options. More importantly, be sure to check some display options for names and damage numbers as well as aim assist options that have more impact on gameplay. This is where you can also make adjustments to the scope sensitivity and zoom levels, although checking out the default settings and making adjustments as needed following your first dive is recommended.
The “Gather” settings maybe an unfamiliar tab even for experienced players in loosely similar games but since gathering items and resources is a huge part of your adventure in Last Island of Survival, you will certainly appreciate the set of options available here. There are assist settings that let you automatically consume basic needs to restore health, hunger, and thirst as they reach critical levels. An amazing feature as well lets you set prioritization levels for resource gathering activities.
At the bottom of the window, be sure to adjust the Auto Pick Up settings accordingly. You may settle for the default one for starters, but this is something worth making adjustments to as your needs change over the course of your journey.
The default settings for display takes into consideration your device’s capacity. However, if you are experiencing slowdowns in gameplay, we recommend lowering the different aspects of display in terms of graphics, rendering, shadows, FPS, and resolution. You do not necessarily have to choose the lowest settings in everything as some may impact your gaming experience more than others.
The Controls Settings is what we consider to be the most important section of the settings that you should definitely spend time on. You basically have 2 main control layouts separating the main one from the vehicle operation. Even if you are okay with the default button configurations, peeking into its design by clicking on the custom layout button should familiarize you with what to expect when you jump in on the island adventure.
In addition to sensitivity levels, the control layout is potentially the part of the settings that most players frequently revisit especially those who are keen on determining the perfect control and layout for them and rub out interface as among the reasons for not playing as perfectly as possible. Last Island of Survival provides very extensive options to customize not just location of buttons and icons on the gameplay screen but each one’s size and transparency level can also be adjusted.
2. Consider Your Initial Sessions As Practice
Once you have decided on the configurations that you feel best suits your needs, actually taking it to the field is the next step to take. You will certainly be itching for action and exploration at this point and your initial dive into the survival island should be full of experiences that will take into account the suitability of your settings along with how easily you can get accustomed to the other gameplay mechanics. Do not hesitate to revisit the settings after each session as you would want to have the perfect set of configurations first before focusing on improving on all other aspects of the game.
Considering your initial immersion in the island as part of a practice session is especially important since you will not go through any sort of tutorials following your initial dive. To be honest, even experienced survival players can be surprised at how quickly you will be immersed into the world of Last Island of Survival the moment you jump in. The starting objective advises you to collect some wood so you can start building your own home and you will be inclined to think that no dangers will be present yet.
Last Island of Survival, however, will throw you into the heart of the action just like everyone else. This means that you can expect to encounter more experienced survivors in any server on top of the other creatures that can harm you as you attempt to gather your first batch of resources. It can be a very frustrating experience especially for complete beginners but some patience and learning can go a long way.
Considering this as a potential scenario for everyone who just started playing Last Island of Survival, it becomes very helpful to consider your initial sessions as practice sessions, a trial by fire, so to speak. Not only should these sessions be a means for you to find the best control and sensitivity level configurations for you and master it fully; hardships you encounter early on should also provide huge learning opportunities.
3. The Survival Tutorial Serves As Your Guide
The world of Last Island of Survival encourages you to explore the continent as much as you can and as you awaken in it with barely anything in hand, you would naturally want to gather as much as you can for survival. It may be a little challenging to notice at first but there are objectives you can access via the guide icon at the upper left side of your screen.
The objectives appear one at a time although you can scroll at the images on the right side to see upcoming targets as well as check the other basic guide categories outlined below the survival guide. Conveniently, these objectives generally follow an order from the most basic down to the more challenging ones making you go through a conventional tutorial session in the process.
Keep in mind that even a simple mission like farming for raw materials and building basic structure parts and items can become very challenging especially since there are hardly any safe zones around and that you will always spawn in a random location. If you went and followed our earlier tip on considering the initial sessions as practice mode, then you should already feel at home with random instances of trouble that can come your way.
There are plenty of information you can read within the guide as well. There is a Survival Gallery that contains an Item Dictionary, a Survival Guide, and a Mode Overview. In your free time, you should familiarize yourself with the numerous items you can pick up and craft within the Item Dictionary. It certainly is a lot to take in, but no need to remember everything in just one go.
The Survival Guide contains basic information on the different monsters you can encounter, fishes, animals, plants, gathered items, and even supply chests. Highlighting each one will tell you were they can likely be found. Finally, be sure to read through the tips provided as well. It certainly is a long read but well worth your time especially if you are raring to boost your expertise level in Last Island of Survival.
Always keep in mind that just because you are on the guide menu and reading something does not give you immunity from unwarranted attacks and living creatures are not the only potential causes of death in Last Island of Survival. Hunger and thirst levels also continuously deteriorate and other hazards in the environment can also decrease your health over time. As it is expected that your initial runs following the survival guide will be relatively slower, be ready for some repetitions as you will need to go through them again in succeeding sessions.
There is a pull-up menu on the left side of the screen that can show you current objectives. Take note that you can keep track of each objective here and that you can still accomplish some of the items on the list without following the sequence strictly. Be sure to claim rewards after completing each part of the guide as these offer spares, which are very important resources that heavily contribute to your growth and progress.
It may appear that some early tasks you will encounter in your adventure are more complex than others or somewhat daunting to initiate. You will come to discover that each task, though, objectively cycles you through all activities in the game starting from the most basic ones you need. While there will definitely be a lot of distractions as various resources litter the land, as well as distractions in the form of undead monsters and aggressive players, try to focus on the task or objectives at hand as much as you can to learn all the ropes the soonest.
4. Learn To Use The Map Efficiently
The map you have in Last Island of Survival is perhaps the most important tool you have. While your trusty iron axe, as well as your other hand tools, helps you acquire much of the basic necessities in the game and resources abound everywhere on the map, being able to use the map as efficiently as possible can tremendously boost your growth and progress in the game. The mini-map you see at the upper right corner of the screen may not be readily as useful aside from giving you an idea where you are. As such, be sure to click on it and familiarize yourself with what each resource icon represents.
In addition to resources, which are categorized by type, there are also helpful icons to take note of such as your storage, your allies, and your most recent death location. Knowing each of these locations by heart is important for you to learn as you will constantly find yourself looking for a specific material either to accomplish an objective or to craft something you need.
At some point in your adventure, you can tick off on some resources to delimit the icons shown on the map and make it relatively easier for you to pinpoint the specific resource you need above all others. It may be inaccurate in some instances but the resources do show in the general area where it should be on the mini-map.
Another feature you need to take advantage of is marking spots where you may want to explore. Last Island of Survival offers a vast land with plenty of items and resources to discover so if you see an icon you have not seen close before or cannot remember, help yourself get there more efficiently by setting a mark on the map as a guide for you.
5. Always Play Defensively
Even if you are lucky enough to play with a group of friends or have found in-game allies whom you can work with to boost your chances of survival, there should still be an extra layer of protection to consider as Last Island of Survival is a survival game above all else.
There is comfort in knowing that you will not be in danger at all times but you cannot make a habit of entirely depending on others for survival. If you are alone and most especially if you are just starting out, then you should discipline yourself early on to always be on guard and only be aggressive towards creatures that cannot hurt you back.
There are plenty of animals scampering around the field that you can hunt and while it can be a pain to do so with a mere axe, hunting them provides you with plenty of useful resources you will always have use for. Monsters are a different kind.
Even with health kits and revives it will still be a challenge to beat them. You may be fortunate enough to craft a pistol within the first hour of gameplay, following the first few tutorial guide objectives, and even have enough bullets to spare but if you are reckless, they can still be trouble for you.
People are what you need to keep an eye out for the most. If you see another player close, you cannot simply assume that it is a friendly one. Take time to crouch and hide in the bushes to observe other players when you see them. If they seem docile, then feel free to approach and communicate with them. Regardless of your decision, do so only with health packs in reserve and always be ready to run if things turn south fast.
Distinguishing friendly survivors from the less pleasant ones is a lot more challenging than what you might expect. From a personal standpoint, we actually experienced being casually invited into a group only to be murdered and stripped free of our beginner resources. It surely wasn’t the most satisfying experience but one that will certainly stick to mind and will be considered as among the most important lessons in the game.
Playing defensively does not have to be taken in the absolute. There will certainly be instances when you need to take risks and play with a little more aggression. Likewise, these decision points cannot be covered by any definite guide and should be based on the situation itself as well as your relative skill levels at the time.
6. Build Only What You Can Maintain
What anyone wants in any open-world sandbox game is naturally a home just like in Minecraft, as well as other sandbox survival games, and the truth is, chopping down a few trees here and there will net you enough wood to build your very own home base.
While it is relatively easy in Last Island of Survival to build a house or fort, the bigger costs resulting from it lie in its maintenance. Wooden walls and doors, as well as its more durable counterparts are still not immune from regular wear and tear as well as damage, in case the turf cabinet expires. Every bit of repair has its attributable costs and your home is just one of the many things that require constant maintenance.
Beyond simply building a shelter, be sure that a cabinet is among the first things you will craft after gathering wood. The turf cabinet is what would prevent other players from destroying your cabin and taking everything you have. Other structures that fall within the range of your turf cabinet can be demolished by you.
Make it a habit to visit your turf cabinet as often as you can to check its maintenance time. Building maintenance costs are directly associated with the materials used in building your home as well as its relative size.
Learn to manage your resources early on by building something well within your capacity as far as resources go. Sure, you can upgrade walls and practically every aspect of your structure with stone or steel just to boost its durability, but just the same, you have to be ready to lose it if you cannot afford to pay for its continuous maintenance cost.
It is very easy to think that the shelter you build has a more permanent attribute, making it your home for a long time. However, maintaining even the simplest one can be a challenge early on especially if you do not have friends or allies to team up with. Note that if you perish, you will basically lose your home and everything in it.
Given this scenario, it will be wise to only build what you expect to use while you are online and forget all about it as you log out of the game. This predicament may differ later on once you have joined an alliance but for starters, it is the best way to go. As far as investments go, prioritize those that you can equip and carry. Although you naturally lose some items when you die, investing to boost your defense and survivability should always be your top priority.
Jumping in on an adventure almost always means being able to play long hours especially at the early part of the adventure. Beyond basic materials and resources to craft weapons and tools, you also need to ensure that you have sufficient food and water to replenish the constantly depleting food and water levels. Of course, health kits and healing items naturally form part of the basic needs you need to have a fairly decent amount of.
7. Be Friendly As Much As You Can
In any multiplayer survival game, the most basic concept relative to survival is primarily on a personal level. Even if you have friends or allies online with you, it is a given that your main focus is still to ensure that you stay alive. Although playing with a group or an alliance naturally benefits its every member, how much it boosts individual survivability largely differs per survivor. As much as you may be inclined to think you will have teammates or allies in every session, though, it’s highly likely that there will be solo sessions in your adventure.
Provided that you have not made enough enemies out of the other players in the game and chose to exercise caution on your initial dive into the world of Last Island of Survival, every person you encounter can become an opportunity to earn an ally. As we mentioned earlier, it is best to play defensively and try to observe anyone you come into close contact with. If you choose to approach peacefully, then don’t shy away from initiating a conversation.
There is a white flag at the right side of your screen just under the mini-map. Tap on it and scroll as you please to choose from among a variety of dialogues you can use to converse with other players. Beyond that, you can also chat freely using the chat feature just above your item shortcut bar.
Relative to earning friends, another in-game feature you should take advantage of is the party feature at the left side of your screen. Through it, you can add and invite friends over to work on particular tasks or projects.
Perhaps, if you enjoy and play the game long enough, you might even find people whom you can always gather resources and hunt with. After tapping on any vacant slot for party members, a list of friends you have will appear. If you have not made friends yet, be sure to check the “Find Friends” tab and apply to become friends some of the players you see.
8. Attempt To Reclaim Dropped Items
If you get killed in Last Day Rules: Survival, some of your items will drop at the exact point where you leave the game and you will instantly respawn in a random area. The continent is huge and even seeing the skull icon on the map close to where you currently are may take a few minutes of running.
If you know of the items you have lost, particularly rare or important ones, make an effort to mark that skull on the map and get back to it to reclaim a Death Chest. This chest contains some of the items you have lost but not all as some will be picked up by the player who slaughtered you or someone else who chanced upon it.
In any case, be on the lookout for players especially the one who managed to off you as they may still be around camping for a second kill. Keep in mind as well that choosing to leave the game before you reclaim your dropped items will leave you unable to see them again. It will be entirely up to you if you decide to go for it or not so be sure to do so before you do anything right after you respawn.
Like so many decision points you will encounter in Last Island of Survival, attempting to reclaim dropped items is definitely one of them. The exclamation mark icon below the mini map gives you info on losses you have incurred, whether from failure to maintain your cabinet and experiencing its collapse, or being slaughtered by a monster or survivor and dropping your backpack.
You should well be past getting frustrated over lost items at some point but with regard to potentially reclaimable ones, always consider its value relative to the amount of time and effort you need to put in to get them back.
Beyond risks of encountering trouble anywhere along the way, the random respawn point paired with the rather expansive size of the map in Last Island of Survival should tell you if the reclaiming task is worth it or otherwise. More so, if you have companions who may readily be able to assist you by donating some stuff to replenish your lost inventory, then ignoring dropped items and proceeding to move forward instead becomes the more viable choice.
9. Always Keep An Eye Out For Oil Cans And Crates
There are plenty of resources to continuously gather as you travel and explore the continent in Last Day Rules: Survival. Although each one of these resources are important, none are as rewarding as oil cans and supply crates you may chance upon in the field. These loot sources are at the top of the list when it comes to valuable goodies as they will reward you with parts you will need to earn recipes for a wide variety of items and gears. On top of parts, oil cans may also reward you with other items while supply crates can earn you equipment instantly.
Again, as far as playing defensively is concerned, you should practice being even more conscious of your surroundings when near these resources. Rare finds naturally lure in players and chances are that if you find lumps of oil cans and supply crates in one place, then you are most probably not the only one who has discovered it. Be sure to look around before and after trying to gather from either resource spot as it may take time to claim items from each one.
Since at this point in time there are already an abundance of experienced and veteran players roaming the island with you, you can also chance upon some random items as you explore different areas. As there are limits to items that can be stored and carried, you can expect that you will sooner or later be pickier in terms of the items you pick up. As a beginner, or someone who just respawned in a random location with practically nothing packed, you would want to take advantage of the items other people leave behind.
10. Complete Quests For Extra Rewards
Although you can earn parts through completing objectives in the guide, there are extra rewards you can earn based on your activities in the game. Be sure to always check daily quests through the “Battle Shop” icon at the upper left side of your screen and make an effort to complete each simple task under the Daily Quests.
A lot of these daily tasks relate to the most important activities you should partake in as you ceaselessly explore and gather resources throughout the land. Another way to look at is as a guide to assist you in determining which resources should you try to gather more of.
Just like conventional daily tasks in almost every other adventure, the daily quest objectives in Last Island of Survival do not really entail additional work or effort. Rather the objectives provided all relate directly to what you should be doing on a regular basis, to the point that you are likely to accomplish a lot of the feats without even knowing the specific details.
Each task you complete in the list earns you activity points and, at certain levels, will unlock supply crates that earn you valuable resources and items. If you can, try to always go for earning 150 activity points to obtain the top rewards from this feature.
11. Bodies Of Water Are The Safer Idle Spots
Last Island of Survival can be a type of adventure that is simply hard to put down at random points in the session. For starters, you would want to have a good supply of basic needs for yourself as well as enough materials for maintenance to ensure that you will have something to get back to after taking a break from the game, and that will certainly take some time and patience to pull off. Whether you stay idle for some time or completely log yourself out of the game, you will always have the risk of losing something if you are not well equipped and fully prepared to do so.
If for some reason you need to leave the game but do not necessarily want to log out of it, going into the lake and far away from shooting range will be your best bet to stay unharmed. While floating about idly, no harm can come to you other than from snipers and some sea monsters as no player can use any item whatsoever while floating in the water.
In the earlier version of Last Island of Survival, there didn’t seem to be any monsters in the water, making it a perfect resting spot so long as you are outside of sniping range. Perhaps it has become an oversight that gives idle survivors a little too much advantage which is why monsters now inhabit the waters in the game.
There are no stamina or such other game mechanics that would prevent you from staying afloat in a lake or delimit the period of time within which you want to spend on it so take as much time as you need for whatever reason and be at ease while you are on afk. Of course, hunger will still be an issue and nearby radiation, if any, can still get you.
That is all we have for our Last Island of Survival Beginner’s Guide and we certainly hope that you learned much from it as well as enjoyed every tip and strategy that we shared. There are certainly numerous other tricks to discover as we all delve into the game so if your adventure has brought you to discovering something we don’t know, feel free to share what you know with us through the comment area!