Being a multiplayer survival game, Lifeafter comes with all those mechanics players have come to expect to find, like tons of enemies to defeat, multiple ways to level up characters and multiplayer features.
Camps are at the center of the Afterlife’s multiplayer mechanics, and they make the game way more enjoyable. Sure, lone wolfs can enjoy the game solo, but they will have a very hard time tackling its many challenges, challenges that have been designed with multiplayer in mind.
So, what are Camps, and how do you take advantage of all their features? Let us find out!
Create or Join a Camp?
Lifeafter lets players create a Camp or join an already exiting one by speaking with Billy at Hope 101. If you are a new player, we suggest you join an already established Camp, as it will be easier for you to understand how everything works and how one should be run properly. Once you are feeling more comfortable with the mechanics, you can definitely try and set up your own camp, possibly with the help of friends you have made on the way.
When joining an already established Camp, make sure to join an active one. Joining one with limited to no activity will not let you make any progress, essentially wasting your time in the game.
Among the many services Camps provide for their active members is the ability to receive some very useful buffs. These are obtained by eating food, which becomes available once enough ingredients have been provided. These buffs range from improved Gathering Bonus, Damage Reduction, Damage Increases and so on. To be able to get the best possible meals, 33% of the Camp members need to contribute at least 3 blue materials each. A little work for an amazing payout!
No matter if you have joined an established Camp or made a new one, you always want to keep an eye on the Technology Research progress. Thanks to this tech tree, which can be accessed by speaking with Bulbul, you can unlock several different skills with Technology Points.
Technology Points can be obtained by performing a variety of different tasks, like crafting, planting, mining, using the Benefits Box and so on. As long as you continue playing the game, you should have enough points to make a solid contribution to your Camp.
Patrol Quests are among those Camp activities that are easy to complete and provide excellent rewards at the same time. These quests are accessed from the Camp Call Board and come with routes of different difficulty level. No matter your confidence in your skills, you should always pick the Hard Route, as it is not all that more difficult than the others, but still provides some good rewards, like Gold Bars, Contribution points and Mastery Points.
Your Camp is not only always at risk of being attacked by zombies, but also by other human players. These raiders are always highlighted with a red mark, and they should be killed as soon as they are spotted to prevent them from raiding houses and steal resources. Activating the No Fly Zone tech will help quite a bit, as the raider will not be able to leave the island for 60 seconds, giving you and your companions ample time to block off all exits and kill the raider.
Zombie Invasions and Bosses
Every Wednesday and Saturday, your Camp will have to deal with Zombie Invasion events. During these events, five houses from the Camp will be chosen, and the owners of said houses will have to defend their houses with additional items like barricades. Once the final wave is about to happen, all will gather at the center of the Camp for one final round. In case you do not feel confident, you can always ask for help before the events begin.
There’s no rest on Sundays in LifeAfter, since you will have to fight against a Boss every week. These battles are actually not too difficult, as long as you keep an eye on the yellow bar below the boss’ health. Once it is full, you must be on top of the stands to survive. This is pretty much the only difficult thing to deal with in boss battles: once the yellow bar is depleted once again, give the boss everything you have got!