I'm making this guide/tutorial for beginners.
Before I start, I want you to know these golden rules:
- DO NOT accept group invites, DO NOT invite anyone.
- DO NOT be gready.
- DO NOT shoot at zombies.
- DO NOT use voice chat in game.
- DO NOT pick up junk loot.
- Avoid high population servers until you're confortable, have mastered a good part of your skill tree and have enough gear.
TIP: Use high ground to get away from zombies, it will save your life in many occasions. You can climb almost everything around you and not get hit by zombies:
This should be the base of your game. Do not give away your position at any cost, players can easily take advantage of your position and you'll end up dead. Also, have the mentality to maximize your backpack space, in the beginning you'll have to use a small/medium or large backpacks a lot, they don't store a lot of items, compared to bigger bags, so loot what's really necessary.
Step number 1
In the first few days you should be focused in getting melees, backpacks and meds. Also work on your skill tree.
These are "2 hit melees" that spawn in survival and any of them is good enough. Remember, hit zombies in the head!
When you first spawn in, look at the map and head to either "Smallville" or "Mountain Crest". Both towns are good for beginners, they have meds, 2 hit melees, backpacks, armors, guns.. basically everything you need, as a beginner.
If you're in Smallville, I'm going to show you a quick way to make xp.
By the way, I'd recommend you farm around 28000 xp as soon as possible. Will make your life much easier to continue your survival journey. These are the first skills you have to master before the rest of them:
If you happen to go to Mountain Crest, check houses for backpacks, barns for hatchets, mossbergs and mosins, pharmacy for meds and market for food.
I'd recommend you stay in this town for a while (hop servers) and farm up some meds and a good amount of 2 hit melees, which you can find in these barns:
There's two other places where you can loot 2 hit melees, ammo and guns:
This place can be a little tricky to get to, but it's worth it. You can find all kinds of ammo, butterfly knives and other random loot that is worth keeping:
Once your backpack is filled up, you might want to find a car and take the loot to a safe zone, here's a map with most if not all car spawns:
Step number 2
At this point you should have a decent amount of meds, melees, ammo and backpacks. Also, skill tree has be be half way done.
This is where you can explore further into the map and farm better gear. With better gear comes tougher obstacles. You also might have to deal with not so friendly players.
As a starter, I will recommend you these two remote places where you can practice killing super zombies.
Secret military base near cottonwood - You'll find some guns, ammo and armor, but most importantly the super zombie.
Tunnel above Candlers Cabin - Best place to farm metal, along with green bandages, guns, ammo, armor and of course the super zombie. Although it's harder than the previous place and it's likely you'll find players.
Super Zombie is tough, needs around 100 LMG bullets or 16 AA12 shots to die, it will drop all kind of high end gear, which most of the ppl hunt for.
These are the weapons you should take advantage of, to kill super zombies:
Here's a "tutorial" of how you should kill super zombie the correct way:
Step Number 3
Now that you have learned how to kill super zombies, you may start farming bigger places, that give bigger rewards.
I recommend you Camp Splinter, the best place of all. It's compact in size, has a car spawn and has all kinds of high tier loot. A super zombie also spawns there. The only thing you'll have to worry about is the players. It is very important for you to have "Hardened" skill learned at this point, you're going to need it.
Here's a map of Splinter, you can see where the 2 item box spawn, also the spawns of high end AR's.
From here on out, you decide your own path.
I hope I could help some of you. Stay safe!