Surviving the Horde Attack in LDE

Find out how to survive the hordes that come every 24 hours

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Zombie Horde Attacks can be a huge pain in Last Day on Earth, especially at lower levels. You’ll constantly be building a base up, for a horde to just eventually come through and destroy it all in an instant.

You will spot an incoming horde attack by checking your map. Below, you can see that an attack will hit my base in 2 hours and 22 minutes. Quick tip, log out when the attack actually happens. We’ve explained it in more detail below!

Timer for incoming horde attack in Last Day on Earth
Keep track of how far away the horde is

There are a lot of things you can do to not waste time and make sure that each attack is more successful you than them. Horde attacks happen around every 24 hours, or at least they have to me so far.

It’s unknown whether these mechanics will be changed in a future update. One tip displayed in-game will mention that hordes are more likely to detect you if you do a lot of travelling by vehicle or running, so keep that in mind.

Obviously you can’t not travel somewhere, so ignore this tip. You’re going to get attacked no matter what. However, using our tips below, we can all make sure that we survive and don’t lose our base!

Zombies that attack in hordes will only destroy your walls and doors. All furniture including chests, containers, furnaces and anything else is safe so don’t worry about your precious belongings! Make sure to check the comments below to see some tips from other players.

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How to survive the Horde attack

Here are some basic tips for surviving attacks. Whilst as a player you should be able to survive easily, it’s more about preserving your base.

Save your supplies

Start saving everything you collect, including your wood, stone and other supplies. Build yourself a basic shelter to put your chests in. Don’t bother upgrading the walls until your ready to survive an attack.

The biggest mistake I made was upgrading all of my walls to the next level, to only have them destroyed by the horde. It cost me A LOT of wood planks and stone. I’d suggest upgrading your walls when you have a lot of traps in place.

Consider logging out

When the horde attack is imminent, consider exiting Last Day on Earth all together. Zombies wont be able to smell or detect you, so there is a higher chance of them avoiding your base.

Last day on earth horde attack
A horde in the process of destroying me base. I died seconds after this image..

It’s simply not worth trying to fight the horde at lower levels, and unless you want to admire the view, log out! If you want to see what a zombie horde looks like, look at the image above.

There have been a few occasions where I have left the game logged out during a horde attack. I have noticed that there is┬ámuch less damage done to your base if you aren’t there to witness it. It makes the rebuilding process a lot easier!

Set up traps

One of the first set of traps available to you in Last Day on Earth will be spikes. They take a while to make, as they need 10 rope each (which is a lot). Make sure you know how to collect large amounts of rope.

traps around a base in last day on earth
Traps wrapped around a building

Wrap your base in spike traps if possible, this will at least prevent most of the damage and kill the zombies before they can break down your walls. Be careful though, your own spike traps can damage you for 10 HP per hit if you’re walking too close!

Make use of your time

The last bit of advice I can offer is to make good use of your time. If you see that you have 20 hours until an incoming horde attack, go out and gather enough materials to set up traps.

Keep fixing up the walls that have been destroyed and it will all be okay. Last Day on Earth can be brutal, and I can only see it getting even more so in upcoming updates.

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