Remnant: From the Ashes is available now and it is not an easy game to dive into. Here are some tips and tricks that you should keep in mind if you are interested in playing Remnant: From the Ashes and are jumping in for the first time.
Remnant: From the Ashes Tips And Tricks
The following are some tricks and tips that should be helpful if you are playing the game for the first time. These tips are helpful for first-timers and veterans of the genre.
Shoot Wooden Objects
Shoot anything and everything that is made of wood. Doing so drops scraps and materials that you can use later on in the game. This is true for the base and the overworld. You can also use your melee attack if you do not want to waste ammo.
Scrap is Remnant’s primary currency, necessary for everything from purchasing consumables to upgrading gear or crafting powerful mods/weaponry. The most useful use for scrap is upgrading your gear. You can always grind for more scrap if you’d like but invest in a core set of gear as you make your way through the first playthrough.
Use The META
Do not be afraid of the META. You can change your loadout at pretty much any time. You can change weapons at the base and even in the middle of boss fights. Not all weapons fit all scenarios. Wasting crucial Long Gun ammo on low-level enemies can get you in trouble with a boss later. Switching between Melee, Handgun and Long Guns in the heat of combat will net the best results. Swap weapon types on the fly without a penalty to ammo. Just mind your surroundings; Remnant’s worlds don’t pause just because you do.
Buying Starter Gear
Starting gear such as weapons, perks and armor can be purchased from the appropriate vendor. This can be done after selecting your class and playing the game for a bit.
Multiplayer Ammo Is Not Shared
The ammo that you find is not shared between different players. Make sure that you are not picking everything up and leaving other players with nothing at all.
Be vary of friendly fire as it can be a major issue in some of the boss fights in the game. For Survivors, this means hitting an ally with a bullet deals 25% of normal damage, so don’t get caught up in the crossfire. Melee, however, does not work on teammates. For enemies, friendly-fire means looking for creative ways they can kill each other. This is often a legit strategy when it comes to bosses with minions.
Death Means Nothing
Remember to have fun in the game. Death is not a big issue and is only a minor set back in Remnant: From the Ashes. You get to keep all your gear and other items.
Use The Map
Lost? Keep an eye on the map in the top-right corner of your screen for waypoints or NPCs that may appear as you explore. Open the map to get your bearings, but remember: every time you roll a world, the layout will change.
Mods Can Be Used To Tip The Scale
Mods are the easiest way to tip the balance of combat in your favor. Whether it’s pocket healing like Mender’s Aura, added enemy tracking of Hunter’s Mark or that extra burst of damage from Hot Shot; charge your mods and use them tactically to get an edge in combat. Find a loadout you enjoy, but don’t be afraid to swap mods when the going gets tough.
Master The Dodge
Dodging at the right time grants you a few frames of invincibility from some attacks, but trades a chunk of Stamina. Carefully managing this give-and-take gives you a major step up in combat. Neutral dodging – or dodging without directional input – saves a crucial bit of Stamina comparatively.
Archetypes Are More Like Guides
Archetypes are merely a starting point to help ease players into the experience. From there, feel free to craft your ultimate survivor for any scenario. If you like ranged combat then try out Hunter. If you like a tanky character then you can go with the Scrapper. If you are a supportive teammate and want to have a healing character then you can go with the Ex-Cultist.
Leave Ward 13 With Caution
Always leave Ward 13 prepared. The four worlds of Remnant are filled with unknowable challenges and status effects and you don’t want to be caught out without an antidote. Bleeding to death, degrading your armor to half effectiveness and/or halving your stamina are all added challenges that can be dealt with for less than 200 scrap at Reginald Malone (aka Reg) in Ward 13. See the Status Effect Cheat Sheet below for more info.
Death Is Only The Beginning
Take your time and learn from every death. You won’t lose anything upon dying, aside from progress. Loot you’ve collected, objectives you’ve completed, and experience you’ve earned all persist through death. However, basic monsters will respawn dynamically.
These were the helpful tips that you should keep in mind when playing Remnant: From the Ashes. Have fun playing the game.
Which Starting Class Should You Pick?
Gear and other items can be bought and are the same for all the classes. The only thing that is different is the starting trait. The Ex Cultist has the Spirit starting trait and that seems like the best way to go when starting Remnant: From the Ashes.
How To Get The SMG Quickly
The SMG is one of the weapons that you are going to want to pick up as soon as possible in the game. In order to do that you need to grab the key card in Founder Ford’s research room when you leave Ward 13. In the same room as the key card, you will find a bookshelf. You can destroy this shelf in order to reveal a pat behind it. This will take you to the drifter armor chest and legs.
Once you have the armor you need to head back over to ward 13. Get to the B2 area and use the key card to open the locked door. Head to the second room on the left and you will find a recorder on the table. Listen to it to get the Elder Knowledge trait.
Now, head over to the next room on the left side of the hallway and grab the fuse. After that go outside and down to level B3 of the ward. Insert the fuse. Turn on the power and use the key card to open the doors. You will see a large ventilation fan on the left side of the room. You can head back over to the fuse box and turn off the power in order to turn off the fan.
You can go inside the ventilation shaft to find a secret room where you will find the ward 13 master key. Take the key and go back up to level B2 of the ward. Get to the locked room at the dead end and use the master key to open it. This is where you will find the SMG.
So just after the tutorial and before even getting into the proper game, you have access to the drifter armor chest and leg pieces, the Elder Knowledge trait and the SMG. These will help you out in the game.
Best Traits To Invest In
The following are the best traits that we recommend you invest in when playing Remnant: From the Ashes:
- Elder Knowledge (XP Bonus)
- Vigor (Health Bonus)
- Spirit (Mod Energy Bonus)
Sleight Of Hand
Next in our Remnant: From the Ashes tips guide we have the Sleight of Hand trait. You can unlock this by getting 100 kills with 10 different weapons. As soon as you have access to 10 different weapons, you should get to grinding and unlock this trait.
If you are interested in learning more about the game then be sure to check out our guide on how you can change the difficulty setting of Remnant: From the Ashes.