Ready for your first day on the job in Lethal Company? The indie horror game has quickly taken Steam by storm. The co-op title tasks up to four players with salvaging scrap from various moons to bring back to the eponymous company. It’s a game that can have a bit of a learning curve, especially in the beginning. As such, here is a general beginner’s guide followed by a few tips and tricks to get you making quota in no time.
Welcome to the Lethal Company
Players will start out inside their ship. The ship will have a monitor that will come in handy (more on that later) as well as a terminal for selecting moons to land on. Each moon has a grade for how dangerous it is. More dangerous moons will have better scrap, but of course, also prove more lethal. As you progress, you’ll want to order gear from the terminal to deal with hazards.
That said, you’ll only want to buy a couple of things for your first rounds of gameplay. The flashlights and walkie-talkies should prove the most useful. It’s worth noting that in-game chat only works with players near each other, otherwise you’ll need the walkie-talkie. You could use a separate chat system, but the in-game chat does run up the tension in a fun way.
Once you’ve landed on a moon and leave the ship, you’ll want to scan to find an entrance to a building. The vast majority of scrap lies indoors. This is also where you’ll find enemies, traps, and turrets, so best play it safe for your first excursions. When you have the scrap back on the ship, rinse and repeat until you’ve met your quota, and then deliver it to the company base.
That’s all there is to it, with further looks raising the company’s quota. Still, there are some tips and tricks for Lethal Company that can help beginners build good habits for success early on.
Lethal Company Tips and Tricks
Scan Often: One can easily forget about the scanner. While it’s almost integral to finding the entrance to buildings and the ship, it has a host of functions. The scanner can highlight scrap, making excursions easier. With scrap back in the ship, it can add up the sum profit total of every piece onboard. That way, you can easily see how close you are to meeting your quota.
Don’t Get Cocky: It can be really tempting to want to find every piece of scrap on a moon. But once it gets dark, moons will become more dangerous. Similarly, indoor bases tend to have more traps and enemies as one goes deeper inside. Players incur penalties for dying, and can only carry so much anyways, so it makes sense to simply return to base after having your hands full.
Behave With the Beehives: You may notice beehives just outside the ship. If you get too close, the bees will swarm and can kill pretty quickly. But if you steal a beehive, you can sell it for a good profit. Tempting, no? Like many things in Lethal Company, it’s a gamble. Have at least one player distract the bees, and designate one person to get the beehive back to the ship. Since bees can swarm even inside the ship, best do this at the very end of a day’s trip before liftoff.
Monitor the Monitor: This is one I wish I knew when starting. It can be really tempting to get a party together and have everyone head out of the ship. Maximum profits, right? Well, quantity does not always equal quality. Instead, have one player stay behind to check the monitor, which displays scrap, trap, and enemy locations. By using the terminal in tandem, this player can even temporarily disable turrets and mines. As such, this player can guide the others through the excursion most efficiently.
Time for a Moon Walk
And with that, you should have everything you need to get started in Lethal Company. Developed by Zeekerss, the indie horror game is in early access on Steam. So things may change down the road.
In the meanwhile, get a group together and give it a try. This guide should help with some of the less intuitive mechanics and strategies. But the best way to learn is to play. Just don’t get fired.