Heya stranger, are you trying to save the world? Maybe looking for a bit of excitement, but don’t know what to expect? Well, let us help you on your journey by offering some advise before you set out. We may never cross paths again, so path attention.

Stock up on ammo crates and health potions

While out in the world, you’ll find ammo, yet sometimes it won’t be enough. Sure, you can melee but firing a ranged weapon keeps you out of harm’s way. Make sure you stock up on ammo crates before you venture into unfamiliar territory. Same goes for health potions, as you won’t find any in the world.

Upgrade and buy

When you first start, you’re given a basic set of gear and weapons. While you’ll find others out in the world, it’s a good idea to upgrade your gear. The higher the level, the better the perks and the longer you survive. If you have enough scrap (currency) see if you can buy new gear as well.

Be aware of your surroundings

The creatures in Remnant: From the Ashes aren’t your typical cannon fodder. They will hunt you down, some will dodge attacks, while their numbers are greater than you. Be sure to approach areas with caution as they can and will surround you. If that happens, you’re as good as dead. When in doubt, retreat, as there’s no shame in living to fight another day. Enemies aren’t your only concern as there are lots of environmental dangers such as traps everywhere. Be careful!

Pay attention to your stamina

This game is very stamina dependent, and using it up will leave you stuck in a pickle. Watch how you randomly swing your melee weapon, dodge or run. As each action will deplete your stamina. If you find yourself constantly running out, take a look at your gear and see about upgrading your endurance trait.

Watch out for mini-bosses

Thoughout the game you’ll find a healthy amount of mini-bosses. Many of which will randomly appear out of nowhere and they are procedurally generated. You’ll notice them by the difference in their appearance and sounds they make when spawning.

Use the entire world to your advantage

One of the biggest differences between games similar to Remnant: From the Ashes is that they restrict your playing field. Typically you’re stuck either in a limited area or X-axis. Not here, thankfully. You can take advantage of the entire area while fighting mobs, mini-bosses, and level bosses. Run around pillars, take a flight up or down some stairs, and even jump through windows. It’s all fair game here, make sure you use it all.

Be sure to visit checkpoints often

Thoughout the world you’ll find checkpoints that will save the game, clear off any status effects on you and heal you. They also serve as transports between locations. If you see one, be sure to access it. They also will force enemies to respawn as well (doesn’t that seem familiar?).

Bring friends or total strangers along for the ride

A nice feature in Remnant: From the Ashes is that you can opt to have friends or random strangers join your game at any time. Doing so does ramp up the difficulty, but having some extra manpower goes a long way. Spread the jolly cooperation and have fun taken on the bad guys.

Remnant: From the Ashes releases for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC on August 20th, 2019. Or you can pre-order before August 16th and gan early VIP access on the Xbox One and POC and play four days ahead of time.

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Keith Mitchell
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Keith Mitchell is the Founder and Editor in Chief of The Outerhaven. A grizzled IT professional during the day, but a passionate lover of video games after his 9-5 grid. Loves playing the Dark Souls series and has been gaming since he was 6 years old. Available for podcasts upon request.