Tips and Tricks for Playing Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden
Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden is now available on Xbox One and Xbox Game Pass! It is a tactical adventure game, with turn-based combat and real-time exploration of a post-apocalyptic world.
You control a team of mutants, exploring a world destroyed by nuclear war, pandemics and climate change. You may recognize several of the elements of the tactical combat from games like XCOM – for example, every character has two actions per turn (like moving and shooting), you can use cover to your advantage and overwatch when the enemy runs towards your team.
But Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden also has many new sets of challenges, and here are some tips on how to overcome them and survive in the brutal environment of our destroyed earth:
Use stealth: Be sure to use stealth to your advantage. Don’t attack your enemies head-on, instead sneak around their camp and look for isolated targets. If you use silent weapons you can take these out before the rest of the group gets alerted. If you don’t use stealth your team will quickly be completely overrun in combat.
Choose your battleground: When the moment has come to take on large groups of enemies you should try to find a good spot to spring your ambush. Having good coverage is an obvious advantage but being able to put one or two of your mutants on high-ground gives invaluable bonuses.
Make the most out of your mutations: As you level up you unlock more and more mutations for your team. These can be either active abilities or passive bonuses and you should try finding good strategies for powerful combinations. Mutations allow your mutants to do spectacular things, like develop stoneskin, grow moth wings, control the minds of your enemies or snare them with grasping roots.
Scour the Zone for resources: Search each map diligently for scrap and weapon parts as these valuable resources are sought after in your home base called the Ark. Scrap is like currency and can be used to buy useful things like grenades, and med-kits. You can use the weapon parts you find to upgrade your weapons, but also remember that you can break down old weapons to get them.
Visit the Ark regularly: Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden is not a mission-based game, instead you explore each unlocked map exactly as you want. It is however smart to check back in with you the people at the Ark from time to time. The Elder might have new and useful information for you, new items may have been unlocked in the shop and you may hand in artifacts to Pripp’s bar for team-wide bonuses.
Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden is available now on Xbox One, enhanced for Xbox One X, and is also available for Xbox Game Pass members. You can purchase it digitally via the Microsoft Store for $34.99.
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