Are you already playing Undawn? Tencent’s ambitious survival multiplayer is available for free on mobile devices and, since its release, has attracted a huge community of players from all over the world. If you want to dive into its enormous offer, here are five basic tips that will be great to get you started.

What is Undawn?

Undawn is a new survival, action, shooting, and management game developed by Tencent. It is a great multiplayer RPG in which we must explore a huge apocalyptic map with different biomes to find both resources and enemies who will also want to take them. There are various factions within the story mode, but also other players, mutated creatures, animals, and, of course, allies who can join our customizable survivors camp.

When will it be possible to play Undawn?

After a trial period, Undawn is finally available for free on mobile devices and computers. As it is a free-to-play game —which tries not to fall into the pay-to-win— downloading it will not cost us money, although inside, there is the possibility of making optional purchases.

5 basic tips for Undawn

Whether you have already started playing Undawn or want to take the leap now that you know it is available for free, it will be very useful to know some basic tips that will help you a lot in the initial stages of your game.

Undawn screenshot showing a female character ridding a motorbike and a male armed character contemplating a destroyed city.

Complete the main missions

Don’t neglect the main story missions at the beginning of the game, as they will significantly upgrade your character. They also include tutorials to help you become familiar with the gameplay and game systems. We know you are eager to explore Undawn on your own, but it is highly recommended that you complete this series of missions beforehand in order to advance quickly.

Undawn in-game screenshot showing several armed characters and children playing.

Focus on the creation of equipment

Every time you level up in Undawn, you will unlock the possibility of creating new equipment: there will be new weapons, armor, and tools to craft —as long as you have the necessary materials—, so take a look at them before going out into the open world because they will come in handy when facing enemies and obtaining resources.

Undawn in-game screenshot showing several armed characters fighting against a big creature.

Improve survival skills

Undawn is a game based on survival, so your priority should be to improve the skills related to this aspect. In this title, realistic aspects such as body condition, sanity, hygiene, and even metabolism are taken into account. If you spend points on skill upgrades related to these fields, you will have a lot to gain.

Undawn screenshot showing two armed characters fighting against a bear.

Control the status of your character

It may seem like a very obvious tip, but it is not so obvious— in Undawn, you must learn to interpret what the game menus tell you about your character’s status. Those aspects of survival that we mentioned before —physical condition, hygiene, mental health…— can be controlled through the health monitor watch you have at the beginning. Keep an eye on it because it is very important to know these levels.

Undawn screenshot showing two characters riding a motorbike and shooting enemies dressed as clowns.

Change weapons without fear

At first, in Undawn, we will only find low-level weapons that do minor damage to enemies. As you progress through the game, you will unlock new and much more powerful tools, some of which you will have to buy with money —which can be obtained for free—. Don’t get attached to the weapons you got first— the important thing here is survival, so go for the best possible tool.