Breakwaters Beginner’s Guide: Tips & Tricks for New Players
The physics of water flow has never been so fun as we get to do what we’ve always wanted to do at the beach: block water. The water is a constant source of danger to you and your people, and you must do what you can to survive against the water and the massive titans that inhabit it.
Breakwaters is currently in early access and going through some growing pains, but there’s so much to do and see with the game’s stunning art style and visuals. The developers are receptive to feedback and pushing updates out as soon as issues are brought up, which means there’s a lot of passion put into the game.
The massive world of Breakwaters is full of different procedurally-generated islands and biomes similar to Valheim and Minecraft. Before you get into the world of Breakwaters, there are some beginner’s tips and tricks you should learn.
Increase Your Max Carrying Capacity First
The points you receive from leveling up will go into agility, endurance, constitution, hydration bonus, and hunger bonus. Everytime you get a point; you can spend them under your character attributes.
Under your character attributes, you’ll see the number of points you have available to spend.
- Agility: Increases your max sprint time. Each point put into agility gives you +2 duration.
- Endurance: Increases your max carrying capacity. Each point put into endurance gives you +2 item stack count.
- Constitution: Increases your max hearts. Each +2 points you put into constitution points gives your player +1 heart.
- Hydration Bonus: Increase your max hydration. Each point you put into the hydration bonus gives you +10 hydration.
- Hunger Bonus: Increase your max hunger. Each point put into the hunger bonus gives you +10 hunger.
Now that you understand what each stat does, the first handful of points that you get when playing Breakwaters should go into endurance. You’re not going to get your sacks or backpack when you start because you’ll need to eventually work your way up to them. Every point that you put into endurance will let you carry two more items per stack. This is really handy when you’re starting the game before you get items to manage your inventory.
Sources of Food And Hydration In The Beginning of Breakwaters
Like any survival game, you’ll need to build a fire and, with that fire, you will cook food that you find. You won’t have a steady source of food when you start Breakwaters. You’ll have to take what you can get to survive until you start working your way up. You can eat berries and other sources of food in the beginning, but they won’t be as satisfying as the food you’ll unlock in recipes.
When you start chopping down palm trees, you’ll find some coconuts that’s a decent source of hydration. You can also find water from the mussels on the beach. You will need to cook the mussels to get the hydration boost from them. If you’re truly desperate for food in Breakwaters, you can find dead rats when you chop down bushes, but you will need three of them to cook one piece of meat.
The Shell Axe
When you’re starting Breakwaters, you can only craft two things: the crafting bench and the shell axe, so one of the first things you should do is punch the crabs sitting on the beach for their inventory. You can also find raw meat on the crabs as an easy food source.
The shell axe you get from crafting without the crafting bench makes chopping down trees faster so you can gather supplies faster. Now that you know how to start in Breakwaters, you can grow from there until you get to the point where you and your friends are taking down massive titans.