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Wild Arena Survivors Beginners Guide and Tips

Choose your Survivor to fight in fast-paced battles in an exotic island

Wild Arena Survivors is a new Battle Royale shooter from the house of Ubisoft. Featuring an exotic island, 40 survivors are pitted against each other to be the last man standing. Other players aren’t the only thing you’ll be facing off against though – wild animals freely roam the map and will attack the player at first sight. Whilst it is a pretty straightforward game to jump in and play, it is one that is tough to master. In this beginners guide, we’ve detailed a bunch of tips and tricks which can help dominate matches in Wild Arena Survivors.

Choosing your initial Survivor

Wild Arena Survivors offers a selection of 10 Survivors each with their own unique appearance and playstyle. New Survivors are unlocked along the way, so the main choice can vary from time to time. Perhaps with past experience, there may be a few Survivors who stand out because of their weapon choices or their descriptions. If you haven’t got a clue what to go for, Buck is a good start. He is a balanced option and isn’t too specialized for a playstyle.

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Upgrading Survivors is quite self-explanatory. Playing matches earns currencies, which can be used to upgrade through a node-like system. The straight-line path is necessary to upgrade through levels, although there are optional nodes at the sides too. For the purpose of completion, it’s better to take all the upgrades to one level before moving on to the next.

Picking the perfect landing spot

As with most Battle Royale games, the first task is to decide on a place to land. Wild Arena Survivors has a large map with a variety of locations, landmarks, and terrains. Sometimes, it can be tempting to jump out instantly and go wherever is straight down, in a bid to try and get on the ground as soon as possible. That is a good strategy and it ensures you get a head-start on looting, but it can also leave you prone to other unexpected players parachuting into your location.

Wild Arena Survivors Map
Image via Ubisoft

The game has 6 named locations – these will have good loot and will be the more popular attractions in a match. Obviously, there will be more competition here, but for those that are confident with their skill, landing at one of these locations is probably worth it.

For those that are not as confident though, the best strategy is to look towards the edges of the map. Then, as the circle comes in, you are close to the edge of it. This reduces the chances of being surrounded or sneaked up on. There will also be fewer people towards the edges and outside the named locations. Of course, the disadvantage is that it’s unlikely you find any good loot.

Looting and Upgrading

Looting can be a bit of a vague word sometimes, especially in the context of Wild Arena Survivors. There is a bunch of different ways to loot, and there are a few specific things to be looking for too.

1. Harvesting the environment

Wild Arena Survivors features a harvesting system that slightly resembles that in Fortnite. The exotic island has trees, rocks and other random plants dotted everywhere and the player can harvest these for resources. This is one way of looting and is pretty easy to do. For example, just walk up to a tree and an ax button will pop up. Harvesting usually refuels HP and adds some upgrade Crystals.

2. Fighting Animals

One of the key aspects of the game is the wild animals that freely roam the map. Taking down these beasts will earn HP and upgrade Crystals. Obviously, you probably don’t want to face off against a buffalo, or a crocodile. Whilst the resource gain is bigger, it takes longer to kill, and there’s a risk of another player turning up too which is far from ideal. Some smaller animals like turtles, for example, have low HP and are easy to take down with just 1 or 2 shots.

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3. Finding Crates and Chests

Crates and chests are the best way to find the proper loot – specifically weapons and support gear. Opening these will also grant other resources too. This way of looting is essentially the traditional way for Battle Royale games and is easy to do. Simply walk up to the source and use the key button to unlock the loot.

4. Don’t forget the upgrades

After all that looting, you will probably have quite a few upgrade Crystals totaled up. These can be used to upgrade both weapons and support gear. It’s highly advised to keep on top of these. There is no point in holding on to Crystals unless there is a specific type of support gear you’re waiting to find.

Mastering the Weapons and Support Gear

The armory is a key part of Wild Arena Survivors’ core gameplay. Weapons are obviously the most important feature, whilst Support Gear is an additional tool that can often make the difference in a match. There are quite a few elements in each category, and it’s worth knowing what each does.


WeaponRangeWeapon Skill
Assault RifleMediumRubber Bullet
ShotgunCloseStunning Dash
ShovelMeleeUnstoppable Swing
BowLongPinning Arrow
HandgunMediumTactical Roll
KatanaMeleeRising Slash
AxeMeleePrimal Surge
Riot ShieldMeleeGround Slam
Sniper RifleLongMarksman

Support Items

Support ItemsDescription
Hand GrenadeThrows a grenade that explodes shortly after landing, dealing huge damage to enemies within its area of effect.
Molotov CocktailThrows a bottle bomb that ignites, causing a short-lived fire that deals repeated damage to enemies that touch it.
Health TonicCreates a temporary healing area for you and your allies.
Ward PillMakes you invincible and immune to alterations for a very short duration.
Muscle BoostBoosts attack damage for a short duration.
Smoke GrenadeTurns you invisible for a large amount of time.
Body ArmourProvides temporary protection from damage.
Wolf TrapPlaces a long-lasting wolf trap on the ground. Deals damage to the first enemy to walk over it, first stunning then slowing them for a short time.
Throwing KnifeThrows a knife that deals damage and slows the enemy.
Speed BoostBoosts movement speed for a short time.

Wild Arena Survivors Beginners Guide: PvP Mode Tips and Tricks

Meeting another player at some point in the match is inevitable, so it’s important to stay alert and prepared. Combat in Wild Arena Survivors is relatively easy to grasp, but some fights can get quite close. Here are a few combat tips and strategies which may be useful to know about.

1. Try to identify the enemy’s Survivor

There are 10 Survivors in total to choose from, and they’ve all got a distinct appearance. Having even just a vague idea of each Survivor and their weapons loadout can be really useful. For example, the Tank carries a Riot Shield and a Shovel, this can be countered with longer-range shots. Conversely, a Trapper carries a Sniper Rifle and a Bow. The aim here would be to wait for the shot and then attack quickly during the reload cooldown. Knowing the other players’ loadout can be really useful, and is worth paying some time to.

2. Time the weapon skills carefully

The weapon skills can be game-changers in a fight and can be tempting to use. However, it’s important to know that they have a cooldown, and using them abruptly isn’t always the best strategy. A Stunning Dash move stuns the player, which buys time to use a support item or to quickly harvest a tree. On the flip side, don’t completely forget about these moves as well, they come in handy quite often.

3. Make use of the Support Gear

Like the weapon skills, the support gear also has a cooldown, but they’re also really useful. Things like grenades and other projectiles are handy against groups of players/animals. Armour adds a bit more safety for a while and is worth activating before any kind of combat. Then there are Speed Boost drinks, Smoke Grenades, and much more. Use them!

Wild Arena PvP Gameplay
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4. Use the environment to your advantage

There are bushes around the map in Wild Arena Survivors, and any player inside is hidden and almost invisible. This is a great tool to use to try and sneak up on other players. In addition, trees and rocks can be used as cover as well. Try to make use of these small things – they’ll give a slight advantage in the fight and that could end up being the difference.

5. Keep an eye on HP

In games like this, health is invaluable and in some cases, it can drop down really quickly. It is really important to always keep an eye on the health bar and if it starts to fall drastically, it’s probably a good idea to get out of the situation. Try to use a weapon skill or some support gear to either slow down the enemy or speed up yourself. Quickly try to get some HP then return back to finish the battle.

6. Use the Horse for a quick getaway

Sometimes, it’s possible you get stuck in a sticky situation, such as being surrounded by multiple players, or even animals as well. In a case like this, it might be best to just flee from the scene. The whole point of this game is to survive and going all out against multiple entities isn’t ideal. Try to buy some time to call the Horse, and use this to swiftly ride away from the danger.

So go ahead and give it a try! If you find trouble, don’t hesitate to fall back on this Wild Arena Survivors Beginners Guide for tips.

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