A comprehensive Warpath guide for beginners, covering all aspects of the game.
Day 0 – Game Intro & Initial Configuration
In this video, I will explain what is the game about, if you can or can’t play solo, which state to choose, how to play with your friends, what are the game requirements and how to secure your account to prevent any loses in the future.
Introducing the game
- Over 150 WW2 units at your disposal.
- Heavily PvP-focused MMO mix of strategy / RPG / settlement development game with some PvE activities.
- Playing solo is not possible, cooperation and playing in an alliance is a requirement from the very beginning.
- The game is available on Android only and has not launched on iOS yet. The release is planned for January 2021. You can also play on your PC/Mac via Bluestacks.
- Since it’s running on the Unity 3D Engine, the visual part is quite nice. A decent phone is required: I would recommend one with at least a 4-cores CPU and 4 Gb RAM.
- The game won’t launch on low-end graphic chips (i.e. Adreno 505) throwing an error “Game not supported on this device. Please try another device”.
- The game is exclusively online, you can’t play without an Internet connection. Quality of connection is more important than your speed (bandwidth). Playing without stable network coverage might cause constant disconnects and in-game lags.
Here you can configure game options, change your picture, bind your account and make some other adjustments as well as bind your account to make sure it’s not lost.
- Notifications: setup to be notified when your resources production is complete, mission is over, your base is under attack and similar options.
- General: tune graphics and audio settings.
- Emoticons: configure quick-action buttons with text and/or emoticons.
- Accounts: bind/switch your account(s) between devices.
- Commanders: search for any player in the game (works across servers).
- Roles: create new account and/or change city/server.
- FAQs: basic in-game guides and option to contact Customer Service (top right corner icon).
- Gifts: redeem a gift code here.
Choosing a starting city / server
Short answer: choose the newest one. If you’re going to play with your friend, make sure you choose same city AND server, otherwise you won’t be able to play together.
Long answer: your starting city won’t matter that much since the game has a concept of city levels.
- City lvl. 1 is a starting location for all players across all servers. It has the following limitations:
- Max Raven camps lvl. 25;
- Max Raven bunkers lvl. 3;
- Max farm lvl. 5.
- City lvl. 2 is the next location opened for all players of city lvl. 1 after 1 month. It has the following limitations:
- Max Raven camps lvl. 30;
- Max Raven bunkers lvl. 6;
- Max farm lvl. 6.
- City lvl. 3 is the next location opened for all players of city lv2. 1 after ?? months. It has the following limitations:
- Max Raven camps lvl. 35;
- Max Raven bunkers lvl. 9;
- Max farm lvl. 8.
- City lvl. 4 are limited and what is going to happen in there is not clear at this stage.
At a certain stage, there’s a transport gate opened from city lvl. 1 to city lvl. 2, allowing players who met certain conditions to migrate. That’s why it doesn’t really matter where you start – more important is HOW you start.
Changing nickname and profile picture
Once you’ve started the game, your nickname will be something like Commander.randomnumbers. Changing it together with your profile picture is a good idea to get into the top alliance. Can be done for free first time and for 500 gold unlimited times afterwards.
Binding your account
This is quite an important action I would recommend doing in the very beginning. Not only you will be able to carry over your progress in case your device is damaged or stolen, but it also allows playing on multiple devices: i.e. if you wish to play on your phone during the day and later on switch onto a tablet, it’s only possible after your account was bind.
How to bind your account: tap on your Commander icon, Options, Accounts, Link.
Allows you to create additional accounts. You can have unlimited accounts on different servers, up to 10 accounts per single server and only 1 account in the same city.
Day 1 – Interface Tutorial & Smooth Start
In this video, I will explain what needs to be done during your first hours of gameplay.
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Top bar (left to right):
- Military Funds, Steel, Crude Oil – 3 main resources, you can harvest these from farms;
- Reserve Troops Capacity – how many units you can recruit. Recovers 1 unit every 10 minutes. Speed and capacity can be increased via Barracks and VIP levels.
- Gold – premium resources. Can be used for multiple purposes, but I strongly recommend to use it on getting VIP 4 and saving the rest for future events.
Left side bar (top):
- Search – lookup Raven camps and Farms;
- Airlift – relocate your base to any visible piece of the map. You can do up to 3 airlifts per day (each attempt has an 8-hours recovery time) and one airlift will consume a transport ticket from your inventory. Use carefully!
- Scout – launch a scout plane(s) to reveal foggy area. The number of scout planes depends on your Airport level.
- Resource collection – launch a convoy to mine a farm (funds, steel, oil). The number of convoys and level of farms you can harvest from depends on your Tech research skills.
Left side bar (bottom):
- Missions: access your Main, Dailies and Officer tasks. They allow you to grow faster, earn some rewards and open additional content.
- Command Center location: fast focus screen on your base.
- Chat: alliance, city and private messages can be found here.
- Tutorial: where you earn your first crew and some additional rewards. Pretty much self-explanatory 🙂
Bottom bar (left to right):
- Campaigns: complete special story missions to increase your passive rewards gain.
- Alliances: create/join an alliance. Access alliance menu once you are a member of any.
- Supplies: your backpack with resources, speedups and other materials. No one can steal items from your backpack, they are all safe!
- Officers: access your crew, level up their level and skills.
- Units: same but for troops. Blueprints to create unit’s parts are also located here. Unit parts can be crafted from special supplies.
- System: menu under development. Right now, you can only access Camp Rank and Officer Missions via it.
3 more buttons to mention:
- Select all: quickly select (or deselect) all your troops.
- Army: an overview of your deployed units. Used to switch units into different ones and assign/reassign officers per unit group. You can have only up to 5 active unit groups.
- Mail: an in-game post service, where you can find system, events and alliance notifications.
Game has got several events kicking off in the beginning and that’s on top of the turorial mission. I’d suggest you make yourself familiar with the event page to know where you need to focus on.
For example, scouting fog gives a lot of advantages (free resources, knowing enemy location etc.) but it is also required in both starting events. So make sure your planes never stay idle in the airport.
Find all events on a dedicated page:
Day 2 – Fighting enemies while Growing your Power
Your first fights on the field
Deploying Army and Officers