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Health is based on your vital signs. Therefore, you’ll need to make sure your hunger and thirst meters are both above four bars if you want to start regaining health. Status effects will also prevent you from regaining health, meaning you should heal yourself of negative conditions as soon as possible.
Rushing is dangerous, especially since there are many things you need to learn. Follow the game’s tutorial and take your time to learn how to survive.
Save frequently to avoid losing progress when something goes wrong.
At the start of the game, make sure you keep your raft and paddle with you. Drag your raft up onto shore once you’re close enough and attach the paddle.
Getting a water supply should be one of your top priorities, especially since you need to manage your thirst. A Water Still will gather condensation into a flask for you. It is possible to use Palm Fronds for it instead of Fibrous Leaves.
Plants regrow, although this takes time. Consider taking only some each time to make sure there’s always a rotating source as they grow back.
Keep an eye on your health, hunger, thirst, and sunstroke meters to make sure you aren’t in danger. All of these are shown on your watch.
Start out focusing on a small area before you explore farther away. You want a safe, secure base to come back to. Once you have that taken care of, then you can start venturing to other islands.
Gather loot and materials wherever you find it. Shipwrecks are especially good places to explore.
There are poisonous creatures in the world that you need to avoid. If you’re poisoned, you’ll need to make an antidote to cure yourself or by keeping your hunger and thirst meters stable enough until you recover from the poison. Avoid the Crown of Thorns Starfish, Lionfish, and snakes as much as you can.
If you pin a crafting recipe, it will show you how many of the needed items you have in your inventory as well as how many are available in the world.
By using the Cartographer option, you can customize the world that will spawn for you. This means you can change the difficulty of the experience by making it easier or harder, or just change things up for a more customized experience. You can customize terrain, items, trees, rocks, animals, and shipwrecks in addition to the arrangement your world will have.
In the original version of the game, it was impossible to escape the island. However, console versions added the escape option. To escape, you’ll need to fight three bosses, each of which will have a plane part. The three bosses will be marked on your map with a skull icon. You’ll then use the plane parts to repair a plane and attempt to escape, leading to the game’s “ending.” (Note: do not attempt to repair the game as you go. Currently, restoring one part to the plane doesn’t stick. You need to have all three parts with you when you repair the plane and do it all at once. If you attempt to add each part as you get them, those parts will be lost and you’ll need to fight the bosses again.)
The nature of the game’s ending has led to much debate among fans about what the ending means: whether it is meant to imply a time paradox, a sequel hook, or the player character’s death.