Things You Should Know Before Playing Lethal Company

Have you also become an employee of the Lethal Company that makes you go to various moons and fight monsters to get some scrap back? If so, you might have quite a difficult time getting used to everything since the world is unforgiving and the game doesn’t give you a lot of useful tips.


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While working for the company, you’ll be asked to land on certain moons and get enough items to fulfill your quota in a set amount of time. There are no extensions and the game instantly ends if you fail, making it a little Roguelike in nature.

Lethal Company is currently in Early Access, and everything in this article is subject to change.


Scanner Is Your Best Friend

Lethal Company Scanning Plastic Fish

The most important thing you need to know while playing Lethal Company is that your suit has an in-built scanner that can be used for various tasks. You can use this by pressing right-click on your PC, and it is used to highlight various items near you. Your scanner is the best way to locate loot nearby as most items in the game are easy to miss.

As soon as you enter the main building, start using the scanner constantly and any nearby item will be highlighted in green with their name and value displayed. You can then head over to the item’s location and move it to your inventory. Some items are large and you’ll have to actively have them in your hands.

The scanner can also be used to see the path ahead a little when you don’t have a flashlight.

This is especially useful when you’re trying to locate a platform to jump on.

You can also use your scanner when you’re near a creature to get their data in your terminal. Keep in mind that the scanner shows a red sign if you’ve scanned any creature, landmines, or turrets, but not all of them are aggressive.

Get Yourself A Weapon

When you first land on any moon during the start of your run, you’ll already have about 60 currency in your account. This can be seen by accessing the terminal on the ship, and it’s important to use it to get yourself some survival necessities. For example, if you’re playing alone, the best items to buy are a Flashlight and a Shovel.

However, if you’re playing with friends, you won’t be able to get a lot of items for everyone. In this case, it’s important to at least get one shovel so that one person can protect others from dangers. This item will also help you escape scenarios where smaller enemies are trying to camp you, thus preventing you from escaping.

Remember The Path You Take

Lethal Company Entering Maze In The Map

There’s a way to counter every enemy you can encounter in the game, but there aren’t a lot of ways to counter getting lost in the map. Every time you enter a normal map in Lethal Company, there’s at least one room that features a maze with a bunch of pathways, and it’s quite easy to get lost in them.

You can scan the main entrance and the ship when you’re outside, but the scanner won’t show you any exits while inside. It’s extremely important to keep track of the path you’re taking since you’ll have to find the exit quickly if a monster is chasing you or if it’s too late.

You can try to leave some items or players behind at important sections of the map to keep track.

Learn How To Use The Terminal

While on the ship, you’ll see a main screen that shows you where everyone is and has a lever to start the ship and a terminal that does many other things. You’ll have to use this terminal to buy items, navigate to different moons, go back to the Company to sell items, and even remove various obstacles for your friends.

It can be a little difficult to get used to the console at first, but here are the main commands that you’d want to learn:

Command Name

Function

Moons

Shows you information about all the moons and the weather effects on them. Ideally, you’d want to avoid the moons that are Flooded, Stormy, or Eclipsed if you’re just starting out. You can type the name of the moon you want to go to and then confirm.


This will set a course to the respective moon if you’re not there already, and then you can land the ship and start the day through the main monitor.

Company

This command takes you to an option that lets you set course to the Company Building. It also shows the current rate that the Company is buying for. You’ll only get the displayed percentage of the value of each item when you sell.

Store

This area displays all the items and their cost in the game. You can check it out often to see if there’s a sale on a particular item.

Bestiary

As mentioned above, you can scan enemies by getting close to them and pressing the scanner button, which then gets their info in this section.

Other than the mentioned commands, you can also turn off turrets and open special metal doors through the console.

Keep Track Of Time

Lethal Company Timer On Top Of Screen

When you first exit the ship in Lethal Company, you’ll be able to see a giant window displaying the current time. This window appears every time you’re out of the ship, but it disappears if you enter the main building. It’s important to go out every now and then to see the time since the ship automatically leaves at midnight.

You also get a notification when the ship is about to leave, both when it’s about to reach midnight or if a dead person calls the ship. In these cases, it’s highly recommended to drop everything and rush back since you can get left behind quite easily.

The More, The Merrier

Lethal Company In The Ship With Friends

While Lethal Company can be played solo by creating a private server, the game has a few glaring benefits for playing with a party. The main advantage is the reduction of pressure since you wouldn’t have to worry about getting defeated too much if you have some people to rely on. Here are a few other benefits:

  • If you have multiple people, one person can constantly stay on the ship to alert the rest about nearby loot and enemies. This person can also use the terminal to open doors and disable turrets.
  • In case everyone but one person ends up dying, you can buy a Teleporter and get all the bodies back to the ship to avoid money deduction. You even get five currency by selling the bodies.
  • There’s an enemy in the game that hugs your face, blocks your vision, and muffles your sound. This creature slowly drains your energy and you can’t do anything to remove it by yourself. The only way to get rid of it is by having another person hit you with a weapon.
  • Beehives can spawn anywhere in the open area of the map, and they’re one of the most valuable items in the game. However, you can’t get them alone as one person needs to aggro the bees while the other takes it away.

The game also gets a little boring quickly if you’re trying to brave through it alone.

Know How To Counter Enemies

Be it inside the main building or outside, you’ll regularly be surrounded by enemies that require you to do specific things to dodge them. You can scan them to get a little bit of information on the terminal, but eventually, you’ll have to learn how to properly counter each one of them by yourself.

Thankfully, you can find plenty of railings when you’re inside the building, and these can be used to counter various enemies like Thumpers, Spiders, and Slimes. For the first two, you can simply get on a railing where they can’t hit you and then shovel them to death without taking damage.

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