Core Keeper Beginner’s Guide: 5 Tips and Tricks for New Players
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Before we get into our Core Keeper beginner's guide, we'll start with one very important tip - don’t let the cute, pixelated graphics fool you into thinking that this game will be a walk in the park. Careful planning is still vital to ensure you survive the depths of this game. Otherwise, you might get very, very used to your spawn point and the walk back to the action. With that, here are some tips and tricks to help new players in Core Keeper.
Core Keeper Beginner's Guide: 5 Tips & Tricks for New PlayersNote that the following tips and tricks aren’t only for Core Keeper beginners. Veterans of this title can use these helpful pieces of information if they forget some of the game’s essential aspects.
1. Choose The Gardener BackgroundOut of the seven core backgrounds in Core Keeper, the gardener is a good choice for a new player. This background should feel right at home if you’re into similar roles from other games like Valheim. Starting the game with this background immediately gives you the Copper Hoe and Watering Can. Use these items to grow crops in the Underground World. Normally, you must gather Copper Bars to craft these tools. But since you have the hoe and can from the start, they’ll save you time and effort gathering those materials to help you start a farm.
2. Don’t Worry Too Much About Character Creation (Nothing's Final)If you’re still unsure about picking the gardener background, or any of the other starting credentials in the game, you can pick the one that suits your interest. It’s because the background only exists to give you a head start. After an hour or two of playing, you’ll likely catch up to the things you missed during character creation. For example, you picked the Miner background, giving you the pickaxe from the start. This background also increases your character’s Mining Skill by 3. However, you can upgrade this skill and get the pickaxe regardless of your background, as long as you progress through the game.
3. Hold The Action Button To Gather GoodiesIt wouldn't be a Core Keeper guide without some quality-of-life suggestions. When first starting out, many players default to pressing the action button continuously to gather nearby items. But mashing this button will only test your device’s hardware (and perhaps hurt your finger). Instead, hold the button, and your character will gather all nearby items increasingly until you release it.
4. Don't Miss the Wood RootsWithout your character equipping anything, you can press the action or left mouse button to punch. Use this action to hit wood roots to gather wood. Although you may not acquire several pieces of wood through punching, it’s still a good way to harvest this material to craft early-game equipment and structures.
5. Take Advantage of Beds and WorkbenchesCrafting a Bed requires 10x Wood and 5x Fiber, and you can craft this fixture on a Workbench. Crafting a Workbench needs 8x Wood. Make these interactive structures as you progress through the game’s depths. The bed, in particular, lets you restore health without your character needing to eat food. That way, you can save up on supplies as you proceed further. Note: At the time of writing, there’s no way to destroy or salvage structures in the game. You can only remove them from their placement with the pickaxe. Very soon, Core Keeper players can build to their heart’s content with the upcoming Creative Mode. This feature arrives with the game’s “Paws & Claws” update, which will go live on May 10, 2023.
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