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This is an example of a hint shown at the beginning of you adventure

The following are official Hints that can help you get started with on your journey down The Death Road to Canada.

New Game Hints

This is a list of hints that Death Road to Canada displays upon starting a new game.

  • A combination of Strength and Fitness determines weapon swing speed and energy use.
  • A very high Mechanical skill will let you repair a car right away. Further repairs become harder.
  • All stats go from 0-6. A stat of 0-1 will usually automatically fail. 5-6 will usually succeed.
  • Automatic weapons are very hard to control if you have low Shooting skill.
  • Bandit characters can rob many traders and other people. This can backfire depending on who is robbed.
  • Character stats are initially hidden. Characters you recruit may be lying about their abilities!
  • Characters can have personality traits that give them more options in events!
  • Characters that are close by can throw weapons to each other in the pause menu.
  • Charming characters get all sorts of bonuses, particularly in Trader Camps.
  • Closing doors will hold off zombies for awhile, as they all forgot how to open doors.
  • Dog barking, horns, gunshots, and other noises draw zombie attention.
  • Dogs are very fast. For fun, try having a dog solo loot a city while everyone rests!
  • Figure out your favorite traits and perks, then make a bunch of custom characters with them.
  • Fire and explosives can damage your own characters, so watch out. Fire is especially dangerous.
  • Fire can clear out an army of zombies if you're lucky. It's very dangerous to use indoors.
  • Fitness determines how much melee energy you have, and how quickly you recover it.
  • For endgame, you want high stats and either great melee weapons or an automatic + ammo.
  • For the final stage of the trip, you will need a good group or great weapons.
  • Higher Shooting skill means better firearms handling, with each shot piercing more zombies!
  • If team member morale gets too low, they will start arguing, despairing, and backstabbing.
  • If you don't like your Always Be Looting choices, try driving around for new locations.
  • If you have little or no food, some traders will pity you and give free stuff!
  • If you have spare gas, you can skip many locations. Each skip makes good ones more likely!
  • If your characters all have full health, fighting off bandits will usually not kill any of them.
  • Irritating characters always know the worst thing to say. They have a SECRET ADVANTAGE.
  • Losing your car opens you up to nearly constant negative events and bandit attacks.
  • Make sure you create some custom characters! They can show up at random in the game.
  • Many bandits can be bought off with food. Some bandits can be beaten by a specific personality type.
  • Many traders offer you different things depending on how much food you have.
  • More people means more fighters! It also means more food consumption.
  • Oblivious characters can safely run out of morale. A couple times.
  • Paranoid characters can reduce the severity of bandit attacks, or reveal the stats of new recruits.
  • Punching a zombie with no weapon barely does anything, besides making one let you go for a moment.
  • Rifles have high damage and high piercing. One shot could splat an entire line of zombies.
  • Run whenever you can! Fight when you're forced to. These zombies do not drop zombie loot.
  • Scavenge for all the ammo you can. Build up the skills of your team. You'll need to become stronger!
  • Shotguns are still very effective for people with low Shooting skill. High damage and knockdown.
  • Slow, heavy weapons can be powerful with high Strength and Fitness. Otherwise they can be awful.
  • Slow-shooting firearms are very ammo efficient. Sometimes you'll want to spray ammo with an automatic.
  • Some car types are easier to repair than others, requiring a smaller Mechanical skill.
  • Some great melee weapons for high stat people: Knight's Sword. Sturdy Machete. Fire Axe. Sledgehammer.
  • Some great melee weapons for low Strength/Fitness: Aluminum Bat. Nightstick. Xtreme Hockey Stick.
  • Some melee weapons break and some don't! Many common breakable weapons compensate by being light.
  • Some melee weapons cleave, hitting multiple zombies in one swing. Some cleaves are based on chance.
  • Some places are death traps! Read the zombie forecast before exploring an area.
  • Someone with maxed Medical skill needs less medical supplies for healing, or sometimes none.
  • Strength lets you pick up and throw heavier furniture. Thrown furniture is the best weapon.
  • Swinging melee weapons around is exhausting until you increase your strength and fitness!
  • The pistols and the uzi have the advantage of bullets being the most common ammo type.
  • There's no real penalty for getting a teammate eaten by zombies. Just throwing that fact out there.
  • Throw furniture by picking it up then pressing attack. Throwing can be powerful and efficient.
  • TIRED gives big stat penalties! Clear it by sleeping in the next camp or resting before a mission.
  • Try sacrificing someone you don't like by getting them eaten on purpose. This will distract zombies.
  • When exhausted, you start to sweat. Stop swinging for awhile or you'll do much less damage.
  • You can keep your car going way longer if you have a great mechanic in the team.
  • You can often have teammates rest in the car. Useful if someone's hurt or you want a smaller group.
  • You can switch what character you are controlling in the pause menu, for finer control.
  • Zombies attack furniture that gets in the way. You can drop or throw objects to make obstacles.
  • Zombies can chase you for a long time, depending on how aggressive and irritated they get.
  • Zombies get hit for extra damage if they are knocked down, first. Some weapons have high knockdown.
  • Zombies get more aggressive and numerous at night. Zombies smell you better if you're bleeding.
  • Zombies have to grab onto you for a short time before they can damage you. Run away to break free!
  • We've run out of hints! Good luck!
  • A hint from a pal: Want to lose your legs and fast? Try shooting a propane tank while standing on it!
  • Pro tip: COOL IT!

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