Raft was just released from early access, but as with most open-world survival games, it may be daunting to start. Here, we have developed some suggestions that we wish we knew before embarking on our tiny plank raft. Our Raft beginners guide outlines some ideas and techniques that may not be known.
Take your time to create your raft and get supplies to it.
No need to rush through the story. Take your time to make the material you need, expand your raft, and make it a home. When you sail around, you will need to find basic building materials (planks, plastic, and palm leaves), so don''t worry if you need to look elsewhere before heading to any of the story islands.
Remember to give items to your Research Table
To learn new recipes using this material, you must use one of the materials to the Research Table. It may be difficult to forget to do this, so make sure youre using the table as you explore new environments.
Seek materials underwater at islands
In reefs around random islands, seaweed and debris can be discovered underwater. Youll want to swim down to collect these must-have materials, which you may want to explore just as underwater as you explore it.
Take advantage of Shark Bait
The shark that stalks your raft will smash you when it spots you underwater. You may kite the shark with a spear, but you may also use Shark Bait to take it down quickly. The shark will bite the bait, allowing you to get a free hit on it before it swims off. This way, you should be able to defeat the shark before the bait is gone.
Once the shark has died, you may use it for meat and swim freely... until it respawns.
Dont stay at random islands for too long
Early on, it might be tempting to stay at an island that is randomly divided, but you will need more planks and plastic to maintain your tools and fuel. If you run out of clean water or cooked food, youll eventually die of hunger or dehydration, so you should set sail for additional materials much before that happens.
Keep food and drink on you while exploring
When you''re planning an adventure on the larger story islands, be sure to bring food and drink with you. Some later islands have prepared food inside to assist you tide over, but there is no reliable source of food and water. However, you wont want to take your breakfast early if you don''t want to go back to the ship for anything, so keep it on you.
Fishing is the key to having tons of food
Build a fishing rod as soon as possible, as fishing is a free source of tons of food. Slap any fish on the grill and you''ll be set for a long time. Youll also need specific fish to make Shark Bait.
Put your planters indoors to avoid seagulls
If you have a scarecrow nearby, evil seagulls will eat your crops, especially if they are planted inside. Scarecrows keep the birds away and only bait them away for a while before they break. Make sure your planters stay inside to avoid them altogether.
Use the scroll wheel to select specific amounts of items from stacks.
Although this isn''t just a game tip but a quality-of-life tip, you must know that you don''t have to take things out of the storage one-by-one or in their entirety. Using the scroll wheel, you may select the amount of materials you need to take out.