With May '21 update, a new set of 4 challenges were added to the base game. Created this topic to help out anyone who might struggle with Homeward Bound challenge.
In Homeward Bound challenge, you need to:
- Complete the “Good News” side mission
- Complete the “Our New Home” side mission on Easy mode
- Complete the “Our New Home” side mission on Medium mode
- Complete the “Our New Home” side mission on Hard mode
After you’ve completed the “Good News” mission and are ready to build your base, do note that you don’t have to have building resources in your inventory. If you have them stored in Recycling Station then they are automatically pulled from there.
Building base modules and then dismantling them doesn’t loose any resources for you. So you can experiment with different base designs freely.
Also, your own weaponry doesn’t damage any of your base modules. Only machine’s weaponry damages the base modules.
There are plenty of resources scattered around the base build area: wood, steel, copper, textile etc, which you can collect and all of them also respawn, within 1 gameplay hour or so.
The time given between waves, 90 seconds, can be used to repair/rebuild any of your base modules. It’s also a good time to restock yourself, if you’ve run low on ammo/first aid kits.
Do note that i’m a solo player and i play on PC with Guerilla difficulty. Your mileage may vary depending on your in-game difficulty level, your tactics, your base design and how many people you play with.
Tips for each tier
Tier 1 requires you to complete the “Good News” side mission. The mission is straightforward and starts when you get near Lerberget town, in Forest region.
1st, you need to collect a letter in Lerberget:
Then, you need to go Leräng to collect the C4:
And finally, you need to get inside the FNIX base, plant the explosives, and get out before base blows up:
Once the FNIX’es base blows up, the “Good News” mission, alongside Tier 1 is completed. After which, you can start building your base in place of FNIX’es base.
Tier 2 is your first challenge, where you need to defend your base against machine waves in Easy mode. Just activate the proper console when you’re ready for a battle.
You don’t need to call in the machine wave once the game tells you to do so. You can take your time to collect resources and fully construct your base.
Below is my gameplay of successfully defending my base in Easy mode to get Tier 2 completed:
Tier 3 is same as Tier 2, but this time, you need to select Medium mode.
Below is my gameplay of successfully defending my base in Medium mode to get Tier 3 completed:
Tier 4 is same as Tier 2, but this time, you need to select Hard mode.
Below is my gameplay of successfully defending my base in Hard mode to get Tier 4 completed:
And this concludes “Homeward Bound” challenge guide.