KEY POINTS

  • Saga Mode gets increasingly more difficult the longer “Tribes of Midgard” goes on
  • Players have to spend their time wisely and make smart decisions to make it through to the end
  • Focus on upgrading equipment as quickly as possible 

First-time players of “Tribes of Midgard” might have noticed that the game isn’t exactly easy, especially when going into Midgard solo. There is a literal impending sense of doom that’s guaranteed to arrive at some point, but players have the ability to beat the game before the Nordic apocalypse actually comes to pass.

Beating “Tribes of Midgard” requires strategy, smart decision-making and a bit of luck. With all three present, even solo players can stop Ragnarok from coming.

Here are a few tips to help all of the new Vikings who are stepping through the Bifrost for the first couple of times.

It’s a race against time

Saga Mode is all about speed and efficiency. Every passing day will cause the nighttime to last longer, and eventually, the world will be locked in an eternal winter that will make the game extremely difficult for the unprepared.

Tribes of Midgard is a 10-player coop game where players must prevent Ragnarok while protecting a Seed of Yggdrasil at their home village Tribes of Midgard is a 10-player coop game where players must prevent Ragnarok while protecting a Seed of Yggdrasil at their home village Photo: Norsfell

Spend every in-game day on meaningful tasks such as completing quest objectives and upgrading equipment while gathering as many resources as possible.

Time of day matters

At night, Helthings will try to destroy the Seed of Yggdrasil at the players’ base, forcing every Viking to defend it. However, certain crafting materials like Starlit Seaweed and Mushroom Moon Bolts only appear at night.

The first two days of a Saga and nights where Helthings don’t spawn are often the best times to collect these rare materials, so plan accordingly.

Mind the Sorcerer Spawns

The Sorcerer NPC sells rare resources in exchange for souls, and his inventory usually depends on the biome he’s located in. Always keep an eye out for Sorcerer locations since he also sells those rare nocturnal ingredients that are usually hard to obtain.

Use overwhelming force

The game’s combat system isn’t the best, but it gets the job done. Dodging is usually only useful against large enemies, and blocking is only effective against ranged enemies or when used by a dedicated tank.

More often than not, every problem in “Tribes of Midgard” is best solved by using overwhelming force to quickly eliminate key targets. Try to get the best weapons and armor possible, and when stuck in a fight, be sure to hit hard and fast.

In the game’s current build, don’t bother with blocking or dodging attacks from common enemies. Don’t be afraid to take some hits and try to dish out as much damage whenever possible.