Tips for new and old players
It can be difficult to find Farthest Frontier tips as the game is relatively new. And the sim colony game is quite hard to get into. Whether you’re an avid sim colony builder who have hours and hours in games like Anno, RimWorld and Banished – or a total rookie, this Farthest Frontier guide is for you.
When you download the game from Steam, you are more or less left to yourself. There is little to no information about the game, and it can be quite cruel, and the first Winter can quickly obliterate your population.
A proper Farthest Frontier guide is what I wish I had before I started to play this game.
Farthest Frontier tips the game doesn’t tell you
I’m an avid sim, city and colony builder, and I absolutely love Farthest Frontier. Tips for the game are very sparse, however, as there is no pop-up saying Farthest Frontier tutorial at the very beginning of the game.
Therefore I’ve made this comprehensive list of Farthest Frontier guide for you to use when you play the game
- Also read: Farthest Frontier Farming guide and tips
– #1 Use F4 to see yields of a ressource
A good tip for Farthest Frontier is to press F4. This lets you see the concrete yields of e.g. a ressource node like clay, iron or stone. This is especially handy before plopping down your town center in the beginning of your game.
– #2 Farthest Frontier guide: You can move blueberry bushes
I found out waaaay to late, that I could move blueberry bushes and re-plant them in Farthest Frontier. Guide your settlers to gather them all and stack them close to your city – your population will never starve again. This trick is especially good for the early-mid game.
– #3 Decorations do not stack
A great way to boost your desirability in Farthest Frontier is building statues, parks and trees in and around your shelters. In the beginning I was spamming a lot of “large parks” close to eacher other – to get that Manhattan like feeling. But it doesn’t help.
Different decoration styles does not stack. A good guide is to plop down a bunch of large parks, go for a combination of parks and statues.
– #4 Cows increase fertility in Farthest Frontier
Yes. Cows can further boost your fertility. They eat, and they poop. Select your barn, press “Set Grazing” and choose a 10×10 area on your fields and see your fertility go through the roof. Important note: Only set grazing when clover is planted on the field.
– #5 Stuck in mid-game? Upgrade Trading Center and Market
The early and late game is the most stressful in the game. There is a sweet-spot in the mid-game where you feel that you’re going a bit slow, waiting for resources and/or gold. A good guide for Farthest Frontier, when you get to the mid-game, is upgrading your Trading Center and Market.
- The Market will increase your gold income and desirability
- The Trading Center will allow for an extra trader to arrive. Use that to trade for resources you need to transition into the late game (often iron, bricks andstone)
– #6 Flip items in the Trading Center for ez gold
This is a great tip for the mid-late game: When you have 2 or 3 traders visiting, see if one sells products another one buys for profit: Just go ahead and buy all you can, and sell it to the other trader. Free gold!
– #8 How to flatten terrain
Instead of doing a big block do alternating lines.
Let’s say your grid is 5 by 4 and there’s a steep incline. You’ll do line 1, 3, and 5, and it will automatically pull lines 2, and 4 closer to the others making it easier and quicker to flatten terrain.
– #9 Farmers farm apiaries
Keep apiarys close to your farms: It’s your farmers who harvest them. If you put them down in the opposite side of the city, your farmers will need to walk a long distance back and forth. Keep them bees close to your farms.
– #10 Deers and boars spawn in trees
If you want to get rid of deers who eat all your lovely crops, get rid of the trees! On the other hand, if you want to attract them; build some tree-decorations in a 5×5 square and wait for the trees to mature. Soon you will see a lot of fresh meat spawn.
A few extra tips for Farthest Frontier:
- Use the wall-tool in the bottom-right corner to upgrade walls in bulk
- Use work-camps asap when reaching level 2 for dedicated tree/stone farming (set it to “harvest mature trees only”)
- You can plant trees and farm them: Not a very good long-term solution as trees will not re-grow
- Keep 5+ builders to repair buildings: Blizzards have a huge impact on building health
- You can move the towncenter: Just use the “clear” tool and set it to buildings.
- Once in a while: Remove all workers and re-assign them: The builders workplace will now be closer to their homes.
Farthest Frontier Reddit and community
If you’re looking for more Farthest Frontier guide and tips, we strongly recommend following the Farthest Frontier subreddit – and the community section on the official homepage.
Farthest Frontier farming guide
In case you missed it, we also posted a Farming guide for Farthest Frontier recently. This will show you how to grow the best crops in the game.