The Riftbreaker – Survival Mode Complete Guide

The survival game mode in Riftbreaker is one of the biggest parts of the game. This is a kind of endurance, build, management, and skill test for a player. The player has the possibility to fight endless amounts of monsters and test if he or she has the required skills to survive until the end. This game mode is quite vast and has layers of difficulties that I will be explaining as we go on with the guide. Let’s take a look.


The Riftbreaker Survival Mode Complete Guide and Tips

The General concept of survival

The player has to survive a fixed time until he wins the survival mode. The game counts as lost if the headquarter is destroyed and the player dies. After that, there is no way to respawn so you need to be careful in this part. Every couple of minutes, the wave becomes stronger. This means that the amount of stronger enemy species (Ultra / Alpha) increases as time passes by. The classic example of the survival concept across multiple games is also implemented here.

If the player upgrades his headquarter a special attack wave gets triggered. Units are placed on the map scale with difficulty and the monster strength increases the closer you are to the map edge. The command line for Difficulty is =creatures_base_difficulty + creatures_distance_per_difficulty / distance_from_player_initial_spawn, With difficulty limit being creatures_max_difficulty

All Biomes, Map Size, and Units in Survival Mode

Survival can be played on 4 different biomes,⁣ each biome having different advantages and disadvantages, as can be read on their direct pages. You unlock the other survival maps by beating the map before, with at least some difficulty chosen.

BiomeMap sizeAmbient UnitsNeutral UnitsPassive UnitsGuardian UnitsEnemy Units
Jungle6Quelver, VesaurusJurvineGnerot, KrocoonArachnoid BossCanoptrix, Arachnoid, Hammeroceros, Baxmoth, Kermon, Bomogan
Desert6Rugwig, MothrayGeotrupexGnerot, KrocoonArachnoid Boss, Stregaros Boss, Gnerot BossMushbit, Zorant, Stregaros, Lesigian, Necrodon, Kermon
Acid6Crader, VathamiteSulphoritKrocoonArachnoid Boss, Nerilian Boss, Nurglax BossGranan, Arachnoid, Nerilian, Bomogan, Nurglax, Phirian, Baxmoth
Magma6Venomine, BitridMoltugGnerot, KrocoonKrocoon Boss, Gnerot Boss, Nerilian Boss, Magmoth BossMorirot, Bomogan, Magmoth, Nerilian, Necrodon, Phirian, Drexolian, Hedroner

Survival Mode Difficulties in The Riftbreaker

There are a total of 8 difficulties with one of them being a toggle option. The option is called Hardcode Mode. This is a very tough level of survival difficulty to overcome and clear. What this modifier does is if you die anytime, even once, even if you headquarter is standing, you will lose the game instantly. Now let us take a look at other difficulties and their detailed stats.

Easy Mode of Survival

Time to the first waveTime between wavesWave strength increaseEnemy damage factorSurvival timeResource volume factorMax. objectives activeWeapons droppedon deathCreatures distanceper difficultyCreatures basedifficultyCreatures maxdifficulty
5 minutes8 minutesFirst after 5 minutes, then each 12 minutes0.3360 minutes21051204

Normal Mode of Survival

Time to the first waveTime between wavesWave strength increaseEnemy damage factorSurvival timeResource volume factorMax. objectives activeWeapons droppedon deathCreatures distanceper difficultyCreatures basedifficultyCreatures maxdifficulty
5 minutes7 minutesFirst after 3:20 minutes, then each 10 minutes1.060 minutes1212560none

Hard Mode of survival

Time to the first waveTime between wavesWave strength increaseEnemy damage factorSurvival timeResource volume factorMax. objectives activeWeapons droppedon deathCreatures distanceper difficultyCreatures basedifficultyCreatures maxdifficulty
5 minutes7 minutesFirst after 3:20 minutes, then each 10 minutes1.090 minutes1212560.5none

Brutal difficulty in survival mode

Time to the first waveTime between wavesWave strength increaseEnemy damage factorSurvival timeResource volume factorMax. objectives activeWeapons droppedon deathCreatures distanceper difficultyCreatures basedifficultyCreatures maxdifficulty
5 minutes7 minutesFirst after 3:20 minutes, then each 8:20 minutes1.090 minutes1212561.0none

What is Sandbox Difficulty in Riftbreakers’ Survival Mode?

In this mode, none of the waves will spawn automatically. The players have to send those themselves if they want to. Basically this mode follows the concept of sandboxing in general where you are controlling a virtual, simulated environment for yourself. To enable the features of a sandbox control menu – press F11 to open.

By using the sandbox control menu, all kinds of enemies can be spawned, events are created, and player settings can be manipulated. this mode gives you a lot of flexibility to use in the survival mode for the Riftbreaker.

Custom difficulty in Survival Mode

This difficulty opens up another GUI page where the player can choose from lots of different options. You can create the difficulty you want. This is another option for those who prefer to build custom games and modes for them to try out. The options in this mode include; Enemy damage factor, building cost, game duration, map size, enemy wave strength, etc.

Random difficulty in Survival Mode

In this mode, most of the difficulty settings are random. The player can only configure 5 parameters or fields. They are; Wave interval duration, game duration, warm-up duration, map size, and sandbox control panel. Everything else is always randomized and you will have no control whatsoever over other aspects of the survival mode.

What are Survival Events in The Riftbreaker?

These are what you may call modifiers that affect the conditions or the environment for the game. These can be either positive or negative. Some positive event occurrences are Strong Winds, Resource comet, Blue Moon, etc.

Some negative events in the survival mode are Acid Rain, Acid Fissure, Blue Hail, Dust Storm, etc. These basically are designed to disturb you and hinder progress and are part of the challenge of playing the survival mode in The Riftbreaker.


That is all we had to share from this guide on the complete survival mode walkthrough for The Riftbreaker. We hope this post has helped you in some way or the other. If so, then let us know by commenting down.

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