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V Rising Solo Guide – Best Tips for Solo Play

Lone wolves and lone vampires are all welcome here.

At its core, V Rising is a game designed for co-op play and handles certain PvP elements. However, many players are going to venture into their vampiristic journey all by themselves. As fun as this is, it can also be challenging. So, here are some of the best tips for a solo adventure in V Rising.

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Tips and Tricks for playing V Rising solo

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No one likes to dive into a large open-world game only to be punished by its environments and enemies. V Rising's initial hours can pass by quickly when you're focused on basic objectives like crafting new gear and collecting wood/stone. But, it's going to be tempting to simply roam around and explore the world a little.

For this, I advise you to stay away from high-level enemies (anyone above level 6 at the start) and stay under the shade of trees/structures for the most part. This protects you from sunlight exposure, which can be deadly as it drains your health every second, potentially killing you within a minute.

I recommend exploring Farbane Woods in its entirety first, and heading to other parts of the map once you've reached level 16. Once you're comfortable moving around, everything else will start to fall into place as you find your own ways of deciding what to do next.

Blood Type can make or break how you heal

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Being the ambitious and menacing vampire that you are, drinking blood comes as second nature to you. However, drinking the right blood is what matters most in V Rising. To quickly find out what Blood Type is affecting you at the moment, just take a look at your blood storage (bottom of the screen). This shows you how much blood you have stored, and what kind of stats are affecting you.

Feeding on different creatures will have unique effects on you. Not only does this help you heal, it gives you additional boosts such as movement speed. For example, feeding on a Brute can give you a 6% chance of recovering health. Moreover, storing blood lets you use the Blood Mend ability that keeps you hydrated (in a vampiric sense).

Build a multipurpose castle

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V Rising's building mechanics can feel a little confusing at first, but there's a simpler approach to this. Choosing a place to build can give you a better sense of safety compared to focusing on what to build. As mentioned before, Farbane Woods is the best place to start; building your first Castle Heart here can do wonders in the long run.

Once you've placed the basics like floors, walls, and gates, adding a Throne will give you better command over things (such as servants). Similarly, adequate storage space provides you with additional inventory space your backpack won't hold otherwise. Since you're a solo player, there's no co-op player to rely on (unless you meet them later), and having a safe haven can protect you better.

Make servants do the job for you

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In V Rising, servants are like official cheat codes; they farm resources for you and even protect your castle when the need calls for it. Servants come in different types; workers and rogues are the most efficient ones early game.

As a solo player, it's going to be increasingly time-consuming to gather material and go on the hunt yourself. However, with proper servants by your side, the game's farming process feels a little quicker.

Ask for help

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Additionally, you can also ask the world for certain resources if you're struggling with a specific material.

Simply open the chat box (press Enter on the keyboard), and ask whatever you need. More often than not, someone will help you out. This may go against the rules of soloing, but there's no foul in helping fellow vampires out.

For more such guides on V Rising, such as Managing and reducing Misery, look no further than Pro Game Guides.

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Tanay has been playing video games for over two decades and has been writing about them for the last three years. He's a musician, writer, fine artist, and a student of psychology. Yes, he likely wears more hats than characters in Red Dead Redemption 2. Some of his favorite live-service games include Apex Legends and Fortnite Battle Royale. He studied Human Centred Design during his undergrad, and Behavioural Sciences in his postgrad.

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