Hard Mission Rewards - need evaluation

I like the new scavenge mission setup in principle, great move. Level auto-balances to our current top level (though that caught me by surprise, the mission going up a level soon as I finished upgrading my TG heh) and you have the option of normal (top level) or hard (top +2) which gives the hard chargers an option to earn better.

But the rewards are waaaaaaaay low for the Hard missions.

I go into a mission with walkers starting out 2 levels higher than my survivors (3 if I haven't trained them yet) only to get an extra 300 XP or 1000 supplies as a reward? There's a good chance at least one person's getting bruised, I need more than that!

The reward crates, you say? I think someone forgot to update the algorithm. Output of the crates seems the same as on Normal, if they are higher it is by as small an amount as the mission reward, practically unnoticeable. This is most evident on the gear mission (thanks, BTW, for fixing that - at first they didn't even yield gear in the crates) - I just finished 2 gear missions in a row on Hard where I open a *gold* crate to find ... level 19 rare (green, 3-star) armor?!? I expect to find that at minimum on *Normal*, where's the phat loot for beating a Hard mission?

On Hard, the gear in normal crates should be no lower than 3-star at level up to 1-star 2 levels over. A gold crate should be netting me level 20 3-star gear at bare minimum, with a good chance of 4/5-star level 20 or 3-star level 21 gear. Especially since we have to rely on the RNG whether we get that crate at all in the first place.

Please please PLEASE take a look at that algorithm, and adjust the mission rewards for the XP/supplies missions on Hard. As they are right now, they aren't worth the time and fuel, I am better off just sticking to Normal.

Game's been getting better lately, I hope this can be looked at


  • MizTyMizTy Member Posts: 1,335
    Spot on
    +1 pistol packing kitten
  • Loewe1968Loewe1968 Member Posts: 579
    And I have the same rewards in normal and hard mode?

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  • AmigaAmiga Member Posts: 3,770
    I think new Scavenge mission is just a base for nexr next updates. Like a new interface example ;)
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  • KelvSGKelvSG Member Posts: 277
    @Loewe1968 the rewards are for hard mode. So u actually benefit from this bug
  • Loewe1968Loewe1968 Member Posts: 579
    THx @KelvSG
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  • GrimGaelGrimGael Member Posts: 1,410
    NG...honor. I'm sure, they've proven to be decent chaps so far. Just got to stick it out for a while. Probably be in the next update or so...
  • RedEye52RedEye52 Member Posts: 182
    It's probably different at high level, but the crate rewards are very different for me. My survivors are only level 10, but when I do a Hard mission, I get gear that's level 11-13.
  • GrimGaelGrimGael Member Posts: 1,410
    Enjoy it now, @RedEye52
  • EL34xyzEL34xyz Member Posts: 1,872
    I do the normal missions because I can stay for several spawns and collect more XP
    My srvrs are all level 17 and so the normal missions for me start at level 16 walkers and I leave when levl 21's spawn
  • DanDareDanDare Member Posts: 133
    If I'm reading this thread correctly, then the walkers people face are only higher than their survivors on the hard level, is that right? My survivors are at level 19 (my max currently), but when I do a normal scavenger missions for supplies I am facing level 21 walkers.
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  • Top8dogTop8dog Member Posts: 738
    If they are respawns some of those increase in level,..
    I think it may to do with your camp level too,.. Not too sure as Might be wrong on that
  • DoTakDoTak Member Posts: 1,964
    Camp lvl 56, survivors 19, no pinkies yet
    My normal mode appears to be RSL 18 ( it's not stated, but walkers start at 18)
    My hard mode RSL is 21

    I would think your RSL should be similar

    I was doing XP normal during x2 kill weekend and trying out the EQ-hard to look for better gear. Best I found was epic 20 hunter armor, which I was happy with. Also got an epic 18 scout armor (on RSL 21) which I was less enthused about. Small sample size
  • GrimGaelGrimGael Member Posts: 1,410
    @DanDare something is screwy there. Should be facing 18- 19 when you level up on easy.
  • GrimGaelGrimGael Member Posts: 1,410
    I've stopped complaining. It is beyond rediculous for me. I thought it might change when I maximized player level (preupdate) but it did not and I'm still looking for the same stuff I was a month ago. 19th level gear for some of my classes has been hard to get in rare, let alone anything better. I've seen people posting pictures but that doesn't do me much good. And no, I'm not spending trade goods when we have equipment runs still on the table. Maybe in a few weeks, but I'm still upgrading the walker pit.
  • schreierschreier Member Posts: 63
    On the equipment missions ... I'm getting better equipment. Probably worth it on those, but not the supply or experience ones
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