||To preserve civilisation from the chaos of its own downfall, we have fled to the end of the world. We will have to adapt to survive. Who will we become in the process?
A New Home is one of the scenarios in Frostpunk and serves as the main story. It lasts for 48 days while you maintain, expand, explore and save the people of your city from starvation, the weather and the issues that arise from scared, even hopeless survivors.
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- The Londoners: When your scouts explore Winterhome, Hope drops sharply, and some of your population join a faction called the Londoners. People will join or leave the faction based on the city's Hope, and unless everyone is persuaded to leave it, they will set off towards London. Purpose Laws are then unlocked (your choice of either Order or Faith), providing more tools to manage Hope and Discontent. If you don't explore Winterhome by day fifteen, a dying survivor of Winterhome will appear at your city bearing the bad news of its fall, thus triggering the next phase of the scenario.
- The Storm: The timer for the Storm is triggered by finding out about Winterhome by the dying man or by discovering it earlier than day fifteen. The latest the Storm can hit without exploits is day forty-three. The Storm can arrive much earlier by rushing to Winterhome or clearing the Londoners early.
- Day 43, 7:00 - The Storm begins. Small temperature drop; Hunters' Huts, Hunters' Hangars, and all grades of Hothouse are disabled.
- Day 44, 7:00 - Small temperature drop
- Day 45, 7:00 - Small temperature drop
- Day 46, 8:00 - Small temperature drop, and you are warned of the end of the storm. The weather is incurring a -10 insulation penalty at this point (-120°C).
- Day 48, 0:00 - Massive temperature drop (to -150°C) - impossible to keep all but a handful of facilities above freezing (exceptions: Prison, Care House). All work stops except in medical facilities.
- Day 48, 7:00 - The Storm ends. Temperature rapidly rises and the game ends.
- Acquisition: from the beginning
- Time limit: none
- Acquisition: after quest Fight The Cold
- Time limit: none
- Acquisition: after rescued Survivors from Lost Expedition came
- Time limit: none
- Try to send scouts west and find the Bridge early for a free automaton.
- If you scout Winterhome early, the next phase of the scenario will be triggered early and the final storm will also arrive earlier. However, dealing with the Londoners during better weather conditions (the weather patterns do not change) can be easier than dealing with them starting from day 15.
- The scouting route to Tesla City unlocks only after you've discovered Winterhome. Setting up an Outpost at Tesla City will provide you with 1 Steam Core per day, which will be very useful late-game. Try to send scouts east to find Tesla City as soon as possible after Winterhome is triggered. Rushing to Winterhome, however, will result in an earlier endgame with no additional Steam Cores from the Outpost.
- Setting up an outpost at the Coal Mine early on can be major, as it produces a massive eight-hundred coal a day, only being beat in terms of production by the advanced coal mine in the fifth and last tech tier. It can even be doubled later on with the Faster Outpost Teams technology.
- Tesla City and the Gloomy Cave are locations with random outcomes. They can kill the scouts. Save before scouting these locations and never scout them if the scouts carry loot.
- The map is randomized at the start of the game and will always consist of the Lost Expedition (story location) and one of the following three: Gloomy Cave, Observatory, or Crash Site. If your map includes the Crash Site - start there, then head to the Lost Expedition. If it doesn't, scout the Lost Expedition and ignore the other starting location.
- Hope will drop and Discontent will rise significantly.
- High Discontent can be beneficial to get the "Let the Londoners speak" achievement. This is also one of the best ways to deal with the Londoners.
- Alternatively, it is possible to save up some of the early game policies and then introduce them after the Hope drop.
- One of your quests suggests you stockpile a week's worth of food rations for all citizens. If you can't produce this much in time, you should be able to avoid anyone starving to death if you can get at least half the amount, but you will not receive a Hope bonus for completing that goal, and Discontent may rise if citizens get hungry.
- It is highly recommended that your generator have all power and overdrive upgrades ready before the storm hits, as the temperature will drop significantly and it will be impossible to keep people from freezing in the last few days without them.
- Insulation upgrades are very strong: get all of them.
- If you didn't reach critical mass on your generator before, you can save a steam core and deliberately run it to 100%, the reset to 75% by using the steam core. This can make the very last day easier.
- Storing raw food is more storage-efficient than storing processed food, because your Cookhouses can continue to convert it to processed food even when your producing facilities have been disabled by the storm.
- If you built hothouses, make sure to dismantle them once they are disabled and turn the steam cores into infirmaries or automatons.