Pickle Pete: Survivor tips and tricks: Guide for beginners

Pickle Pete: Survivor is a survival action roguelike where you play as Pickle Pete, who must fend off waves of enemies while constantly leveling up.

With a vast array of weapons to choose from, numerous talents to upgrade, and mutations to unlock, the game can initially seem complex.

Here are a few tips and tricks for newcomers.

Fill all your equipment slots 

In Pickle Pete: Survivor, you have five types of gear: Weapon, Head, Chest, Boots, and Back.

Each type is valuable in its own right, though some are more crucial than others, such as the weapon, for example.

Equipment also comes in five different tiers: grey, green, blue, purple, and gold.

In pursuit of a higher tier for certain equipment, you may neglect to fill out the other equipment slots.

Avoid doing this at all costs, as a fully filled equipment menu will significantly increase your survival odds.

Use weapons that fit your playstyle

Pickle Pete: Survivor features a plethora of weapons, each falling into different categories and each distinct from the others.

Narrowing them down to six weapons for your inventory can be overwhelming, as all weapons function differently and each has its advantages and drawbacks.

The best approach is to choose weapons that suit your play style.

Most weapons are sufficient to carry you to the end game in Pickle Pete: Survivor if used correctly.

Thus, choosing a weapon that fits your playstyle will ensure that it is used to its fullest extent, thereby increasing your survivability.

Be sure to have two different weapons: one for fighting bosses and another for taking out crowds of enemies.

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Choose mutations carefully

As you progress through Pickle Pete: Survivor, you will unlock items known as Mutations.

Think of these mutations as perks or boosts that are permanently bound to your character once unlocked.

They are essentially talents, but not randomized.

There are many different Mutations, ranging from granting a speed increase upon revival to increasing the damage you deal to enemies on fire.

For example, On a Roll increases your critical chance, which will be beneficial during boss fights, whereas Parasite causes enemies to drop medkits, increasing your longevity.

It’s important to choose mutations carefully, as once unlocked, they cannot be reset.

Additional tips

  • Melee weapons are generally good for dealing with waves of enemies, but they become redundant against ranged enemies. 
  • Prioritise regeneration build as the constant healing will be useful throughout the game. 
  • You can increase the tier of a particular gear by combining it with another one of the same. 

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