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How to have an efficient Chicken farm

Tired of going hunting? Start your own animal farm! Breeding chickens is a good way to start, but it can get complicated. In this guide you will find everything there is to know about maintaining a self-sustainable chicken farm to keep your colonists fed for the years to come. So you want to start up a small chicken farm but you are a little lost… Where do you get them chickens? Do you need to tame every hen & r...

Beta 18 news and features

The new Beta 18 release comes with a whole bunch of new features and stuff that you need to take into account! A new biome: swamps, new incidents that will tear your colony apart, new furniture and items, new mental breaks and a whole new kind of mood buffs for your colonists: mental inspirations. The first unstable version of Alpha 18 was released on October 24, and has been available on the "unstable" branch...

How to get more colonists

The first thing you need to know is that the amount of colonists you have in your colony is strongly influenced by the storyteller you chose when you created the game. There is no limit to the number of people you can have in a single colony, but each storyteller has 3 variables that affect the population in your colony: minimum desired population, maximum desired population and critical desired population. Stor...

How to Improve Shooting

Unskilled shooters will fail miserably at hunting or fighting, risking their life in the process. You can avoid this situation by training their shooting skills in safe grounds before you send them out to the battlefield. There are multiple methods to train your colonists in shooting. The most ridiculous of them all: playing horseshoes. Yes, playing horseshoes actually increases the shooting skill, though it incre...

How to Trade

Gathering resources can be difficult sometimes. Luckily, RimWorld has a trade system that helps you get the resources you need to expand your colony. The first thing you need to know about how to trade in RimWorld is that it can happen in two ways: Visitors or Trade Caravans. Orbital Traders. How to trade with Visitors and Trade Caravans Visitors are small groups that will randomly visit your colony and may or may...

How to Prevent Infestations

Bug hives aren’t just an annoyance. They will slowly spawn bugs and produce additional hives becoming a full scale infestation. These little creatures can be devastating. Even if you manage to get rid of them, there is a good chance that half your colony will get wrecked in the process. Unfortunately, if you build underground there is no way to stop infestations from happening. But here is some knowledge that will...

How to create and upload custom Scenarios

RimWorld’s Scenario system makes your game more lively and challenging by allowing you to randomize and customize unique situations to play in. By customizing a scenario, you can determine certain starting settings: type of community (tribe or colony), map conditions, starting items, animals, health conditions, traits and other special rules that may apply. Take on unique adventures and create your own storylin...

Scythers: Threat and Opportunity

Scythers are sentient mechanoids that don’t need to eat, can’t be tamed or trained, and are always hostile to the colony. They will always spawn equipped with the charge lance and will generally prefer to engage at range over melee. However, they are horrifyingly effective at melee, being the enemy with the highest melee DPS in game, surpassing that of the Thrumbo. They can be found sealed in ancient ruins in al...

How to Install RimWorld Mods

Before downloading a mod, specially if you are downloading it directly and not from the Steam Workshop, you must find out if it's compatible with your game version. RimWorld is a game in development and thus it gets updated often, making changes in core files that your mods could be relying on. The different versions of RimWorld are called Alphas (an alpha is a build of a game in its software testing stage). If...