What’s a Broadcast?[edit | edit source]

A broadcast is an emergency distress signal, showing you where trapped survivors are.

Each broadcast holds a certain number of survivors, usually from 1 to 3. They can be adults, minors or seniors, although the vast majority are adults.

Reaching a broadcast gives you SP for every survivor rescued.

Note all these broadcasts are private. You are not direct competition with other players.

Why do them?[edit | edit source]

Apart from the SP boost, it’s the only way to get new survivors.

Who should do them?[edit | edit source]

Broadcasts always seem to appear more than five miles away from your squads (more on this later) so what makes a good rescue squad?

It should be noted that because of their increased level of frailty, Seniors and Minors should not be used in rescue missions.

Personally I feel you have two options.

The Superman.[edit | edit source]

Have a specialist for rescue missions. Give them 50% Fully Charged, 100% Skullcrusher with a top rated melee weapon, every infocard they can have and most importantly make sure they have 0% Thirst and Hunger.

Thirst and hunger is what causes injury. Simple as that. Make sure your superman is an adult and keep on marching until they become injured (not seriously, just injured). Then IMMEDIATELY build a safehouse and place them in it. There is no point in doing rescue missions if people die getting there. Play it safe. It's not a race, caution is much better than casualties.

The Human Chain.[edit | edit source]

Fairly simple this really. Get your squad and advance towards the target on mass. Push on regardless until a member is seriously injured. Then build a safehouse, drop off the seriously injured players as defenders and carry on with everyone else. Continue until you get another serious injury. Build a safehouse, drop off the injured and continue. Remember- New survivors aren’t worth the loss of Veteran survivors. Hopefully at least one of your team can reach the target uninjured (it only takes one to rescue all). Over the next day or so, as injuries are recovered, regroup your survivors into one or even two new squads. You’ve probably discovered a lot of locations you want to look at on the way. Any safehouses you’ve built will cost much less than rescuing even one survivor.

The Technical Part[edit | edit source]

A typical rescue mission, with the nearest squad on the right, and the rescue location 5 miles to its west.

Spawning of new broadcasts seems quite random, spawning a couple of times a day, but always seemingly more than five miles away from your squads.

Staying in an area for a while you’ll start to get a feel for where they’re most likely to be. Generally broadcasts are in out of the way corners or in the middle of red zones. Both these areas suggest that the less populated an area, the more likely there will be survivors awaiting rescue there.

So, spread your net wide in order to get those survivors.

Happy Hunting!

--Rosslessness (talk) 14:02, July 30, 2013 (UTC)

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