With each region presenting its own challenges and benefits to the player, construct settlements to shelter your survivors and rebuild.

Expand and personalize your camps with items found while scavenging.  See your work up close and explore the surrounding area.  Use your survivors to sort through piles of scrap found while scavenging to find other items and resources.

Visit friendly settlements, or infiltrate others, sneaking to avoid patrols while scavenging as many supplies as you can find.