Obviously, the simple answer to the question why am I losing money in Jurassic World Evolution 2 doesn’t really help you much to fix things. Having more costs than revenue is easy to figure out, but it doesn’t take you through the main things that will be contributing to this situation, so here’s a quick rundown of the main issues in terms of profit and how to set them right.
The idea for the game isn’t necessarily to make as much money as possible, but without it you won’t be able to to build much of the really cool stuff that’s under the hood of the game. In fact, if you start losing too much money and go into the red with negative revenue then you won’t be able to do much of anything.Advertisement However, even in these dire circumstances, things can be saves, so we’re going to talk you through solutions for issues early on in the game and then again for circumstances that can happen later on. If you’ve already got to a situation where your park makes good money for a while, but suddenly started to lose money then you can skip to the second section. However, if you’ve only recently fired things up and you’re losing money then the first section is the best place to start.
Why am I losing money early on in Jurassic World Evolution 2?
Whether you’re playing campaign or challenge mode, you’ll start out without too much in the way of expenses, so it’s relatively easy to make money early on. However, if you haven’t got to this stage yet, then it’s possible that you just need to increase your dinosaur diversity, which will increase the number of visitors to the site to push you over the line.Advertisement When you check your park rating, you’ll see that you get a penalty for a lack of different species of dinosaurs and the number that you’re aiming for is 7 to stop the penalty. Focus on building up variety in the first instance and it won’t take too long to start making much more money than your costs, which results in a fairly tidy profit.
With that out of the way, there are plenty more tips to maximise your profit in the section below, but the reality is that getting good variety will solve a lot of your problems early on. If you’re still hemorrhaging cash then move on to the next section as the problem is clearly more widespread and relates to your costs being too high.
Why am I losing money later on in Jurassic World Evolution 2?Advertisement You can check your finances from the park menu (pictures above). It’s where you can also check your park rating, missions, expeditions and scientists. You can access it from the left menu bar – it’s the first option at the top and it will tell you the quick button to access the park menu (for example, in the PlayStation version of the game you press square).
On the first tab of the park menu, you’ll see Park Rating on the left, Missions in the middle and Finances on the right. Move over to the finances section and click to confirm. This will bring up all of details about your parks revenue and costs, so it shouldn’t take you too long to be able to see how much money you’re making and what your park expenditures are.
The biggest culprit to losing a lot of money all of a sudden, and your park’s biggest cost, is scientists. If you’ve just hired a few more or gone even further to get more scientists then this could well be the tipping point in terms of your profit. You definitely need more scientists to do more tasks, but if you’ve gone overboard with this then your expenses might be through the roof. You can fire scientists from the Scientists tab of the park menu (it’s the one that looks like a person icon).
Another alternative, is if you see your money doing well, but then you notice that you’re losing money every now and again. This could be to do with storms. During a storm, your park visitor figures will go down, so you might lose money during the storm if the difference between your normal revenue and costs is small. If you want to stop this, again the best bet is to ditch a scientist to increase the difference.
Another big expense is power and this can really pinch if you’re still using generators instead of Power Stations and Sub Stations. It’s a good idea to transition to these as a starter for ten to get your power costs under control and stop having to keep paying big to fill up your generators every so often.
Another possibility in terms of why you might be losing money is that you’ve spent a lot of time and effort building up your park, adding amenities (which have monthly expenses and boost your power costs), throwing in power stations, hotels, monorail etc. but during this you’ve had a few dinosaurs die. This could have impacted ticket sales enough to take you into the negative monthly revenue.
In this case, you need to focus on getting the dinosaurs back in time to reverse the trend. If you lose a Brachiosaurus then replace it and it’s the same for everything else that’s integral to your ticket sales. The main point is don’t get too distracted with building things up without maintaining the very things that have contributed to your riches in the first place.
What if you’re already in the redAdvertisement Obviously, if you’re in the red, focus on making the changes above and you’ll eventually get back to good profits. However, if you just need to kick in some funds fast, you can either sell an unwanted dinosaur or dismantle something you don’t particularly care about.
Just make sure you don’t go too far with this. Remember the point above about not losing things that contribute to your success. Instead, fix the problems that are causing you to lose money and wait it out to go back to being profitable.