The Survivalists are an antagonistic faction in Homefront. They are only fought in the level Heartland. The group in Utah is led by a man known only as "The Captain". The Survivalists that are fought in Heartland are located in Utah. In the reboot, there is a survivalist group named the 9-0.
Survivalists, according to Connor Morgan, have been preparing themselves for the end of the world since before the Y2K scare and are "out of their minds." During the collapse of the United States economy, Survivalist ideologies became very popular. When the GKR first attacked in 2025 the Survivalists retreated to large camps in the vast countryside of Utah and other states. Even though they are American, they hold little to no allegiance toward the American Resistance, simply fighting for themselves and even are not above giving captured Resistance fighters to the Korean People's Army in exchange for some form of payment. They are extremely racist towards anyone of East Asian descent, shown when two Survivalists torture and "toy" with a captured KPA soldier, and even using captured KPA soldiers and possibly other ethnic East Asians as slave labor.
Boone Karlson of the Colorado American Resistance group made an arrangement with the Survivalists in order to use their helicopter for the Resistance's operation in helping the United States Armed Forces in San Francisco. However, the Survivalists reneged on their deal after learning that Boone was killed by the KPA. They then make a new offer: Giving over Hopper Lee and Rianna (heavily implying of using Rianna for sexual pleasure and killing or enslaving Hopper for his Korean ancestry) and be allowed to walk away. This forced the Resistance to fight the Survivalists and taking their helicopter by force.
Survivalists, due to their hatred of East Asians, use only American weapons such as the M16. There is, however, a T3AK rifle that can be found on a desk shortly after the player exits the church tower.
Survivalists have 125 units of health, compared to 100 units of health for the normal KPA soldiers. As a result, they can survive 1 additional pistol, submachine gun, or assault rifle bullet compared to a KPA soldier. This is despite the fact that Survivalists do not wear any form of body armor, while KPA troops wear a military-grade armor vest. Connor did say that the Survivalists were "Heavily armed and out of their fucking minds." It is possible they wear body armor under their clothes to deceive and intimidate potential opponents.
- The Captain