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Day / Night Cycle & Weather Climate Effects Guide

Days Gone | Day / Night Cycle & Weather Climate Effects Guide

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Check out this Days Gone guide on the different effects of the climate, and day & night cycle! Learn more about how to use these to your advantage to survive against enemies and freakers!

Day Night Cycle & Weather Climate Effects Guide

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Day / Night Cycle & Weather Overview

Day & Night Affect Your Gameplay

Day & Night Affect Your Gameplay

Days Gone employs a real-time system that will cycle between day and night as you explore the Pacific Northwest. The time of day will change the behavior of enemies, meaning you will have to adjust your approach to survival!

Weather Changes Affect Enemy Behavior

Weather Changes Affects Enemy Behavior

Enemy behavior will also change depending on the weather while you are playing. Some climate changes will force you to play more stealthily while others will require you to be a little more crafty!

Effects Of Changes In Weather & Time

Day Cycle & Weather Effects

Daytime- Freakers are weaker when there is light.

- Enemies have better vision
Nighttime- Enemies have less vision.

- Freakers leave their nest and roam.

- Freakers are stronger & more active.
Rain- Enemies have less vision.

- Dampens sound.

- More Freakers appear when raining during the day.

- Makes terrain harder to navigate on vehicles.

- Freakers are stronger.
Snowing- Enemies have less vision.

- Cold weather makes Freakers stronger.

Day: Freakers Can See Better

Freakers Can see Better In The Day

Despite being less aggressive during daytime, Freakers will have better vision since it is not very dark. Exploring in the daytime may require you to play more stealthily in order to avoid detection.

Night: Roaming Freakers Leave Nests

Roaming Freakers Leave Their Nests

Freakers will leave their nests to roam around at night. Since they travel in groups, only a few Freakers will be left for you to deal with in the nest. This is ideally the best time for you to clear out those nests.

Clearing Nests Unlocks Fast Travel

Clearing Nests Unlocks Fast Travel

Successfully clearing a nest of Freakers will unlock Fast Travel to that area. This would be best if you need to immediately travel to certain locations on the map.

Rain: Lowers Character's Detection

Rain Lowers Character

The sound of the rain will dampen the noise that you make when doing certain actions. It also lowers your visibility. However, rain will allow Freakers to appear more frequently during the day since there is less light.

Vehicles Will Be Harder To Maneuver

Vehicles Will Be Harder To Maneuver

The rain will make different terrain harder to traverse. Wet roads can be a danger when riding at high speeds, and muddy terrain can hinder your movement speed.

Night, Rain, & Snow: Makes Freakers Stronger

Snow Makes Freakers Stronger

Since there is less light, Freakers will become stronger and will be able to deal more damage to you. Despite this, darkness will also obstruct their vision, making you harder to see!

More XP Awarded For Killing Stronger Freakers

Freakers that are stronger due to the snowy weather will award you with more XP when you kill them. This may be a good way of farming XP if you need it!

How To Change Day To Night & Vice-Versa

Sleep In Bunkers & Safehouses

Sleep In Bunkers & Safehouses

Sleeping at Safe Locations such as Bunkers and Safehouses will both save your progress and advance time. If you want to switch from day to night, head for a safe location, and get some sleep!

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