Check out this Days Gone guide for combat tips and how to use stealth & items in battle. Learn useful tips and tricks in combat, how to activate stealth, and use items in fights.
Combat Tips & Techniques
Crouch & Hide Before Fighting Enemies
The basic rule of thumb in Days Gone is to always hide in bushes whenever they are available. This way you can pick your fights, lure Freakers out one by one, or avoid dangerous situations with many enemies.
Use R1 To Roll Out Of Harm's Way
You can press R1 to roll out of harm's way, especially when a lot of human enemies are firing at you or many Freakers are attacking you. When you roll into them, they'll be momentarily stunned, allowing you to escape or fight back.
Roll Away When Enemies Dodge Your Melee Attacks
There are occasions that enemies will move away from your melee attacks and counter with an attack of their own. When they sway back, be sure to roll or dodge away to avoid getting hit by their counterattack.
Melee Attacks Can Be Used Against 1-2 Enemies
If there are only 1-2 enemies in your vicinity, you can save your bullets and use your melee weapons to attack them instead. You can hit them repeatedly and defeat them without too much delay.
Fight In Long Ranges To Decrease Enemy Numbers
If there are a lot of enemies, you can whittle their number down by shooting at them from afar. Use effective long-range weapons to take them down quickly.
Use Shoulder Swap To Clear Line-Of-Sight
If there are obstacles in your view when you're aiming, press X while aiming to shoulder swap. This will clear your sight of obstacles and allow you to aim and shoot clearly.
How To Activate & Use Stealth
Activate Stealth Mode By Crouching In Bushes
When you crouch while standing in bushes, you'll activate your stealth mode and will be hidden from enemies near you. This is an effective way to sneak up on enemies or follow them, depending on your objective.
Do Stealth Kills When Unnoticed By Enemies
When you're hidden from enemies, you're able to do stealth kills on them. Walk up behind them and press the △ button to do a stealth kill. This is effective against single targets but may not be useful when facing many foes.
Stealth Kill Procedure
- 1. Locate enemy location with binoculars
- 2. Mark the enemy location
- 3. Get near enemy location by crouching in bushes
- 4. Go behind enemy and press △ to do a stealth attack
How To Use Items In Combat
Use Rocks To Distract Enemies
Rocks are distractors you can use to lead enemies in a different direction. This method is effective against both Freakers and humans, so it's a great tactic to use when they're in the way of your objective.
Reuse Traps You Find In The Field
You'll occasionally come across bear traps in your explorations in Oregon. Carefully interact with it to release it. Then pocket it for reuse later on.
Use Explosives When Facing Multiple Enemies
If you're faced with multiple enemies, throw a Molotov in their direction. Explosives are useful against several foes and can do damage to many of them, all at one.