Check out this Days Gone gameplay guide on the best way to clear out Freaker Nests! Includes gameplay tips & tricks to help Deacon easily destroy these infestation nests!
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Before Clearing Out Freaker Nests
Come Prepared With Weapons
Before clearing out Freaker Nests, you must come fully equipped to handle any situation. You may need to bring lots of Molotovs, and a variety of weapons to be able to handle the amount of enemies coming your way.
Molotovs To Burn Nests
You will first need a lot of Molotov cocktails. These will help you initiate the burning of the nests, and will sometimes set Freakers on fire, lowering their health, and making them easier to deal with.
Ranged & Melee Weapons To Deal With Freakers
Having both a ranged and melee weapon will be helpful so that you will be able to deal with Freakers coming at you from different ranges!
Explosives To Crowd Control Enemies
It will also be helpful to bring along some explosive equipment to help you control a crowd of Freakers. Having a few Frag Grenades can allow you to deal a ton of damage to several Freakers in an area.
Choose When To Clear Out Freaker Nests
Timing is also a factor when clearing out Freaker Nests. Clearing out Nests during the day will spawn more Freakers, but are weakened by the light. Clearing out Nests in the night will spawn less Freakers, but they will be stronger.Check Out The Day / Night Cycle Here!
How To Clear Out Infestation Nests
Step 1: Plan Out Your Route
Once you are in the Freaker Nest area, plan out your route in order to efficiently take out all Freaker Nests. Nests are marked by a red Biohazard icon on your Minimap so use it as a reference when planning your route.
Step 2: Throw A Molotov At A Freaker Nest
Once you've planned out what route to take, head to the first Nest, and throw a Molotov cocktail to begin burning the Nest.
Step 3: Deal With Any Freakers That Emerge
While the Nest is burning, Freakers will emerge. Use your weapons to deal with the few of them that avoid getting burned, and let the fire consume the others to conserve ammo.Check Out The Combat Guide Here!
It Is Okay To Run Away
If there are too many Freakers running at you, it is fine if you decide to run away. The important thing is that the nest has burned down.
Step 4: Loot Nest Residue Inside The Nest
Once the Freaker Nest has been destroyed, go inside it and loot what you can. This is the best time to get the Nest Residue which you can use for crafting upgrades later on.Check Out How To Craft Here!
Step 5: Repeat Steps 2~4 For Other Nests
Move on to your next Nest and repeat steps 2~4. You will eventually be able to clear out all of the Nests in the area.
Uncleared Areas Will Grow Back Nests
Once you've started to clear out Infestation Nests, keep going! If a nest has not been cleared in an area, the other nests will eventually grow back. So make sure that you do a final sweep of the area to see if you there are still some nests you missed.
Why You Should Clear Out Freaker Nests
Enable Fast Travel Between Two Areas
A Freaker Nest will not allow you to Fast Travel if it is located between where you are and Fast Travel locations. You will be able to save lots of time by clearing out Freaker Nests as soon as you see them to be able to Fast Travel more often.Check Out How To Unlock Fast Travel Here!
Decrease Amount Of Freakers In The Area
Clearing Nests will lower the amount of Freakers that you can be found in an area. If you want to have less encounters with Hordes of Freakers, clearing out their nests should be one of your top priorities.