Days Gone is an open-world zombie game on PlayStation 4 and P.C. that follows Deacon St. John. Deacon is a former criminal that discovers his wife Sarah may not be dead like he thought, sending him on a chase across the remains of the world to find her. Players particularly enjoyed the game’s story and the performance of Deacon, the game’s innovative zombie mechanics, and its engaging open world. For many, its fun gameplay and gorgeous visuals were also a good excuse to get its platinum trophy.
Key Info Up Front
Genre: Open-World Third-Person Shooter
Number of Playthroughs: 1
Time to Complete: Approximately 55 hours
Number of Trophies: 31
Days Gone Walkthrough
Before we take a look at each of the exact trophies you’ll be tracking down through your playthrough, we’ll go through a broader walkthrough of how to tackle things and general tips to make your playthrough as efficient as easy as possible. This way, you can go through the game without missing anything and possibly having to do any unnecessary second playthrough while also cutting down on any grinding as much as possible as you naturally play.
Step One: Play the Story
The first part of your completion should be just running through the game’s story however you naturally want. You can do camp activities if any of them seem interesting as you see fit. If you find any collectibles feel free to grab them, but don’t worry about spending time hunting them down just yet, as they’ll be much easier to grab later on when you’re more upgraded. There also are no missable trophies in the game, so feel free to play. Just enjoy the experience however you wish. You should be aware that there are two points of no return in the game that temporarily lock you out of sections of the map, but once you finish the store,y you will be able to freely roam the map for as long as you want, so don’t worry about it. The only thing to be aware of as you play through the story is to make sure you loot every human corpse. The trophy You’ve Got Red on You requires you to collect 541 items from corpses, so doing this throughout the story will cut down heavily on the grind later on and help make sure you’re strong enough to get through the story pretty quickly. Secondly, you’ll also want to drift as frequently as possible as you drive around the map, as you’ll have to for ten minutes total to get the Farewell Drift trophy.
Step Two: Side Activities
Once you finish the story, a small number of new quests will be unlocked that you should then tackle. Then, you can also do any remaining sidequests you didn’t finish up before completing the game to work towards those associated trophies. At this point, you should also grab the collectibles you still need. You’ll likely find many of them while you play naturally and explore for resources, so grab the few you still need and hold the Historical Markers as you travel since those appear on your map.
Step Three: Miscellaneous Trophies
Even at what seems like it should be the end of your playthrough, you may still have to wrap up Mr. Fahrenheit and Best Friends Forever (For Life) trophies. To do this, you’ll have to kill some extra hordes of zombies. There is a good chance you’ll get these while doing the other two steps, but if you don’t, they should be pretty quick to wrap up at the end.
Days Gone Trophies
Now, for more detailed information on what trophies you’ll be trying to get and where to find the collectibles, here is every trophy in Days Gone and how to earn them.
Just a Flesh Wound
Description: This is a story trophy you’ll get for finishing the mission You Got a Death Wish.
Description: This is a story trophy you’ll get for finishing the mission Chasing Leo.
The Ends and the Means
Description: This is a story trophy you’ll get for finishing the mission They’re Not Sleeping.
Lost and Found
Description: This is a story trophy you’ll get for finishing the mission No One Saw It Coming.
Brothers in Arm
Description: This is a story trophy you’ll get for finishing the mission I Could Use A Hand.
Take Back Your name
Description: This is a story trophy you’ll get for finishing the mission I Should Have Seen It Coming.
Description: This is a story trophy you’ll get for finishing the mission Riding Nomad Again
Hold on Tight
Description: This is a story trophy you’ll get for finishing the mission A War We Can Win.
It’s Getting Cold Outside
Description: This is a story trophy you’ll get for finishing the mission We Couldn’t Take The Risk.
Description: This is a story trophy you’ll get for finishing the mission Ascending From The Underworld.
I’ve Been Waiting for This
Description: This is a story trophy you’ll get during the mission For An Outlaw Biker.
Description: This is a story trophy you’ll get for finishing the mission For an Outlaw Biker.
Ambush Camp Hunter
Description: This trophy is for taking out all 14 Ambush Camps.
Tips: This is one of the first side activities that you should get done as it gets rid of the fog in the area on the map and marks nearby collectibles. These camps require you to take out all of the enemies in the camp before going down into a bunker to locate a map that you then have to inspect. You can take these down however you want, but stealth is always a vital option quickly done with the Crossbow or a silenced Sniper Rifle.
Description: This trophy is for clearing out the 13 Infected Areas.
Tips: Infected Areas are hidden within houses, caves, or even cars. Deacon will say something to let you know when you pass them, making them easy to take out as you play and run through the game. When Deacon calls them out, they will also be marked with a red circle of their general area on your map if you want to come back for them later. To destroy them, you need fire, so you’ll have to either use a Molotov or a fuel canister and then kill the handful of freaks that come out. In the southern region of the map, the nests will be up in trees or utility poles, so it is easier to burn them with a Crossbow’s incendiary bolts or a Napalm Molotov that has a bigger explosion.
Marauder Camp Hunter
Description: This trophy is for clearing the 10 Marauder Camps.
Tips: You’ll naturally do the first two of these during story missions. You can only get the remaining eight from missions, but they are pretty small and easier to take out than Ambush Camps, so they shouldn’t be a problem.
Description: This trophy is for doing all of the game’s tasks related to NERO.
Tips: You have to complete the NERO Checkpoints and NERO Research Sites for this trophy. You simply have to locate the NERO Research Sites and collect the NERO injector inside. NERO Research Sites will be revealed to you when you clear out an Ambush Site, and each one also has the information you can collect to locate another, making them much easier to find. NERO Checkpoints are more extensive facilities that require you to restore energy to them before grabbing the NERO injector. This will require you to find a fuel canister nearby to power the nearby generator or replace a fuse. They also often have speakers that you can either shoot or cut the wiring to prevent them from attracting enemies. Luckily, each of the Checkpoints is located on the map permanently and becomes fast travel points once they’re unlocked, so they are easy to track down.
Description: This trophy is for taking down your first horde, which you will unlock during the mission You Alone I Have Seen.
Description: This trophy is for drifting for a total of ten minutes on your bike.
Tips: If you frequently drift while driving around the map, you may get this trophy naturally during your playthrough. However, if you need to grind it out, go to any fuel station so that fuel canisters are nearby and do donuts until you get enough time drifting.
This is a Knife
Description: You get this trophy by killing a Breaker, Reacher, or Rager using your knife.
Tips: You can get this trophy whenever you find one of these units, but it is easiest to get during the mission of Playing All Night. At the end of the mission, you will face a Breaker with a health bar. This allows you to lower your health quickly with a gun and then finish it off with a knife to get the trophy.
Ghost of Farewell
Description: This trophy requires you to get 100 kills with stealth.
Tips: Stealth is a big part of encounters in Days Gone, so you should quickly get this while playing the story and clearing outposts.
Description: You have to kill 200 enemies with crafted weapons to unlock this trophy.
Tips: To get this trophy, craft a melee weapon and continually repair it using scrap and the Field Repairs skill, and you should get this trophy pretty quickly.
Variety is the Spice of Life
Description: This trophy kills an enemy with every type of crossbow bolt.
Tips: There are five types of crossbow bolts in total, and you have to kill an enemy with each one, which is relatively easy. The crossbow bolt types and how to get them are:
- Crossbow Bolt: Standard bolt type you’ll start with.
- Residue Bolt: Unlocked after the mission They’re Not Sleeping.
- Poison Bolt: Unlocked after the mission I’ve Got a Plan.
- Incendiary Bolt: Unlocked after clearing eight Ambush Camps.
- Explosive Bolt: Unlocked after clearing 12 Ambush Camps.
Description: For this trophy, you have to purchase a Performance, Visual, and Paint bike upgrade from any mechanic in any Camp.
First Time Buyer
Description: You will get this trophy when you upgrade your bike for the first time.
Description: To get this trophy, you have to use nitro and drift simultaneously for five seconds straight.
Tips: For this trophy, you first need to get your hands on the Nitro three upgrade from the Diamond Lake Camp that you can purchase once you have trust level three with them. Then, go to a flat open area and accelerate a bit before you start drifting in a big circle, and then activate your nos.
The Art of Bike Repair
Description: This trophy uses 100 scraps on your bike, which you should do naturally as you repair it.
You’ve Got Red on You
Description: This trophy is for collecting 541 items from human corpses.
Tips: The easiest way to get this trophy without grinding is by ensuring to loot every corpse as you play through the game. Otherwise, you can grind it by resetting the camps in your world after completing them all and doing them again to get more human kills.
Lend Me Your Ears
Description: You will get this trophy naturally by collecting 989 Freaker Ears by walking or driving over their corpses.
Description: You will get this trophy when you find your first collectible. (see The Broken Roadshow below)
Wannabe Fortune Hunter
Description: You will get this trophy when you find half of the game’s collectibles. (see The Broken Roadshow below)
The Broken Roadshow
Description: This trophy is for collecting 75% of the collectibles.
Tips: There is a total of 240 collectibles in the game, but for this trophy, you only need 181 of them. You will automatically collect 6 Sarah’s Lab Notes, 20 Radio Free Oregons, and 6 Colonel Garret Speeches just by playing through the story. That brings down the total you have to hunt for to 149. You will also get the majority of the 52 pieces of NERO intel by playing through the story and completing all of the NERO Checkpoints and NERO Research Centers. If you look around as you explore during your playthrough, you’ll likely get a lot of these naturally. This is easiest to do by finding the 33 Character collectibles as some of these are rewarded for finishing the story. Still, the majority of the remainder are found throughout the game’s camps, which helps keep finding them contained to smaller areas. Completing the Ambush Camps will also mark all 43 Historical Markers on your map, so those will be the easiest to track down as you travel around. Another easy collectible to get is the six guitarists spread throughout the camp called Iron Mike’s that teach you new songs. Getting these collectibles will leave you with only 15 more to find from the remaining 33 Herbology Plants, 28 Tourism Collectibles, and 13 R.I.P. Sermons, which you should quickly get while exploring the game.
Surviving Isn’t Living
Description: You’ll get this trailer once you rescue ten survivors.
Tips: As you travel through the game, you’ll come across survivors who are trapped in a car, getting chased by animals, or are held hostage by Marauders. If you do this as you come across them while you play naturally, which you likely will, you’ll get this trophy very quickly.
Better Living Through Chemistry
Description: You’ll get this naturally when you play by upgrading either your Health, Stamina, or Focus for the first time.
Description: This trophy is obtained by getting all the NERO injectors on the map. (see World’s End above)
Best Friends Forever
Description: This trophy is for getting the Allied trust status with an Encampment. (see Best Friends Forever (For Life) below)
Best Friends Forever (For Life)
Description: You’ll get this trophy once you have the Allied trust status with three Encampments.
Tips: There are five camps in the game, but you only need to get Allied with three of them. The camps are Copeland’s Camp, Hot Springs, and Iron Mike’s Camp in the North and Diamond Lake and Wizard Island in the South. By the time you finish playing the game naturally, you should have trust level two with all of the camps, meaning you only have to get them up one more time for this trophy. To get those up, kill hordes in the area surrounding the camp. You can do any three of the five, but you’ll want to do so for Diamond Lake to get the Nitro three upgrade for the Burnout Apocalypse trophy.
Make It Rain
Description: You get this trophy by spending 20,000 credits at a single camp.
Tips: You’ll earn these camp credits naturally as you play through the game, and you should get this trophy pretty early on just by playing.
Welcome to the Party, Pal
Description: You’ll get this trophy by clearing every Ambush Camp, Infestation, and NERO Checkpoint, which you’ll do to get other trophies.
Description: This trophy is for selling animal meat or plants to a camp, which you’ll do naturally.
Don’t Stop Me Now
Description: This trophy is for unlocking your first skill, which you’ll do naturally. (see Mr. Fahrenheit below)
I’m Out of Control
Description: This trophy is for unlocking 15 skills, which you’ll do naturally. (see Mr. Fahrenheit below)
Description: This trophy is for unlocking 45 skills.
Tips: This will very likely be your last trophy as it takes a lot of time to do. As you play through the game, just unlock skills naturally in whatever way interests you. Once you have everything to do in the game done, you should have around four skills left to get. To do this, you’ll have to drive around the map to kill hordes. Start with hordes in the southern region as they reward you with 1,000 more XP than those to the north. You should be well equipped to do this by now and should have a preferred way to take out hordes, so it will just take some time.
Description: You’ll get this trophy by knocking down 12 Anarchist Cairns in the game.
Tips: There are 40 Anarchist Cairns in the game, but you only have to destroy 12 of them, and 10 of these can be found in the mission Just Doing My Job. You should be able to find two more of them easily, and there is no reward for destroying them all, so it isn’t worth your time to do so.
Description: This trophy is for crafting 50 items, which you’ll do naturally as you play.
Getting the platinum trophy for Days Gone is a decent time commitment, but as long as you enjoy the game’s combat systems, you likely won’t mind. Most trophies involve fighting enemies, and the ones related to collectibles or other methods are easy enough to get most of the progress out of the way by playing naturally. The game’s narrative is also very well worth a playthrough in its own right, so any trophy hunters who are interested in Days Gone at all should go for it.
Question: Does Difficulty Impact Trophies in Days Gone?
Answer: Thankfully, no difficulty does not impact the trophies, so you can play on whatever problem you are comfortable with.
Question: Do Days Gone Look Better on PlayStation 5?
Answer: Yes, the game received numerous graphical and performative improvements on PlayStation 5.the game received numerous graphical and performative improvements on PlayStation 5.
Question: Do you Have to Kill all of the Hordes in Days Gone?
Answer: No, you can avoid or run away from hordes throughout the game, but they are worth a lot of XP, so they are worth taking out whenever you can once you’re equipped to do so to level up as quickly as possible and eventually unlock all of the skills.