Days Gone offers numerous challenges for the player, including fighting against numerous opponents - Hordes. This chapter will help you learn the basic information about them.
Hordes are one of the threats in Days Gone. They are large groups of enemies (Freakers) - from several dozens to more than a hundred opponents. They are meant to be dealt with later in the game because they are a huge threat to the player. You will find them in various parts of the map. One of the requirements to get 100% completion is to eliminate them - each region has a specific number of Hordes.
Also, Hordes are a good source of profit (by selling the Bounties) and they give you a lot of experience points. On top of that, if you eliminate a Horde, you will unlock new and powerful weapons.
Hordes behave in certain ways. Mainly:
- The majority of the Hordes hide in nearby caves during the day. At night, they feed on the terrains near their cave. This is not a rule for all the Hordes - some of them are active even during the day. Some of them can even travel long distances and "patrol the area".
- A Horde can detect Deacon when he gets too close to them (when you are sneaking, this distance is equal to the distance at which you can throw a grenade). Once they detect you, they will start chasing Deacon.
- To defeat a Horde, you should rely on traps and explosives. Environment objects are also very important - use fuel canisters, fuel tankers, and other explosive objects.
- Explosive charges and grenades can be looted from corpses of Rippers during the early stages of the game.
- If you are attacking a specific Horde for the first time, prepare your bike to escape in case of failure. It is possible to escape a Horde on foot but this depends on your stamina level.
- You can use this trick - when a Horde starts retreating, sneak up on Freakers and eliminate a few of them with stealth kills. A Horde can replenish its ranks but this won't happen right after you move away from their nest.