The Surviving Isn't Living storyline focuses on Deacon and Boozer relationship when the second one recovers after losing his hand. This is, for some time, the only and main storyline in Days Gone, but at the same time, very short. Below you will find a description of all missions of this storyline.
- The Only One He's Got
- I Got Work To Do
- Drinking Himself To Death
- About Boozer's Arm / Was This a Good Idea
- You Twisted My Arm
- You Could Have Done More / Not Like I Got a Choice
- Something to Heal His Soul / Have It Your Way
- They Will Never Stop
- Riding Nomad Again
The Only One He's Got
After completing the Riding The Open Road (He's My Brother) mission, Abby will talk to you and ask to visit her at the camp in Lost Lake.
I Got Work To Do
Go to a farm in Lost Lake, you can use a fast travel option. Talk to Boozer.
Drinking Himself To Death
This is a quick mission which consists in finding Boozer in a bar. This will start automatically after you complete Some Kinda Feeak Expert (Earning Our Keep) and a trip with Skizzo to the mines.
First drive to the farm, then to the nearby outbuildings. Enter the house and examine a bottle of whiskey at the TV. Then, leave the house where you will fight with Freakers. Another trace of Boozer can be found on the bridge.
On another farm you will find more trails of broken bottles. You'll find another trace on the bed upstairs. Go to the border of the Lost Lake and Cascade to find the last traces and finally find Boozer. Run on a motorcycle to return to the Iron Mike's camp.
About Boozer's Arm / Was This a Good Idea
Rikki will contact you on the radio after Some Kinda Freak Expert (Earning Our Keep) mission. Together you will help to prepare a more interesting prosthesis for Boozer - your task will be to find the parts. You have to wait until after a while you will be contacted by Mike. He'll give you a "shopping list".
Go to a town in the north, in Belknap. First, search the unfinished house, where a few Freakers reside. Then move on to the gas station - some Marauders are waiting for you here (including a sniper).
Go to the store and examine the trail on the fridge and go outside following the traces until you find a corpse lying up at a nearby building. In the end you need to collect 10 pieces of Scrap - look for it under the hoods of cars. Now you can go back to Rikki. As soon as you leave the camp, Rikki will let you know that the prosthesis is ready. Then the task will be completed.
You Twisted My Arm
The mission will begin right after the About Boozer's Arm mission. This is another mission with a helicopter to O'Brien. However, this time you do not need to install the device in the helicopter, just immediately sneak up to the front of it and eavesdrop on conversation from the bushes. Then go for the yellow bus, closer to the house where scientists have entered. Running away go further behind the house, and look out for the NERO soldiers.
- In addition, you will be able to unlock a secret: Researcher Field Note - 2102
You Could Have Done More / Not Like I Got a Choice
As soon as you hear the conversations of scientists, get on a motorcycle with Boozer and go to your next goal. There you will meet with O'Brien and explain everything about Sarah. Get back on your bike and follow the trail of the corpses to the neighboring village in order to find Boozer.
In the village you need to eliminate a few Rippers - it will not be a problem, especially with Boozer on your side. At the end take him to the farm. Now you jump back into the I Remember storyline.
Something to Heal His Soul / Have It Your Way
The task starts immediately after No Beginning and No End (I Remember) Talk to Addy in the infirmary. In this pleasant mission you will get Boozer a dog. However, after the conversation leave the camp for a while to obtain further instructions from Addy.
After leaving the camp, Addy will contact you shortly. Go to the area in the East. You'll find a doggie in the barn on the North side, after getting rid of a few nearby zombies. Here the mission will complete. You will unlock a new series of storylines: Keep Them Safe.
They Will Never Stop
After reaching the bike, you will begin to flee from Rippers on the motorcycles with your allies: do not let them die. Shoot from a motorcycle at enemies and if you haven't got enough ammunition, try ramming them. Then capture the camp. Check your ammo - if you're lack of it, maybe you should consider about taking some weapons from the Rippers.
After the release of the hostages, go to the infirmary. Be careful, cause Rippers, who love to set fire and run at you. As well as armored enemy waiting behind one of the buildings. Remember that you do not need to fight with every enemy - you can sneak through being unnoticed. After this mission you will unlock the recipes for the Pipe Bomb and melee weapons of the Rippers. After this task you will unlock a lot of missions - additional and main story related.
Riding Nomad Again
After meeting O'Brien in the Why Am I Here? mission, you will travel to a new region in Days Gone.
Note: When you start and complete this task along with several subsequent ones, you will not have the opportunity to visit the Lost Lake region again. The same concerns all previous locations - the access is locked even until the last stages of the game. Therefore, before this mission, complete all side tasks in the available regions.
Go with Iron Mike to the new area of Crater Lake. It is necessary to prepare for the campaign - purchase the necessary weapons and ammunition. Also, improve the bike as much as you can. You will not gain the access for this camp for a very long time, so it's worth spending a lot of credits in this particular moment. Another mission is Mayday! Mayday! of the I Remember storyline.