On this page of the Dying Light guide you will find a walkthrough of the Now or Never main quest . In the following walkthrough you will learn how to escape the infected, how to infiltrate the Stronghold, how to get to the meeting place with the Colonel, what is the important choice during the meeting with the Colonel and how to find out about the location of X13.
The walkthrough for this task is currently in works. In the near future, we will supply walkthroughs for other variants of completing this quest.
- Rewards for completing the quest
- Find a way to the van
- Get into the Stronghold
- Find the Colonel
- Confrontation with the Colonel - an important choice
- Option 1 - Believing the Colonel
- Option 2 - Believing Matt
Rewards for completing the quest
- XP - combat: 4000
- XP - parkour: 4000
- Melee weapon (Shoelace Machete)
- Military Medkit x2
- Old World Money: 1000
- Unlocking the main quest X13
Note - Information about the awards may not be displayed in the log immediately. You will learn about them only after completing this mission.
Right after starting this mission, an escape scene will start, during which you need to focus on running flawlessly. You cannot stop for longer or (later in the escape) fall to a lower level because you will quickly be surrounded by running zombies and killed.
During this scene, focus not only on staying on the right track, but also perfectly executing your parkour moves. Be careful especially when jumping towards the hanging rope (the picture above) because it's easy to make a mistake there.
Find a way to the van
After you receive a new mission objective, you can stop running away and head to your next mission objective in peace.
A group of Renegades will stand in your way and you can deal with them in any way you want. After the fight, reach the elevator shaft and, open the door and jump inside.
After you open the door on the lower floor again, you will encounter a larger group of Renegades. We suggest that you prioritize enemies attacking from above - these are enemies with bows and Molotov cocktails, whom you can kill with ranged attacks or after running up to them. It is better to leave the larger enemy equiped with the melee weapon for the very end.
Get into the Stronghold
After winning the battle, reach the marked door and then enter the parked van using the passenger door. Aiden will bully the driver, who will now cooperate with you and so you will be able to infiltrate the Stronghold.
Find the Colonel
Your task is to reach the main hall of the Stronghold, i.e. the main building located in the Renegade base. There are two ways to do this:
The first option is to engage in direct combat. It is not recommended because there is a large group of enemies in the camp and you can quickly be surrounded by a larger group of Renegades. Moreover, it can trigger an alarm and reinforcements may arrive.
The second option involves stealth and silent elimination of enemies. This is the recommended method because this way you can reach the Colonel without losing health points. If you choose this variant, start using the tall grass to hide right away. At the beginning, go straight. On your way, you can silently kill a single Renegade or evade him.
You will reach a large water reservoir surrounding the Stronghold. Jump into the water and dive, but make sure that the guard on the right does not notice you.
Don't go in a straight line, swim right instead. In the place shown in the picture above, you can get out of the water and start climbing to the lower roof of the Stronghold.
On the roof, you will notice a single sniper with a bow and it would be good to get rid of him silently, just to be on the safe side. After that, go right.
Move along the wall of the building. On your way, silently kill a single enemy first and then two more Renegades. Use the Survivor Sense to check on the current actions of enemies so that it is easier to get rid of them through takedown or with a bow.
Ultimately, you have to reach the ladder shown in the picture above. Use it to go down to the lower level of the building.
Go straight. In one of the last corridors, you will encounter two enemies and the best technique is to get rid of them with quick bow shots. Behind the place where the renegades stood, you will find the Pump Section, which leads to the main hall with the Colonel.
Confrontation with the Colonel - an important choice
You will meet the Colonel in the main room of the Fortress, where you'll have to make an important choice. There are two main options:
- Believing the Colonel that the Renegades are not behind the attack on Frank - this dialogue option is to the left.
- Believing Matt (from the Peacekeepers) that the Renegades have planned the attack on Frank - this is the dialogue option to the right.
Option 1 - Believing the Colonel
If you chose the left dialogue option, you will avoid fighting the Renegades. You can ask the Colonel a number of optional questions, and additionally you will gain access to Waltz's laboratory.
You can now move freely around the Fortress as Renegades' attitude has changed to neutral. Go to the elevator and use it to go down to the ground floor (picture above).
The only obligatory object to be examined in Waltz's laboratory is the operating table. Investigating the rest of the location is optional.
The colonel should come through the radio with information about the prepared transport. Go to the building exit (you can open the gates from the other side).
Note that there's a trader near the truck - this is the last trading opportunity before the campaign finale. After you talk to the Colonel, you will use the transport and proceed to the final quest of the game.
Option 2 - Believing Matt
When you take Matt's side, Lawan will shoot the Colonel, but his wife Anna will cover him with her own body. The colonel will run away, and you will have to fight his men - they will attack in waves.
After the fight, talk to Lawan to see if she's okay, and then try to activate the machine that controls the dividers on the dam.
After a while, more enemies will appear in the room, including the Colonel's champion. Try to finish off the weaker opponents as quickly as possible to prevent them from disrupting further fight. Be careful, as smoke will appear in the room, which will make the fight even more difficult.
After the fight, pick up the cable from the ground and plug it into the nearby machine, and then try to activate the machine controlling the dam dividers. Talk to Lawan again after a short cutscene.
Follow the main quest marker until you finally reach the room where Anna, the Colonel's wife, is hiding. You can choose any dialogue options during the conversation.
Go talk to Jack. You will learn that the Colonel has locked himself in a bunker located in a drained area of the city.
On your way to the Colonel's hideout, you have to watch out for a new type of enemy - kamikaze zombies, which explode when they are near you. Keep running and don't stop.
Check the main door to the bunker, then climb onto the roof and open the hatch to get inside. There is one enemy waiting for you inside.
Keep going down the corridor. You will encounter a few enemies at the end, who shouldn't cause you much trouble.
Enter the Colonel's office. During the conversation, you can choose any dialogue options, they will not have any influence on the further course of events.
Go back to Jack and talk to him. The mission will end and you will automatically move to the last story mission in Dying Light 2, X-13.