On this page of the Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden world atlas, you can find a detailed description of The Ark Outskirts location. This is a place next to the Ark from which you can go to the other parts of the world map. Our guide contains information on opponents appearing in The Ark Outskirts and treasures waiting to be discovered there.
General information about The Ark Outskirts
Enemies - Hunter (level 1), Butcher (level 1), Marauder (level 1).
Suggested level - 1.
Access to other locations - East Outpost (always available), The Ark (always available), The Iron Serpent (you have to visit the Ark for the first time to get the key to the gate), Hammon's Cabin (you have to visit the Ark for the first time to get the key to the gate).
Unique loot in boxes - Snazzy Visor - headgear that provides a 25% bonus to the range of weapons. Stalker Vest - basic armor, adds 2 HP and 1 armor point.
Other treasures - Treasure chest x2, Stalker Clara Note (secret, you can read notes after you find them).
Fights and unique places in The Ark Outskirts
The only group of enemies is around the ruined gas station. Note that the two Marauders separate from the main group. You can ambush them both (each one separately) after they go on a patrol to the forest near the elevator. Try to eliminate them quietly by using Dux's crossbow.
You can ambush the rest of the enemies to get a bonus to the chance of hitting enemies. Place your team members near the walls of the building or on the gas station's roof. The disadvantage of this is that they won't be fully covered. After the fight, loot the enemies' corpses - you can find a weapon attachment.
In The Ark Outskirts, there are passages to three new locations, although initially the gates leading to The Iron Serpent and Hammon's Cabin are closed. You have to visit the Ark to get the keys. Don't proceed to The Iron Serpent until each of the team members reach at least level 25. You won't forget to return to this area because it's connected to the main story.
Remember to search the entire area of The Ark Outskirts because you can find a note (secret) and two chests with a unique loot. In order to move to The Ark use the elevator shown in the picture above. You can also shorten the way to The Ark by using the fast travel option - just select the location from the world map screen.