Coming across ‘Needzones’ is one way to find and track animals based on their appearance or location on the map. When you encounter various spots while traveling that appear to be trails or some sort of animal marking, you can “analyze” them (via prompt) to document their location.
After you analyze these ‘needzones,’ the corresponding animal(s) will appear on your map. You can then select (while having the pointer on the animal) to reveal their nearby resting zone. You can also place an exploration marker on this same resting zone.
For those new to the game, or looking to pick up some animal locations in Nez Perce Valley without venturing all about –we’ve outlined the animals you can hunt in Way of the Hunter below, as well as their corresponding locations.
Where to Find All Animals in Way of the Hunter – A Hunting Guide
Many of the animals you’ll be hunting in Way of the Hunter can be located fairly easily via River Knox, but it might not be obvious to newer players – below we’ve outlined where to find all animals in Way of the Hunter, as a hunting guide of sorts for the uninitiated.
You’ll encounter larger game like bears, and sheep – along with deer, foxes, and wolves. Conversely, many of the smaller birds like ducks and pheasants, while easier to hunt – happen to be much more difficult to spot due to their size.
Ducks can be especially tricky to locate – they most often stay hidden or pop out of sight the moment they spot you approaching. There isn’t a precise or unique spot for ducks (much like any other animal in the game) but there are definitely locations that are bound to be more successful than others. In this case, that’s near River Knox, where you’ll head on down the river bank – you should spot quite a few ducks swimming around in the water. Even if they flee after you target one, you should still be able to track them within that specific area.
Black Bears are an incredibly intimidating animal to hunt, and out of all the animals and locales in the USA, the American Black Bear is probably the most notorious animal in Way of the Hunter. Much like many of the other animals, you can locate the black bear near the River Knox.
Head North from the Bear Den Ranch to easily locate the River Knox if you haven’t already. From that point, head West and look out for the black bear. Ideally, you’ll want to be travelling via vehicle to avoid any direct contact with the bear attacking you. They often venture along the edge of the river.
Badgers are fairly simple when it comes to detection, as they like more open areas with more sparce vegetation and sloping plateaus. They can be found along the more open spaces and regions of Nez Perce Valley.
Deer – Mule, Whitetail
Deer – particularly Whitetail, are a primary choice for the starting hunter as they can garner good rewards and are fairly easy to practice on. They’re located throughout Nez Perce Valley – fast travel to the nearby campground will make for easy access to them.
Mountain Goats can also be conveniently located in the River Knox area. The mountain goats will venture down to drink water along the riverside. Fast traveling to the nearby campsite will provide you with the most practical position to take down mountain goats.
They tend to drink from the river around 9:40 AM, which is the best time to hunt them. Approaching the campsite location, you should move through the grassy region covered by trees and cross up the hill.
For hunting Pheasants, you’ll want to make your way to the River Knox location depicted below. The area is quite grassy, so spotting them given their size can be a bit difficult of a maneuver.
You’ll want to approach the areas slowly and aim from a distance of a hundred meters. The typical feeding time for these birds is around 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.
Elk is required for a mission (Elk Stew Bourguignon) and aren’t that hard to locate in Way of the Hunter. Travel over to Yi’s Cabin, which is close to ‘She Devil’ mountains. Take a look at the surrounding area for elks, which may be travelling in a herd near the river banks.
Bighorn Sheep can be a little more mysterious, but are also required for a mission. The primary location you’ll find them in is situated several hundred meters away from a camping site in River Knox.
You can look around this region in the wooded area – the bighorn sleep is fairly rare in comparison to other prey in the game, and as such it may take some time to locate one.
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Marauders: All Quests and Vaults Locations Asteroid Mine
There are plenty of quests to complete and vaults to unlock in Marauders, particularly in the Asteroid Mine area.
As a game that belongs to the looter shooter genre, it’s not surprising that Marauders will have plenty of vaults lying around in the game. Not only that, but it also features a number of quests that you can pick up and complete.
One of the areas in the game called Iridium Asteroid Mine features a handful of quests as well as vaults that you can find during exploration. We’ll be going to go through all of their locations in this guide.
All Quests and Vaults Locations Asteroid Mine in Marauders
The Iridium Asteroid Mine is an area that comes with lots of huge, open spaces. This exposes you to lots of enemies, so I highly recommend moving through this area carefully.
If you’re on the lookout for quests and vaults inside the mine, then here are some that you can find in this area:
Turn on the Air
To find this quest, you’ll want to head over to the room that says “Air” which you can find to the left of the Refinery. Once you get inside, go through the second door and make your way to the area with a small flight of stairs.
Instead of going down the stairs, go all the way left until you reach the Air Processor room. Once you’re inside the room, look for the locker to the right with the word “Air” on it. Simply activate the red switch to turn it on.
Investigate the Mines
For this one, you want to head over to the Furnace. Simply head down to the massive furnace to complete it.
Hold the Security Room
You can find this inside the Security room. However, you will need a lockpick in order to get inside. Inside, you’ll also find a chest just sitting on top of the bench to the right.
This one is really simple. All you need to do is look for a single Nickel Ore inside of the mine. There’s one on the bottom floor where you can find two corpses on the ground.
There’s a single vault in the mine, and you can find it past the Air Processor earlier. Once you enter the room, go through the second door and open the door down the stairs to the right.
Just follow the stairs and keep going down until you reach a room with a huge drill in the center. Then, turn left and go to the upper left corner to find a narrow pathway. Go through the narrow pathway, and you should then find the vault door.