Dying Light Side Quests Guide – Challenges Tips for Power, Survivor and Agility XP

By   /   Jan 28, 2015

While fighting zombies, jumping around Harran and doing the main story missions do award players with not only character experience but also agility and power, there are a lot of other opportunities in Dying Light for Crane to earn XP, money or even some items.

For more help on Dying Light, read our Blueprints Locations, Weapons Guide and Crafting Guide.

Dying Light Side Quests

These activities are in the form of side quests; challenges or dynamic events spread throughout Harran. This guide will focus on the side quests and challenges and show players their locations as well as the best way to complete them.

A Baby is Born
Location: east side of the map, near the Overpass
Rewards: 5,000 Survivor XP

After completing the main mission, A Pact With Rais, players can take on this side quest provided by a guy named Macary in the Slums. As players go south from the Overpass, they will hear screams from inside a house.

That is the quest location and upon knocking, Macary will meet them and ask for some Alcohol to help his wife give birth. Macary sends the players on multiple runs for alcohol, always asking for more.

Alcohol can be easily found in the containers spread throughout the surrounding area. After the third time Macary orders players to bring alcohol, they can simply pick the lock on the door and enter to receive quest reward.

A Survivors Guide to Zombieland
Location: Neil in the Harbor Area
Rewards: 5,000 Survivor XP and $2,000

This mission also first requires the completion of A Pact with Rais main story mission. Neil, a journalist in the Harbor Area provides the mission. Players have to retrieve his interviews and footage of the zombie outbreak from a net café in the northern part of the map.

The area is filled with enemies so players need to be cautious and armed to the teeth It is, however, optional to fight most of the enemies as players can simply run past them to the café and enter the second floor from the back of the café.

Running into the café however can be dangerous as a Bomber waits near the entrance. Its best to first approach the Bomber and then quickly rush out while it’s about to explode. Once the bomber is dead, players can enter and loot the area for a Statue and some other notes, including the ones Neil needs.

The camera with the footage is a bit tricky though since it’s on an overpass which is crawling with zombies. If players have the Vault Agility skill, they can run along the overpass and jump over the heads of zombies.

Staying on cars and buses is also a viable option. A black car on the east side of the overpass contains the camera. The car is surrounded by zombies so Firecrackers really come in handy here to lure them away.

As players attempt to open the trunk, the car will fall down in the water, and they will have to dive in after it and retrieve the camera and return to Neil for the reward.

Algae
Location: Job Board in Harbor Area, east side of Slums
Rewards: 2,500 Survivor XP and $500

Sophia posts a request on the job board to collect Algae. Once players get the quest, the lake gets marked on the map which has the highest number of it. Players can go to the lake and harvest some herbs to complete the quest and earn XP.

Once they return to Sophia, she rewards them with the money.

On the Hooks
Location: Job Board in the Tower
Rewards: 1,000 Survivor XP

After completing A Pact With Rais, a messenger near the Job Board in the Tower will inform players of two men who work for an Iranian businessman. Players have to find and help them with their project.

The two men, Tolga and Fatin are in a gas station in the northern end of the Slums. They will mark some warehouses on the player’s map where the next objective will be located. Players have to go to the Train Yard and enter the main warehouse.

A train on the opposite end of the building will allow them to climb yellow colored bars and go up to the walkways which lead to the objective area of the warehouse. A couple of Biters and a heavy Goon guard the area and need to be killed before players can start looting.

Once all the enemies are dead, they can loot the chests and search for blueprints. The Hooks which the players have to acquire for Tolga, and Fatin are located inside breakable wooden crates on the other side of the room.

Once players have them, they can return to Tolga and Fatin for reward.

Assault and Batteries
This is a continuation of On the Hooks which players undertake for Tolga and Fatin. The will radio players to meet them near a bus depot in the northwest part of the map. Players have to collect three batteries from the buses there.

The yellow doors on the sides can be opened to get inside the vehicle, and the batteries are located near the steering wheel.

A lot of enemies are in the area, and it is easy to get cornered inside the bus which is why players should bring a lot of Firecrackers in order to avoid the fighting, or they can simply bring weapons and try to kill the enemies.

Once players have all three batteries, they can return to Tolga and Fatin for reward.

Bandages and Meds
Location: Job Board in the Tower
Reward: 2,500 Survivor XP and $1,500

This quest is available after completing Siblings and players have to look for three Syringes, Painkillers and Gauze after taking up the quest. These 3 can be found by scavenging the world, especially medicine cabinets or other such areas where medical equipment could be located.

Gauze is easily available from stores as well. Once players have all the items, they can take them to Toygar and receive their reward.

Being a Hero
Location: Ozan in Troy’s Tower, Old Town
Rewards: 2,500 Survivor XP (per completion) and Father’s Stash (weapons)

Ozan is at the upper catwalks of Troy’s tower and will reward players if he deems them worthy (win the races) A teddy bear near him can be used to start the challenge.

Players have to run through waypoints in Old Town in the given time. These challenges can be pretty difficult given the time constraint so players should learn Slide or Freerunning Mastery to make it easier.

The first race is pretty straight forward while the 2nd and 3rd one can be challenging since the distance between waypoints and buildings is pretty significant and running in streets will result in precious time being lost.

Binoculars
Location: Job Board in Harbor Area, eastern part of Slums
Rewards: 2,500 Survivor XP and $1,000

The fishermen of the area need binoculars and it’s up to the players to provide them. After taking up the quest from Job Board, players can climb the antenna on top of the hill that overlooks the harbor.

It’s easy to miss them so players should search each level of the antenna thoroughly. Once they have the binoculars (located about halfway up the antenna) players can return to the harbor and give the binoculars to Santiago for the reward.

Witch Queen
Location: safe zone, west of the Tower
Reward: 1,500 Survivor XP and Dahlia’s Cloak Potion blueprint

After killing their first Bolter, players can head over to the safe zone to the west of the Tower and take the quest from the Witch, players need to wait for evening and then head towards a cave to pick up the mushrooms.

The entrance to the cave is below the waterline in a drainage canal. Flares and UV Flashlight are extremely helpful in the cave. The Volatiles and Bolters in the cave should be killed first before harvesting the mushrooms.

Once the cave is clear, players can find the mushrooms by looking for the green glow. After looting the required amount of mushrooms, players can return to Dahlia the Witch for rewards.

Chasing Past
Location: Tariq at Old Town Safe Zone
Rewards: 10,000 Survivor XP and $2,000

This quest happens during The Museum mission. After getting the information from Tariq about the museum, players can talk to him again to get this quest and will have players searching for the brother of an orphan that Tariq found.

After taking the quest, players need to head towards the southwestern part of the city and look for a marked door. Upon entering through the door, players need to head upstairs and search the apartment on the right on the first floor.

Players will find a recording in there, after listening to which they need to go up another floor and search the apartment on the left. This apartment contains yet another recording, which leads them to the basement.

After listening to the recording in the basement, players need to head up to the 2nd floor and search Apartment 3. After listening to this recording, players need to head to the foyer, take the keys in there and head to the basement and open a door with those keys.

A man will attack the players and after killing him, they can return to Tariq, who will give them the location of a treasure underneath the Museum. Players need to swim under the lake in the south to find the tunnel that leads to this treasure.

Inside would be a room filled with jewels and weapons as a hard-earned reward.

Coffee
Location: Job Board in the Tower
Rewards: 2,500 Survivor XP and $1,200

This quest appears after killing the first Bolter. The quest requires about 20x coffee, which is pretty easy to find around bars and shops as well as loot from dead bodies. Once players have enough, they can go to the Job Board and hand them over to Toygar, right next to the Job Board.

Crayon for the Kids
Location: Job Board at the Tower
Rewards: 2,500 Survivor XP and $1,200

Players have to head over to the school, on the right side of the map inside the industrial area and bring back five sets of crayons for the Tower kids. Players can go around the back of the school and climb the barricades to get inside.

If this is their first time in the school, players might need to talk to the guy guarding the door. Once players enter the area, three sets of crayons can be easily found on a table while the other two are in a short hallway.

Once players have all 5, they can return to the Tower and hand them over to Kate in room 204 for the rewards.

Do You Believe?
Location: Mufid, safe zone library on the west of Old Town
Rewards: 10,000 Survivor XP and $1,500

Mufid is standing by a window in the library. After talking to him, players have to head out and go to the northwestern corner of Old Town where music can be heard from an apartment on top of a building.

Players need to climb up and head inside where they will meet another guy named Ishaq. Ishaq needs Night Herbs, which grow near the northern banks. Players need to go there at night and collect six of the herbs and return to Ishaq.

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