How to Change the Time of Day in Days Gone?

In this guide, we will tell you how to change the time of day in Days Gone using the time control option. Changing the time of day can be beneficial for certain missions and activities.

The time of day can be altered by using a bed. After interacting with it, Deacon will go to sleep (the duration of sleep cannot be determined). Beds can be found in the following locations:

  1. O’Leary Mountain Hideout – this is where Deacon and Boozer arrive after the game’s prologue.
  2. Main camps in the game – Copeland’s camp, Hot Springs, Iron Mike’s camp.
  3. Bunkers under captured camps – these are small camps that you can explore while playing the game. Most of them are initially controlled by bandits. You have to eliminate them all and then find a hatch that leads to the bunker.
  4. NERO Checkpoints – these are “stationary” posts that require fuel delivery to the generator (and optionally a fuse to the unit).

If there are enemies or monsters nearby, Deacon cannot sleep. Clear the area before trying to rest.


Unfortunately, the duration of sleep cannot be accurately determined. After using a bed, the game transitions from day to night or from night to day.

The main benefits of changing the time of day are as follows:

  1. The ability to infiltrate enemy camps at night.
  2. The opportunity to explore Horde lairs after dark (the Horde will then surface).
  3. The ability to destroy Freaker nests at night when there are fewer monsters.
  4. It is easier to infiltrate Freaker nests during the day.

Some story missions must be completed at specific times of the day. In such cases, you do not have to rest, as the game will automatically set the time of day to that of the mission.

Another (minor) way to speed up the passage of time is to use fast travel. When planning a fast travel, you can see what time change will occur (as shown in the example image). Shorter trips last for several tens of minutes, but longer expeditions will require Deacon to spend several hours of playing time.

FAQ

1. How can I change the time of day in Days Gone?

You can change the time of day in Days Gone by accessing the game’s options menu. Once you have opened the options menu, select the “Gameplay” tab and then choose “Time of Day” from the list of options. From here, you can select the time of day you would like to play during. Keep in mind that some missions and events may only be available during certain times of day, so changing the time may affect your gameplay experience.

2. Can I change the time of day while in the middle of a mission?

No, you cannot change the time of day while in the middle of a mission in Days Gone. You can only change the time of day from the game’s options menu, which can only be accessed when you are not in the middle of a mission. If you want to experience a certain mission during a specific time of day, you will need to plan accordingly and make sure you start the mission at the right time.

3. Will changing the time of day affect the game’s difficulty?

No, changing the time of day in Days Gone will not affect the game’s difficulty. However, as mentioned earlier, some missions and events may only be available during certain times of day, so changing the time may affect your ability to complete certain tasks or objectives.

4. Can I change the time of day to make it easier to find certain items or enemies?

Yes, changing the time of day in Days Gone can make it easier to find certain items or enemies. For example, if you are having trouble finding a specific type of plant or animal, you can change the time of day to when they are more likely to appear. Similarly, if you are having trouble with a certain enemy type, you can try changing the time of day to when they are weaker or less active.

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