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Days Gone map: Take a look at the vast world of Days Gone

When you begin, you don’t think the Days Gone map is that big – between Deacon and his bike, the world seems like your oyster, and it’s a bit of a dud at that. But once you start exploring beyond the Cascades and the Hot Springs, you’ll start to be dwarfed by the scale of it all. It just keeps going! That initial starting zone is practically a third of the whole game map in Days Gone, so if you don’t know where you’re going or what you’re looking for, it’s easy to get lost. To help you out, this page contains everything we know about the Days Gone map, with a complete stitched image of all the areas.

Of course, this guide obviously contains some minor spoilers about the game – from start through near the end – so if you want to go in blind, it’s best not to read on.

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Days Gone map

Days Gone map

When looking at the Days Gone map in-game, you can’t zoom out all the way to take a look at the entire map. We’ve stitched together the image above for a rough look at the full map with almost all areas explored. The white cloudy areas indicate unexplored parts of the map, but most of these are mountaintops and inaccessible.

In the top left corner, the desert region with the huge mountain in the middle is Hot Springs, which has Ada Tucker’s camp in the woodland area to the west. The top right region is Cascades, which is the starting region with Mark Copeland’s camp in the south-west corner.

Below Hot Springs is Iron Butte, which is largely populated by Rippers and inaccessible for a huge portion of the game. To the east of there is Lost Lake, with Iron Mike’s camp in the very middle surrounded by Lost Lake on either side.

In the lower third of the map, the left side is Crater Lake, which has both Derrick Kouri’s camp in the north-west and Colonel Garrett’s camp in the very middle of Crater Lake. Highway 97 is the final region found to the east, which doesn’t have a camp at all. Finally, the huge snowy mountainous region simply separates Crater Lake and Highway 97 from the rest of the map and is known in-game as the Thielsen Pass.

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