Shadow of Death is a Main Story Mission in Days Gone. This walkthrough will guide you through all objectives of the “Shadow of Death” Main Quest.
- Disable the RPG
- Get to Sarah’s Ark Laboratory
- Take Sarah to the Top of the Volcanic Cone
Shadow of Death Starting Location
This mission unlocks after the end of How Far We’ve Fallen. This mission starts in Lake Crater. It should be noted that starting this mission will temporarily lock you out of the southern Regions (Crater Lake and Highway 97) until the end of the story. If you want to mop up collectibles, clean infestation zones, do side missions, etc., you can do it now or return here later. The lock is not permanent and nothing is missable. The choice is yours.
Deacon’s and Sarah’s plan of escaping Wizard Island and going AWOL is afoot and the time to execute it is now. As Colonel Garret gives his umpteenth delirious speech, Deacon seizes the opportunity to leave the area and goes looking for Sarah.
As agreed, O’Brian will help them escape by providing a chopper. However, in order for the chopper to approach the location undisturbed, the RPG needs to be disabled first.
Disable the RPG
Move to your new mission marker to disable the RPG. Interestingly, no-one will stand in our way. So far, so good.
Get to Sarah’s Ark Laboratory
Next, we need to go and pick up Sarah from the laboratory inside the Ark. Get inside the crater and approach your new mission marker. A new cinematic will play out during which Deacon will knock the standing guard unconscious so that he and Sarah can leave undetected. Sarah will pack her equipment as O’Brien is approaching the camp with the chopper.
Take Sarah to the Top of the Volcanic Cone
Again, so far so good, but not for long. As we make our way to the top, Weaver will spot us, but he’ll let us go and not warn the militia. Throughout the next section, you will need to use stealth and not get detected, otherwise you’ll restart from the last checkpoint.
As you progress, Sarah will once again use her rank powers to distract the militia on your way to the top. While Sarah talks to each militia guard, approach them from behind from to stealthily knock them out.
At the top of the cone, you will meet the Colonel who is showing the camp to some new recruits. An unwelcome face is here, too. Skizzo. In the meantime, O’Brien’s chopper arrives at camp, but flies away after probably noticing what was happening below.
Sarah’s and Deacon’s plan to flee the camp goes pear-shaped and, together with Skizzo, they get escorted down to the Ark by the Colonel. To save their skin, Skizzo and Deacon are both lying, but Skizzo mentions Deacon’s “satanic” dog tattoo to frame him, something he knows would have deeply disturbed the Colonel.
Shortly after, Sarah is pointed a gun by the Colonel and to save her life Deacon admits that the plan to escape was his making. The Colonel wants to hang Deacon and asks Skizzo more information about Lost Lake camp. They’re planning an attack.
Fast forward a couple of hours and we see Deacon at a small camp with Captain Kouri who decided to betray the Colonel and save Deacon from hanging. Captain Kouri now knows all the truth about Deacon’s story and gives him back his ring.
Captain Kouri wants to ride east and leave once and for all, but Deacon doesn’t want to leave Sarah behind. He also wants to let Lost Lake camp know that Colonel Garret is planning an attack. Time to ride to Lost Lake camp and plan your revenge.
This concludes Shadow of Death mission in Days Gone and transitions seamlessly to “Ascending from the Underworld”.
For all other Days Gone Story Missions check out the full Days Gone Walkthrough.