The Breakthrough is a Story Quest (Main Mission) in Dying Light 2. This walkthrough will guide you through all objectives of The Breakthrough Story Mission.
Region: New Dawn Park
Quest Giver: Frank
Requirement: Complete Veronika, assigned the VNC Tower antenna to Frank in Broadcast
Reward: 1000 Combat XP, 2000 Parkour XP
Mission Info: Missiles had devastated the city and I was turning into a monster. It was a nightmare. Meanwhile, Frank had decided to meet the Butcher to defuse the situation. Did he know what he was doing?
- Get to the canteen
- Bring Juan to the meeting
- Meet up with Juan
- Protect Frank
- Check on Frank
- Ask Margaret for help (optional)
- Find 5 aquatic herbs
- Hurry back to Frank
- Chase the Renegade van!
- Get to the roof
- Continue the chase
- Find a way to your ride to the Stronghold
Starting Location: The Breakthrough
Get to the canteen
After waking up from the events of Veronika, you will be in a building with Lawan. Respond to her how you want in the conversation, then you will need to go back to the canteen and interact with the door to Frank’s room.
Frank lets you know about what is occurring with the missiles and explains he wants to meet with the Butcher.
Bring Juan to the meeting
After some scenes, you will automatically be standing near Juan at the bar.
Interact with him, then head upstairs and interact with Jack Matt.
Meet up with Juan
Head outside and to the lower level where you will meet up with Juan.
The Renegades who had shown up attack the group, and you need to go down and deal with them all.
Check on Frank
Now run over and check on Frank, who is injured.
You now have an important story choice that will affect some of your story outcomes.
If you choose “Just keep him alive. (Go for the truck)” you skip to the Chase the Renegade van! objective. This results in Frank dying.
If you choose “I can’t leave him. (Help Frank)” then you do the following optional objectives.
Ask Margaret for help (optional)
Juan comes over and pulls out the arrow that Frank has been shot with, and tells you to go speak with Margaret about a cure for the poison.
Find 5 aquatic herbs
Margaret says you need aquatic herbs to cure the poison, and they can be found in the river around the settlement. You need to use Survivor Sense to spot them, and also need to be relatively close before they show up.
A number can be found all together around the southwest corner of the area.
Hurry back to Frank
Once you have 5, get back to the Fish Eye before the timer runs out. Head inside and into Frank’s room where you will give him the herbs to neutralize the poison, saving him from dying.
There is then a short timed choice where you can tell Lawan about what you learned about the poison.
Doing this may be required for the “good” outcomes in the rest of this quest, as she then learns more about what occurred and why the Renegade attack was really fishy seeming.
Chase the Renegade van!
You now need to get to the nearby roof to get the signal for the tracker attached to the Renegade van.
You will then be directed to a new location, where you need to follow the objective marker to keep up with the van.
Get to the roof
You will reach a point where you need to go to the rooftop of a specific building to get the signal again (this happens automatically, it can’t be avoided). Take the marked which up to get the signal back.
Continue the chase
You can then keep following the objective marker to chase the Van.
Find a way to your ride to the Stronghold
At the building, climb up the vehicle parked outside and use your grapple to swing over to the open window.
Inside there is a doorway for you to interact with. The game will warn you that doing so is the “point of no return”, and you are locked into the final two quests until finishing the story.
This finishes The Breakthrough story quest in Dying Light 2 Stay Human.
For all other Main Quests and Side Quests, check out the complete Dying Light 2 Walkthrough.