The Deserter is a Side Mission (Side Quest) in Dying Light 2. This walkthrough will guide you through all objectives of The Deserter side mission.
Region: The Wharf
Quest Giver: Meyer
Requirement: Complete Main Quest “Broadcast”
Reward: 2000 Combat XP, 2000 Agility XP, 1500 Old World Money, 6 Mementos: “Liam’s Drawing #1”, “Liam’s Drawing #2”, “Liam’s Drawing #3”, “Liam’s Drawing #4”, “Liam’s Drawing #5”, “Playing Card – Joker – Steve’s business card”
Mission Info: Meyer accused a Peacekeeper named Bart not only of desertion, but claimed that he stole a map, with top secret information. If this information got out, it would spell disaster for the Peacekeepers.
- Ask Meyer for details
- Talk to PKs who could know Bart (optional)
- Search Bart’s bunk
- Talk to the nearby Peacekeeper
- Ash Stach about Bart
- Ask the field workers about Bart
- Search the apartment
- Talk to Stach about Steve
- Wait for Stach’s call
- Find Steve
- Talk to Steve
- Look for Bart near the old coffee shop
- Search the area for Bart
- Report back to Meyer
Starting Location: The Deserter
The Deserter is a side quest in The Wharf that can be started by interacting with the wanted poster on the Missy after completing Main Quest “Broadcast”.
Ask Meyer for details
Talk to Meyer next to the noticeboard and exhaust her optional dialogue for an optional objective.
Talk to PKs who could know Bart (optional)
Talk to the nearby Mateo about Bart, then head upstairs and talk to Garrett, before finally heading into the Medical Bay and speaking to Magda. While this is optional it will give some more information on Bart.
Search Bart’s bunk
Go to barracks and crouch next to Bart’s bunk to find Liam’s Drawing #1 (Memento) underneath the top bunk.
Talk to the nearby Peacekeeper
Talk to the cleaner next to the bunk to get further information on Bart, and he will direct you to speak to Stach at the Canteen.
Ask Stach about Bart
Head to the Fish Eye Canteen and talk to Stach.
Ask the field workers about Bart
Head east to the marked location and speak to one of the field workers.
Search the apartment
Go into the apartment next to the field workers and climb upstairs. Investigate the paper outside the room for Liam’s Drawing #5 (Memento).
Go into the bedroom and investigate papers in the corner of the bedroom for Liam’s Drawing #3 (Memento) and Liam’s Drawing #4 (Memento). Finally, investigate the card on the bed to receive Playing Card – Joker – Steve’s business card (Memento). Respond to Clint however you please.
Wait for Stach’s call
Leave the apartment and you will automatically contact Stach, who will call you back once Steve arrives at the Canteen. It may take a few seconds to minutes for Stach to call you back, but you can force him to call you by quitting to the main menu and loading your game again.
Head to the Fish Eye Canteen and speak to Steve.
Talk to Steve
You will need to get information from Steve, which you can do either by threatening him or bargaining with him. Both will end in the same result, but bargaining with him will require you to rap on stage before he will give you the information.
Look for Bart near the old coffee shop
Head to the coffee shop at the marked location in Garrison. Investigate the weapon in an Infected.
Search the area for Bart
Follow the footprints west and you will find them leading into a boarded-up building, and next to it on the ground you will find Liam’s Drawing #2 (Memento).
Now return to the coffee shop and climb on top of it to parkour over to the boarded-up building where you can find an entrance.
Go inside and interact with the door. You will get a choice during this conversation:
- Agree to help: Bart, Andy and Liam get to live; you receive Bart’s dogtags and the map to take back to Meyer
- Decline to help: ??? (needs confirmation)
Report back to Meyer
If you agreed to help, Clint will arrive with some bounty hunters and attack you. Defeat them, then talk to Bart.
Head back to Meyer at the Missy. When speaking to her, you will get an important choice at the end:
- Give Map: Completes quest
- Keep Map: Completes quest and unlocks new side quest “Treasure Hunt“
This finishes The Deserter Side Quest in Dying Light 2 Stay Human.
For all other Side Quests and Main Missions, check out the complete Dying Light 2 Walkthrough.
I have this quest but I don’t know why but meyer is not here
This quest is glitched for me too, i cant get the first collectible and not the playing card..
The playing card is not there for me 🙁
Artem Vlasov says
The mission is no longer available after completing the main quest. Steve would not be available.
So, the collectibles in this mission are missable too? Wonderful… Just perfect!
if been to this and got loot like the drawings it will ack like still laying around as see the yellow dot so make sure got it in your mementos
I killed Bart and still got map and side quest, which was awesome cause win-win
So i have scoured the internet and nowhere says this quest is gated or missable, yet I have 115/117 and i cant get the last two because this quest is nowhere to be found and inaccessible :/ I don’t get why every other collectible pertaining to this mission (liams other drawings) is available to grab in free roam but the two that i need are locked behind the quest x.x Someone else mentioned something about a steve person not being available if u beat the main quest, but again I havent seen any warnings out there about this which is a huge bummer. I remember that they did something with Avery’s map because so many people were having issues getting the quest to spawn so I hope to God they come out with a fix for this to have an alternate location for the collectibes