Days Gone Weapon Types and Melee Combat Details Revealed

Days Gone Weapon

Next month, Days Gone will be released for PlayStation 4 owners looking to experience the thrill of surviving the zombie apocalypse in Oregon. The game recently went gold, which comes as a relief to those that were upset and worried by its significant delay. Days Gone is looking to be one of the biggest, if not THE key spring exclusive for PS4, but there is still much about the title’s features that have not yet been revealed.

That said, Sony is looking to help inform fans before jumping right into the game, thanks to a new preview that has detailed much about the Days Gone weapon types and melee combat mechanics. The new weapon types and combat details come out of a recent post on the official PlayStation Blog. The preview for the game consists of the story gameplay found approximately one hour into the game, where players control biker-mercenary Deacon St. John in Farewell, Oregon.

The plot threads explored in the game here are called “storylines,” which other games would refer to as quests. The weapon system in the game consists of five levels, with the first and lowest level referred to as “Junk” and the fifth level being “Special Forces Condition.” However, with bullet penetrations rates and other factors, the biggest or highest level weapon might not be the best for a given situation.

As far as melee combat is considered, it is quite intense and multi-faceted. Close-range attacks with a knife or axe can be made by pressing R2, but players will also need to be ready to use the auto-targeting system or a dodge roll at any time. Deacon also has a stamina meter, like the one in Dark Souls, so players are advised to execute dodges strategically. To help with the immersion, critcal menus like maps and stats can be pulled up with quick swipes on the controller’s touchpad, and emergency radio messages can come out of the controller’s speaker as well.

A heavy emphasis is also placed on Deacon’s bike, which can come in handy for quick escapes, but only if properly maintained and placed beforehand. Days Gone certainly looks to be quite robust in bringing new elements to the zombie genre, and hopefully it leaves as long a lasting impact as much as a Molotov cocktail would on a zombie’s face.

What do you guys think about this Days Gone weapon and melee combat info? Let us know in the comments below! Be sure to stay tuned for the latest Days Gone news, such as the newly confirmed photo mode included in the game, here on Don’t Feed the Gamers! Follow us on Twitter to see our updates the minute they go live!

Cory Lara2031 Posts

A royally radical and totally tubular 90s kid, Cory has a passion for all things nerdy, particularly gaming and nostalgia. While an accountant by day, he strives to be as creative and humorous as possible in his free time, be it here writing on Don't Feed the Gamers, or making dumb satirical posts on his Twitter, Youtube, Facebook and Instagram accounts.


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