Making camp credits in Days Gone can be tough. Sometimes you’re showed with them, but as missions dry up at the camp, you’ll have to work hard if you want to buy all those guns and bike parts. What makes things more complicated is that each camp has its own credit tally. Money from one survivor camp doesn’t carry over to another. This means you might have to keep track of up to three credit totals at a time.
Below we’ll tell you how the credit system works in Days Gone. We’ll explain how to earn credits for the camp of your choice, and how to farm credits once missions dry up.
How to make money in Days Gone
Each camp has its own credit system which you can use to barter for goods and services. This works like money does in most games. You’ll visit a merchant or mechanic and buy guns, munitions, bike parts, repairs, or fuel from a shop interface. At first, making credits in Days Gone is easy. The game introduces you to the camps, and each of them has its own quest lines you can complete to earn money.
What the game doesn’t make clear is that there is a per-camp credit total. That means you can have 10,000 credits in one camp and 100 in another. Since each camp offers different items for sale, you’ll often find yourself frustrated since you have to split your attention towards earning money in multiple regions.
The missions in each camp will give you enough to buy some guns or bike parts, but the real good stuff you have to grind for. Fortunately, there are some techniques you can use for farming credits in Days Gone that work in every region. You just have to have the patience to put the work in, and you can be rich no matter which camp you ride into.
How to farm credits in Days Gone
Farming credits in Days Gone is much the same process that you have to do with trust. Start out by completing all the main and side missions for a camp. These are going to give you sizable lump sums, so they’re the best way to get started. You’re going to want to use these credits to outfit yourself for farming, so make sure not to spend them too loosely.
Once you’ve completed all the missions a camp has to offer, you’re going to want to start hitting sidequests in each region. Leave the hordes alone for now, though.
Your objective at this point should be to hit take out as many Ambush Camps and Infestations as you can. By eliminating Ambush Camps, you can get blueprints that will allow you to craft explosives, traps, and recovery items that will give you more of a fighting chance against masses of enemies. Clearing these will provide you with credits as well, so it’s a win-win situation.
Once you’ve cleared most of the sidequests in a region is when the real grinding starts. The biggest hurdle Days Gone has to offer, and one of the best ways to farm credits besides missions is taking on hordes. These masses of Freakers are quite the challenge, and they’re not to be taken lightly.
Odds are you won’t have the equipment and skills to take down a horde until you’ve made it most of the way through the Lost Lakes missions. Once you’re ready, though, see our guide on taking down hordes for advice on how best to go about it.
You get credits for taking out a horde, but what you’re really after is the bounties. You can generate around 350-400 Freaker ears per horde, which you can cash in for a lot of money. Each region has quite a few swarms to take down, and by the time you kill the last one, you should have farmed enough cash to buy everything the local survivor camp has to offer. By the time you get to level 3 trust with a camp, you’ll usually have accrued enough credits to go wild buying guns or bike parts.
That’s all there is to farming credits in Days Gone. There’s no one method we’ve discovered that is best. You’ve just got to keep plugging away at it.