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Dead Island Definitive Edition

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There and back again in Dead Island Definitive Edition

There and back again83 (24)

Explore the entire island.

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Achievement Guide for There and back again

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Achievement won on 09 Nov 16
TA Score for this game: 2,495
Posted on 10 November 16 at 20:05, Edited on 26 February 17 at 03:26
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Warning: This achievement is somewhat missable, if you go to the point of no return without discovering the 57 locations available on the first 3 areas. There is a way to get around this, which we'll talk about later.

You can discover most areas by completing main story quests and side quests. Others you will have to go out of your way to get. If you view your map, you can see what locations are still blacked out. If you travel to that location, it will remove the black. You don't have to remove all the black from the map, just get the number of locations needed in that area.

I highly recommend doing this before starting the new Act. This will make it much easier to keep track of what ones you're still missing.

Act I - The beach
18 Locations

For the most part, this is a pretty simple place. You don't have to start looking for the locations right now. Instead, complete the main story quest that requires you to run through the hotel. There's a good amount of locations in here and I don't believe any are out of your way. However, if you have coop partners who run through the entire thing, and you fast travel, then you're screwed out of the locations. There is also a truck at the end, and if someone touches it, you leave the area. I don't believe you are even asked to fast travel. I highly recommend doing this with either someone who listens to what you say, or do it by yourself.

Once the Hotel is cleared, finish mopping up the rest of the locations. You can press Start then go to Achievements to see how many locations you have out of 72. After a little bit of searching, you should be at 18 pretty quick. Remember that doing side quests will get you locations while getting you XP and progress towards other achievements all together, so you may want to do this so you don't waste too much time.

The Act ends once you drive the armored truck through the Tunnels and enter the City. You will see ACT II appear on your screen, and you're ready for the second part. If you missed any locations, go back now and make sure to keep track of unlocking any locations here too. Don't forget to add them to your tracker.

Act II - The city
27 Locations (45 total)
There is a glitched area here, along with some rather difficult ones to find.

This is probably the most annoying area for locations. One because the city is so big, there's rams, loads of zombies, and many roadblocks. Two because there's also some areas that may be easy to miss, and one that is glitched.

First off, the Gas Station is a glitched area. There is actually a main story quest that has you go to the gas station at the end of Act III, but forget about that now. Once you find it, check your tracker. If it went up, good. Press Start and quit out of your game. Join back and go to the Gas Station again. Some say, this is the problem when they go for their achievement and this is how to fix it.

There are also some areas located in the abandoned houses. There's one near the bottom left area of the map with quest givers inside. This counts as a location, and it also has a fast travel inside. There's other abandoned houses throughout the city with quests inside, but as far as I know, this is the only one that counts as a Location.

You will go through some sewers and reach a new area, this is still counted as Act III. So don't worry if you went too far ahead.

Continue exploring the city by running up and down every road until you reach 45 Locations on your achievement Tracker. The Act ends when you return to the Beach and go into a Bunker that leads to a Jungle.

Act III: The Jungle
12 Locations (57 total)
Some tricky areas, and make sure you have all 57 as if you go too far, you won't be able to come back.

For the most part, the Jungle is probably one of the easiest as there's nothing really too missable here. If you look at your map, you probably will see a lot of the top of the map blacked out as you're not forced to go here at any time throughout the main story. It's actually a pretty big section of the map and even has a community with a lot of quest givers.

You will take a boat ride to another part of the Jungle which is where the Laboratory is at. Explore this entire part too for a good bit of Locations. Go back to the Jungle to finish up some spots.

In the Jungle, there's not much that's hard to find. There is one small black off spot, which you have to climb a ladder to get to which counts as a Location. It can be kind of hard to find, but keep this in mind if you're missing one. Other than that, just do all the Side quests and main quests and you should get the majority of the Jungle. Also keep in mind the top area of the map.

The Act ends when you speak on the radio inside the Laboratory. You will have to travel to the city and beach before it ends, so when you have to do that you know you're coming to an end. Make sure you get all locations here and everywhere else (57 total) because you will be entering a point of no return AKA The Prison.

Once you have 57, after double checking a couple times talk on the radio and accept to go to the prison. You will get a warning here that you won't be able to come back. (Even though you still can.)

Act IV: The Prison
15 Locations (72 total)
No map, possible side quests needed.

Keep in mind, you are now here. There's no going back, so if you don't have 57 Locations now, you missed one and there's no way in telling which one you missed.

You don't have a map for the Prison, but it's pretty straightforward and it's a short Act. Whenever you see a white Exclamation mark on your mini map, go to it and accept the side quest. Do any side quests before doing any main quests. The reason being is, you may discover locations that won't be reached if you just follow the main quest. You should be around 67 or 68 when it's time to reach the end.

Once you're nearing the end, you locations should go up pretty quickly. There's an elevator ride, and I'm not 100% sure but I think you should have 71 Locations 70 Locations before getting into the Elevator. Once the elevator reaches the top, you will step into a Hallway and the achievement should pop.

If the achievement doesn't pop, wait maybe 10 minutes. This is what happened with me.

Alright, congratulations. If you did what I said, then you shouldn't have missed any Locations. If you did however miss a location or two and you know which one it is, there's 3 options you can choose as it's not completely missable.

Option 1 - New Game+ and replay the entire game and follow the guide better.
Option 2 - New Game+, Pick the character you played as, choose the chapter you believe you're missing the Location on, and choose your high level character and play from there.
Option 3 - Join a friends world who has not went to the point of no return but has all areas unlocked.

If you're missing the areas inside the Hotel, it's best to just do Option 1 or 2, as I believe all Locations must be unlocked with 1 character.
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