|“|| For intermediate players. Several key shelters, plenty of hostile wildlife, and harsh weather conditions to be found around these remnants of a once-thriving whaling industry.|
- In game description
Desolation Point is described as a stretch of coastal highway pockmarked with the abandoned remnants of a formerly thriving whaling industry.
It has 16 locations to discover including the connector mine (named "No. 3 Coal Mine") with Crumbling Highway.
There are many accessible locations within Desolation Point including:
- Hibernia Processing
- Lonely Lighthouse
- The Riken
- Blocked Highway
- Waterfall (Desolation Point)
- Stone Church
- Broken Bridge (Desolation Point location)
- Little Island
- Matt's Truck
- Katie's Secluded Corner
Wildlife management Edit
As noted in the description, there is a lot of hostile wildlife in this region; 1-2 bears and 5-8 wolves patrol within this relatively small area. While firearm resources, bow resources, and non-predator fauna spawns may be limited, there are often many crafting resources and sometimes a fair number of medical supplies, depending on the difficulty level. This, in turn, can allow the player to win more wolf struggles and reserve rifle ammunition for bears.
Safe houses Edit
Key shelters in Desolation Point include:
The lighthouse has a bed, a potbelly stove, plenty of storage, and an amazing view of most of Desolation Point, if weather permits. This also helps the player gauge how many wolves are in the immediate area. Two walking bridges connect the lighthouse to the main access road. There is also a rear path through a broken fence behind the lighthouse (use caution), that provides a shortcut to the Riken and the Hibernia processing plant.
Hibernia Processing features enough scrap timber and metal to outfit an army and enough beds to sleep them. Plenty of storage is available, and a workbench and fire barrel are located downstairs. Many key tools can be found there, such as the hunting rifle, heavy hammer, and hacksaw. It is advisable to thin out hostile wildlife in the vicinity after acquiring a weapon to avoid issues while coming and going.
The Riken is a beached ship that boasts a forge/furnace, which can be used for cooking and metalworking. Although it may be a bit too cold for players without warm clothing, it contains beds, storage, some fuel, and some items that can be broken down into scrap metal and other materials.
The Riken is a key location in the game and should not be ignored; when the player wears out certain industrially produced tools, such as the hunting knife, the forge in the ship can be used to create makeshift versions, provided you have scrap metal, cloth, coal. The Riken's forge is one of only three forges in the game; the others being located in the barn of the Old Spence Family Homestead in Forlorn Muskeg, and at Maintenance Yard in Broken Railroad.
The ship's deck can also serve as a good vantage point to hunt wolves, deer, or the bear that sometimes wanders nearby. Also, Hibernia Processing is close by, and the Little Island--just a few steps away--serves as a source of rabbits and a few bits of firewood.