Pensive Lookout is the third intact fire lookout tower in the game, preceded by the Forestry Lookout and Abandoned Lookout. Other than bearing more weathered paint, it is nearly identical to the other towers from the outside. Also like the others, Pensive Lookout does not present a loading screen upon entering.
Overview[edit | edit source]
Pensive Lookout is an abandoned fire lookout tower in Bleak Inlet. It is positioned on the east edge of the plateau and has a climbing rope area for the player to travel between the upper and lower sections of the region, although there may not be a climbing rope supplied (the player could find it hanging on the side of the building). Inside the lookout, the player may find a knife or hatchet, plenty of tables as well as some stray firewood. Dusting sulfur, stump remover, or even a Bear skin bedroll may spawn as well.
Safehouse[edit | edit source]
Players may find that the lookout makes a good safehouse, as the plateau is relatively safe from the predatory wildlife below.
Although travel between the two sections of the map may be tricky, the lookout offers a few unique advantages as a safehouse, serving as a good position to shoot game from while protecting from wolves and timberwolves (their pathing can be confused by the stairs). It also provides 'immunity' to Cabin fever, plenty of secure cold storage for food, and a large supply bin at the base of the structure.
Disadvantages include a slightly lower indoor temperature and a considerably longer hike to good resources.