Overview[edit | edit source]
Research books are scattered throughout the regions much like normal books, but are rarer and have a non-generic cover. Books can be researched for 4 to 25 hours depending on the book and will give a boost to the player's experience.
Research books retain the functions of normal books and can be used for fuel, harvested, and have the same weight. Usually, multiple copies of each book are spawned and can be researched for additional benefit.
List of research books[edit | edit source]
|Stay on Target||Archery||10||
|Field Dressing Your Kill, Vol. 1||Carcass Harvesting||10||10|
|Survive the Outdoors!||Fire Starting||10||5|
|The Frozen Angler||Ice Fishing||10||5|
|Frontier Shooting Guide||Rifle Firearm||5||4|
|Advanced Guns Guns Guns!||Rifle Firearm||10||25|
|Small Arms Handbook||Revolver Firearm||10||5|
Story[edit | edit source]
In story mode, several items can be found which resemble research books. Unlike research books, these items are instantly consumed when picked up. Instead of increasing survival skills, they unlock tasks for the side missions The Basics of Survival and Survival School. They will appear at the same locations in every playthrough.
Game history[edit | edit source]
- Research books were added in the Penitent Scholar update.
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- Research books were originally many different sizes from each other, and featuring much more diverse covers. In the current build, they share a much more uniform appearance.