Days Gone is the latest first-party exclusive game developed for the PS4, and it’s set in a post-apocalyptic, zombie-infested version of Oregon. Here’s everything you need to know about the Trust system in Days Gone.
Trust System in Days Gone Explained
Essentially, you can think of Trust as the level of a camp. The first camp you’ll come across in Days Gone is Copeland’s camp to the west.
The more resources you bring to Copeland’s camp, and the more missions you do for them, the more Trust you’ll get for that particular camp. Once the Trust level reaches a certain threshold, you’ll be able to purchase more, and better, items from the vendors there.
How to Increase Trust Quickly in Days Gone
By far the best way to build Trust quickly with a camp is by doing missions and jobs related to that camp.
Every so often, a camp leader will contact Deacon by radio, informing him that there’s a new job available. At this point, you can bring up your map, and you’ll see an orange triangle icon indicating that there’s a new camp job for you to take on.
Simply head over to the designated camp, talk to the quest-giver, and then complete that job. This will reward you with tons of Trust points for that camp. While the camp missions are completely optional and not at all compulsory for story progression, they’re still worth doing for the Trust, Credits, and skill experience Deacon can get.
In addition to that, some story missions will also reward you with Trust points for certain camps as well, depending on where you’re at in the story.
If you don’t feel like doing missions, you can also gain Trust points by turning in bounties, plants, or meat. These don’t reward you with a lot of points though, so don’t rely on farming these as a method of building Trust with a camp. Stick to the missions instead.
How Trust Works
The most important thing you need to know about this system is that the Trust levels you build up are locked to each camp. Similar to how Credits work, the Trust you build in Copeland’s camp, for instance, won’t carry over to Tucker’s camp in the Hot Springs.
With that in mind, it might be worth it for you to save up bounties, plants, or meat for camps that you want to level up, instead of dumping them all on an older camp.
Why Trust Is Important in Days Gone
As mentioned before, building Trust and leveling up a camp unlocks better items at vendors.
If you take the time to build Trust at Copeland’s camp, you’ll get better bike upgrades. Tucker’s camp offers better weapons for purchase, while Iron Mike’s camp offers a bit of both.
Especially early on in the game, when your weapons and equipment are still relatively weak, it’s definitely worth investing in the camps so you can get better stuff to help you out in the field.
That’s all you need to know about how the Trust system works in Days Gone. Be sure to check our Days Gone guide wiki for more tips and information on the game.