|“|| 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.
Desolation Point was introduced on 18 September, 2015 in update 0.264.
Wildlife Management Edit
As noted in the description, there is a large amount of hostile wildlife. There are typically 1-2 bears and 5-8 wolves in the area. While rifle resources, bow resources, and fauna spawns are limited, there is a banquet of medical supplies. This, in turn, can allow the player to win more wolf struggles, and spare rifle ammunition for bears.
Key Shelters 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 you gauge how many wolves are in the immediate area, so the player can plan a course of action.
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. It is advisable to thin out hostile wildlife after acquiring a weapon to avoid issues while coming and going.
The Riken boasts a forge/furnace which can be used for cooking and metalworking, as well as beds and storage. It should not be ignored, since when the player runs out of man made tools, such as the Hunting Knife, you can forge one, provided you have coal and or cedar to spare.