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Mysterious Strangers are a type of Ambient Goals.

About Mysterious Strangers

Ambient Goals are usually short and easy missions which appear randomly. Ignoring or refusing them will not have any consequences, however some of them can reward you with valuable items, rucksacks, or new recruits if you complete them.

Mysterious Strangers task you with hunting down freaks or collecting "ingredients." They always reward you with Plague Consumables.

We gave unique names for each mission to make them more distinguishable, however in the game they're all called as Mysterious Stranger.

For other Ambient Goals, check out the following pages:

Creating Zedeyes

Someone comes to your base and tells you that they represent a group of researchers who're working on a substance that heightens the senses, especially at night. They give you a sample of their product (Dose of Zedeye) and ask for your help to find some chemicals.

  • You can refure to help, thus ending the mission without any reward (you keep the Zedeye though), or
  • you can agree to help and the mission begins.

Your task is to travel to the marked location and find the chemicals the researcher needs. The location will be infested. After you clear it out and find the chemicals, you'll receive another 4 Doses of Zedeye as a reward if you give it to the researcher. The mission ends and they leave the area.

Note: Picking up any other Case of Chemicals won't count for the mission.

Ingredients for ScentBlocks (A)

Someone comes to your base and tells you that their community developed a method of biologically disguising human presence from the zombies. They give you a sample of their product (Bottle of ScentBlock) and ask for your help to gather zombie samples by dismembering their arms.

  • You can refure to help, thus ending the mission without any reward (you keep the ScentBlock though), or
  • you can agree to help and the mission begins.

Your task is to dismember 10 zombie arms. When you complete the task, you must wrap things up with the stranger. You'll receive another 4 Bottles of ScentBlock as a reward. The mission ends and the survivor leaves the area.

Note: You can either cut down or shoot off the arms, they both count.

Your survivor's thoughts during the mission:

  • Wrapping up with the stranger: These people must have a real lab. You can't just invent this kind of stuff in your back yard.

Ingredients for ScentBlocks (B)

Someone comes to your base and tells you that their community is working on a chemical compound that makes zombies ignore humans. They give you a sample of their product (Bottle of ScentBlock) and ask for your help to gather zombie flesh by taking down a Juggernaut.

  • You can refure to help, thus ending the mission without any reward (you keep the ScentBlock though), or
  • you can agree to help and the mission begins.

Your task is to kill a Juggernaut. A location will be marked on your map which guarantees to have a Juggernaut, but killing any other will do too. After taking one down you'll receive another 4 Bottles of ScentBlock as a reward. The mission ends and the survivor leaves the area.

Your survivor's thoughts during the mission:

  • Wrapping up with the stranger: I wonder what other kind of experiments that community has been up to.

Making Zombaits

Someone comes to your base and tells you that their community has been working on a biological concoction that's great for luring zombies. They give you a sample of their product (Jar of Zombait) and ask for your help to gather some plague samples.

  • You can refure to help, thus ending the mission without any reward (you keep the Zombait though), or
  • you can agree to help and the mission begins.

Your task is to gather 5 plague samples. You can collect them by killing plague zombies, go to the marked location to destroy a plague heart, or just pick them up from your locker if you have some. After getting the samples you'll receive another 4 Jars of Zombait as a reward. The mission ends and the survivor leaves the area.

Weaponizing Bloater Gas

Someone comes to your base and tells you that their community found a way to weaponize bloater gas. If you help them to take down some bloaters for samples they will give you the rest of their current batch.

  • You can refuse to help, thus ending the mission without any reward, or
  • you can agree to help and the mission begins.

Your task is to take down 3 Bloaters. You can find them scattered around the map, or go to the marked location where the stranger spotted some bloaters. After you kill 3 bloaters, you'll receive 4 Bloater Cloud Grenades. The mission ends and the survivor leaves the area.

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