Days Gone: How to Upgrade and Customize Your Bike

Days Gone: How to Upgrade and Customize Your Bike

You’ll need to keep your motorcycle in tip-top shape in Days Gone, lest you wish to be left stranded out in the open for Freakers to take you down. Here’s everything you’ll need to know.

Days Gone is here, and much of it centers around your personal, thundering motorbike. There’s plenty of upgrades to purchase, fuel runs that you’ll need to keep an eye on, and even a repair system that can mean certain death if left unattended. In this Days Gone Bike Guide, we’ll be taking a look at how to upgrade, refuel and repair your bike, as well as some of the bike customization available to you.

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How to Upgrade and Customize Your Bike in Days Gone

At the start of Days Gone, you’ll lose your suped-up trusty bike to some scavengers, forcing you to do the age-old video game quest of rebuilding it from scratch. You do this via upgrades, purchased at camps. Each camp has different upgrades, and you’ll need to have a certain Trust level in order to access subsequent upgrades (for a look at how to increase Trust, head here). You’ll also need Camp Credits, earned through the completion of camp-specific bounties and missions. To check whether a Camp has upgrades for you, head to the mechanic and interact with them.

How to Repair Your Bike

As you’re out exploring the world in Days Gone, your bike will take damage. The mere act of riding on the roads will give it general wear and tear, and taking shots or Freakers to your wheels will drastically damage your bike’s health. If it gets too low, your engine will conk out, and you’ll need to repair it. To do so, follow these steps:

  • Get off of your bike.
  • Find some scrap if you haven’t already, you can head here for more info.
  • Head over to your bike and hold O (circle), this will start the repair process.
  • You’ll see your bike health increase up to 100 percent, and you’ll need more scrap for more substantial repairs.

How to Refuel Your Bike

Another aspect of your bike that you’ll need to carefully maintain is the Fuel. You’ll burn through a lot of it while riding the roads, and it can be pretty hard to find. For a look at all of the places that you can find Fuel in Days Gone, head here. Once you have fuel, you just need to approach your bike and hold circle, though be sure to clear the area of Freakers first.

How to Get Nitrous

You’ll have nitrous at the start of the game in Days Gone, though this privilege will quickly be taken away from you. To get it back, you’ll need to buy it as an upgrade at a Camp. Depending on a choice you made early on in the game, you can purchase the nitrous upgrade at either Tucker or Copeland’s Camp.

Upgrading your bike is a must to make it through the zombie apocalypse. | SIE Bend Studio/Sony

Does Water Damage Your Bike?

Something that the game does not tell you is that water will damage your bike. This extends to large puddles that you will drive through on the roads, so you’ll need to take care. To lessen the damage taken by water, purchase the Radiator upgrade at a Camp.

How to Equip Custom Bike Accents and Skins

after completing certain storylines, you will be awarded Custom Accents. These are essentially skins for your bike, though equipping them is a bit of a hassle. Follow the steps below to equip Custom Accents to your bike:

  • Head to a Mechanic
  • Select Paint
  • Now, select Decals
  • From here you’ll see the option to press R2 to switch to Custom Accents
  • Apply the skin of your choosing

Ride off into the sunset where you can find even more quality Days Gone content from USG. Mike's review of Days Gone can be found here, or see how Days Gone's protagonist is really two very different people.

Jake Green

Guides Editor

Jake is a former freelance writer who now heads up guides for USG. He spends his days dreaming of an X-Files dating-sim and will play literally any game with monkeys in it. He has an unhealthy obsession with Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, and would pretty much trade a kidney for Skate 4 at this point.

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