Days Gone: How to Craft Melee Weapons

Days Gone: How to Craft Melee Weapons

Melee weapons will be your bread and butter when taking out Freakers at close range. Here’s how to craft them.

Days Gone presents a mix of tactile gunplay and up-close and personal melee combat. The latter is going to be your go-to for when you find yourself overrun with Freakers, and for when you’re trying to quickly dispatch an enemy without alerting their pals. What you’ll want to do is craft your own powerful weapons, so in this guide we’ll show you how to craft melee weapons to wield in combat. We’ll also cover how to repair your melee weapon, and what crafting components you’ll want to keep an eye on.

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How to Craft Melee Weapons in Days Gone

From the early hours of Days Gone, you’ll be presented with a message stating that you’ll be able to find more powerful melee weapons out in the world. These are a noticeable step up from your boot knife, though still pale in comparison to the powerful melee weapons you can craft. First, though you’ll need blueprints. To get them, you either need to find them in bunkers hidden under Ambush Camps, or get them as rewards for leveling up. Once you have the blueprint, follow these steps:

  • You’ll need the base weapon required to upgrade it.
  • You’ll also need the correct crafting components.
  • Once you have them, head into the survival wheel with L1.
  • Highlight Melee Weapons and you’ll see options to craft new weapons.
  • Hold R1 to Craft

How to Repair Melee Weapons in Days Gone

With each hit you manage to land on an enemy in Days Gone, your weapon will lose durability. This durability is shown in the bottom-left corner of the screen, though there is a way to repair it on the go. Head into your survival wheel and highlight the weapon you wish to repair. Hold R2 to repair, you will see the Scrap cost associated in the menu.

Solid weaponry is the difference between survival and getting zombie-chomped. | SIE Bend Studio/Sony

Days Gone Crafting Materials

One aspect of Days Gone that isn’t particularly well outlined is that of crafting materials. You’ll need them to craft new melee weapons, but finding them can be a bit of a hassle. We’ve included a list of the main crafting components in Days Gone below, so that you know what to keep an eye out for.

  • Small Pipe - found in gas stations
  • Nest Residue - found in cleared out nests
  • Saw Blade - saw mills and Ambush camps
  • Boxes of nails - found in houses out in the world, also at Ripper camps and hardware stores
  • Kerosene - Gas Stations

Days Gone Melee Weapons List

There are many different types of melee weapons that you can pick up in Days Gone. From simple everyday objects, to bespoke tools of destructions, you'll want to check out the list of Days Gone Melee Weapons below:

  • Baseball Bat
  • 2x4
  • Fire Axe
  • Pickaxe
  • Hatchet
  • Spiked Bat
  • Superior Club
  • Bat Axe
  • Metal Bat Axe
  • Raider Club
Crafted weapons can be found in the wheel menu. | SIE Bend Studio/Sony

Days Gone Best Melee Weapon

With so many melee weapons to choose from in Days Gone, you may be wondering which one you should invest your time in. Well, for our money the Baseball Bat Axe is the best melee weapon in Days Gone. It will take out the majority of enemies in one-hit, and has a good damage to use ratio.

You should ride on over to some of USG's other Days Gone content. Speaking of which, check out our favorite gaming vehicles here, or see Mike's review of Days Gone itself here.

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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