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How to Find the Dormant Tanks (DTG)

Sep 25, 2019
How to Find the Dormant Tanks (DTG)
  • How to Find the Dormant Tanks (DTG V2.4.2)

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    Step 1: Accept the following quest: Wolf in Sheep's Clothing or Dormant Apocalypse <top>

    For the Wolf in Sheep's Clothing Quest, these are the requirements that you will need to fulfil before being able to access it:
    • Have completed all of Sara's quests up to and including the quest: Paying a Visit (Lv. 205)
    • Be level 207 or above.

    For the Dormant Apocalypse Quest, these are the requirements that you will need to fulfil before being able to access it:

    • Have completed all of Sara's quests up to and including the quest: Will's dogs (Lv. 231)
    • Be level 235 or above.

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    All 14 of the prerequisite quests, from Charity 1 (Lv. 5) to Paying a visit (Lv. 205) need to be completed before you can unlock the Wolf in Sheep's Clothing (Lv. 207) quest.
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    Then you need to complete another 4 prerequisite quests, up to and including the Will's dogs (Lv. 231) Quest before you can unlock the Dormant Apocalypse (Lv. 235) Quest.

    Step 2: What do you need to do?

    Once you have accepted the quest, you need to know where the Dormant Tanks can actually spawn in order to be able to fight them. The places for the Dormant Hideouts that contain these tanks can only be found on certain maps in a specific campaign. To know if there is a Dormant Hideout on a certain map, look for a wooden door that is out of place before any walls or look for a dormant hideout key that'll then highlight the door's location.

    The location of the Dormant Hideouts are on: Dead Center 2nd Map: The Streets, Death Toll Finale Map: The Boathouse and Blood Harvest 1st Map: The Woods. You cannot find the Dormant Hideouts anywhere else other than the above maps.


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    In the Wolf in Sheep's Clothing Quest, you will need to complete the following quest tasks: <top>
    1. Defeat the first dormant tank
    2. Defeat the second dormant tank
    3. Defeat the third dormant tank
    4. Defeat the fourth dormant tank

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    In the Dormant Apocalypse Quest, you will need to complete the following quest tasks:
    1. Defeat the fifth dormant tank
    2. Defeat the sixth dormant tank

    Step 3: What am I looking for?

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    The thing that you see in the picture is what you are looking for. It is called a Dormant Hideout Key because using this on the wooden doors will lead you to a Dormant Hideout where a Dormant Tank lies. It is a very small rectangle that only has a few spawn places on each map that it can be found in. The quest item has a 60% chance to spawn per map attempt and in only 1 spawn place at random.

    Dead Center 2nd Map: The Streets Key Locations: <top>
    1. By the fallen Garbage Bin, as you go up the stairs, look for a fallen Garbage Bin on the floor and a possible chance of the Dormant Hideout key being there.
    2. By the Wooden Door, as you come across the Wooden Door in this map, look to your left at the scraps on the ground outside, the Dormant Hideout Key has a chance to be there.
    3. On the bottom level of a metal shelve inside a room, after the Wooden Door, there is a room. Going inside it and looking at the metal shelve, you look at the bottom level of it, the Dormant Hideout Key has a chance to be there.
    4. Behind the first staircase, in this map there is a stair case that you have to go up in order to get to a bridge that you go across towards the gunshop. If you look behind and under this staircase that is after the Wooden Door, a Dormant Hideout Key may be there.

    Death Toll Finale Map: The Boathouse Key Locations:
    1. Under the first green army humvee at the left side (when looking from the back of the vehicle), looking under this vehicle the Dormant Hideout Key has a chance to be sitting there.
    2. At the end of the farmost House to the right, when you come out of the building that has the saferoom, go to the farmost House to the right and go onto the platform, then go to the end of the platform at the right of it, a Dormant Hideout Key may lie there.
    3. Go to the opposite side of the house where the door spawns and you'll see a key on the ground there.

    Blood Harvest 1st Map: The Woods Key Locations:
    1. In that building you pass by on the way to the safe house. Look on the table to the right of the door as you enter it and it is possible you might find the Dormant Hideout Key sitting there.
    2. By the crashed car that is facing the fence, look to the right side of the car from behind it and there is a chance to find the Dormant Hideout key on the ground.
    3. There is a chance that when you see the door to the Dormant Hideout that a Dormant Hideout Key will be there on the ground below your feet.
    4. Before you go into the saferoom, there is a rack to the right. On it there is a possibility of finding a Dormant Hideout Key there.

    Step 4: Cool! I have the Dormant Hideout Key, now what do I do with it? <top>

    After you have managed to successfully find and obtain a Dormant Hideout Key, prepare yourself for the Dormant Tank:
    • Equip a recommended buff set from the one you have either made up or the one for the specific Dormant Tank you need to fight in this guide.
    • Make sure that you have the right weapons, throwables, health items and most importantly have enough bounty to survive if you can.
    • When done, look for the green glow of the Wooden Door, go up to it and hold e for a few seconds. After this you will be transported to the Dormant Tank Hideout and will be ready to fight the Dormant Tank there.

    NOTE: With the 5th and 6th dormant tanks, which require 2 survivors. Before going into the fight, you'll need to select another survivor to assist you with it. It can be any survivor, but you're better off selecting any high level survivor that is prepared to help you out with the dormant tank.


    What if I didn't find the Dormant Hideout Key?

    Don't worry too much about it. you can try again when you are at the next map in a specific campaign that has a Dormant Hideout if the Dormant Hideout Key spawns. Also worth noting is that when a dormant tank encounter is failed, the dormant hideout key will spawn again, however the quest player will not be able to attempt the tank again.