Dying Light

Dying Light

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[Blue Shield Refurbish Tutorial] Restore Repairs & Durability on all your weapons. Keep your favorite weapons with you forever!
By Blade Master
Hello, this guide will teach you how to refurbish and restore all repairs/durability on all your weapons, and by "All" I meant as much as you can carry per mission run (entire inventory). You can even completely revive broken weapons with 0 durability and 0 repairs left, just as new as they were when you found them! Yes, even gold tier weapons!

You can repeat this quest every 3-5 in-game days which can be fast forwarded by sleeping.

(Dev weapons such as EXPcalibur/Korek Machete cannot be repaired this way)

This may not be a new, but for me personally... I couldn't find this much accurate information in any other threads, videos or anywhere I looked on google, so I decided to do some research on my own and luckily I found a good spot where you can always, almost always trigger a Blue Shield survivor escort mission, keep in mind that this doesn't always work, from my own experience, it's around 80%+ chance that he'll spawn. Sometimes he won't spawn at all, so in this case you'll simply go to sleep for 3-5 in-game days. I decided to create a my own guide to share this information with others who also love this kind of stuff in games.

Huge Thanks to Techland for coming up with such a great idea!

You should find everything you need to know about this in the video annotations and description below.

Have fun!

   
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Finding Blue Shields



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1: This blue shield mission is always repeatable, means you can always redo this as many times as you want to repair your weapons. He will spawn in any difficulty whether it's NG+ or not.

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2: To unlock blue shield escort missions you first need to progress your story to 28%. I personally had no luck with blue shields until I finished all white shield escort missions, people report that this step isn't necessary and blue shields will appear without finishing all white shields.

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3: Sleep at least 3-5 days to ensure blue shield will appear, I recommend 6 days. Keep in mind that white shield escort missions respawn, if you decide to finish it all, note that you only need to finish every white shield escort mission once, ignore all the respawned ones afterwards as they won't affect blue shields unless you start new save or NG+.

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4: In order to trigger the blue shield encounter, wait for 09:00, then check the specific spot[i.imgur.com] shown in the video, if you don't see the blue shield, move away little while then come back after a several seconds to see if he spawned. If he didn't, keep going back and forth until he spawns, if he doesn't spawn till 19:00-20:00, sleep for 3 days then come back.

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5: Blue Shield escort missions can only be found in Singleplayer mode, apparently they don't appear otherwise.

The reason I believe is, since you can only refurbish as much as you can carry, means you can't leave the survivor, go to safe house, bring more weapons from stash and refurbish, because if you leave the survivor he'll simply disappear, this could be tricked in Co-op, by having another player bring weapons from stash while one staying at survivor so the NPC doesn't disappear, this way it would be possible to refurbish whole stash. So it's actually a good thing that it's only in SP, smart move from developers!

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6: Once you've done escorting the survivor, he'll talk to you and give you an option with "Reward", you then press F by default to open his interface, after that there will be two options, Rewards and Refurbish Weapons. This is important, make sure that you do not take the Rewards until you've finished with refurbishing everything you want. Taking rewards causes survivor to leave immediately, whereas you can refurbish as many weapons as you can carry as he'll never leave, waiting for you to take his generous rewards.

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7: The blue shield survivor shown in the video has always same pattern and exact same spawn spot, do not expect him to spawn in another train or somewhere else.

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8: You can only trigger him to spawn after 08:30 in-game clock time, until midnight.

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9: If either you or survivor dies even before accepting to help him, he will despawn and it'll take him a long time to come back, I had to wait for around 6-12 in-game days.

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If you want to check your watch without opening map or inventory menu, simply equip and hold knife then look a little bit left and you should be able to see it.

Another way is to equip any melee and hold throw button, you'll be able to see watch however this is an unsafe method as you must be careful not to throw the weapon. (Doesn't work with Special Agent outfit, may not work with some others as well.)

This is all I know so far, as times goes, I'll correct/update the guide with even more info and details.

If you have any questions, feel free to ask, I'll do my best.

Chinese translation below, by beeflot.

http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1267231272

Good luck and have fun!
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97 Comments
GrandRiser Aug 3 @ 8:36pm 
Is this still working today?
pas l'articho May 27 @ 12:51am 
nice one thanks :)
Sun of a Beach Apr 17 @ 5:28am 
it is never blue, it always remains white for me..
mosteraz Dec 14, 2019 @ 10:59am 
For anyone interested, here is one of the Old Town spawns: https://imgur.com/a/hLxroWp
Screencap is a bit older, seeing the guide reminded me about it.
Its very far up in the North-East of the map along the beachfront.
KaiserK_G Oct 21, 2019 @ 3:58am 
@Blade Master: I agreed with your answer. Thanks for your answer. :lunar2019smilingpig:
Blade Master  [author] Oct 21, 2019 @ 12:12am 
@KaiserK_G: I never came across something like that. I can only guess, it could be that the game tries to replace weapon with another weapon and somewhere fails to get the original weapon or fails to replicate one of the effects of mod.

Is by chance the weapon you are repairing one of the Skull Machete type? This type of machete has 112 durability for some reason while other standard machetes have 98 (here's the standard durability - https://imgur.com/a/OAL7v6K
KaiserK_G Oct 20, 2019 @ 11:56pm 
Note. My weapon is complete worn out and I'm throw it to kill zombie several times. Sry for my grammar :Sadclot:
KaiserK_G Oct 20, 2019 @ 11:53pm 
Why i'm repair my weapon but my weapon's durability after it's repair is little decrease before repair. My weapon is military machete before is 112 after is 98. :Sadclot:
Blade Master  [author] May 17, 2019 @ 10:35pm 
:smilemagd:
Grex May 17, 2019 @ 9:11pm 
Perfect guide GOOD WORK ;)