Days Gone is jam-packed with lots of side activities, and one of them is hunting down hordes. There are a whopping 37 hordes to take on in the game, some of which you can clear out while trying to complete story missions. If you’ve already completed the game and simply want to quickly find all horde locations in Days Gone, you’ve come to the right place! Check out our guide here for all Days Gone horde locations.
Cascade Wilderness Horde Locations
Death Train Horde
The Death Train horse is another horde that you’ll encounter early on in the game. This horde can be found beside the Horse Lake Nero Checkpoint in the carriages of an abandoned train. At night, they can be found wandering around the nearby digging site or, during the day, sleeping in the train carriages.
Proxy Falls Horde
The Proxy Falls horde can be found near the Horse Creek Ambush Camp. After crossing a stone bridge to a waterfall, you’ll need to continue south towards a cave, which, like other horde caves, can be easily spotted by the blood and twigs at its entrance.
Little Bear Lake Horde
The Little Bear Lake horde can be found to the left of the Little Bear Lake Nero Checkpoint. You’ll need to follow a winding dirt trail from an abandoned car towards a wooden shack. The Freakers can be found inside the shack during the day and wandering around the area at night.
Grotto Caves Horde
The Grotto Caves horde can be first encountered while completing the Days Gone ‘Out Of Nowhere’ mission when visiting the Old Pioneer Cemetery to find Leon’s stash on the Angel statue. The horde can be found inside a cave that is east of the cemetery and near a car park. The Freakers emerge from the cave and can sometimes be found inside the Old Pioneer Cemetery.
Horse Lake Horde
The Horse Lake horde can be found near the Horse Lake Nero Checkpoint. The Freakers can usually be found inside a large cave easily spotted due to the twigs and blood just outside the cave mouth.
White King Mine Horde
The White King Mine horde can be found in the North of Cascade Wilderness, between the Grotto Caves horde and the Jefferson Rail Tunnel Ambush Camp. Depending on the time of day, this Days Gone horde can be found in two locations; in a nearby cave during the day or at a dry riverbed beside a small bridge at night.
O’Leary Mountain Horde
The O’Leary Mountain horde can be found near the O’Leary Mountain safe house. Just head north from the safe house and down the mountain, the horde can be found inside a large cave at the base of the mountain.
Cascade Highway Horde
The Cascade Highway horde can be found north of the Horse Creek Ambush Camp past a railway bridge. The horde can usually be found underneath the bridge during the day or by the nearby river at night.
Belknap Horde Locations
Marion Forks Horde
The Marion Forks horde can be found in a cave just south of the gas station in the town of Marion Forks. Like mother other horde locations, you can easily spot their cave by the twigs and blood found at the cave’s entrance.
Bear Creek Hot Spring
The Bear Creek Hot Spring horde can be found near the Bear Creek Hot Spring Ambush Camp. You’ll need to leave the Ambush Camp and head west along a dirt track and past several caves. The horde can be found inside a cave beside a waterfall during the day or wandering around outside at night.
Belknap Crater Horde
The Belknap Crater horde can be found southeast of the Belknap Caves Ambush Camp. Like other hordes, this terrifying group of Freakers can be found inside a cave during the day but wander off overnight.
The Lava Arch Horde
The Lava Arch horde can be found in the middle of the Belknap region inside the Lava Arch. The cave can be found on the eastern side of the Belknap mountain. You’ll need to enter the cave and follow a roped-off pathway for the horde.
Shadow Lake Horde
The Shadow Lake horde can be found by heading north from the Marion Forks Nero Checkpoint towards a large lake. Beside the lake is a cave where the horde can be found inside during the day. At night, the horde can be found wandering around the lake.
Patjens Lakes Horde
The Patjens Lake horde can be found northwest of the Hot Springs camp, past an abandoned town and in a cave.
Twin Craters Horde
The Twin Craters horde can be found south of Crazy Willies. You’ll need to keep travelling south to the outskirts of the Belknap region where you should find a cave. The horde can be found inside.
Lost Lake Horde
This Days Gone horde can be found in the town of Sherman’s Camp, located west of Iron Mike’s Farm and east of the Lost Lake Camp. The horde can be found in the east of town in a shop and beside an infestation zone.
Metolius Lava Cave
The Metolius Lava Cave horde can be found inside the Metolius Caves located north of the Lost Lake Camp. The horde can be found wandering the nearby road towards the lake during the night or inside a nearby cave at night.
The Westfir horde can be found west of the Lost Lake Camp. The horde can be found wandering a petrol station located near a tunnel towards the Iron Butte region or they can be found near a cluster of three houses with different coloured roofs.
River Flow Farms
The River Flow Farms horde can be found north of Iron Mike’s farm. You can find them inside a nearby cave or wandering outside along the nearby train tracks.
The Berley Lake horde can be found in a cave to the south of the Lost Lake region near the Santiam pass and Santiam Tunnel Nero Checkpoint.
The Wapinita Road horde can be found north of the Berley Lake Ambush Camp inside a cave. Look for blood and twigs outside the cave’s entrance.
The McLeod Ridge horde can be found northeast of the Diamond Lake Camp towards the bottom of the snowy mountain.
The Mt. Bailey horde can be found to the northwest of Crater Lake, east from the Diamond Lake Camp. You’ll need to look for a cave with twigs and blood at its entrance.
The Rimview Ranch horde can be found near the Volcanic Legacy Scenic Byway Nero Checkpoint. At night, they can be found by a nearby lake and during the day, can be found in a cave just south of the Nero Checkpoint.
Highway 97 Horde Locations
Beaver Marsh Rest Stop
The Beaver Marsh Rest Stop horde can be found in the mountains northeast of the Volcanic Legacy Scenic Byway Nero Checkpoint. Follow a winding path to a nearby rest stop and the horde can be found inside.
Mt. Scott Ski Resort
The Mt. Scott Ski Resort can be found east of the Volcanic Legacy Scenic Byway. You’ll need to follow a river, cross a bridge, and should find the horde inside a cave.
The Sagebrush Point horde can be found east of the Mt. Scott Ski Resort inside a large cave near a power pylon.
The Beasley Lake horde can be found east of the Sagebrush Point horde and northeast of the Chemult Town gas station. The horde can be found inside a cave with blood and twigs at its entrance.
The Chemult Station horde can be found in some train carriages located south of Chemult Town and past an abandoned bus station.
This Days Gone horde can be found north of the Aspen Bute Ambush Camp and past a tunnel to the Crater Lake region. The horde can be found in a cave beside some train tracks.
Chemult Community College
The Chemult Community College horde can be found in various tents across a sports field beside the Chemult Community College. The horde is south of a Nero Checkpoint and an infestation zone can also be found on the field.
Groose Gardens is a Days Gone horde that can be found west of the Chemult Community College Nero Checkpoint. Travelling west, you’ll run into a bridge blocked by cars and trucks, and you’ll need to drop onto the train tracks below and move towards a nearby house where the horde can be found inside.
Cascade Lakes Rail Line
The Cascade Lakes Rail Line horde can be found north of Chemult Town, across a river and along a dirt path. The horde can be found inside a cave beside the river.
Rum Rye Gulch
The Rum Rye Gulch horde can be found southwest of the Chemult Community College. You’ll have to follow a dirt track towards a series of caves. One cave with blood and twigs at its entrance will be home to a horde.
Located west of the Rum Rye Gulch is another Days Gone horde found in a cave at the top of a hill.
The Lobert Draw horde can be found south of the Pillette Bridge Nero Checkpoint beside some train tracks and abandoned train carriages. The horde can be found sleeping inside the tunnel during the day or wandering around the area at night.
The Friendship Ridge horde can be found south of Chemult Community College and east of the Pillette Bridge Nero Checkpoint. The horde can be found inside an empty warehouse during the day or wandering the area at night.
What Do You Get For Completing All Hordes?
Completing hordes awards you with lots of XP which you can use towards new skills, and once you’ve completed all 37 hordes, you’ll unlock the St. John Horde Killer skin for Deacon’s motorcycle.
If you do decide to go against all of the hordes in Days Gone, make sure to arm yourself appropriately. Molotov cocktails are incredibly effective against hordes, and it’s important to note that the hordes grow in size across the different regions, with the smallest in the Cascade and Bellknap regions and the largest in the Crater Lake and Highway 97 regions, comprised of hundreds of dangerous Freakers.
If you love Days Gone and are looking to platinum the game, make sure to check out our Ambush Camp location guide and find out how to unlock the game’s “secret” ending here.
How many hordes are there in Days Gone?
In total, there are 37 Freaker hordes in Days Gone, excluding the Sawmill horde, the Iron Butte horde, and the mine horde you tackle during the ‘What It Takes To Survive’ mission.
Are there any mandatory hordes?
Yes! There are four mandatory hordes that you must defeat to continue with the game’s storyline. They include the sawmill horde, the mine horde, the Iron Butte horde, and the Chemult Train horde.
What is the biggest horde in Days Gone?
The biggest horde in Days Gone is the sawmill horde, which has around 500 Freakers for you to take on. Luckily, the area is filled with explosives, narrow passageways, and lots of traps for you to use against the Freakers!