Dying Light 2: How to find honey and chamomile to craft medicine

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In Dying Light 2, there's no regenerative health. While you can use UV light sources to reset your immunity, your actual health won't go back up without some assistance.

There are different methods to regaining health, including sleeping or sitting at a campfire. But when you're out exploring, you'll need to rely on medicine.

You can buy medicine at vendors, but you can find them out in the world, too. But really you'll want to craft them and for that, you need the right materials. While the game tells you what you need, it doesn't offer much guidance on where to find them. But when you know what to look for, it's really easy.

What you need to craft medicine in Dying Light 2

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Crafting medicine in Dying Light 2 is extremely easy, and you'll get the blueprint for it during the initial story sequence.

All you need to craft a basic medicine is honey and chamomile. That's it. Hopefully, during the initial section with Spike, you gathered more than you needed at the time because it certainly gives you an advantage when you reach the city.

You can buy crafting materials at vendors, but the best way to get hold of them is by gathering them up on your travels.

Where to find honey and chamomile in Dying Light 2

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When you're in Villedor, you can find honey and chamomile on rooftops, and you'll always be able to find them together. They'll also likely be in the same area as other materials such as feathers and lavender, and you'll usually find some UV shrooms growing there as well.

Most of the rooftops are empty, though. So to make your looting a little more efficient, look for rooftops with tall yellow trees on them. These signify the areas you'll find the materials needed for medicine.

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You can spot these fairly easily both from the ground and the rooftops, so you don't have to worry too much about missing them. They're tall enough and offer enough contrast from the regular trees that you can always pick them out even when you're mid-parkour.

At each location, you should find at least a couple of beehives, a handful of chamomile plants, and an assortment of other goodies. Grab the lot, there's no limit to how much you can carry, and you're going to need it all at some point.

You'll also find a small amount of materials at Nightrunner Hideouts on rooftops across the city. When you unlock many of these you'll also find a beehive and some chamomile plants.

You won't find these materials at every Nightrunner Hideout, but if they're on a rooftop there's a good chance.

Upgrading your medicine blueprint

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Something you'll also want to do is upgrade your medicine blueprint. As the game goes on and your stats increase, you'll need to craft better medicine to heal sufficiently.

To do this, you'll have to visit a Craftmaster and use infected trophies gained from killing certain zombies. So don't shy away from combat, you never know when you'll need the loot. And if you need to farm infected trophies, a fairly quick and easy method is to do what the game tells you not to do, and go into a Dark Hollow during the day when it's full of zombies.

When you're geared up with some half-decent weapons you can go into these locations and clear out the infected in maybe a minute. There's one close to the Bazaar for early game players, but you'll find plenty across the map, designated with the small purple symbol. These locations are normally for farming crafting materials, but when they're full of infected you can get a bunch of easy trophies as well.

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