The Sacramento Suburbs is the first normal zone a player is introduced to after going through the intro zones. It has a high level of trashcans, safes, 2 gun bags, and more that keeps it interesting for new and old players alike.
- Redcastle Building Terrace Garden - Head south east from spawn until you cross the river. Head south east past the sandbags and enter the building to the north along the south east entrance. Go up the stairs, then go west (ignoring the two rooms). The chest is at the north most corner.
- Delta-9 BSAC Experimental Lab - Head south east from spawn until you cross the river. Go south east and then north east at sandbags. After you run into a fence, follow it east until you can enter. Follow the building paths to the west, and then take the elevator down. The crate is at the north east most area.
- Sacramento Valley Station - Head south east from spawn until you cross the river. If you follow the south east road from spawn all the way to a park (bypassing the store in the way), the pathway to the secret passage is a bit hidden, as the path is a curving green trail, which leads to an entrance to train tracks. The crate is on the west side.
The blueprints found here will unlock the storage (see page for locations).
Go south-east to the base, then continue south past the truck with the flag on the hood. Talk to Emmett. Ignore the code he tells you, it's not needed. Head east into the fenced area (recommended to bring a friend) and click the table with the computer on it in the top left of the building.
Reward: 1600, 4 Reputation.
There is a river flowing through the middle of the map, which is passed over by the fortified bridge. Find Sophie Pearson at the wooden dock on the north side of the river to the eastern end. Go northwest and talk to her again at the apple tree. Salvage item(s) that give a total of 3 chocolate resource (must be done during the quest or it doesn't count). Infecteds occasionally drop Biscuits, which have a low chance to give chocolate. It is advised to find other chocolate giving sources such as strawberry cake and chocolate boxes, both of which can be found in vending machines as well as some set locations (it's worth leaving the area to find it and then restarting the quest when you have good chocolate giving items). Go north past Tiscornia park and northwest to the memorial statue. Talk to Sophie.
Reward: 1600, 4 Reputation
Amber Reid Edit
Location: Amber Reid is located on the long bridge at the eastern pond, just beyond Emmett's lab.
Objective: Salvage 20 (20 wood material) and 10 (10 rope material). Zombies will occasionally drop rope or wooden planks (mostly rope). Pick up any Guitars you find, as they give both wood and rope. There are some set rope locations nearby: one is to the west, north of Emett's side quest building. Another is to the north east, in the house south of the pool, next to a desk (there is also a guitar in this house).
Location: Past the South District, adjacent the Sacramento Public Library on the northeastern side, Marcy Holden is next to a military truck.
Objective: Kill 20 infecteds. Go through library, talk to her at the south end of the lake. Kill 20 more infecteds.
Reward: 1200, 3 Reputation
Location: West of spawn, Colin Brown is hiding behind the large rock along the path next to the barn.
Objective: Kill 5 Farmers & 20 infecteds with a Pitchfork. You can find pitchforks in the barn, or dropped from infecteds. You can also find farmer infecteds in the area.
Eric Austin Edit
Location: East of Spawn, in the survivor's burrow.
Objective: Deal 2000 fire damage to Infected, then travel to American River's Firecamp.
Cassandra Bowman Edit
Objective: Salvage 10 fuel - Infecteds will commonly drop Lighters (1 fuel), and occasionally drop Gas bottles (5 fuel). You can also find a gas canister to the right of the gas station, and a gas tank near the entrance to the terrace gardens secret passage.
Reward: 2400, 6 Reputation
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- Working name pre-alpha was "Monterrey Suburbs"