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Central Square
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In-Game Appearance
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Map Description
Area Details
Danger Level: Safe or potentially dangerous if caught trespassing
Inhabitants: Traders, Civilians
Useful Tools: Crowbar or Lock Pick x2,
Shovel (2 rubbles),
Saw Blade x2
The city center used to be beautiful, with parks, squares, and monuments, surrounded by old buildings. The war has taken a toll on the area, but there is a marketplace where people come to barter. We might be able to get the stuff we need, provided we have stuff to trade.

–Area Description

Overview

Central Square is one of the many locations found in the game.

This is a trading spot with 4 traders named Mateo, Petar, Bojana, and Juro. See their particular sections below for details.

Armed Guards patrol the trading grounds but are peaceful assuming you don't incite violence. A building on the left side of the map has a locked front door and a guard that patrols the inside (a lock pick is advised).

The Guard Inside the Building

Sometimes the guard is outside and smoking a cigarette- otherwise he is patrolling inside the building. He will lock and unlock the front door if he passes through it. Note that killing the guard inside the building will make all of the outside guards hostile. If you are caught trespassing inside the building, then the guard will give you a chance to leave peacefully before he shoots you with his assault rifle.

Inside on the first floor is another locked door (this is the room with the baby in the Sniper scenario). The guard will lock and unlock this door as well as he patrols through the building. His patrol varies- he will either go down into the basement, go outside and smoke a cigarette, or go upstairs and inspect a loot pile. If he goes into the basement then he will stop and search the bookcase but will not venture further in- so it is safe to hide behind the door in the second basement room if desired.

The Lootable Building and Sewer

Upstairs is a grated door that can be sawn-through; wait until the guard is in the basement or outside since sawing through the bars will make considerable noise. You will find loot similar to the Sniper Junction walkthrough- Medicines inside a Medicine cabinet and food inside a refrigerator- along with a broken guitar upstairs behind the second grated door.

The sewer is blocked off with a couple rubble piles. The first rubble pile is underneath the staircase that the guard goes up and down during his rounds, so a Shovel would help to dig through this area quickly. A second rubble pile is located further into the sewer. Several loot piles here will contain Components, Wood, Ammunition, Shell Casings, and Gunpowder. Further in the sewer is a blockaded door that can be cleared without issue. Past the door is a storage area with 2 boxes containing 3x Jewelry, 1 Pistol, and 20 Ammunition (yes- twenty ammunition).

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Several Rubble Piles block access to the sewer

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Further inside is a secret storage area

Traders

There are a total of four traders in the main area, each specializing in their own distinct type of goods.

Mateo: Materials Trader

  • Sells Wood, Components, Weapon Parts, Parts, Broken Guitar, Broken Shotgun, Broken Pistol, Broken Assault Rifle, and Fuel
  • Trades high for medical items, and decent for alcoholic items
  • His price for Fuel goes up during cold weather
  • Doesn't take in most materials.

Petar: Alcohol, Tobacco, and Coffee Merchant

  • Sells Moonshine, Pure Alcohol, tobacco-related items (Quality Roll-up, Cigarette, Roll-up Cigarette, Tobacco), and Coffee
  • Always sells at least 15 cigarrettes of each of the three qualities, which price inflates when in high demand
  • Trades high for medical items and weapons
  • Doesn't take in alcoholic or tobacco products

Bojana: Medicine Trader

  • Sells Medications, Herbal Meds, Herbs, Bandages; and occasionally Moonshine and Alcohol
  • Always sells at least 2 Bandages and Medications each
  • Trades poorly for medicine items.

Juro: Food Merchant

  • Sells Canned Food, Raw Food, Vegetables, Sugar, and Water
  • Trades high for medical items and weapons, decent for alcohol.
  • Trades poorly for food and food-related items.

Market Exploit (Version 1.0)

DISCLAMER: As of Version 1.1.0, the Market Exploit's usefulness has been patched - NPCs will no longer trade out their entire inventory for one item. It is still possible to exploit each market's different prices for different kind of items to come up bigger while trading, though the effectiveness of this has been reduced.

It is possible to exploit the entire market and gain easy access to every trader's inventory by abusing their different item specializations. Even with a character that lacks the ability to trade well, as long that character possesses an item that can be traded well with the Medicine Trader, the exploit can be done.

Note that due to how easy this makes the game become, it is considered an exploit and may not be an intended feature of the game. Using this too much may make the game too easy for some players.

  1. Carry something that sells well for the Medicine Trader. This is most commonly moonshine, which is relatively easy to make. Items that are currently in high demand, like Firewood in winter, can also be used.
  2. Buy out all the Bandages and Medicine that the Medicine Trader have. Her entire inventory can be bought if needed.
  3. Use Bandages or Medicine to buy whatever item you wish at the other Traders, who trades very well for these Medicine items.
  4. Exit when out of inventory slots.
  5. Rinse and Repeat. Eventually, the player will have so much resources that trading is not even a big deal any more, so using a Character that trade well does not matter any more. Using someone who can carry more, like Boris, can allow a player to get even more items in one go.

WARNING: During Winter and War, the Central Square might be blocked off by snow. To prepare for this, the player could stockpile valuable resources like Medicine, Food and Firewood before shutting in for the cold season. If the player wishes to conserve fuel, Water can also be stockpiled as they need to be melted from Snow. The same thing can happen when the military and the rebels are directly fighting in the city.

Bugs

  • There is a chance that after the Central Square is re-opened for the player to visit, the armed guards that will originally stay inside the building to the left will instead come out into the square. These guards are bugged and will take the player characters to be hostile just by going near them, despite not entering the building at all. These guards are armed with assault rifles, and will typically kill the unsuspecting character. The bug will not be fixed the next time you enter Central Square, so bring a gun or never come back.

Trivia

  • The location that the Central Square is in is the same location as the Sniper Junction. Essentially, having Sniper Junction makes it impossible to visit Central Square, and vice versa.

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