You can acquire skills by spending skill points on any of the various ability trees from the menu. Skill points are obtained by finding skill supplements scattered throughout the game world. In overall, you need to have at least 1,900 skill supplements required.
- Obtaining a player upgrade unlocks the Apprentice trophy (bronze).
- Obtaining 25 player upgrades unlocks the Survival Training trophy (silver).
- Obtaining all player upgrade in one skill branch unlocks the Specialist trophy (silver).
- Obtaining all player upgrades in all skill branches unlocks the Survival Expert trophy (gold).
Survival (220 Total Skill Supplements Needed)
|Listen Mode Movement||30||Increase movement speed while in Listen mode.||+50% Movement Speed|
|Faster Health Kits||30||Increase the speed of using a health kit.||+100% Speed|
|Increased Health||60||Increase maximum health.||+25% health|
|Listen Mode Movement Speed II||40||Move much faster in listen mode. Hold R1 to sense nearby enemies through walls.||+100% Movement Speed|
|Endure||60||Otherwise lethal damage will instead leave you at low health, giving you an opportunity to escape||–|
Crafting (170 Total Skill Supplements Needed)
|Craft Melee Upgrades||20||Craft an upgrade for your melee weapon, restoring it to full durability and greatly increasing its damage.||Recipe requires binding, blade, and melee weapon|
|Faster Crafting||40||Craft all items twice as quickly||+100% Crafting Speed|
|Craft Smoke Bombs||30||Stun bombs become smoke bombs, adding a smokescreen which blocks enemy line of sight.||–|
|Craft Improved Health Kits||40||Craft more effective health kits||+50% healing|
|Craft more Smoke Bombs||40||Increase your efficiency at crafting smoke bombs, producing more from the same resources.||Craft amount 1 to 2
Inventory Capacity 3 to 4
Stealth (210 Total Skill Supplements Needed)
|Craft Silencers||20||Craft silencers that attach to the barrel of your pistol to make the next three shots completely silent.||Press Triangle while aiming to toggle the silencer on and off.
Durability: 3 Recipe requires rag and canister
|Listen Mode Clarity||40||Enemies seen in Listen Mode show up in sharper clarity. Hold R1 to sense nearby enemies through walls.||–|
|Faster Prone Movement||50||Crawl faster along the ground while prone. Hold ◯ to go prone||+50% Movement Speed|
|Improved Silencers||40||Increase the durability of crafted silencers||Durability 3 to 5|
|Faster Stealth Kills||60||Stealth kills are faster and keep a lower profile||+100% Speed|
Explosives (170 Total Skill Supplements Needed)
|Craft Explosive Arrows||20||Craft arrows with explosive tips that deal massive damage in a blast radius.
Press △ while aiming to change arrow types.
|Needs Explosive and Binding|
|Improve Trap Mines||20||Craft more effective trap mines that are deadly at greater range.||+50% Blast Radius|
|Improved Molotows||40||Increase the effectiveness of your molotovs, spreading fire in a wider radius.||+50% Flame Radius|
|Craft more Trap Mines||50||Increase your efficiency at crafting trap mines, producing more from the same resources.||Craft Amount: 1 – 2
Inventory Capacity: 3 – 4
|Craft more Explosive Arrows||40||Increase your efficiency at crafting explosive arrows, producing more from the same resources.
Press △ while aiming to change what type of arrow is being used.
|Craft Amount: 1 – 2
Inventory Capacity: 3 – 4
Precision (180 Total Skill Supplements Needed)
The Precision skill tree is unlocked upon obtain the Outdoor Sportsman skill manual.
|Aim Stability Increase||30||Improve aiming stability and accuracy while moving.||+100% Stability
|Faster Aim Movement||30||Move faster while aiming||+50% Movement speed|
|Listen Mode Range||40||Detect enemies at greater distance in listen mode. Hole R1 to sense nearby enemies through walls||+50% Range|
|Hold Breath||40||Press L3 while aiming to hold your breath, steadying your aim||–|
|Craft More Arrows||40||Increase your efficiency at crafting arrows, producing more from the same resources.||Craft Amount: 2 – 3|
Field Tactics (190 Total Skill Supplements Needed)
|Increased Health||30||Increase maximum health.||+25% Health|
|Listen Mode Clarity||40||Enemies seen in listen mode show up in sharper clarity. Hold R1 to sense nearby enemies through walls.||–|
|Hold Breath||30||Press L3 while aiming to hold your breath, steadying your aim.||–|
|Listen Mode Range||40||Detect enemies at a greater range in listen mode. Hold R1 to sense nearby enemies through walls.||+50% Range|
|Increased Health||50||Increase maximum health.||+25% Health|
Covert Ops (200 Total Skill Supplements Needed)
|Craft Shivs||20||Craft 2 shivs which allow for instant stealth kills against most enemies. They can also be used to break free when grabbed by a clicker.||Needs Binding and Blade|
|Listen Mode Movement Speed I||40||Move faster in listen mode. Hold R1 to sense nearby enemies through walls.||+50% Movement Speed|
|Grabbed Enemy Movement Speed||50||Move faster while holding a hostage, allowing you to quickly reposition while shielding yourself or attempting a stealth kill.||+50% Hostage Movement Speed|
|Faster Prone Movement||40||Move faster while prone. Hold ◯ to go prone.||+50% Movement Speed|
|Craft More Shivs||50||Increase your efficiency at crafting shivs, producing more from the same resources.||Craft Amont: 2 – 3
Inventory Capacity: 4 – 6
Firearms (180 Total Skill Supplements Needed)
|Craft Incendiary Shells||20||Craft 2 incendiary shells which fire in a wide cone, dealing heavy damage and lighting enemies on fire. Press △ while aiming to change what ammo is loaded.||Needs Alcohol and Explosive|
|Craft Hunting Pistol Ammo||20||Craft 2 standard bullets for your Hunting Pistol which deal heavy damage with high accuracy.||Needs Explosive and Blade|
|Faster Aim Movement||40||Move faster while aiming.||+50% Movement Speed|
|Craft more Hunting Pistol Ammo||50||Increase your efficiency at crafting hunting pistol ammo, producing more from the same resources.||Craft Amount: 2 – 3|
|Craft more Incendiary Shells||50||Increase your efficiency at crafting incendiary shells, producing more from the same resources. Press △ while aiming to change what ammo is loaded.||Craft Amount: 2 – 3
Inventory Capacity: 4 – 6
Close Quarters (210 Total Skill Supplements Needed)
|Momentum||40||After killing an enemy with a Strike, for a short time your next melee attack will also be a Strike.||Strikes are high-damaging melee moves against stunned or surprised enemies.|
|Craft Improved Health Kits||50||Craft more effective health kits.||+50% Healing|
|Aim Stability Increase||20||Improve aiming stability and accuracy while moving.||+100% Stability
|Faster Health Kits||50||Increase the speed of using a health kit.||+100% Speed|
|Momentum Duration||50||Momentum lasts longer.||+70% Duration|
Ordinance (170 Total Skill Supplements Needed)
|Faster Crafting||20||Craft all items twice as quickly.||+100% Crafting Speed|
|Improved Melee Weapon Upgrades||40||Craft more durable upgraded melee weapons.||+1 Durability|
|Improved Pipe Bombs||30||Craft more effective pipe bombs that are deadly in a larger area.||+50% Blast Radius|
|Improved Silencers||40||Increase the durability of crafted silencers.||Craft Amount: 3 – 5|
|Craft more Pipe Bombs||40||Increase your efficiency at crafting pipe bombs, producing more from the same resources.||Craft Amount: 2 – 3
Inventory Capacity: 4 – 6
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