Zombie Exodus Part 4 Walkthrough

This walkthrough provides details on each phase of Part IV: Survival and contains many spoilers. You may wish to play through it first before using this walkthrough.

Each chapter is described with the best options to reach goals to increase your chance at survival, improve your character, and find other survivors.

Chapter 1, Introduction

Part IV opens with two strangers requesting admittance to the Cathedral. Dealing with them uncovers their backstory, and you do have a chance to kill them both if you wish to lower your humanity. If you let them live, which is recommended, the story eventually proceeds to a vote among your survivor group to let River and Starr join or not.

Choose Persuade the group to accept the strangers into the Cathedral. These two new survivors add several benefits to the group:

  1. When speaking with them in the next chapter, you can gain “zombie ward” which will help bypass a potentially dangerous zombie encounter in the Bandit Camp Scouting mission.
  2. An extra mission is available later in the game to escort River and Starr to get supplies they hid before joining your group. These supplies will add to the Cathedral’s resources, helping you to stay nourished.

Chapter 2, The Next Morning

This chapter does not have any zombies! No zombies, you say? It’s called Zombie Exodus; there should be zombies! Well, this is a character-building chapter, not just for the main character (MC) but for all other survivors (non-player characters or NPCs). There is no right or wrong way to play this chapter; rather, it is an opportunity to learn about other survivors, alter your relationship scores with them, and at most affect whether Jason lives or dies.

On that subject, the only way Jason lives is if you Follow Carl and Jason to the Sanctuary or Help Uncle Lou clean up after the initial meeting. In either choice, you can watch the fight between Carl and Jason.

Leading up to the fight, if your intelligence is 20 or higher, you will be given an option to Move closer in case you need to intervene. Choose that option and Restrain Carl before he inflicts more damage to save Jason from death. This latter option also works if your strength is 20 or greater and dexterity is 25 or greater. Saving Jason provides an extra survivor for the pivotal last scene of Part IV where more survivors means better chances at defending the Cathedral from a joint raider-zombie attack.

Aside from this fight, you are also given opportunities to speak with other survivors. Meetings allow you to learn more about them and offer chances to raise relationship scores.

If you chose to accept River and Starr into the Cathedral in the last chapter, you can also talk to them for a valuable item. Select Their lives before the outbreak to discuss an item called zombie ward, which River purports will make you invisible to zombies for a short time. Choose Ask for a sample of zombie ward to receive the item.

If you wish to pursue a relationship with Tom, the option presents itself at the end of the chapter if you are not romantically involved with Heather or Mindy and your relationship score with him is high (60 or greater).

Weekly Missions

Part IV has mission-hub scenes, which are broken up by weeks (9-12 in the chronology of the story). Each scene gives multiple options for available missions, improvements, or interactions. The following table breaks down the types:

Missions – can perform one mission a week, which advances the story to the next week
Scouting the area around the semi-abandoned camp site Possibility to add two new survivors: Crone and Kelly. Learn more about Colin and his bandits.
Escorting Starr and River to retrieve their gear Chance to add food to Cathedral.
Searching for food in the Old Pine Woods with Heather Chance to add food to Cathedral. Find Toby, the dog.
Returning to Temperance with Mindy for medicine Adds Devlin and Eugene, which improves Cathedral Offense, food and medicine.
Talk to Emma about her secret Uncover the mystery of Cassie, with the choice to rid Emma of her influence or have Cassie remain. Find the pistol crossbow, a powerful, silent, ranged weapon.
Improvements – can do up to two improvements per week. Best to do at least one, then a mission.
  Improving the Cathedral’s offensive and defensive capabilities Adds Cathedral Offense and Defense based on technical skill.
  Training the survivors in weapon use and Cathedral offensive strategies Improve Cathedral Offense based on dexterity.
  Improving one of your own skills Improve strength, dexterity, technical, or intelligence if below 20.
  Scavenging for food Appears in Week 11. Adds 4 days of food.
  Socializing with the survivors to build morale Appears in Week 11. Improves relationship with all survivors based on charisma.
Interactions – can do as many interactions as you want each week.
  Paying a visit to Devlin Chance to improve relationship with Devlin. If you are building a romance with him, this scene allows you to advance it.
  Paying a visit to Kelly Chance to improve relationship with Kelly.
  Paying a visit to Crone Chance to improve relationship with Crone.
  Read the diary you found in the camp while looking for food with Heather No effect on the game. Simply a short story within the game.

There is no right or wrong way to play these weekly scenes, and you will want to do multiple playthroughs to experience all of the content. However, if you want to save the most people in the epic battle at the end of Part 4 and not risk vital survivors, there is a recommended path, described below. In addition, it is best to do one improvement in a week and follow it with a mission. Do as many interactions as you wish.

Recommended Order of Improvements.

  1. Improve technical.
  2. Improve dexterity.
  3. Improve intelligence.
  4. Improve strength.
  5. Improve the Cathedral’s Offensive and Defensive capabilities.
  6. Train the survivors in weapon use.
  7. Scavenge for food
  8. Socialize with the survivors to build morale.

Remember to only do one improvement per week, unless no missions are available.

Recommended Order of Missions

  1. Returning to Temperance with Mindy for medicine
  2. Scouting the Area around the Semi-abandoned Camp Site
  3. Searching for Food in the Old Pine Woods with Heather
  4. Escorting Starr and River to Retrieve their Gear
  5. Talk to Emma about her Secret

This page will be updated as mission walkthroughs are made available.

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34 Responses to Zombie Exodus Part 4 Walkthrough

  1. Chris says:

    According to this walkthrough, shouldn’t we be able to do 4 missions (for week 9, 10, 11, & 12) for ZE4? I’ve been only able to 3 missions before the final bandit attack occurs. And… I seem to remember playing 4 of the 5 missions in a single playthrough (Minus the escort Starr and River mission) when ZE4 was first released?

    SO, is the current version correct as is? Or should we be able to complete 4 missions before finishing a ZE4 playthrough?

    • jimd says:

      You should be able to do 3 missions in a single playthrough. Before the update, a bug allowed a 4th mission but an error would then crash the game.

      Do you feel the walkthrough is misleading? If so, I can change it.

  2. Chris says:

    Nah. It’s good. Thanks for clarifying though.

  3. Lukasz K. says:

    Is it possible to not let Starr and or Candance die?

  4. cvs says:

    is there any benefit to the guncrossbow

  5. Chris says:

    What about that jeweled bug/pin thingy? Will that be useful later? It’s presence is a bit foreboding, I guess.

  6. Taking always the Path of the Prick says:

    hello everybody. I enjoyed the whole game until part 5 chapter 1. but i found some bugs or not cleared details in the game in part 3 and part 4.
    In part 4 i took the path of the “not being nice sister” as Jason got badly injured, i intervened and hold Uncle Lou back. So Carl beats Jason to be a comatose vegetable from now on. After Uncle Lou ask me why i held him back, i take option “i don´t care”. so from now on he hates me very bad. The bug is after an accomplished mission in part 4 after that event. When Uncle Lou is hunting Zombies with a rifle, you have the opportunity to apologize for holding him back. If you click on that option, that option stays for eternity. So you can click it how long you whishes. Now Uncle Lou and me are “Best Friends” and have a better relationship to him as before Jason was crippled by Carl and me. I wouldn´t rather be surprised if he got my boyfriend after lots (dozens) of apologies. So Apologies means a lot to that man, more than the mental and physical health of his former buddy Jason :))) but a really nice game. like it

    and another thing about relationships. I´ve got Mindy And Heather as my girlfriends (after Mission 2nd Medicin Mission to Temperance). what is a real plus i think, that polygamy and polyarmory is possible and i enjoyed that point. it´s a little complicated but not much. In all zombiestories happen creepy things if someone is trying establish polygame relationships and destroying the group from within and meaning death of involved like in walking dead. But here it is possible without causing to much of damage for all survivours and i think it is pretty good that it is hold neutral so that players can choose their prefered relationships. is it possible to have more than 2 relationships the same time in that game?

    In part 3 the depot mission
    i decide to fight the military group and lead them straight to the depot. First i look for the supplies, then i investige the moaning (Javier). after that i wait until the military group is arriving. After killing them i drive WITH the injured and immobilized javier and just 1 box of supplies back to the Cathedral (Javier dies anyhow). The bug is now that: i spring straight to Part IV or V, don´t know exactly now. but improvements and relations are reseted… (sry for lots of writing). i really enjoyed that game and wait for complete part V and VI.

    • jimd says:

      thanks for reporting these errors. I will fix the code and update the app at soon as possible. As for keeping Mindy and Heather as girlfriends, eventually things will become complicated with that scenario and lead to some decisions to be made.

  7. Thomas says:

    In the end I have made it to where Heather and Mindy are both my girlfriends. I would like to know if there might be complications in the future with this love triangle.

  8. Thomas says:

    I’ve played through it a few times choosing different choices and I have really gotten attached to it. Thank you for creating an awesome experience.

  9. Anru says:

    So at the end of this chapter when you’re fighting off zombs there’s the option to run back inside or stand your ground, is there a reason nothing actually gets played out in that moment or would I need certain stats?

  10. fiona says:

    I’m a bit confused by the walk through and the order of improvements. Does doing more than two take up a week? Why do you recommend we only do one. Is it possible to do all the missions and improvements before the big standoff at the end with bandits and zombies?

    • jimd says:

      If you do 2 improvements, it ends the week. It is not possible to do all missions. I wanted the player to have to pick what he or she feels is most important. Plus time is not on your side. As in life, you can’t do everything you want, as time runs out. Luckily, you can replay part 4 to experience all content.

  11. Ethan says:

    Seeing as how there is a chance to save Candance in the upgrade. Will there also be a chance to save Starr?

  12. guygombaa says:

    I was sort of disapointed. I was really looking forward to confronting Emma, but then the bandit attack starts after I come back from the camp :/ On that note, I only got TWO missions, not even three!

  13. Luis Rafael says:

    I don’t know if this is a bug or not but on the choices on what to do for each week, I choose to train the survivors in weapon use but nothing appeared, maybe this is a bug or it just happend to me? i was playing it on laptop

  14. jPaul22 says:

    Hey guys, i love this game, i played and finished it (until episode 4) like 7 time i also dated most of the characters (Tom,Mindy,Heather) But i sitll dont know how to date the other guy, devlin, how do you start a relationship with him?, i really wanna see all the dating outcomes so plz help!!

    • jimd says:

      To date Devlin, you have to go to Temperance with Mindy in Part 4 and have Devlin come back to the Cathedral. As long as you are not in another relationship, you can visit him between missions and he will flirt with you.

  15. jPaul22 says:

    Heather is a b*tch, Start a relationship with Mindy she is much cooler and funnier

  16. jPaul22 says:

    Is letting Cassie stay is good? or should i shoo her away?

  17. Eric says:

    Hey Jimd. Love the game. Can’t wait for V.

    Question, from what I can tell, doing the 1 improv. and then 1 mission afterward is best way to do most of the missoons. But hoe many can you do with this method? 3 or 4? I’ve only done 3. Does studying the virus take up a week?

    I know I was told by Tom and Mindy to give up my virus obsession. Is that also yimed? I studied all samples and then isolated the virus before trying to make a cure and they stopped me.

    So again, am I only allowed 3 or 4 missions max? If i use your method.
    Does studying virus take a week and is it timed?

    Thanks in advance. Love the game and effort.

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