Counsel of Despair
Quest, Counsel of Despair
Difficulty Hard
Reward 700 XP, Torch Mod
Task Finish the HELP sign out in the clearing.
Location Lighthouse

"Counsel of Despair" is a hard quest given to the Hero by James Stein at the Lighthouse after the completion of the "Knockin' on Heaven's Door" quest.


This quest requires the player to go north of the Lighthouse to finish the "HELP" sign that the Lighthouse survivors began making out of suitcases and crates.

Clear out the infected swallowing corpses there, and then start to find the crates scattered around the area and then put them down to the dedicated positions hinted by game. During the progress, some infected will rush towards the players from nearby, and the players have to kill them before returning to their work. Upon Completing the goal, return to James Stein and retreive the reward.


  • The name of this quest is based on the song with the same name by Bob Dylan. This song has been subsequently covered by numerous artists, including Eric Clapton and Guns N' Roses.

Video walkthrough

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