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Dinosaur Fossil Hunter Basic tips and upgrade paths

Basic tips to make your Hunter work easier.

Basic tips

Keep in mind that this guide was written as a basic set of tips that will make your journey easier and in some cases less annoying.

The places for a new dig site will always glow blue if you get near with the car and most are easily accessible if you follow the roads.

Basic Tips to make your Hunter work easier.

  • Using the drone looks cool but it is really useless for any kind of exploration, the range is short and if you get too far it simply returns you to the start.
  • Never use the flags and the rock locator, it is actually easier to just dig with the shovel or the pickax.
  • The digging places are really really obvious if you get near.
  • Always break the empty rocks they have no use, just scan every rock and keep the ones with bones.
  • If you examine the rock in your hand moving them around you will get information for the Knowledge tab.
  • The bigger rocks can be examined again with the bone locator to get information for the knowledge tab but only in the pallet before you use the plaster.

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Always keep spare crates in stock, in every trip you do to the hub to return the filled boxes get more crates for the return trip.

Always keep the car in the glowing parking spot, it is normally blue in color but turns green if you are parked correctly.

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-Finish all the excavations in your current dig site before returning to the museum, that way you will have a complete set of bones to assemble most of the time.

-Finish everything in the Abandoned mine before going to the dinosaur valley, the sites in the valley are really far from the main hub and will make your life a pain if you don’t have some upgrades

-Once you get the Museum car always use it, the old Grandpa car has too little space and driving it is annoying, the big truck is incredibly annoying to drive and will always get stuck in most places.

-Keep the car in 4×4 even if you not going into mud or water, it makes driving a lot easier.

Upgrade Paths

Keep in mind that this part is my own opinion, so if you find any other path that works for you use it.

-Start with the dig upgrades, they will make your experience easier and will be needed once you go to the dinosaur valley.

-The upgrades for lumber, driving, and swimming can be left for last as they are not needed most of the time.

-All the other upgrades work nicely with just the second upgrade.

-If you finished everything in the Abandoned mine you will have nearly all the upgrades before you go into the Dinosaur Valley.

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This part is really important because you get more workers as the museum gets more prestige.
You get prestige each time you add a complete bone set into the Museum exhibition hall making it a really rare resource at the start of your career.

Keep in mind this is my own opinion so if you find a better path use it.

Drones are your friends, they will make your life easier, will help you avoid long trips to the main hub to get more crates, can take the full crates to museum and will get faster as you upgrade them.

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-The hub to site teleport is useful at the beginning but turns redundant as you progress, if you finish all you can do in a site before returning to the hub you will never need to return to an already opened site.

-The site to hub teleport is even more redundant and you need to get the previous one anyways.

-The workshop upgrades are there just to make your life easier if you don’t like the cleaning of the bones part.

-Get the upgrade that increased the cleaning speed first, the one that adds a second cleaning slot sounds good but it will be at the basic speed if you haven’t upgraded it and that takes forever.

-The cleaning crew will take less time to finish if you do some parts of the process in advance.

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-There is no upgrade to automate the assembly process, so have fun, once you get the really small bones or the ones that have lots of parts you will know pain and if you are using a controller I pity you.

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Written by Sonata

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