How to change the time of day in Dragon's Dogma 2
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How to change the time of day in Dragon’s Dogma 2

Changing the time of day gives you different enemies to fight.

Intrepid adventurers face all manner of different creatures in Dragon’s Dogma 2, whether it’s day or night. And even if it seems insignificant, Capcom’s latest ARPG does care about your monster-hunting schedule. If you’re stuck waiting for the sun to cycle, here’s how to change the time of day in Dragon’s Dogma 2, so you can take advantage of each setting.

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There are multiple ways to change the time of day in Dragon’s Dogma 2

The first way to change the time of day in Dragon’s Dogma 2 is to rest at an inn. At Vernworth, it costs 2000G. Your characters will be fully rested, but before they begin to sleep, the game gives the option of resting until day or night. You’ll also be able to see if your pawn’s been picked up by another player and has gained an award once your party wakes up.

If you’re out in the middle of nowhere in the wilds, there are camps you can stay at. On your map and mini-map, try to look for the flame symbol. This is where you can stop for the night. You’ll need a camping set, which you should have in your inventory already if you haven’t sold it. I’ve had four in my inventory before because I’ve found them in chests. However, you only just need one as it’s not limited to just one use.

At these camps, you can cook meals from the meat gathered from slain animals like pigs and rabbits. Similar to Final Fantasy XV, these meals will give you buffs the next day. Just make sure you don’t cook rotten meat.

After this, you can rest in your camp, and like the inn, you can select whether to wake up during the day or the night.

Lastly, if you’re hoping to catch a ride on an oxcart, you don’t need to wait in an inn to wait for one. There should be signage where the oxcart station is to let you wait for the ride.

Why do you want to wait until day or night?

Both the day and night have different creatures awaiting to attack you. For example, in the evenings, a ghostly slime glides through the sky and spits out poison. These don’t appear during the day from my experience. Each of these creatures give unique drops that will help upgrade your gear or craft potions.

Additionally, there are quests limited to the day or the night. You may need to wait some time for the mission to continue, like receiving recompense from Sven every few days in Vernworth.


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