How to Find Bandages and Heal in Outlast 2

Learn how to stay alive by healing yourself with bandages.
April 24, 2017 11:07 AM by Morgan Shaver

In Outlast 2, there’s a new mechanic where you can find bandages and heal your wounds. The act of finding bandages in Outlast 2 can be particularly tricky, as you’re encouraged to improve your stealth skills and avoid enemies. That being said, if you know where to look, you can up your odds of survival by having a few bandages on hand.

To help, we’ve put together a guide on how you can find bandages and heal yourself in Outlast 2.

How to Find Bandages in Outlast 2

There’s no singular go-to method when it comes to finding bandages in Outlast 2. Bandages are often tucked away in plain sight, similar to camera batteries. Furthermore, bandages will glow exactly like batteries do, thus alerting you to their location. You can find your first bandage in an open box to the left of the helicopter crash site in the opening portions of Outlast 2.

A good place to look for bandages is inside first aid boxes, and in the immediate area where you pick batteries, documents, and use your camera to record. As you progress forward through the game, finding bandages will naturally become more difficult. With this in mind, try to conserve your supply of bandages and use them sparingly. Additionally, keep the following tips on using bandages to heal in mind.

How to Use Bandages in Outlast 2

In Outlast 2, using the bandages you’ve found to heal yourself is pretty straightforward. You don’t have a traditional health bar, and you’ll be prompted to use your bandages after sustaining a nasty injury. Some enemies will deal damage that causes your character to bleed. For example, the weapons that typically cause bleeding damage are machetes and knives.

Enemies who wield these weapons are extremely dangerous, so be sure to avoid them at all costs. Should you get caught, however, using a bandage to stop bleeding damage is generally encouraged. To know when you need to use a bandage, you’ll receive on-screen warnings notifying you that you need to heal. Use bandages at your discretion, such as for times when you’re lost and bleeding out.

By reading through this guide, you should now know how to find bandages and heal in Outlast 2.