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Nightingale: how to hit a Heartshot

How to hit a heartshot in Nightingale

If you’re going to survive, you need to know how to handle a gun and take out enemies quickly, and you’ll be hit fairly early on in Nightingale with a quest from Bass Reeves that tests just how good you can be with your ranged weaponry. Whether you’ve progressed to guns or are still using a bow, Reeves rewards accuracy and consistency.

To complete his missions you’ll need to hit any animal or enemy with a total of three headshots and two heart shots. Headshots are quite easy, as even the strangest creatures have a clear head, but the heart short can be more difficult, especially for animals like boar and deer, which have different biology to a basic humanoid.

We’ll explain how you can easily get heartshots to deal massive damage and complete Bass Reeves’ quest.

How to get a heartshot in Nightingale

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If you’re targeting Bound enemies, then you don’t have to worry too much, as their heart is in the same place as it is on a human.

However, for animals, you need to be more careful with your aim. Quadrupeds like deer and boar have their heart in a specific place, and just shooting their body won’t do it. After some trial and error in the community, it’s been discovered that to get a heartshot, you need to shoot them on their left side, just about the upper front leg.