The Walking Dead: Destinies is quite an interesting concept, as it allows gamers to change the story in AMC’s The Walking Dead and see what could’ve happened in the TV series if major plot points had gone a bit differently. Leaving Merle handcuffed on top of a roof in Atlanta is one of the most memorable moments in Season 1, but players can actually change this in The Walking Dead: Destinies.
This guide will tell players how they can prevent the original outcome of this situation from happening in The Walking Dead: Destinies and the consequences of their actions
How to Keep Merle In the Group
After meeting Glenn Rhee, Rick goes up to the rooftop with him to meet the rest of the group. Once he gets there, he will immediately have to deal with an unpleasant situation: T-Dog and Merle are having an argument, which results in the latter pulling a gun on the other and making a serious threat. This forces Rick to act, and players must make a decision that will dictate how the rest of the story goes.
Players can either attempt to calm Merle down or they can handcuff him instead. In order to keep Merle as a survivor in their group in The Walking Dead: Destinies, players must choose to defuse the situation when asked to make the defining choice.
Consequences of Choosing Merle
In AMC’s The Walking Dead, Merle is originally left behind, handcuffed to the pipe. This is what leads him to cut off his own hand in order to attempt to save himself.
Players who choose the Defuse the Situation option in this first defining moment will be able to see another side of the story, as this decision keeps Merle in Rick’s group. However, Merle is an angry man, and instead of walking away after Rick defuses the situation, he handcuffs T-Dog to the pipe and leaves him behind. As a result of this, T-Dog will not join the group in the next survivor camp missions.
Merle isn’t exactly liked among the group, and Rick will immediately have to handle a Group Conflict, as Dale will immediately accuse him of purposely leaving behind T-Dog.
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Based on AMC’s The Walking Dead TV show, Destinies retells the source material’s story while allowing players, as Rick Grimes, to make decisions that might alter the characters’ futures.
- The Walking Dead
- PC, PS5, PS4, Switch, Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, Xbox One
- November 17, 2023
- Adventure, Horror