The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners — How to Upgrade Your Tourist

This is how you upgrade your tourist in The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners. It has something to do with your crafting bench.

You'll want to upgrade your Tourist in The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners. Luckily, it's as simple as bashing a few walker skulls together. Of course, you can't actually bash walkers against one another without breaking the physics system that ties the whole game together, but it's a good image for the way you upgrade your tourist. 

But I should confess: you aren't really upgrading your Tourist as much as you're leveling up your crafting stations. Here's what you need to know. 

The first thing you have to do before you can begin upgrading your Tourist in The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners is get through the Graveyard zone.

You'll have to sneak your way through some catacombs and kill a few walkers before you run into Henri. Shortly after that encounter, you'll find an encampment built into the side of a parked bus.

This bus camp becomes your home for the remainder of the game, and it's also where all of your crafting workbenches are located.

The bus camp and a crafting station shown in The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners

The crafting workbenches are split between Survival, Gear, and Guns. Each workbench can be leveled all the way up to Level 10, and each rank has its own unique reward.

Some especially cool goodies are hidden at the higher tiers of these perk trees, such as the Grass Cutter, a two-handed katana that's unlocked when you reach Level 10 in Gear.

Here are the leveled upgrades for each crafting workbench:


  • Level 1: Nutria Stew
  • Level 2: Sterile Bandage
  • Level 3: Laminated Bow
  • Level 4: Arrow Bundle
  • Level 5: Survival of the Fittest
  • Level 6: Bowyer
  • Level 7: Lure Arrows
  • Level 8: Herbal Medicine
  • Level 9: Toughen Up
  • Level 10: Restorative Bandage


  • Level 1: Shiv
  • Level 2: Custom Footwear
  • Level 3: Bayou Slugger
  • Level 4: Strength Training
  • Level 5: Night Shift
  • Level 6: Deep Pockets
  • Level 7: Steel Meat Cleaver
  • Level 8: Nail Bomb
  • Level 9: Protective Gear
  • Level 10: Grass Cutter


  • Level 1: .38 Revolver
  • Level 2: .38 Revolver Ammo
  • Level 3: Double-Barrel Shotgun
  • Level 4: Shotgun Ammo
  • Level 5: Bolt-Action Rifle
  • Level 6: 7.62 Rifle Ammo
  • Level 7: 9mm Pistol
  • Level 8: 9mm Ammo
  • Level 9: Gunsmith
  • Level 10: Pump-Action Shotgun

It's also possible to find hidden recipes out in the world of The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners. These recipes unlock special items like the .45 Revolver, Exploding Arrows, and more.

A zombie walking down a dark street towards a barrel fire in The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners

To craft items and upgrade your crafting station, simply walk up to the workbench and hover your finger over the item(s) you want to craft. You'll need the correct amount of raw materials to do so.

Scavenging for raw materials is as simple as picking items up, slinging them over your left shoulder into your backpack, and then scrapping them in the recycling bin inside of the bus.

You can tell which items contain certain crafting materials by holding them up to your face at eye level until a detailed tooltip appears.

As a rule of thumb, always collect Boxes of Stuff whenever you come across them. Orange-colored Boxes of Stuff contain plenty of useful materials for upgrades and items at the Survival station, but there are other kinds of Boxes of Stuff that offer up tons of materials for the Guns and Gear stations as well.

An orange box of stuff in The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners

That's all you need to know about how to upgrade your Tourist in The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners — or, should we say, how to upgrade your crafting station? 

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Published Feb. 7th 2020

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