How to find North
Sometimes it is good to know the compass directions. If you have not yet found a Compass in-game then here is some techniques to find North.
Find North with just your watch
With your watch, check the time (Press M, your watch will be shown on the screen). The sun travels from East to West, so if it is 6 pm, the sun would be closer to the west side of Chernarus. If it is 9 AM, the sun would be closer to the East side. So if it's AM, the sun is closer to the East side. PM = West. If it's near 12 PM (noon), you will have to try another method listed below.
If you've found a watch, but no compass you can use shadows to find (rougly) north.
- find a shadows from a tree or other long object
- take out your watch and keep it horizontally (looking down)
- point the hour hand (short one) towards the sun
- draw a line from the center of your watch and between the hour hand and 12 o'clock
- north is at the other side of the center
The Clouds in Chernarus always travel from the West to the East.
Especially during the night it can be hard to orientate and very hard to know which direction you're walking. Since you can't use shadows you'll need to rely on the stars and here is how to do so:
- find the Ursa Major (Great Bear) constellation
- draw a line from the 2 bottom stars and keep drawing this line upwards
- the next star you'll get is Polaris, the Northern Star (part of Ursae Minoris)