Final Fantasy XV A Backwoods Burial is the sixth side-quest you can complete if you decide to follow Dave’s quest-line.
A Backwoods Burial is very similar to all side-quests you have received from Dave up to this point, meaning that you are sent once again to find a lost Dog Tag.
Once you fulfill both requirements, travel to Old Lestallum outpost located north-east from Fort Vaullerey, in Cleigne.
To enter Cleigne, as we said, you need to complete several story quests which will eventually lead to the removal of the Imperial blockades.
During your first visit to Old Lestallum, talk to the tipster in the diner, and look for Dave in the corner of a yellow house.
Next to him, you should also see Sania, assuming you started her quest line and you completed A Professor’s Protégé – Yellow Frogs side-quest.
If you interact with her at this location, you will be able to start A Professor’s Protégé – Gigantoad side-quest.
But for now, let’s focus on finding the Dog Tag for Dave.
Objective: Look for the Dog Tag
After you start the quest, travel to the area marked on your map, which is north-west from your current location.
Park the car on the road nearby, then look for an abandoned wooden barn.
This is where you will find the Scratched Dog Tag for Dave, but be advised that you will be ambushed by a pack of level 22 Havocfangs.
Objective: Retrieve the Dog Tag
A Havocfang in Final Fantasy XV is a dangerous creature because it is quite fast. When fighting them, use daggers, double-handed swords, and ice spells.
The latter will help you slow down your targets, making them vulnerable for your warp-attacks.
The key for winning this fight is to always move around.
The moment you manage to clear the area, look for the Scratched Dog Tag x 1 in front of the abandoned barn. It is outside, on the ground as you can see in our image above.
Objective: Deliver the Dog Tag to Dave
Now, that you have the key-item you were looking for, go back to your car and drive to Old Lestallum outpost.
Talk to Dave and the quest is completed. Notice that Dave will remain in this area, allowing you to start his next side-quest named Washed Away.
The enemies you will fight in this quest are level 18, which means that if you defeated the level 22 Havocfangs, you won’t have any problems with level 18 beasts.
A Backwoods Burial Quest Info
Description: “Yet another hunter has fallen, and Dave needs help retrieving their dog tag. Noctis agrees to venture into the wilderness and find the tag for the sake of the bereaved family.”
Reward: Phoenix Down x 10
Post Quest Suggestion
Complete Washed Away side-quest.