Jurassic World Evolution 2: How to Track and Tranquilise a Dinosaur

Sometimes you will need to track and tranquilise a wild dinosaur in Jurassic World Evolution 2. They are harder to find compared to ones in enclosures as they're roaming around in the vast wilderness and they can be far more skittish. We're going to show you how to track and tranquilise a dinosaur.

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How to Track a dinosaur

When you are told that you need to track and tranquilise a dinosaur, you need to get into your capture team helicopter and control it manually. This means that you are flying it. When you're in the helicopter, you should see that you have a line at the top of your screen and this is your compass. Keep an eye on this as you turn the helicopter in different directions until you see a dinosaur head symbol appear on the bar.

This symbol indicates the direction of the dinosaur and you will need to turn the flying direction of your helicopter until this symbol is near the center of the bar. Once the symbol is near the middle of the bar, head forwards as you will be flying directly towards the dinosaur. However, you will need to change your course a few times as the dinosaurs often move around. If you keep following this symbol, you will eventually find your dinosaur or dinosaurs.

If you're tracking a dinosaur that has escaped and is a danger to guests, the symbol you need to look for will be red with three scratch marks in the middle of it.

How to Tranquilise Dinosaur

Tranquilising a dinosaur takes a lot of skill. Once a dinosaur has had a taste of freedom, they're not overly interested in going back into captivity. This makes them much harder to catch.

Before you enter the aiming mode to tranquilise the dinosaur, you need to position the helicopter as close as you can to the dinosaur. This will give you a better chance to get a clean shot once you're in aiming mode. However, you should be quick about this as most dinosaurs will scatter if you spook them by getting too close or they will run after you shoot them once.

Jurassic World Evolution 2 Tranquilising Triceratops
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Once you're ready to tranquilise a dinosaur, click the prompted button to enter aim mode (you can check this in your control settings in the pause menu). Then all you need to do is aim at any part of the dinosaurs' body and press fire to shoot the dart at it. We recommend that you aim for the center of the body as the shot is more likely to land if the dinosaur decides to move. Due to their size, many dinosaurs will require more than one dart to go to sleep so you will need to rinse and repeat.

Capturing dinosaurs is one of the many things that you need to master in Jurassic World Evolution 2. We have a guide that shows you how to repair broken fences to keep dinosaurs from escaping again. Also, we have a guide that shows you how to perform status checks on dinosaurs to make sure you're meeting their complex needs.