Zara Yamashita is in control of the inn in Devour and has decided that she is strong enough to summon the devil within her by her own personal power. As if he hadn’t learned from Anna at the Farm or Molly at the Home.
The Devil is going to do diabolical things, as Zara finds out too late. Once she starts vomiting eggs that hatch into grotesquely small spiders, she begins to doubt if summoning evil incarnate was the brightest idea. Too little, too late, when you and your fellow cultists enter the cobweb-infested inn to put Zara out of her misery.
While Farmhouse and Asylum had the boss and minions chasing players trying to complete tasks, Inn adds one more layer to hamper cultists with spider webs. Spider webs will prevent players from progressing until burned with the UV flashlight, and the energy consumption required to burn them can put players in danger.
When the players burn an egg on an altar, Zara becomes enraged, sending her into a hunting state. In this state, it moves much faster towards players with the intent to kill them. Players can stun her using their flashlight, though the number of times they’ll need to stun her to force Zara into the pacified state depends on how far along the ritual is at the time.
Where each egg burned on an altar counts as advancing the stage once:
- Stage 1 – 3: a stun is needed to calm down
- Stage 4 – 7: Three Stuns
- Stage 8+: five stuns
When your flashlight flashes, you’re being chased – head to an open part of the map and alternate between stun and run until it’s pacified. As the ritual progresses, Zara begins to move faster and her pacification period lasts less. Learn the map before starting the ritual, and you can avoid having to restart due to getting stuck in a dead end.
Hiding from Zara
While on other maps players would turn off their flashlights in small rooms and hope for the best, the inn has actual closets that players can hide in and listen in on. Audio cues are key for this map, as players will need to listen for Zara to start throwing up another egg, before running to that position before the spiders grab those eggs.
Hide in the closets located in most of the private rooms and listen for signs to find out what’s going on. Keep in mind that while you’re hiding, the spiders will keep sneaking around and trying to get the eggs out of wherever you’ve hidden them. Losing an egg this way means you’ll need to restart the cleanup process, so the less time it’s hidden, the faster the map will complete.
In testing, players were able to hide at level 7 of the ritual for over thirty minutes without being killed, initially hiding while Zara was in a hunt level. These shelters are presumed to offer guaranteed security, which is a good thing considering the lack of breaks available during a match.