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What Happens if You Shoot Silas in The Quarry?

Laura's "Shoot Silas" option in The Quarry is one of many difficult choices in the game.
Laura's "Shoot Silas" option in The Quarry is one of many difficult choices in the game. / Courtesy of Supermassive Games

What happens if you shoot Silas in The Quarry? Many players running through the game for the first time will want to know the answer to the question, especially since choices in the game are so important.

The Quarry is a cinematic horror game in which players take control of nine camp counselors on a night of horror, fighting to survive. The player's choices directly impact what happens to the characters. At one point in the story, players have the option to shoot the character Silas. Here's what happens if players choose to do so.

What Happens if You Shoot Silas in The Quarry?

Shooting Silas is a necessary action if players want to achieve the game's true ending, titled "Above the Law," in which Travis and Laura work together to find Silas. If players achieve this ending properly, the gang will solve the mystery built up throughout the game, killing Silas in the process.

In Chapter 10, Travis and Laura will find Silas in his nest. The player will be given the option to have Laura raise her gun or not. By raising her gun, Laura will shoot Silas, bringing upon the good ending of the game in which the cast solves the mystery and ends the curse in the process. If players want to ensure the survival of either Ryan or Laura in Chapter 10, players should make sure to have Ryan shoot Bobby in Chapter 3.

If the player has Laura hesitate to raise her gun, and then selects to shoot Silas, Travis and Silas will both die, however the mystery will still be solved. If the player has Laura hesitate to raise her gun and refuse to shoot Silas, the mystery of the story will not be solved.

For info on other important moments in The Quarry, check out whether or not you can save Kaylee or Max.