Jurassic World Evolution 2, just like its predecessor, has you building your ideal dinosaur park. The most important thing, of course, is making sure your dinosaurs are provided for and have everything they need. Comfort level is one of the key aspects of this, and every dinosaur has its own comfort level that can go up or down depending on the environment in its enclosure.
If you want to keep dinosaurs happy and reduce the chance of them breaking out, you'll need to wisely manage comfort. Here's what you need to know.
How To Manage Comfort - Scanning & Comfort Menu
The first step in ensuring a dinosaur's comfort is to make sure each dino is scanned, which will show you what its needs are. You'll need to use a Ranger Team to scan each dinosaur, and there are two ways to do this. First build a Response Center, which houses up to two Ranger Teams. Now you can take control of the Rangers directly, then press R to bring up the binoculars and scan a dinosaur. Alternatively, you can click the Ranger Team and then assign them the task of scanning the dinosaur. Additionally, if you build a Ranger Outpost from the Enclosures tab then assign a team to it, the Rangers will scan anything within the outpost's radius. You'll want to establish outposts for each enclosure so that all your dinosaurs get regularly scanned. Do note that only one of each dinosaur type needs to be scanned, then you'll be able to see the information on each one.
Now you can hover your mouse over a dinosaur to see immediate needs, and click on the little cloud icon to have a more detailed box pop up. Here you'll see three major needs; Food, Environmental needs, and Territorial needs. If a dinosaur needs something from one of these sections it'll be red, and will tell you what the dino is missing. For example, a Triceratops description might say that it's missing Ground Fiber. Here's an overview of each of the areas you need to keep an eye on.
- Food - This denotes the type of food that a dinosaur needs in its enclosure; herbivores will need plants, while carnivores need feeding stations. Herbivores can have different needs like fruits or fiber, while carnivores might need live prey to hunt and not just a feeding station.
- Environmental - This denotes the type of environment a dinosaur wants and can include the amount of water, elevation, the presence of rocks and trees, the type of land, and more.
- Territorial - This covers everything else that's in an enclosure, from the size of the enclosure itself, to if a dinosaur can cohabitate with other types of dinosaurs or the herd size it prefers. By clicking on a dinosaur and looking at its preferences you can see a list of other dinosaurs it will cohabitate with, and any breeds that aren't listed have a chance of causing serious conflict.
How to Raise a Dinosaur's Comfort Level in Jurassic World Evolution 2
Now once you know what a dinosaur wants, you need to actually provide it. On the left side of the screen, the "Environment" tab has nearly everything you need, which you can also open directly from the Comfort tab on a dinosaur. On this tab, you can find various plantlife to place, the ability to put water, raise elevation, and more. One of the easier aspects to overlook in this menu is the painting tab, which corresponds to the type of terrain a dinosaur likes.
As an example, the second campaign mission has you capturing an Allosaurus, which prefers sandy terrain. What you would need to do in this case is use the painting menu to pain sand terrain over the enclosure for the Allosaurus, instead of the snow that's already there. In order to get your dinosaur's comfort level up just use the Environment menu to place whatever they miss in their enclosure.
Of course, you might need to play around with things a little bit past that. If a dinosaur needs more space you'll need to demolish the walls and build new ones to make it larger. Or if a dinosaur prefers to be in a herd, you'll need to capture more of its type and then ensure they're happy and healthy. Having a dinosaur that's injured or sick will also lower Comfort, so you'll need to have a medical facility ready to go in that case as well. To heal a dinosaur you'll need to tranquilize it, then transport it to the medical facility, and finally assign scientists to heal it.
As long as you follow all of these guidelines, you shouldn't have any trouble keeping the Comfort of all of your dinosaurs up. Just keep in mind that each dino in Jurassic World Evolution 2 has specific needs, and you'll need to experiment and play around with things to find the right balance for everyone.