In a world overrun by zombies, it’s important to have a safe place to shelter from the undead. One of the key elements of a secure base is a strong wall that can keep zombies out. In this tutorial, we’ll go over the different types of walls that can be built in the game, and how to choose the best one for your situation.
First, let’s start with the basics: how do zombies interact with walls in the game? In the sandbox mode, you can choose the “Damage Construction” option to decide whether or not zombies can destroy player-built constructions. You can also use the “Player-built Construction Strength” option to give player-built constructions extra hit points, making them more resistant to zombie damage.
Now, let’s talk about the different types of walls that are available in the game. The most basic type of wall is the wooden wall, which has a default of 150 hit points. These walls are the easiest to build, but they are also the least durable and can be easily broken by zombies. In a test, a horde of zombies was able to break through a wooden wall in just a couple of hours. However, every level of walls adds more hit points, so higher-level wooden walls will offer more protection.
Improved wooden walls have 200 hit points and offer slightly better protection than basic walls. Advanced wooden walls have 250 hit points and are the strongest type of wooden wall available. They offer the best protection against zombie attacks, but they also take the longest to build and require the highest level of carpentry skill. Reinforced wooden walls have 300 hit points and are the strongest type of wooden wall in the game. They are extremely resistant to zombie attacks and are the best option for protecting your base from large hordes of zombies. However, they require the highest level of carpentry skill and the most resources to build.
In addition to wooden walls, you can also build metal walls, which are even stronger than reinforced wooden walls. Metal walls have 350 hit points and are the most durable option for protecting your base. However, they require the highest level of Metal work skill and a large amount of resources to build.
Now that you know about the different types of walls that are available, you might be wondering which one is the best for your situation. The truth is, it depends on a few factors. Here are some things to consider when choosing the right wall for your base:
- Resources: Building and maintaining walls requires a certain amount of resources, such as wood, metal, and other materials. Consider the resources you have available and choose a wall that fits within your budget.
- Carpentry skill level: Higher-level walls require more carpentry skill to build and maintain. If you have a low carpentry skill level, you might want to start with basic or improved wooden walls and work your way up as your skill improves.
- Threat level: The size and strength of the zombie threat you are facing should also be considered. Basic and improved wooden walls are good for keeping out small groups of zombies, while advanced and reinforced wooden walls are better for defending against larger hordes. Stone walls are the strongest option, but they are also the most resource-intensive to build.
In addition to building strong walls, there are a few other things you can do to make your base more secure:
- Build on the second floor: Zombies will usually target doors rather than walls, but if there are enough of them, they will eventually break through the wall. One way to protect against this is to build your base on the second floor of a building and extend your base upward. This way, zombies will have to climb to reach you, making it easier for you to defend against them.
- Use cars to block open spaces: Zombies can break through wooden walls and barricades quite easily, so it’s a good idea to have a backup plan in case they manage to get through. One option is to use cars to block open spaces and prevent zombies from breaking through. Cars can be placed across roads or in other strategic locations to create a barrier that zombies will have difficulty getting past. Just be aware that zombies can get under cars, so it’s best to use burned cars as they can’t be passed through.
- Stay in pre-existing structures: Pre-existing structures, such as houses and buildings that were already built before the zombie outbreak, are generally safer than player-made constructions. This is because they are less likely to attract the attention of zombies and are more likely to be sealed and secure. Just be sure to check for any potential vulnerabilities and make any necessary repairs before settling in.
- Use barricades and fences: Barricades and fences can be used to create obstacles that zombies will have to navigate around, making it more difficult for them to reach your base. However, keep in mind that barricades are not as effective as walls at keeping zombies out, as they can be easily broken through. Use them in combination with walls for the best protection.
In summary, building a zombie-proof wall is an important part of defending your base from the undead. There are many different types of walls available, each with their own strengths and weaknesses. Consider your resources, carpentry skill level, and the size of the threat you are facing when choosing the right wall for your base. In addition to walls, you can use other tactics such as building on the second floor, using cars to block open spaces, staying in pre-existing structures, and using barricades and fences to further protect your base. With the right combination of defenses, you’ll be able to keep your base safe from the hordes of zombies that roam the land.