Project Zomboid is a survival game that requires players to scavenge for resources and craft items in order to survive. One important task in the game is repairing weapons, which can become damaged over time or after prolonged use.
There are two types of weapons in Project Zomboid: melee and ranged. Both types of weapons can be repaired, but the process is slightly different for each.
Repairing melee weapons
To repair a melee weapon, you will need the appropriate repair item and a certain level of carpentry skill. The required skill level and repair item will depend on the type of weapon you are repairing. For example, repairing an axe may require wood glue and a carpentry skill of at least 2, while repairing a kitchen knife may only require duct tape and a lower carpentry skill.
It’s important to note that the success rate for repairing a melee weapon decreases with each successive repair, so it’s generally more beneficial to find an unused weapon than to repair one that has already been damaged. The quality of the repair item and the skill of the person doing the repairs can also affect the success rate.
Repairing ranged weapons
To repair a ranged weapon, you will need at least two weapons of the same type that are less than 100% condition. You can then use one of the weapons as a repair item to repair the other. The required aiming skill will depend on the type of ranged weapon you are repairing. For example, repairing a pistol may require an aiming skill of at least 3.
Like with melee weapons, the success rate for repairing a ranged weapon decreases with each successive repair. It’s generally more beneficial to find an unused weapon than to repair one that has already been damaged.
Making weapons last longer
There is a mod available on the Steam Workshop called “Simple Weapon Durability” that allows players to make weapons last longer. With this mod, you can choose how many times longer the weapon condition will last. For example, you can choose to make the weapon condition last 2 times longer or 3 times longer. This mod can be helpful if you find that your melee weapons are getting damaged too quickly.
Repairing weapons with mods
There are also mods available that allow players to repair certain types of weapons that cannot be repaired without a mod. For example, the “KatanaCraftFix 41.xx” mod adds crafting and repairs to the original Katana, while the “Repair Nightstick” mod allows players to repair nightsticks.
It’s important to note that using mods can change the game balance and may not be allowed in certain multiplayer servers. Be sure to check the server rules before using any mods.
Tips for repairing weapons
- Keep an eye on the condition of your weapons and repair them before they break.
- Look for high-quality repair items, as they will have a higher potential repair value and a better chance of success.
- Keep track of your skill levels and use repair items that match your skill level.
- Find new weapons if the success rate for repairing your current weapon is too low.