In Project Zomboid, when you die, you don’t necessarily lose everything and have to start from scratch. If you’re playing single-player, then you will Respawn and keep your skills, but if you’re playing multiplayer, then it depends on how you die. If you’ve turned into a zombie or taken out in multiplayer, then you will lose everything.
If you die in Project Zomboid, you will lose all of your skill levels and experience. Any recipes that you have learned will have to be learned again. Experience multipliers from reading books will also be lost, but you can regain them by rereading the books. If you die of zombification, your character will become a zombie and roam the world. You will also drop off all of the items that you were carrying.
In Project Zomboid, dying does not mean the end of your game. Even if you lose your character to zombies.
Don’t lose skills on death mod
The journals are a great way to keep track of your skills and progress, and they can be used over and over again. Be careful not to lose them, though, as they can be difficult to retrieve if you die holding them.
How to use
- Craft a Bound Journal using Thread (a unit), Leather Stripsx3, Journal or Empty Notebook, and one of Glue or Wood Glue.
- Write in the journal using a pencil or pen.
- To check your progress, Move your cursor over the Journal.
- To transcribe your skills, Right-click on the Journal with a writing tool and select Transcribe Journal.
- To recover your skills, Just read the Journal.
There are a variety of options to choose from in terms of how much skill recovery percentage to have, as well as what speed multiplier to use for transcribing and reading speeds. The journal can also be used to recover passive skills, combat skills, firearm skills, crafting skills, survivalist skills, agility skills, and recipes.
The new option to respawn the same character with skills and traits is a great addition to the game. It works well in multiplayer and does not require any extra files to be changed.
Keep inventory mod
When you die in-game, you will not lose your items or skills. You can also right-click on a bed to set your spawn point. However, there is a known bug where quitting the game immediately after death can cause your items to disappear. To avoid this, please create another character or log out before exiting the game.
How to respawn in a chosen location
Multiplayer is not compatible in regards to anti-cheating. Right-clicking on a bed sets your spawn point.
What to Do If You’re About to Die in Project Zomboid
There are some things you can do to try and keep your items.
First, if you have time, you can try to store your items somewhere safe. This will prevent your zombified character from wandering around with a bunch of useful items.
If you’re lucky and die to something non-zombie related, you can gather up your items more easily. If you’re confident you can find your way back, you can try to drop items on the floor.
This is more difficult if it’s dark or if you’re in a forest with many trees. Even though you can use proximity looting to help. Another fun tip to take advantage of is to lead zombies away from your home base. When you’re close to death and can’t get home safely or heal up, you can try to lure a swarm away.
Finally, if you get caught off guard by a swarm of zombies, you can try to make a mental note of the area so you can find your way back later.