Project Zomboid skull next to the name

What does it mean when a player gets a white skull next to their name in-game?

The Skull Icon next to a player’s Name Tag in Project Zomboid indicates that the player has activated the PvP mode. Players in PvP combat will deal damage to each other.

How to activate the PvP feature in Project Zomboid

If you want to turn on the PvP feature, you will need to click on the Axes Icon(in the corner of the screen). As a sign of activation, the Axes Icon will turn red in color.

What the keybind is to enable PVP

The keybind to enable PVP is “g”. If the server has PVP enabled in the settings, as well as the safety system, you’ll see a green icon in the bottom right corner of your game. Clicking that will mean you’re free to PVP. Press “g” again to disable PVP.

How other players can still harm you even if your PvP mode is turned off

Project Zomboid is a zombie-survival game that features a unique PvP mode. In Project Zomboid, the PvP (Player vs. Player) feature can be activated by any player. However, other players who have not activated the PvP feature can still be harmed and injured by those who have. Therefore, it is important to be aware of all players, not just zombies, when in the game. The Skull Icon next to the Name Tag in Project Zomboid means that the opposite player has activated the PvP mode.

How to enable PVP on a private server

In order to enable PVP on a private server, Set PVP=true.(C:\Users%username%\Zomboid\Server\servertest.ini)

Which settings are for PVP on a server

PVP on a server is typically governed by a few different settings that can be adjusted to change the way players interact with one another. The most important setting is the PVPMeleeDamageModifier, which determines how much damage players can do to one another with melee weapons. The PVPFirearmDamageModifier setting determines how much damage players can do to one another with firearms. Finally, the PlayerBumpPlayer setting determines whether or not players can bump into each other.

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