Project Zomboid is an open-world survival game where the player has to scavenge for resources, build a base, and survive the zombie apocalypse. The early stages of the game are the most important as they can determine how easy or difficult the rest of the game will be. In this guide, we will provide you with a few tips and tricks that you can use to make your early game incredibly easy!
First and foremost, you have to choose an occupation during the character creation phase. The “Fire Officer” occupation is by far the strongest and most useful one and should be picked without a second thought.
Once the game starts, your first priority should be to search for a Hiking Bag. This can usually be found in the closet of your room. This bag will contain some basic items such as a melee weapon, food, and water. If you have selected the “Smoker” trait, you should also try to find cigarettes and lighters.
Your next step should be to head over to the “Pharmacy” and collect medical supplies. Disinfectants and bandages should be your priority. If you kill zombies, tear their clothes to obtain cloth strips. Now, use an iron stove to boil water. Combing these will net you a disinfection cloth strip which is much lighter than a bandage.
If you don’t want to fall asleep early, make sure to collect Vitamins, Tea, or Coffee. Taking these will eliminate fatigue and prevent you from falling asleep.
Finally, you should make sure to find a vehicle for transportation. If you don’t have the “Hotwire” skill to steal cars, you will need to find a “Car Key” and “Gasoline”. To collect gasoline, you will also need a “Gas Can”. Once this is done, you can fill the car with gas and be on your way!
By following these guidelines, you will be well on your way to surviving and thriving in Project Zomboid. Good luck!