Those just starting out in 7 Days to Die will probably have realized very quickly that you're inhabiting a harsh environment where zombies aren't your only, or biggest, risk. Perhaps the toughest, and most frustrating killer in the early access survival horror game is thirst and starvation, with players constantly needing to source resources in order to keep these at bay.
In this guide, we're going to help you with part of this problem - where to find water, and how to use it in 7 Days to Die.
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How To Get Water In 7 Days to Die
Going without water in 7 Days to Die can be extremely damaging to your character, with an increased risk of injury, heavily reduced stamina and death - let's avoid that.
First things first, you're going to need to know exactly where to find a water source in 7 Days to Die, and luckily, there are plenty of ways you can quench that thirst.
Best Water Sources In 7 Days to Die
Below are the primary sources for water:
- There's the obvious way of finding rivers or lakes
- Collecting snow with a shovel and using a fire to boil it
- Water towers can be an excellent source of consistent water, should you find them
- Collecting murky water from a toilet (yum) and boiling it to make drinkable water
- Even specific foods can give you a small amount of hydration
We'd recommend looking for a river or a lake nearby to where you first spawn in your world and making a base nearby as these will be the easiest water source for you when starting out and you should be able to make use of these for a good while. Just bear in mind that should you collect any 'murky water', this needs to be boiled before it is safe to drink.
Good Foods For Hydration In 7 Days to Die
Below are some of the foods that give the best hydration:
- Yucca smoothies
- Boiled meat
- Chicken soup
- Can of stock
- Vegetable/meat stew
Of course, many of these are not so easy to get your hands on, so we would definitely recommend keeping a good stock of blueberries on you at all times.
How To Store Water In 7 Days to Die
Now you know where to find water in 7 Days to Die, but an equally important thing to know is how to store it for use - or even to know what items needed to gather it in the first place.
In order to collect water you're going to need one of three items; a bucket, a glass jar, or an empty jar. The two latter options are particularly easy to come by. Glass jars are especially useful for gathering 'murky water', as you can simply boil these as they are.
Buckets are a craftable item in 7 Days to Die, so are a little more difficult to get your hands on. Though, these are used for moving a water source from one place to another. So, they're great if you want to dig a hole at your base and fill it with water for constant, nearby water source - just remember to refill it as it lowers.
There we have it! You now know everything there is to know about water and hydration in 7 Days to Die! Quick tip: as soon as you can unlock the 'Iron Gut' perk, do it. This reduces the rate at which your hunger and thirst will deplete - trust me, you will thank us for it.
If you want to find out whether the game can be played with players from across all platforms, check out our article here, and keep an eye out for more 7 Days to Die guides.
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