How To Forage For Food In Project Zomboid

In the early days of Project Zomboid, you’ll be doing a lot of scrounging around for resources. But there’s a much prettier way to put it: foraging. Foraging is an activity all its own in Project Zomboid, a skill players can improve as they practice it. And for anyone who has bad luck finding good gear and equipment, foraging can be a life-saver. Here’s how to forage in Project Zomboid.

The search begins

Foraging in Project Zomboid is pretty simple, provided you aren’t interrupted by any of the undead. Simply click the magnifying glass on the left side of the screen and a window labeled “Investigate Area” will open up. For foraging, this screen is essential, as it displays the environment you’re foraging in.

Once a question mark appears on the ground you've successfully foraged for something.
Once a question mark appears on the ground you’ve successfully foraged for something.

To start foraging, simply click the “Enable Search Mode” button on the bottom of the investigate area window. Search mode drastically reduces how far you can see, since you’re effectively searching the ground for materials. Once in search mode, all you have to do is start walking around and an eye will pop up over your character’s head. That symbol means they’ve found something, so stand in place until the eye is solid and an arrow pointing towards the ground appears. Congratulations, you’ve just foraged for an item.

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Author: Otto Kratky