“Finally you’ll be able to wander around the countryside trying to shoot rabbits with a shotgun.”
— Will Porter
Animals play a minor role in Project Zomboid, currently only appearing as items rather than roaming throughout the landscape. There are various types of animals, including wild, fish and insects, each with their own unique method of obtaining.
Most wild animals can only be obtained through
trapping, however dead rats and dead mice can be found in various containers, kitchen counters in particular.
This article/section is about an item or mechanic that is currently
and planned for
It has either been previewed or found in the game files and does not exist yet.
Rabbits will roam the countryside
Huntable animals with their own AI that wander the landscape are expected to be released by version 1.0.
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