Baseball Bat

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Baseball Bat
Baseball Bat
Baseball Bat Spiked Baseball Bat
Category Weapon
Heavy Load
Equipped Two-handed
Condition max. 15
Type Blunt
Attack speed 3
Range 0.61–1.5 tiles
Damage 0.8–1.1
Knockback 0.5
Knockdown 2
Technical details
Base ID Base.BaseballBat

A baseball bat is a blunt melee weapon.



The baseball bat is particularly effective when used to deliver blows to the head. It usually won't kill a standing zombie but will either send it to the ground, allowing the character to follow up with a killing blow.

The baseball bat also has a long range (for a melee weapon), capable of keeping a small group of zombies at a distance while delivering killing blows or addressing zombies in another direction. it is capable of hitting up to 2 zombies at once with Multi-hit enabled. The baseball bat can last quite long with 15 Max Condition and only a 5% chance to lose 1 condition point, but it is always better to bring a backup weapon.

Breaking doors

It is partly effective at bashing down doors, dealing 5 damage per hit. For comparison, an axe deals 35 damage.

Chopping trees

It will only deal 1 damage to a tree per hit. For comparison, an axe deals 35 damage.


The baseball bat is a blunt weapon, therefore being influenced by the blunt skills: accuracy, guard and maintenance. It has a maximum condition of 15 and will be damaged depending on the player's maintenance skill. The chance of losing durability is: 1 in (20 + maintenance x 2)


Materials that can be used to repair the baseball bat, based on first time repairing.

Repair Baseball Bat
Wood Glue
Woodglue.png Potentially repairs: 20%
Chance of success: 35%
Wood Glue (2 units)
Carpentry Level 2
Duct Tape
DuctTape.png Potentially repairs: 10%
Chance of success: 95%
Duct Tape (2 units)
Glue.png Potentially repairs: 10%
Chance of success: 95%
Glue (2 units)
Adhesive Tape
Scotchtape.png Potentially repairs: 10%
Chance of success: 95%
Adhesive Tape (4 units)

It should be noted that repairing the baseball bat makes following repairs less likely to succeed and can, if repaired numerous times, cause reduced durability instead of increased.


Baseball bats are commonly found in wardrobes of houses and counters in stores and bars, or rarely on zombie corpses. and very rarely can appear in the trunk of vehicles

Louisville Bruiser, a baseball factory located in north Louisville has an incredibly large amount of baseball bats.


Building/Room Container Rolls Chance
All Male Corpse 1 0.1
Wardrobe 4 2
Bar Shelf 4 2
Counter 2 2
Bedroom Wardrobe 2 2
Changeroom Locker 2 2
Fossoil Counter 4 5
Grocery Store Counter 4 5
Storage Unit All 3 5
Zippee Store Counter 1 5


What it can craft

The baseball bat can be upgraded to a spiked baseball bat or be used to smash open a watermelon.

Product XP Gained Skill(s) Recipe Ingredient 1 Ingredient 2 Ingredient 3
Spiked Baseball Bat
Spiked Baseball Bat x1
none Baseball Bat
Baseball Bat x1
Nails x5
Hammer x1
Watermelon Chunks
Watermelon Chunks x5
none Watermelon
Watermelon x1
Blunt Weapon
Log x1


  • The baseball bat is a popular weapon used in various zombie apocalypse material, including: The Walking Dead, Zombieland, DayZ and 28 Days Later.




From items.txt (Project Zomboid directory/media/scripts/)

Version 41.53
    item BaseballBat
		MaxRange	=	1.25,
		WeaponSprite	=	BaseballBat,
		MinAngle	=	0.75,
		Type	=	Weapon,
		MinimumSwingTime	=	3,
		KnockBackOnNoDeath	=	TRUE,
		SwingAmountBeforeImpact	=	0.02,
		Categories	=	Blunt,
		ConditionLowerChanceOneIn	=	20,
		Weight	=	2,
		SplatNumber	=	1,
		PushBackMod	=	0.5,
		SubCategory	=	Swinging,
		ConditionMax	=	15,
		MaxHitCount	=	2,
		DoorDamage	=	5,
		IdleAnim	=	Idle_Weapon2,
		SwingAnim	=	Bat,
		DisplayName	=	Baseball Bat,
		MinRange	=	0.61,
		SwingTime	=	3,
		HitAngleMod	=	-30,
		KnockdownMod	=	2,
		SplatBloodOnNoDeath	=	FALSE,
		Icon	=	BaseballBat,
		RunAnim	=	Run_Weapon2,
        TwoHandWeapon = TRUE,
        BreakSound  =   BreakWoodItem,
        TreeDamage  =   1,
		CriticalChance	=	40,
		critDmgMultiplier = 2,
		MinDamage	=	0.8,
		MaxDamage	=	1.1,
		BaseSpeed = 1,
		WeaponLength = 0.5,
		AttachmentType = Shovel,


From fixing.txt (Project Zomboid directory/media/scripts/)

Version 41.53
	fixing Fix Baseball Bat
		Require : BaseballBat,
		Fixer : Woodglue=2; Woodwork=2,
		Fixer : DuctTape=2,
		Fixer : Glue=2,
		Fixer : Scotchtape=4,

See also

Weapons (Pre 41) vde
Blunt Bare HandsBaseball BatCrowbarFishing RodFishing Rod Without LineFishing Rod (crafted)Frying PanGolf ClubHammerHockey StickPlankPool CueRolling PinSledgehammerShovelSpiked Baseball BatSpiked PlankStone HammerCrafted Spear
Bladed Butter KnifeForkHunting KnifeIce PickKitchen KnifeLetter OpenerPenPencilScissorsScrewdriverSpoon
Axes AxeStone Axe
Firearms MSR788 RiflePistol (disambiguation)Sawed-off JS-2000 ShotgunShotgun (disambiguation)MSR700 Rifle
Throwables Aerosol BombAlarm ClockFire BombMolotov CocktailNoise MakerPipe BombSmoke Bomb
Ammo Shotgun Shells9mm Round.223 Round.308 Round
Weapon Parts Magazine (firearms)Ammo StrapsChoke Tube ImprovedChoke Tube FullFiberglass StockIron SightLaserRecoil PadRed DotSlingx2 Scopex4 Scopex8 Scope

Weapons vde
Axe Hand AxeStone AxeAxeWood Axe
Long Blunt Acoustic GuitarBadminton RacketBarbellBaseball BatBroomCanoe PaddleCanoe Paddle - Double-bladedChainsawCrowbarElectric BassElectric GuitarFishing RodFishing Rod (crafted)Fishing Rod without LineGarden HoeGolf ClubHockey StickIce Hockey StickKeytarLacrosse StickLeaf RakePick AxePlankPool CueRakeSaxophoneShovelSledgehammerSnow ShovelSpiked Baseball BatSpiked PlankTennis RacketTrumpet
Short Blunt Ball-peen HammerBanjoChair LegClub HammerDumbbellDrumstickFluteFrying PanGriddle PanHammerLead PipeMetal BarMetal PipeNightstickPlungerPipe WrenchPick Axe HandleRolling PinSaucepanSpiked Pick Axe HandleStone HammerTable LegViolinWooden MalletWrench
Long Blade MacheteKatana
Short Blade Butter KnifeBread KnifeForkHand ForkHand ScytheHunting KnifeIce PickLetter OpenerKitchen KnifeMeat CleaverScalpelScissorsScrewdriverSmashed BottleSpoonStakeStone Knife
Spear Closed UmbrellaCrafted SpearGarden ForkSpear with Bread KnifeSpear with Butter KnifeSpear with ForkSpear with Hand ForkSpear with Hunting KnifeSpear with Ice PickSpear with KnifeSpear with Letter OpenerSpear with MacheteSpear with ScalpelSpear with ScissorsSpear with ScrewdriverSpear with Spoon
Firearm D-E PistolDouble Barrel ShotgunJS-2000 ShotgunM14 RifleM16 Assault RifleM1911 PistolM36 RevolverM625 RevolverM9 PistolMagnumMSR700 RifleMSR788 RifleSawed-off Double Barrel ShotgunSawed-off JS-2000 Shotgun
Ammo .223 Round.308 Round.38 Special Round.44 Magnum Round.45 Auto Round5.56mm Round9mm RoundShotgun Shells
Weapon mods .223 Magazine.308 Magazine.44 Magazine.45 Auto Magazine5.56mm Magazine9mm MagazineAmmo StrapsChoke Tube ImprovedChoke Tube FullFiberglass StockIron SightLaserRecoil PadRed DotSlingx2 Scopex4 Scopex8 Scope
Throwable Aerosol BombAerosol Bomb with SensorAerosol Bomb with TimerFire BombFlame Trap with SensorFlame Trap with TimerMolotov CocktailNoise MakerNoise Maker with SensorNoise Maker with TimerPipe BombPipe Bomb with SensorPipe Bomb with TimerRemote Aerosol BombRemote Flame TrapRemote Noise MakerRemote Pipe BombRemote Smoke BombSmoke BombSmoke Bomb with SensorSmoke Bomb with Timer
Other Bare HandsBlue PenPenPencilRed Pen