Bleach is a consumable item.
It can be used in conjunction with a mop, bath towel or dish towel to clean bloodstains from surfaces. As of build 38, rotten corpses will make the player feel ill and sad, however blood splatters do not, meaning that cleaning blood is purely cosmetic. If the player has both a bottle of bleach and a mop, bath towel or dish towel, when right-clicking a blood splatter, the option "Clean Blood" will appear.
Bleach is a poison , therefore if the player drinks a full bottle, they will become sick and unhappy, followed shortly by death. However, if the player is zombified, this becomes an effective way to kill themselves before turning into a zombie. This strategy can be advantageous if the player decides to continue with another character, as their belongings will be left at the point of death, whereas a zombie is likely to wander away.
Bleach can be added to any completed meal with at least 3 ingredients, where spice is not considered an ingredient. Upon adding bleach to a meal, the icon will not be displayed on the tooltip, meaning it can be given to other players without them knowing it is poisoned. However, if enough poison is added to the meal, a poisonous skull icon will appear over the meal's icon. Therefore, the player must be cautious when aiming to poison a fellow survivor. If a poisoned meal is consumed, the player will begin to see signs of sickness and begin to lose health. This will not always kill a player, so long as they have not consumed too much of the poison.
An empty bleach bottle exists in the game, however emptying a bleach will not yield one, and will instead be removed from the player's inventory.
Bleach can frequently be found inside medicine cabinets or kitchen and bathroom counters and rarely on corpses.
- Empty bleach bottles can be found sitting on corpses, suggesting that the Knox Event drove them to suicide.
Naturally spawning suicide victim
From newitems.txt (Project Zomboid directory/media/scripts/)
UnhappyChange = 99,
Weight = 0.3,
Type = Food,
ThirstChange = -60,
DisplayName = Bleach,
Icon = Bleach,
Poison = true,
DisplayCategory = Item,
PoisonDetectionLevel = 7,
PoisonPower = 40,
UseForPoison = 15,
CustomContextMenu = Drink,
CustomEatSound = PZ_DrinkingFromBottle,
CantBeFrozen = TRUE,
Empty Bleach Bottle
Weight = 0.1,
Type = Normal,
DisplayName = Empty Bleach Bottle,
Icon = Bleach,