Hand Torch

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Hand Torch
HandTorch Model.png
Moodle Icon HeavyLoad.png
Light source
Light distance
15 tiles
Light strength
Torch cone
Item ID

A hand torch is a drainable item that provides a source of light.


The hand torch is an item that can be used to provide light for the player when it is dark. To use it, the player must first equip it in either their primary or secondary hand. If the player has an item such as a weapon already equipped, equipping the hand torch will make the player hold the item one-handed if possible, otherwise it will be unequipped.

The light can be toggled by pressing F. The light will shine in a cone reaching up to 15 tiles in front of the player. The hand torch is significantly weaker than the flashlight, which is the strongest equippable light source in the game.

Hand torches require a battery to function. There is a chance that the hand torch will spawn with one already installed. While the light is turned on, the battery will gradually drain. When the battery is low, the light will begin to flicker and once completely drained the battery will be consumed. If the player has another battery, they can install it to continue using the hand torch. A full battery can also be taken out of a hand torch if needed for another device.


Product Ingredients Tools Requirements Workstation XP
Hand Torch
Flashlight2.png Hand Torch ×1
Battery.png Battery ×1
none none none none
One of:
Flashlight.png Flashlight ×1
Flashlight2.png Hand Torch ×1
Rubberducky.png Rubber Duck ×1
none none none none


  • While the torch and flashlight are two separate items in game, they often refer to the same real world item. Flashlight is the more common term in North America, while Torch is most common in other English-speaking countries.



The loot distributions can be found in the table(s) below.

Building/Room Container Rolls Chance
all militarycrate 4 8
other 1 8
armyhanger counter 4 8
armysurplus counter 4 8
bedroom crate 4 8
crate 1 0.8
closet crate 4 8
crate 4 8
crate 4 8
metal_shelves 4 8
controlroom counter 4 8
departmentstorage metal_shelves 4 8
electronicsstorage shelves 4 8
empty crate 4 8
garagestorage counter 4 8
kitchen counter 4 8
mechanic metal_shelves 4 8
toolstore counter 4 8


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Source: ProjectZomboid\media\scripts\newitems.txt

Retrieved: Build 41.78.16
item HandTorch
        DisplayCategory = LightSource,
        LightDistance	=	15,
        Weight	=	0.5,
        DisappearOnUse	=	FALSE,
        Type	=	Drainable,
        TorchCone	=	TRUE,
        UseDelta	=	0.0004,
        LightStrength	=	0.9,
        DisplayName	=	Hand Torch,
        ActivatedItem	=	TRUE,
        Icon	=	Flashlight2,
        MetalValue = 10,
        cantBeConsolided = TRUE,
        StaticModel = HandTorch,
        primaryAnimMask = HoldingTorchRight,
        secondaryAnimMask = HoldingTorchLeft,
        WorldStaticModel = HandTorchGround,

See also