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Padlock
Padlock Model.png
General
Category
Security
Encumbrance
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0.2
Function
Lock containers
Properties
Material
Metal
Metal quantity
15
Technical
Item ID
Base.Padlock
Used to lock containers. Items and equipment can be stored securely.
— Padlock in-game tooltip

The Padlock is an item that can be used to control access to player-crafted crates.

Usage

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Locking

Padlocks can be attached to crafted crates. If it is in the player's inventory, the "Put Padlock" context option will appear when selecting a crate. Upon attaching, the player will receive two keys that can be used to open the locked crate.

While the padlock is in place, the crate's tab in the inventory window will have a lock icon on it. If you hold the correct key, the icon is an open lock, and the container works normally. Otherwise, it is a closed lock, and the container's tab cannot even be viewed.

Padlocks are effectively useless in single-player games, but since a padlocked crate cannot be used or even viewed by a player who does not hold a matching key, it can deter looters on a multi-player server. A locked crate can be destroyed, spilling its contents, just as easily as an unlocked crate can.

Pre-existing crates, like those in warehouses, cannot be locked.

Removing padlock

Holding the key also adds the "Remove Padlock" option to the crate's context menu so that you can return it to its original unrestricted state and reuse the padlock. Removing a padlock will remove one of its keys from your inventory, while re-adding an already used padlock will return one key (not two) to you.

Padlock key

KeyPadlock1.png The two keys from each padlock are identical.

Distribution

It can be found in "tool store" zones, such as the one in downtown West Point. It also sometimes spawns inside warehouse crates that have farming equipment such as seeds, trowels, and watering cans.

Code

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Item

Padlock.png Base.Padlock
Source: ProjectZomboid\media\scripts\newitems.txt

Retrieved: Build 41.78.16 (1 January 2024)
item Padlock
{
	DisplayCategory = Security,
	Weight	=	0.2,
	Type	=	Key,
	DisplayName	=	Padlock,
	Icon	=	Padlock,
	Padlock =   TRUE,
	MetalValue = 15,
	Tooltip = Tooltip_Padlock,
	WorldStaticModel = Padlock,
}


See also