Project Zomboid: How to Forage

Project Zomboid’s Forage mechanic enables players to find valuable loot while roaming around the open world. However, doing so is not straightforward, so this guide is here to help. 

If you’ve played Project Zomboid any time, you know how difficult finding food and other items can sometimes be. The Forage mechanic enables players to look around on the ground for different materials, some of which can be used to craft various items or are used in recipes. 

Project Zomboid: How to Forage

Foraging is easy to use but narrows your field of view, making it slightly more difficult to see oncoming zombies. To forage, click the magnifying glass icon on the left side of the screen, then click the Enable Search Mode button, and your character will start foraging. Wait for the eye icon and follow the arrows to find the items. Double-click or right-click the icon to pick up the items. 

Foraging, Project Zomboid

Each additional level you gain in your Foraging Skill will increase the search radius for your character when foraging for goods.  

Good places to forage include the forest, where you can find berries, eggs, and animals to cook. Or, you can also look in Junkpiles or in the street for random items that spawn.

Forage Items in Project Zomboid

Players can find the following items while foraging:

  • Ammunition
  • Bait and insects
  • Berries
  • Clothing
  • Dead Animals
  • Eggs
  • Fish Bait
  • Forest rarities
  • Frog
  • Fruits
  • Insects 
  • Junk
  • Junk food
  • Junk Weapons
  • Lemon grass
  • Medical supplies
  • Medicinal Plants
  • Mushrooms
  • Rosehips
  • Slug
  • Snail
  • Stones
  • Sunflower Seeds
  • Traps
  • Trash
  • Vegetables 
  • Wild Eggs
  • Wild Herbs
  • Wild Plants
  • Worm

Hopefully, now, you can add Foraging to your playthrough. 

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