How to Find Water in 7 Days to Die

Those just starting out in 7 Days to Die will quickly realize that surviving in this harsh environment involves more than just avoiding zombies. Thirst and starvation pose a constant threat, and sourcing water becomes a top priority. In this guide, we will help you discover where to find water and how to use it effectively in 7 Days to Die.

Understanding the Importance of Water

Going without water in 7 Days to Die can have severe consequences for your character. It increases the risk of injury, reduces stamina, and even leads to death. Let’s avoid that scenario.

First and foremost, you need to know where to find water sources in the game. Fortunately, there are several options to quench your thirst:

Best Water Sources in 7 Days to Die

  • Rivers and lakes are obvious sources of water.
  • Collecting snow with a shovel and boiling it using a fire is a viable option.
  • Water towers can be excellent sources of reliable water.
  • Collecting murky water from a toilet (not the most pleasant option) and boiling it makes it drinkable.
  • Certain foods also provide a small amount of hydration.

Glass jar by water source in 7 Days To Die
Glass jars are incredibly easy to come by (Source: Gamezo)

To start, we recommend locating a nearby river or lake when you first spawn in your world. Set up your base close to these water sources as they will be easily accessible and provide a reliable water supply. Just remember to boil any murky water before drinking.

Hydrating Foods in 7 Days to Die

Certain foods in the game can help keep you hydrated. Here are some examples:

  • Blueberries
  • Yucca smoothies
  • Boiled meat
  • Chicken soup
  • Can of stock
  • Vegetable/meat stew

While some of these foods may be challenging to obtain, it’s always a good idea to carry a stock of blueberries with you whenever possible.

Storing Water for Future Use

Now that you know where to find water in 7 Days to Die, it’s equally important to know how to store it for future use. You’ll need one of the following items to collect water: a bucket, a glass jar, or an empty jar. The latter options are readily available, especially glass jars, which are ideal for gathering murky water that can be boiled directly.

Buckets for moving water
Buckets are useful for moving water from one place to another (Source: Gamezo)

Crafting a bucket is slightly more challenging, but it allows you to move water from one location to another. This is particularly useful if you want to dig a hole at your base and fill it with water, creating a nearby and constant water source. Just remember to refill the bucket as the water level decreases.

There you have it! You now possess all the knowledge you need about sourcing water and staying hydrated in 7 Days to Die. As an additional tip, unlock the ‘Iron Gut’ perk as soon as possible, as it reduces the rate at which your hunger and thirst deplete. Trust me, you’ll appreciate it.

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