There are many little things you need to do to survive in Project Zomboid. There are many skills to level, and gear to find; there are tons to build as well. Players can learn to build bases with carpentry, or to make complex electronics. But as you play all over the world of Knox County, you will get into some dangerous situations. But much like real life, not everything is all sunshine and rainbows. Sometimes you get wounded. A Deep Wound in Project Zomboid is one of the more difficult things to deal with in the game.
Burns are just as vicious, as they take a long time to heal. This is particularly dangerous if you take the Injured trait. This gives you skill points in addition to random wounds. Many players who spawn with wounds thanks to perks will want to check their Health screen to see any wounds. Players who spot a burn or deep wound in Project Zomboid will often restart, as these are particularly deadly early on. But if you just want to tough it out, here’s how to handle the deep wounds. It’s a good idea to learn how to deal with cuts and burns as well, which can keep you alive.
How to heal a Deep Wound in Project Zomboid
The biggest problem with deep wounds is that they can’t just be bandaged. You must do a few things before you can bandage them. To stitch the wound, players need a needle and a thread. A suture needle can be used to stitch a deep wound. Alternatively, if a suture needle is not available, a needle can be used with thread. A suture needle is a one use item, and will be consumed once used.
The Needle is most often found in bathrooms in residential homes. Look inside the Medicine Cabinets above sinks to see what you find. You can also find medicine and first aid supplies in these cabinets, so they’re always worth raiding. A medicine cabinet inside a bathroom has a fairly small chance of having medical items and is more likely to contain items like sheets, bleach, bath towels and hairspray.
The Thread is found often in homes as well. Check cabinets and dressers in bedrooms, as well as shelves in garages. Outdoor sheds can also have them, although it’s kind of rare.
Once you have sutured up the deep wound, you can clean it with disinfectant and continue on. If you do decide to bandage it, be very careful. Doing so without a sterilized bandage will increase the healing rate by approximately 6-fold, while also increasing the chance of infection.
There are plenty of other things to learn about the game as well. Before you go out on that supply run, make sure you’re well prepared for what’s to come. Basic tasks like boiling water are key to survival. You must know how to build defenses too. Cleaning up after yourself after all the zombie-slaying is a good idea. You don’t want a bunch of blood hanging around. Burning corpses is also a great thing to do.