Water is one of the most important resources to humanity. Without clean water, no one can survive. Which is why water is one of the first things you should secure in a disaster. Because of how important skills and progression are in Project Zomboid, it’s important to know how to improve your character. The zombie-filled environs are pretty dangerous, so you don’t want to get caught unprepared. You need to have weapons and a safe place to retreat to, at a minimum. That means you’re going to need tools and materials.
The Rain Collector in Project Zomboid is one of the more important items in the game. You need a way to get your hands on water, and that’s going to be a pretty big issue if you don’t.
How to Make a Rain Collector in Project Zomboid
You need some kind of hammer to start. There are three types: Stone, Ball-peen and the basic one. You need to combine that hammer with the following items:
- 4 × Plank
- 4 × Nails
- 4 × Garbagebag
The basic version requires Carpentry 4 to make. This rain collector barrel holds 80 units of water. The upgraded variant uses the same materials, but holds 200 units of water. This better one needs a character with Carpentry 7 to make.
Rain Collector Barrels are used to collect rainwater, and take up one tile space. When it is raining, they will convert the rain into usable water. These act as a companion to the Well, and are a great source of small amounts of water. You can make the water drinkable by boiling it. Without boiling it, you can easily fill up to 20 water bottles, depending on which version of the Rain Collector in Project Zomboid you’re using.
There are other cool things you can do, and even plumb existing sinks. Build the Rain Collector Barrel on the roof of a building, above the sink already installed, and you have running water. The sink will offer a “Plumb Sink” right-click option, click that to hook it up.