7 Days to Die Wiki

"7 Days to Die" is an open world, voxel-based, sandbox game blending the best elements of first person shooter, survival horror, tower defense, and role-playing games. "7 Days to Die" looks to carve out its own space giving gamers what they really want with a unique combination of combat, crafting, looting, mining, exploration, and character growth. It's not just Survival Horror anymore, it's "Survival Horde". New to the game? Check out First Steps and start playing today!

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In the near future, the third world war leaves the Earth in ruins, but the worst was yet to come. In the year 2013, nuclear attacks have decimated the Earth and the remaining population is infected by an unknown virus. Nobody knows for sure if it was the radiation, the biochemical weapons or an act of God but an unknown virus soon transforms the surviving humans into an army of the animated dead, acting as a single-minded being.

The infected die within 7 days and soon reanimate becoming blood-thirsty zombies. No one believed it; nobody expected it and nothing can stop it. You play a survivor trapped in the savage zombie infested world of Navezgane County, Arizona, one of the last true Edens on Earth. Ironically, Navezgane means "Killer of Monsters" to the Apache who have inhabited the land for centuries, and that's pretty much what you'll do as you fight to survive and search for the truth behind what really happened.

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The system requirements to run 7 Days to Die are as following:

Operating System Requirements: (64-Bit OS Only )[ | ]

  • Windows: Windows 7 or Higher ( Steam Users: Starting from 2024, Steam will no longer support Windows 7, 8, 8.1 and Windows 10+ will be required if you have 7DTD on Steam )
  • Mac OS 10.12 or Higher
  • Ubuntu 16.04 or Higher

Processor:[ | ]

  • Minimum Requirement - 2.4 Ghz Dual Core CPU (Requires a 64-bit processor)
  • Recommended Requirement - 3.0 Ghz Quad Core CPU or faster (Requires a 64-bit processor)

RAM + GPU Memory:[ | ]

  • Minimum Requirement - 8GB RAM / GPU 2GB Memory
  • Recommended Requirement - 12GB RAM / GPU 4GB Memory
  • Running the Dedicated Server and Client on the same computer will double RAM requirements.

MIsc // For all System:[ | ]

  • 7DTD also requires 12GB of free space for all Data files.
  • Sound Card DirectX® Compatible // DirectX Version 11 - Windows Exclusive
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Basic Game Controls

  • WASD – Movement (W: Forward A: Strafe left S: Strafe right D: Backward)
  • SPACE - Jump
  • Left Shift - Hold to run; no, there is no run toggle
  • C - Crouch/stealth - hold to continue crouching
  • Left Control - Toggle crouch/stealth mode
  • Keyboard White Mouse Left Left Click - Primary Action: uses held item, or basic attack with fists if no item held
  • Keyboard White Mouse Right Right Click - Secondary Action: power attack / aim ranged weapon / place block or item
  • E - Interact key, press & hold to access an object's radial menu instead
  • R - Reload held item/weapon, press & hold to bring up radial menu instead. Alternately will take all items from a container that has been opened.
  • Q - Drops the currently held item
  • Tab - Opens the Crafting Window, press & hold to open the Main UI radial menu
  • B - Opens the Character Window
  • M - Opens the Map Window
  • Esc - Opens the main game menu. Pauses game if playing single player.
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Note: These features apply to the PC version of the game. For the PS4 or Xbox One edition, see here.

  • The World is your Oyster - Explore a modern, beautiful, fully destroyable, fully buildable, fully dynamic, hand crafted, huge voxel world with wastelands, forests, snowy mountains, pine forests, plains, deserts, burn forests, and radiation zones.
  • Blow it up or Build it up! – Enjoy a fully destroyable voxel-based world blowing up everything in the entire game or building it up. Bolster the defenses of an existing structure, or build your own base to try and keep the zombies out.
  • Points of Interest - Discover hundreds of great Points of Interests ranging from caves, campsites, cities, skyscrapers, and more. Each and every building can be explored inside and out.
  • Day and Night Game Play - Spend the day looting, mining, crafting, and building up your base's defenses, as daytime slows down and weakens the zombies. Find somewhere safe at night as the lunar cycle speeds up and strengthens the zombies.
  • She's a Brick House! – The Physics System simulates real-time structural integrity, durability, and mass. Blocks don't float in the air, nor can you build an unsound, unsupported structure. Build it right or watch it come crumbling down. Weak blocks can even fall from the weight of the player or zombies.
  • Relentless and Special Enemies – Enemies will claw, jump, climb, and break their way through the world in order to get to you. They can see, smell, and hear the player and can work in a group. And watch out for the unique special infected enemies like the Acid Puking Hulk whose acidic vomit can melt blocks.
  • Stealth and Distraction System – Crouch and sneak your way past enemies or throw objects to distract them. Find or craft sight, sound, or smell deterrents and attractor recipes and items to exploit the sight, hearing, or smell of the zombies to throw them off track.
  • The MacGyver in you – Loot and mine a multitude of items and ingredients to create hundreds of items including melee weapons, guns, traps, generators, motorized tools, motion detectors, landmines, auto-turrets, salves, potions, and more using the 5x5 grid "Crafting System".
  • Two sides to every Story – The story unfolds through the "Dynamic Story Generation System" which guides the player to other survivors, better loot, and undiscovered Points of Interests through story note quests.
  • Friends and Foes – Play solo, co-op, or multiplayer in our unique Zombie Nomad Mode be a human, a bandit or a zombie for a no rules experience. Watch the leader boards and fight to be the "Big Clan of the Wasteland" or the "Duke of Navezgane".
  • You know like Bowhunting Skills – Earn XP and upgrade your skills to become the ultimate Bruiser, Gun Nut, Gadget Man, Chemist, or Stealth Agent. Upgrade your melee skill learning to craft better melee weapons and swing them harder & faster and even learn special finishing moves.
  • Become the True Survivalist – Rummage and mine your way through the world finding food, water, loot, and the resources you'll need to survive and discover a purpose for everything in the world.
  • Item Quality and Food & Water Purity – Every item in the game has a quality level and degrades with use. Combine items to create better items. All Food and water items have a purity level; the higher the purity level, the higher the health and stamina benefits. Improve crafting to make better items. Improve cooking to make purer food and water.
  • Build it and they will come – Build your own worlds and play them with your friends using the "Creative Mode Tools" featuring hundreds of block shapes and prefabs and random generation tools. Create dedicated servers with your own unique game rules and settings.

A comprehensive Glossary of links to different game concepts can be found here.

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