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Broken Leg
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Category Status Effect
Type Negative%Negative Status Effects
Description Your leg is broken.
Caused by Fall Damage
Cured by Splint
Leads to
Debuffs First Aid,

Sprained Leg

Overall Duration 2h 30′ 00"
Effect on Fullness
Effect on Hydration
Effect on Health
Damage caused
Effect on Stamina
Effect on Wellness
Effect on Temperature °F, 0°C
Effect on Speed -40%
Stun Resist
Damage Resist
Other Effects
Stack (Cumulative) Effects Reset


Broken Leg is a status effect giving a negative buff that is gained through fall damage. It will decrease the player's speed by 40%, and leave them more susceptible to further fall damage which could possibly result in death. It has a duration of up to 2 real time hours, which is 72 hours of game time using the default settings. Multiple broken bones within the duration period and without a splint applied will reset the duration timer. From experience, the time seems to be modified by the players abilities and stats and how far they have fallen.

It is possible to partially heal a Broken Leg using a Splint. The player's splinted leg will reduce the player's speed penalty from 40% to 28%. However, this does not protect the player from further debuffs, as does using Antibiotics to cure Infection. If the player receives fall damage while a splint is applied, they may suffer a Sprained Leg, or, if the fall is of sufficient height, another Broken Leg.

Alternatively, the player may use a Plaster Cast to reduce the healing time.