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Death occurs in 7 Days to Die when your character's Health reaches zero.

Effects of Death[ | ]

There are several consequences of Death:

  • Your character may potentially drop items, depending on server settings.
  • You will be given a selection of locations for respawning.
  • Your character will respawn with 90% Health, Food, and Water. All negative buffs will have been removed.
  • An experience debt is incurred unless you were protected by Death XP Penalty Protection. The XP bar will fill 25% red indicating the experience debt to be paid down. This debt is cumulative and will stack with previously existing experience debt.
  • If you are level 6 or higher, you will receive a Status Effect called Near Death Trauma that will grant you some protection until you've paid your experience debt.

Dropping Items on Death[ | ]

Upon death, your character will drop certain items depending on the "Drop On Death" Game Settings:

  • Nothing - retain all your worn items, Toolbelt items, and backpack Inventory.
  • Everything - drop all items including worn items, Toolbelt items, and backpack Inventory.
  • Toolbelt only - drop all items located on your Toolbelt.
  • Backpack only - drop all items located in your backpack Inventory.
  • Delete All - deletes all items worn or carried.

If any items were dropped on death, a Backpack will be placed on the spot where your character died. A blue backpack marker will be visible on the Map and game compass. The backpack will stay around for 3600 seconds (one hour) before disappearing.

Respawning[ | ]

After a short delay after dying, a respawn screen will appear, giving you various options:

  • "Respawn Now" to a random location in the world, if there was no active Bed and no items were dropped.
  • "Spawn on my bed" - option is available if an active Bed was placed.
  • "Spawn near my bed" - option is available if an active Bed was placed.
  • "Spawn near my backpack" - option is available if any items were dropped on character death.
SpawnPrompt
Prompt that appears while respawning, if you had
an active Bed and no items were dropped on death.
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