Traders were added in Alpha 15 and are set up in indestructible buildings and scattered around the map. They sell a variety of items players can purchase for Dukes.
Trader structures are identified with a large flag and most seen are trailers located inside a fence, along with other structures. This is known as a Trader Settlement. Traders will have an open sign lit if available to purchase or trade with. Their hours are: 06:05 to 21:50.
Since the settlement cannot be destroyed by zombies or players, it may seem like a safe place to camp, but after closing, players will be removed and the doors will be locked.
Some traders are pleasant to talk to and others are very rude and obnoxious.
getting too close to a closed trading post will merely teleport the player a small distance away.
Attacking the settlement will not damage the building but rather have the "clang" affect sound.
Traders will also have Vending Machines available in their area.
A loudspeaker activates at certain times of when the post opens and closes. A tone sounds every announcement.
When open: "Trader Joel's is now open."
21:40 before closing: "Just to let you know, that trader Joel's be closing soon."
When closed: "Trader Joel's is now closed."
The items and the quality per trader will vary. If a player has an increased Barter skill, they will be able to access the Trader's Secret Stash which contains better quality items.
Trader Bob: Found in the desert Biome far southeast of the canyon. Being by the far the nicest trader than the others. His post is an old truck stop offset a highway. Location: 1323S 1031E.
Trader Rekt: An arrogant, cocky, and slightly annoying man. He lacks patience and merely wants to be left alone. He has a signature hat with the catch phrase Get Rekt. His post is found in the Fire Biome a ways southwest of Diersville. Location: 91N 320E.
Trader Jimmy: Jimmy is a bandit trader found in the Wasteland Biome far south of Gravestown. His settlement is more well fortified than the others. Location: 1327N 1433E.
Trader Joel: Possibly the founder of the trader community. About as kind and eager to trade as trader Bob. He wear a cowboy hat and a leather duster. His post is a bit ways southeast of Perishton. Location: 928N 1054W.