7 Days to Die Wiki

Introduction[ | ]

All of the items and entities of the game are defined in XML files. How much damage they do, what you can do with them, how they are named, their behavior etc. Editing these is pretty simple and can be done in any text editor, although Notepad++ is recommended as it is freeware and very simple to use.
However, doing this incorrectly can result in errors, game crashes, or simple unexpected item behavior in the game. To prevent this and give a little help to everyone trying to alter their gameplay to their wishes, this section provides some explanations to the attributes in the XML files.
It is recommended to backup the XMLs and edit copies, not the originals, in case something goes wrong.

XMLs related to items
XMLs related to the game world
XMLs related to spawning, looting and behavior of NPCs
XMLs related to the gameplay