DayZ: How to Get Food and Drink
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DayZ: How to Get Food and Drink

Lloyd Coombes
19 May 2020

DayZ offers a much more in-depth cooking system than you might expect.

Day Z, the survival shooter from Bohemia Interactive, has landed on Xbox Game Pass and has reached a whole new audience – with hundreds of thousands of players hopping in for the first time.

As this is a survival game, your character will need to eat and drink to maintain health and hydration.

Here's how to find your grub and something to wash it down with.

DayZ: How to Find Food

Food comes in all shapes and sizes in DayZ, with canned food, vegetables, dry food, and drinks being available for looting throughout the map.

By killing animals and fish however, players can get a sizeable boost to their character's energy by consuming steaks. These can be consumed raw, dried (cooked without water or fat), burned (cooked for too long), boiled (cooked in water), or baked (cooked over a fireplace). Any raw meat not cooked and left for too long will turn rotten.

Mushrooms and vegetables can also be found and cooked in the same way, but they too can turn rotten.

Be sure to clear out your food inventory of perishables regularly, and keep the likes of cereal or powdered milk handy in case you need to consume them in a pinch.

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