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World War Z: Surviving the Zombie Apocalypse

Surviving the zombie apocalypse in World War Z is going to take a lot of teamwork, coordination, and a bit of knowledge about weapons, traps, and more!

If you’re not preparing for the zombie apocalypse by playing World War Z, you need to re-evaluate your priorities. Developed by Saber Interactive, World War Z is a four-player cooperative zombie game that should please anyone who enjoyed their time in Left 4 Dead. But World War Z takes it to the next level by giving you a lot more variety with classes, weapons, and a leveling system. We’ve got our World War Z zombie survival guide ready for you to peruse while you get your team together!

Stay with Your Team

Teamwork makes the dream work. Your team in World War Z is going to be your greatest asset. You will be relying on them for callouts, for zombie control, and for finding gear. You will absolutely want to stick close to your team so that if anything goes sideways, you have some backup.

Out in the wild there are special zombies, like Lurkers and Bulls. These unique zombies can pick off players and knock them down easily. Once down, there’s really no sure fire way to get back up without your team.

In the event you have to split up, pick a travel buddy and stick with them. Two survivors working together are better than being alone and surrounded.


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Find Satchel Charges

Explosives are always fun to use in games, but in World War Z they serve an important purpose: blowing off doors. Hidden around the different levels are doors that can only be opened with satchel charges. These doors often lead to valuable weapons and other goodies. What this means is that you should be actively searching for satchel charges and using them on these thick security doors.

Beware of Traps

Be like Indiana Jones and avoid traps at all cost. While there might not be snake pits and giant rolling boulders, there are plenty of turrets, electrified floors, and other equipment you can use. Just don’t be on the wrong side of these. You will want to assess the environment and see where your enemy will come from so that you can place your traps according. A well-placed trap can make or break a run.

Sharing is Caring

Remember that team that’s helping you survive in World War Z? Well, they will need your help too. Players can only carry one medkit at a time, and they’re as rare as a non-infected human, making them a top commodity. If you see a teammate struggling with some low health, lend them a hand and offer up the medkit. It’s better to have your whole team healed than for one person to stockpile the medkits.

Class Variety

Variety is the spice of life and the same is true when the undead is attacking in World War Z. While you might prefer to use a certain class, if another player in your team is already using it, consider swapping to something else. A good spread of classes means you’ll be ready for anything that comes your way.

Pick a Weapon

You won’t be getting very far in World War Z without a trusty weapon. There are a heap of weapons to use in the game, and though you might be tempted to swap and change each match, try and focus on a couple. The reason for this is that the weapon will level up the more you use it.

A gun that you level up is going to offer far better stats than another. You’ll be able to increase its damage, reduce recoil, and improve many of the other stats. At the same time, don’t be afraid to branch out and try something new. Find the weapon that best fits your playstyle and then nurture it into the best zombie-killing weapon!

World War Z is a hectic and adrenaline-pounding experience. There are hundreds of zombies and you can’t be sure what lies around the next corner. However, with our zombie survival guide, you can at least enter the end of the world with a little bit of prep. Have you managed to dive in to World War Z yet? Let us know your thoughts in the comments!


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