How to Boil Water in Project Zomboid Build 41 - Campfires and Stoves — Set Ready Game (2022)

This guide will help players with all of their thirst needs. In Project Zomboid you will need to keep your character in good health. This is done by managing their hunger, thirst and general health. One of the most important resources in the game is water, just as in real life. Unfortunately, sometimes the water gets contaminated and can’t be drunk. Luckily, you can boil the water to make it clean and drinkable again.

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How to Boil Tainted Water on a Campfire in Project Zomboid

In order to boil some tainted water that can been recovered follow the following steps. I will go into detail on all steps under this short set of instructions:

  1. Put the tainted water into a cooking pot
  2. Build a campfire and fuel it up
  3. Light the campfire using a lighter or matches
  4. Place the cooking pot with water over the lit fire
  5. Wait until the ‘tainted’ attribute is gone from the item and take it back into your inventory

After following these 6 short steps you will be able to turn any amount of tainted water into clean drinkable water. I will go further into each step below.

How to Boil Water in the Oven

Boiling water isn’t just reserved to those savages living out in the woods with their campfires. You can also boil water at home in the kitchen. To boil water using an electric or antique oven, follow these steps.

  1. Put the tainted water in a cooking pot
  2. Open up the oven’s inventory and drag the water inside
  3. Turn the oven on using the oven control menu. (Right click the oven and select controls)
  4. Wait for the water to turn into boiling water
  5. Enjoy fresh clean water that won’t get you sick!

1. How to Get Tainted Water

This will be your starting point. If you are at the stage in your game where the water taps no longer work, or even started with them not working there is still a way that your character can easily access water in Project Zomboid. On the north end of the map there is a large river which runs almost the full way across. You can collect water from this river and the other water sources in the game such as wells and lakes. Although the water won’t be drinkable straight away you can then boil it to purify it.

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To collect tainted water from rivers or lakes, get a container of some sort in your inventory. A cooking pot will work great as then you will already have the tainted water in the pot ready to boil. You could also use a liquid bottle such as a water bottle or empty alcohol bottle. With the empty container in your inventory, walk up to the water source and right-click on it to bring up the interaction menu. Then, you should see an option to Fill and select a container to fill.

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Select one of these options to fill up a container with water. You will notice if you view the item in the inventory, it will now be filled with tainted water. As aforementioned, you can also use other water sources to collect free water such as wells which are randomly dotted through towns and forests on the map. Now that we have water we have passed the first step of finding something drinkable. You can drink this tainted water but there is a good chance that your character will begin to get sick. Once you are sick in Project Zomboid it can take a long time before you get better. Best to avoid it by just boiling the water.

2. How to Build and Fuel a Campfire

In order to boil you water you are going to need a heat source. The best way of boiling water in Project Zomboid is to use a campfire. Campfires are very easy to craft and burn very hot as well. To craft your own campfire head to the crafting menu. There you will see that you will need either 2 Logs and a source of fuel, or 3 planks and a source of fuel.

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There is no difference between either of these craftable campfires. They both function the same way. As you can see there are a lot of different items that can be used as fuel for the campfire. The easiest one to obtain is either books which are available in every residential house on the map, or ripped sheets. You can get ripped sheets by ripping up any piece of clothing, including old zombie apparel.

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Getting logs is going to be slightly harder. To get logs in Project Zomboid, you’ll need to cut down trees with an axe. Finding an axe will be the hardest part of this mission. You can read this guide on finding axes in Project Zomboid to give yourself a fighting chance. Now, with 2 logs in your inventory and one of the items underneath it, you can craft yourself up a campfire kit. To deploy the campfire kit on the ground, right-click to bring up the interaction menu and select Build a fire. You can now select where you want to place it.

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Adding Fuel to the Fire

As you can see in the image above, adding fuel to the fire is quite easy. There are many different items that can be used to burn in the campfire. The easiest item to burn as fuel is old clothing. Select the Add Fuel option and add as many space clothing items or books that you want. Keep in mind you won’t get these back. They will be burnt. Now with fuel in the fire, you can light it up using matches or a lighter by using the Light Fire option which is also seen in the image above. Voila! You’ve created your first fire.

3. Boiling Water Over a Campfire in Project Zomboid

So, we have a pot of water which needs to be boiled and a heat source. We just have to figure out how to put these two together and we can now start boiling water. There are two options to putting a container full of water onto a burning campfire. As you can see at the top of the UI there is your inventory bar and the bar on the right which has the containers that your character is near. You can simply drag the cooking pot full of water over onto the campfire loot container to transfer it onto the fire.

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The other option for putting a container full of water on to the campfire is to select the option from within your character’s inventory. Find the pot with tainted water and right-click on it. As you can see from the image above, if you are close enough tot he campfire there will be an option to ‘Put in Container(Campfire)”. Select this option to have your character transfer the item to the campfire inventory. For now, this is all you actively have to do to start boiling water in Project Zomboid.

Waiting For the Water to Boil

Now, open up the inventory for the campfire by moving your cursor to the top of the screen (where you can see the Loot All bar). The menu will drop down and if you are close enough to the campfire you should be able to switch to the campfire’s inventory by pressing the symbol on the left of this little drop-down menu. Now, you should see your little pot of water in the campfire boiling away. You can see the item slowly start to turn red. This is a good thing! This means that the item is getting heat and the water is starting to boil. Simply sit on this screen and wait until the tainted symbol is no longer present on the water.

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That’s all there is to it. You can take the item of the campfire and move it back into your inventory whenever you want. This water is now safe to drink, cook with, or clean your wounds. That officially covers everything from A to B on boiling water in Project Zomboid. Now, get out there and survive!

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FAQs

How do you boil water in project zomboid stove? ›

To boil water in Project Zomboid, you will need to fill a cooking pot full of contaminated water and place it on a campfire or oven. Placing a pot full of water on a campfire is one of the main ways players can boil water.

How do you make water drinkable in project zomboid? ›

In order to clean the tainted water, it needs to be boiled in corresponding container, like bowls, pots or kettles by means of heating it up. The character will never automatically consume tainted water from inventory. Clean water is a type of water which is safe to drink.

How do you use the kettle in project zomboid? ›

To fill a kettle: Right-click on a water source and "Refill Kettle". It can hold the equivalent of almost 14 mugs of water. It is an alternative storage space for water to water bottles, and is automatically drunk by the player to satiate thirst. However, kettles are significantly heavier than standard water bottles.

How do you boil water? ›

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Can you sterilize water in the microwave Project Zomboid? ›

You just stick it in the microwave or inside the oven and wait a few minutes. Then an option to sterilize them should be selectable with right click. Microwaving a pot doesn't seem to cause a fire. Since i've done it that way with microwaves i've brought up.

How do you drink a mug of water in Project Zomboid? ›

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Why is my character nauseous Project Zomboid? ›

The most common cause of Queasy in Project Zomboid is through eating bad or raw food. However, it's also possible to become sick after spending too long around rotting corpses. The more corpses there are, the more chance a survivor has of becoming ill.

How do you sterilize rags Project Zomboid? ›

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What happens if you drink tainted water Project Zomboid? ›

tainted water? You can put it in a cooking pot and boil it which will make it clean. And drinking tainted water can make your character sick which can kill you unless you stay well fed and sleep when you get a fever.

Does water run out in Project Zomboid? ›

In Project Zomboid, water is set to shut off once the game passes a certain amount of days. The default setting for when the shut-off happens for water is set at 14 days. When the water eventually shuts off, all water sources such as sinks, bathtubs, and showers will have a limited supply of water.

How do you make tea or coffee Project Zomboid? ›

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How do I make burgers in Project Zomboid? ›

'Usually' it's right-click on the sliced bread item, then create burger>>>from>>>'meat item'.

How do you eat canned food in Project Zomboid? ›

Open canned goods can be consumed straight away without additional cooking, and yield an empty can that can be used as a container, for water for example.

What is the quickest way to boil water? ›

Truth: Hot Water Boils Faster

If you're in a hurry, turn your tap to the hottest setting, and fill your pot with that hot tap water. It'll boil a bit faster than cold or lukewarm water. You can also get the water even hotter by using your electric kettle.

How long do I boil water? ›

Steps for boiling water:

Bring the clear water to a rolling boil for 1 minute (at elevations above 6,500 feet, boil for 3 minutes). Let the boiled water cool.

How long does it take to boil water? ›

If you're boiling water on the stovetop, in a standard sized saucepan, then it takes around 10 minutes for the correct temp of boiling water to be reached. In a kettle, the boiling point is reached in half this time.

How do you heat a kettle in Project Zomboid? ›

  1. Fill Kettle with Water (Kettle -> Kettle with Water)
  2. Having Kettle with Water and Empty Mug and Coffee/Tea Bag in your main inventory, right click on Kettle with Water and Pour Into Empty Mug (EMpty Mug->Mug with Water)
  3. Open your Crafting Panel, navigate to Cooking and select Prepare Beverage.
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Can you microwave water to a boil? ›

Can I use my microwave to boil water? Yes, water can be boiled in a microwave using a microwave-safe container. Use a wooden stick (like a chopstick or coffee stir stick) in your microwave safe container to prevent superheated water.

How do you use a microwave in Project Zomboid? ›

To turn on an oven or microwave in Project Zomboid, first right-click the object and then click the turn on option. After turning a Microwave or Oven on, you will then need to right-click the microwave or oven again and find an option called settings.

Can you boil water in a water bottle project zomboid? ›

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Can you survive a zombie bite in Project Zomboid? ›

Zombie bites have a 100% Knox Infection transmission rate, which has a 100% death rate. If you get bitten, you are going to die. The slightly less bad news is that it takes a while for the infection to kill you, so you can choose to spend your character's last days wisely.

Can you cure bitten Project Zomboid? ›

Is there a cure for zombie bites in Project Zomboid? The short answer is no. Unless you or the owner of the server you're playing in turned the setting off, bites are 100% fatal every time. If you get bit, that's it, game over.

Can you survive queasy in Project Zomboid? ›

How to cure Queasy in Project Zomboid. To cure the queasy moodle in Project Zomboid, you will need to get plenty of rest and eat until they are well fed. Combine this with staying warm and indoors, and you will get rid of the queasy moodle sooner or later.

How do you sterilize with hot water? ›

Heating water to a high temperature, 100°C, kills most of the pathogenic organisms, particularly viruses and bacteria causing waterborne diseases. In order for boiling to be most effective, the water must boil for at least 20 minutes.

How do you Sterilise rags? ›

Fill a large pot with water and bring to a roaring boil. Add your cleaning rags to the boiling water. Soak the cleaning rags for 15 minutes. The boiling water will “kill any mold, mildew, bacteria and germs that may be on the cloths.”

How do you Sterilise bandages? ›

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Is rain water safe to drink Project Zomboid? ›

They catch not only dirt and dust blown by the wind but also feces from passing birds, dead insects, etc.. These collect in the rain gutters and get washed into the rain barrels. This makes the water tainted and it needs to be filtered or boiled to be made safe for drinking.

Can you water crops with tainted water PZ? ›

Yeah tainted water is only bad for your character, and has no effect on your plants.

How do you make a rain catcher in Project Zomboid? ›

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Are Wells Unlimited Project Zomboid? ›

Wells are the only infinite source of clean water currently in the game. Other sources, such as a Rain Collector Barrel are refillable when rain falls, but store only a finite amount of water.

How do you get rid of zombie corpses in Project Zomboid? ›

Right-click a corpse in the pile and choose to burn the corpse. Repeat this for any other corpses that don't catch, and they'll be quickly disposed of. That's all you need to know about how to burn zombie corpses in Project Zomboid.

How do you make a sink in Project Zomboid? ›

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How do you make a wild water filter? ›

How to Purify Water in the Wild
  1. Gather your materials. First, you'll need a container like a coffee can, glass bottle, stainless-steel pot, or water bottle. ...
  2. Dig your hole. ...
  3. Place your container. ...
  4. Cover the hole with plastic. ...
  5. Place a pebble on top of the plastic. ...
  6. Remove the container from the hole. ...
  7. Filter your water.
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What does a ceramic filter do? ›

Most ceramic filters are effective at removing bacteria and the larger protozoans, but not at removing the viruses. Studies have shown adequate removal of bacterial pathogens in water filtered through high quality locally-produced or imported ceramic filters in developing countries.

How do you clean dirty water in the wild? ›

The easiest way to purify water is to boil it, provided you have the equipment to do so, plus a campfire or campstove. Bring water in a pot over a high heat until you have rolling bubbles, and let them roll for at least five minutes.

How do you drink a mug of water in Project Zomboid? ›

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How do you make a campfire in Project Zomboid? ›

Get 3 planks and a flammable object such as a sheet or bandage or book. Right click one of these materials to make Campfire Materials. With Campfire Materials in your main inventory, right click on the ground to build a fire. You can pack it up whenever you want - the materials are not consumed.

How do you sterilize rags Project Zomboid? ›

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Why is my character nauseous Project Zomboid? ›

The most common cause of Queasy in Project Zomboid is through eating bad or raw food. However, it's also possible to become sick after spending too long around rotting corpses. The more corpses there are, the more chance a survivor has of becoming ill.

Can you boil water in a water bottle project zomboid? ›

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Do campfires attract zombies zomboid? ›

The scorching flames spread as they engulf zombies eating the dying character. Fires can be started either by using an incendiary weapon such as a molotov cocktail, or by leaving a heat source on for too long. Fire will attract zombies to the location of the flames.

How do you get rid of zombie bodies in Project Zomboid? ›

Right-click a corpse in the pile and choose to burn the corpse. Repeat this for any other corpses that don't catch, and they'll be quickly disposed of. That's all you need to know about how to burn zombie corpses in Project Zomboid.

Do zombies Respawn in PZ? ›

By default, this is set to three days (72 hours), but it can be increased up to a year (8760 hours). Zombies will respawn in the same cell they died in, but will typically spawn in the outskirts of it.

How do you sterilize with hot water? ›

Heating water to a high temperature, 100°C, kills most of the pathogenic organisms, particularly viruses and bacteria causing waterborne diseases. In order for boiling to be most effective, the water must boil for at least 20 minutes.

How do you Sterilise rags? ›

Fill a large pot with water and bring to a roaring boil. Add your cleaning rags to the boiling water. Soak the cleaning rags for 15 minutes. The boiling water will “kill any mold, mildew, bacteria and germs that may be on the cloths.”

How do you Sterilise bandages? ›

Project Zomboid Quick Tips #2 Sterilize Bandages - YouTube

Can you cure bitten Project Zomboid? ›

Is there a cure for zombie bites in Project Zomboid? The short answer is no. Unless you or the owner of the server you're playing in turned the setting off, bites are 100% fatal every time. If you get bit, that's it, game over.

Can you survive queasy in Project Zomboid? ›

How to cure Queasy in Project Zomboid. To cure the queasy moodle in Project Zomboid, you will need to get plenty of rest and eat until they are well fed. Combine this with staying warm and indoors, and you will get rid of the queasy moodle sooner or later.

How do you stop the nervous wreck in Project Zomboid? ›

smoke a cigarette or drink a hot cuppa.. otherwise get some distance from zombies.

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