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Burning is a condition that can affect the player, as well as wild animals, the environment, weapons, and even the cannibals themselves.
Gameplay[edit | edit source]
Burning is what happens whenever a valid entity makes contact with fire.
Weapons like the Plane Axe, Modern Axe, and Upgraded Stick can be combined with cloth to allow the player to set them on fire. This is achieved by pressing and holding "L" while the weapon is equipped. Adding booze will lengthen the amount of time that the item burns, while hitting a cannibal with the weapon will reduce the burn time.
|Fire Type||Can Set Creatures
|Can Set Yourself
|Fire Arrow||Yes||No||Unknown||Must be lit|
|Fire Upgraded Weapons||Yes||No||No|
|Basic Fire||Yes||Yes||Complicated||Will ignite leaf pile traps|
|Fire Pit||Yes||Yes||Complicated||Will ignite leaf pile traps|
|Bonfire||Yes||Yes||Complicated||Will ignite leaf pile traps|
|Standing Fire||No||No||No||Standing fires found in caves will ignite creatures and the player|
** Certain buildings can be set on fire or ignited, these include: Basic Fires, Fire Pits, Bonfires, and Standing Fires. Some buildings will be destroyed such as Hunting Shelters and Temporary Shelters. Trees and Bushes will also be destroyed. Leaf Pile Traps, Explosive Wire Traps and Molotov Wire Traps will be triggered, which will cause the trap to perform its function though they are one use only, use this to your advantage.
Pros[edit | edit source]
- When on fire, cannibals will take burning damage, as if the player was still hitting them with a weapon. They will also flail and not attack the player as they attempt to put the flames out, though their flailing can damage the player.
- If a tree takes enough burning damage it will fall down.
- Creates light, especially in dark caves.
- Can be used as a way to obtain bones, if you dropped some deceased cannibals on a fire. After a few moments, the cannibal will disintegrate into bones for you to use for early armor.
Cons[edit | edit source]
- While it deals low health damage, it burns off lizard skin at an alarming rate.
- Causes a burning player to flinch as if hit, leaving them vulnerable to another attack if engaged in combat with cannibals.
- Rarely, cannibals can throw flaming tennis balls at the player, which will result in the player burning.
Tactic[edit | edit source]
It is wise to have your favorite axe wrapped in cloth just in case the player is ambushed by a group of cannibals, as merely running into a cannibal with a burning weapon is enough to ensure they are either killed by the fire or, at the very least, extremely weakened.
Update History[edit | edit source]
|v1.0||Burning weapons are no longer extinguished when entering caves and climbing ropes
Molotov’s and held burning weapons are no longer extinguished by rain
Fixed scale of headless burnt bodies
Burnt bushes and plants now spawn the cut version with same material look/effect after burning down
Burning plants are now considered as destroyed immediately and fire can no longer be cancelled by walking away to trigger a LOD change