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Drowning is a condition that affects players if they stay underwater for too long and let the blue meter empty completely. It also affects cannibals and mutants, who die almost instantly upon entering water, most of the time.

Gameplay[edit | edit source]

When the player goes underwater they'll see a blue bar in the middle-lower section of the screen that begins to empty, If the bar empties the player will begin to Drown losing health at a very fast and alarming rate. (worsened by the fact the player swims very slowly...)

How to avoid[edit | edit source]

  • Don't go into water.
  • Stay near the top so you can quickly get your breath back.
  • Equip the rebreather to greatly increase the length of time you can stay underwater.

Warning[edit | edit source]

As of update v0.67, If you die to a shark or by drowning, you will not be able to be revived. This means all your stats will be reset. You will lose all your strength and athleticism gains. Consider reloading if this occurs.

Bugs[edit | edit source]

  • Although water does break your fall, falling into deep water makes the player instantly begin to drown in most cases this causes the player to die before they have a chance to resurface.

So always try to find a way down instead of jumping.

Update History[edit | edit source]

Version Changes
v0.72 (Audio) Fixed wrong breathing sound effects playing when dying of drowning

Drowning damage is now a continuous damage amount per second instead of several bigger ticks

v0.71 Fixed enemies not drowning for clients in caves while host is in overworld
v0.67 (multiplayer) Player can no longer be revived after being killed by a shark or drowning
v0.56 Fixed enemies sometimes not drowning when underwater
v0.29 (Multiplayer) Fixed drowning, player can no longer be revived after dying this way
v0.17 New sound effect added: Player drowning
v0.15b Fixed bug where dying from drowning would be instant instead of gradual
v0.15 Drowning now causes instant death, without respawn in cave