With how this game’s Prestige and progression works, you’ll receive unlocks no matter what mode you play. So, we’re going with a maximized salvage and equipment drop rate in this loadout, which is massively beneficial throughout the game but especially in later rounds.
It takes a second or so to activate, but you’ll get the hang of it, and using your Ether Shroud is a LOT better than getting downed. When you start camping in corners to take out loads of zombies in later rounds, this bad boy will be an absolute godsend.
We’ve taken all the guess work out of the equation for you, and sorted 25 essential items for the zombie takeover. Combined with a solid strategy and plan of action, these tools could help you survive the end of the world as we know it.
While we could have listed out a ton of different knives you could pick up, we figured it’s better to bundle things in a canvas constructed package designed specifically for an outbreak. Each individually packaged meal will have a 2-year shelf life, 300 calories, and come to your choice of either honey BBQ beef or pepperoni flavored.
Chances are that bottled water will be hard to come by, so you need to make do with natural resources. The folks at Coleman put together a 200 piece first aid kit designed for the great outdoors, and even comes packed in a semi-hard protective case.
This one comes equipped with a red dot sight, LED flashlight, Wolf’s Eye Blue Light gun attachments, and is backed by 180 pounds of draw weight to accurately shoot 8 mm steel ball bearings. This heavy-duty hammer was created specifically for a zombie outbreak equipped with a bottle opener, multi-purpose wrench, nail puller, chisel, and demolition axe.
These Black hawk gloves are the best in the business, constructed from DuPont Kevlar and high quality treated leathers. Waterproof up to 30 meters, and constructed from a high density polycarbonate frame, this thing was built for toughness.
Riot gear is just too heavy and bulky, but this Fox body armor fits the bill nicely. This multi-tool comes complete with stainless steel handles, wire cutters, serrated knife, needle nose and regular pliers, saw, hammer, and a lot more.
While you may not be equipped with an assault rifle when the world ends, you are sure to acquire one at some point during your journeys on post-apocalyptic Earth. Which is exactly why the firearm disassembly punch, cleaning rod and brush adapters are great additions to an already solid multi-tool.
There’s a good chance there are other survivors out there, and the ACR Aqua link personal locator beacon is the perfect way to help them find you. The beacon comes equipped with internal GPS, 5 year battery life, and will send a distress call for anyone looking for survivors.
We love Wolverine because the brand always delivers high quality work boots at prices that don’t break the bank. This particular model features a full grain leather upper paired with a man made sole, and of course that steel safety toe.
The binoculars are completely waterproof, feature 8.5x magnification, 45 mm objective lens, and the fact that they have a lifetime warranty tells us they were built to last. This lightweight axe features a stainless steel blade that is perfect for silent kills.
This thing also comes wrapped with 14 feet of removable para cord, carabiner, and military style compass. Constructed from extra beefy para cord held together by a stainless steel D shackle, this thing is worth its weight in gold.
Originally used for US parachute lines during WWII, the lightweight nylon rope has proven to be useful in literally hundreds of survival applications in the wild. Features include 1000 Lumen output, 3 separate modes, water resistant aluminum alloy design, and of course can be mounted to a tactical rail.
The team at Expedition have designed a durable bag built specifically for outdoor adventures. With an EN rating of 29 degrees, this sleeping bag will help keep you warm during those cold nights.
While there are better fire starters kits out there, we know that many of you are not being trained by Bear Grills the day before the zombie apocalypse. When the going gets tough, you’re going to need to keep your face protected from the flesh eating monsters with a solid facemask/helmet combo.
Developed specifically for military training programs, this setup is ideal for any zombie fighting occasion. Sure you’ll have no problem kicking down those flimsy doors on those dilapidated buildings, but you will definitely need keys to get to the good stuff.
There’s nothing quite as good as blasting some zombies with a shotgun, but your best options will vary depending on whether you’re in the early, mid, or late game. Below we have a list of the best weapon and best attachments to pick to help you progress in Die Machine.
Weapon : GALLO SA12 Barrel : 24.8 Task Force Body : Ember Sighting Point Magazine : Sta nag 12 Round Tube Muzzle : Flash Cone 12 GA Stock : Marathon Stock We’re going to forego the handle because it doesn’t provide any useful stats for zombies mode.
You can choose to change things up, but we don’t find the scope necessary because of the spread. We’re going with the 24.8 Task Force barrel, which drastically improves pellet damage against the zombies.
It lowers the effective range, but the shotgun is for some ups close and personal zombie-slaying action, so that doesn’t matter. It has a bonus stat that increases salvage drop rate, which will help immensely in the game’s later rounds.
This attachment causes a slower reload speed, but that isn’t very important in the beginning rounds. Another attachment we can equip to provide some benefits is the Flash Cone 12 GA muzzle.
It gives a slight reduction to hip-fire accuracy, but the Ember Sighting Point makes up for it. It’s not always guaranteed, but there is a very high chance of getting a Ray Gun by completing the in-game Easter Egg.
It also deals area of effect damage, making it the ultimate weapon in the game. You won’t have a problem until level 52 when you’re rocking a Ray Gun because of the super-fast zombie sprinters.
Normal enemies who enter gain a burning effect that deals fire damage. There are always instances when your character gets stuck in a corner, and Ether Shroud allows you an escape route.
An accident in some military experiment causes the release of a toxin that causes people to become zombies. Given the actual political moment and the crazy events the world is living, it’s maybe better to play on the safe side.
In the face of an apocalyptic scenario food and water should obviously be your number one and two concerns, right after the zombies. The groceries in your local shops won’t last for more than a week, and they will probably be pillaged in the first couple of days.
It is most unlikely you will find a way to grow food before you can build a safe base. Expect major services to be shut down, and this will include power generation, like electricity.
Plan ahead, make sure you have the essentials to cover you both in winter and summer situations. Find someone whom you can trust and make shifts to cover each other back and allow both of you to get some rest now and then.
Now, we can’t really provide you with advice on equipment to best handle people unless you have to treat them as enemies. But we can offer you some kick-ass suggestions on some neat gadgets that will certainly help increase your odds of survival while making you feel like Rick Grimes.
A zombie apocalypse scenario will likely demand you to wander the lands scavenging for resources. It’s important that you travel light, so you can move swiftly, but it’s also vital that you make sure you carry everything that’s essential to defend you and protect you.
Whether it’s to get your dinner cooking or to keep your feet from freezing, you will need to have a source to create fire on a daily basis. A flashlight as part of your survival equipment may not only help, but be vital.
One thing you for sure don’t want is for your flashlight to fail on you in the middle of the night or when you are reading through a map to figure the best escape from the zombies. Tactical flashlights are reliable and can serve for combat purposes too.
Don’t just settle for any backpack, as a good one may make all the difference in both saving you time and stamina. Quick access to your emergency supplies can make a world of a difference.
A helmet helps not only in combat but also against odds and circumstances of things around come crumbling down. Maybe you will even own a motorcycle as your primary traveling vehicle because it’s fast and requires little fuel.
All the other survival equipment on the list are essential only to help you get ways of collecting both water and food. Stock up as much as you can and keep your stash safe and protected, as your life depends on it.