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How to Get Water in 7 Days to Die

If you’ve played 7 Days to Die on and off for some time now, the chances are you will remember water being one of the easiest resources to get in the game. You simply crafted some jars, collected water, and boiled it. unfortunately, it’s not that easy anymore, and 7 Days to Die doesn’t offer much guidance on how to get water.

There are a couple of ways you can get water in 7 Days to Die, but it depends on how far through the game you are. At the start of the game, much of it is down to luck, but as you progress, hoarding jars of water does become easier.

Boil Murky Water

Until you’ve managed to progress through the game and level up a little, boiling murky water is going to be your best bet. This might sound easy, but it’s a little harder than it used to be, thanks to the game removal of jars in Alpha 21.

Instead of simply collecting standing water with an empty jar, in the newer alpha’s you need to find the murky water while out looting. You can find murky water in plenty of loot containers, but these are the most common places to find it:

  • Toilets
  • Water dispenser (chance of finding clean water as well)
  • Soda machines
  • Coolers

Anywhere you would expect to find liquid in real life, you can expect to get water in 7 Days to Die, most of the time it will be murky water, so you will have to boil it to make sure it is safe to drink, and you aren’t guaranteed to get murky water, but if you keep looting the above containers, the chances are, you will stumble across some murky water.

If you’re playing your own 7 Days to Die server, you could consider adding mods to the game, there is a mod that brings back craftable jars, letting you collect your own water in the same way the base game used to let you do.

Buy Water

If you’ve not strayed too far from your local trader, you could check in and see if they’re selling water. While they do cost 120 Duke’s Casino Tokens each to buy, it’s an easy way to make sure you stay hydrated and don’t lose stamina.

If you’ve moved too far from the trader, you could instead look around for a vending machine, they’re very common in the game and more often than not will have water and other drinks for sale. If you struggle to find a vending machine, look around for the nearest motel, they frequently tend to have vending machines.

Build a Dew Collector

Once you’ve progressed, you want to start building one or more Dew Collectors, as these will start making water for you, without you needing to go out and loot anymore.

The Dew Collector does create heat, so you want to make sure that you have a well-designed base, that is capable of withstanding the extra attention, or place them in a dedicated water farm area away from your base.

To Build the Dew Collector you will need:

  • 1 Water filter
  • 100 Scrap polymers
  • 4 Short iron pipes
  • 4 Duct tape

The water filter is a new item that was added to the game in Alpha 21. The easiest way to get a water filter is to simply buy one from the trader, or take jobs from the trader as they are often added as rewards.

7 Days to Die Water FAQs

Can I Drink Murky Water?

You can drink murky water in 7 Days to Die, but doing so can cause Dysentery, as well as impact your health. It’s best to boil the water to make sure that it’s safe to drink. If you have the Water Purifier Mod, murky water will be safe to drink without needing to boil it first.

Can I Make Murky Water?

No, Murky Water is only obtained from loot now. You can no longer craft jars and fill them with Murky Water, instead you must loot or buy them. You can however make clean water if you have a Dew Collector.

Can I Boil Murky Water Without a Cooking Pot?

The cooking pot is needed to turn Murky Water into Water. Thankfully, cooking pots are fairly common items that can be found in many houses in the game, and can also be easily crafted.

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