Weapons are used to fight the hordes of zombies that have overwhelmed Fairview and probably the rest of the world. Most survivors use these to rid the streets of any zombies they might encounter, although nothing stops them from using the same weapons against fellow survivors.
Anything that takes up one of your three weapon slots is considered a weapon, ranging from simple Pen Knives and Baseball Bats to fully automatic Shotguns, heavy Machine Guns and even High-Explosive (HE) Grenade Launchers.
Note: Most weapon names (not including melee) have been changed to avoid copyright issues. We may gain the names back later on.
Firearms require various types of Ammunition to shoot, while the various Melee Weapons and Chainsaws available obviously don't need ammo to function. Most weapons have certain skill requirements, such as a minimum investment in the appropriate weapon type proficiency and partially some strength requirement as well.
Weapons may be found in the Inner City by looting them in various spots in houses, cars and dead bodies. Most weapons can be traded with other survivors via the Marketplace or found at the Credit Shop, with a few notable exceptions, all of which are listed as "Special Gear". If you manage to loot a weapon, there is a small chance that it will be Master Crafted and grant you extra stat points when equipped.
Higher grade weapons generally use more expensive ammunition, requiring higher skill and weapon proficiency to use them effectively. All of them are only very rarely looted, but this is balanced out by their higher knockback, damage, speed and various other factors which make them far superior in battle than cheap gear.
Like every other type of item, weapons can be scrapped for their material value in cash, if you don't manage to sell unwanted weapons.
In addition to other stats, each weapon has a specific attack/firing speed which determines number of hits/shots it can perform per second.
|Attack/Firing Speed||Hits/Shots per Second|
|Very Slow Attack/Firing Speed||1|
|Slow Attack/Firing Speed||1.5|
|Average Attack/Firing Speed||2|
|Fast Attack/Firing Speed||3|
|Very Fast Attack/Firing Speed||8.57|
|Super Fast Attack/Firing Speed||12|
|F***ing Fast! Attack/Firing Speed||12.24|
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