The Zombie doesn't actually want to eat people's brains. I mean that's pretty gross. However, society expects it. Society also demands that "normies" try to stab Zombies in the head with an axe. It's a vicious cycle. Zombies also wish that they were cool enough to hang out with Vampires -- but as everyone knows, Vampires can be pretty aloof!
Zombies occasionally spawn inside cages in science labs and always spawn inside one cage in Zoos in Uptown.
Zombies spawn in the Zombie Invasiondisaster and appear in small groups. If a Zombie hits an NPC, that NPC is "infected", and once that NPC dies in any way, they will turn into a Zombie after 3 seconds. Once zombified, the NPC will continue to wander around, attacking all non-infected on sight. If an NPC is hit by Zombie Phlegm before death, they will be Aligned with you after turning (as opposed to being neutral).
Unless a Zombie is Aligned with you, it will still attack all non-infected on sight, regardless of if they've been attacked or not. Aligned zombies will still assist other Friendly zombies though. Most NPCs will run away from Zombies they encounter, however, they may fight back if the Zombie is low on health (with the exception of Ghosts).
How to fight: When it comes to Zombies, there is strength in numbers. Try getting a horde up and running as soon as possible. You are slow and not very durable but you do have good Melee skill. While you can't use projectile weapons due to Stubby Fingers, you can still use throwable ones like Rocks and Grenades.
How to finish a mission: You have to fight, there is almost no other way to complete missions. Use other Zombies whenever possible to weaken and/or kill targets. For example, if you need to retrieve an item from a Shopkeeper, you can just chase them out of their store and into the zombie infested streets to let the ever-growing horde take care of them.
Flesh Feast can be used as a way to recover health, but remember that most NPCs retaliate - you could lose more than you gain if you are not careful.
Zombie Phlegm costs health, so use it carefully. It's best used at medium to close range.
Before moving on to the next level, try using Zombie Phlegm to acquire Aligned Zombies. You'll have to create an entire new horde on the next floor, so you should try to get as much help as you can.
Downtown and Uptown are extremely difficult areas for Zombies. Mobster, Supercop, and Cop Bot NPCs are heavily armed and can easily kill your Zombies without much trouble. It's better to finish these floors as soon as possible to avoid a massive firefight with them. Use the items you have been collecting up until this point wisely.
Thanks to Fair Game, almost every NPC will run away from you on sight. NPCs in houses will simply leave after they answer the door, and Shopkeepers and Bartenders will flee their stores, even if armed. Do not attack fleeing NPCs unless you want a fight.
If you turn a Shopkeeper or Bartender into a Zombie, you can speak with them to purchase items. If they become your follower, you will no longer be able to buy items after leaving the level your recruited them on. Upper-Crusters and Thieves will also sell you Weapon's and Thief Equipment respectively, this most likely is a bug.
If you find yourself amassing a large amount of money but have nothing to spend it on, remember that you can use the Goodie Dispenser to acquire helpful items.
Despite having the Vocally Challenged trait, optional missions quest givers can still be talked to. Quest givers are the only non-zombie NPCs that aren't afraid of you, so if the quest giver happens to be a merchant like a Drug Dealer, you can purchase items from them without turning them into a Zombie.
This page was last edited on 22 May 2020, at 17:06.
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