Riding the bikes in Navezgane in 7 Days to Die

7 Days to Die is out of early access, but it just can’t seem to leave the bike bug behind

Bring me a shovel, I'll dig up the bike myself.

After 13 long years, 7 Days to Die is finally out of early access. The game has lots of new content but still lacks a story or some promised features. It also still has some of the same bugs we had six years ago.

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The bike bug happens to both mini bikes and bicycles, and due to what fans suspect is lag, the vehicle disappears from where you last left it. You can still see it on the UI, but even when you get to where it supposedly is, there will be no bike. It will just show as if it is deep underground.

The Reddit post by hunkxdeath from six years ago questions how bikes are still disappearing. Six years on, there is no answer for this Redditor or anyone else who has lost their bikes to the center of the Earth.

I experienced this same bug during Alpha 19, but the bug is still prominent even now in 7DTD version 1.0. You would think that this would be something the developers would fix ASAP, considering how difficult it is to make a single bicycle, let alone a mini bike (finding wheels in the wild is a task and a half).

Despite no fixes from the developers, the players have figured out some methods to locate your bike (in a best-case scenario). Go to the previous location where you left your bike, whether that be in the city, in front of a house, etc. If you are lucky, the bike will be there, and you can take it home.

If you are luckier, you'll get an additional bug that creates a copy of your bike and places it back at the location it disappeared from. This happened to me, and I ended up with two bicycles, which were quickly deemed obsolete since we had managed to craft mini bikes not even an hour later.

There has been a lot of debate about whether 7 Days to Die should have left early access in the state it is in right now. Bugs like this that have been around for ages don't really help the developers' case. However, as someone who has played through many world-breaking patches, this won't stop me from diving back in. And if I have to walk for a while until I get another mini bike, then so be it.

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Hristina Matić
Hristina has been a full-time Staff Writer at Pro Game Guides since October 2023. She has a Master's degree in English Language, Literature and Culture from the University of Belgrade. She's used her love of English to write blogs, anime quizzes, books as well as work as a Content Editor before starting at PGG. She lives for the horror genre and you'll often find her playing Dead by Daylight, Lethal Company, and Phasmophobia. Hristina's comfort games are Outlast, Last of Us, and Until Dawn, which she has played or watched other people play more than 10 times each.

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