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All Project Zomboid Moodles and how to deal with them

So many moodles, so many ways to fix them!

Moodles in Project Zomboid are various status effects players can gain for many reasons. These reasons mostly revolve around the player's current state, emotions, physical condition, and health. Moodles can also confuse most new players, as each has a specific way to get rid of them. 

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All Moodles List in Project Zomboid and how to deal with them

There are around 19 moodles in Project Zomboid build 41+. Each moodle affects players differently, and each has specific methods to deal with them. Here you will find out how to deal with all moodles in Project Zomboid

How to fix Heavy Load Moodle in Project Zomboid

Players must remove items in their inventory to fix the Heavy Load moodle in Project Zomboid until their current carry weight goes down.

  • Negative effects - If players don't remove items, they will become slow and gain speed, attack speed, critical chance, and chance to climb fence reductions. Players who have the heavy load moodle will also take damage from endurance loss as the middle increases in severity.

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How to fix the Hyperthermia Moodle in Project Zomboid

To fix Hyperthermia in Project Zomboid, players must cool off and go indoors. Wearing fewer clothes and removing layers will help to cool players off. On top of this, you also want to drink plenty of water to stay hydrated and combat Hyperthermia. 

  • Negative effects - 90 percent decrease in attack speed and a high chance of dying.

How to fix Hypothermia Moodle in Project Zomboid

To fix the Hypothermia moodle, you must get warm and go indoors. Putting on more layers of clothing will also help. If players are outside, it's recommended to build a campfire, and if they are inside a vehicle, they need to turn on the heat.

  • Negative Effects - Decreased attack speed debuff, spatial awareness decrease, and health drops by 1 percent until death. 

How to get Dry and remove Wet Moodle in Project Zomboid

To remove the Wet or Wetness Moodle in Project Zomboid, you must take steps to dry your clothes. You can dry your clothes using a towel or by changing them. If you have electricity in your base, you can also use a drying machine to get the job done. Other ways to get rid of Wetness include standing by a heat source such as a fire or heater.

  • Negative Effects - Increased risk of getting a cold.

How to fix the Windchill Moodle in Project Zomboid

To fix the Windchill moodle, you must head indoors or inside a vehicle with the windows rolled up. You can counter the Windchill moodle by wearing warmer clothes as well.

  • Negative Effects - increased risk of feeling cold or gaining a cold sickness. 

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How to get rid of a Cold in Project Zomboid

To get rid of a Cold in Project Zomboid, players need to stay warm and well-fed

  • Negative Effects - Players with a Cold will have a chance to sneeze, which can alert zombies. Luckily players can combat sneezing by using either toilet paper or tissues. Players with a Cold that gets worse will experience reduced speed and healing rate.

How to improve Hunger in Project Zomboid

To improve hunger in Project Zomboid, players must find food and eat it until the moodle goes away. 

  • Negative Effects - Reduced carry weight and health drain starting at 1 point. Eventually, players will starve until their health drains completely

How to fix Injuries in Project Zomboid

There is no way to fix the Injury moodle in Project Zomboid. Instead, you need to wait it out until the Injury moodle goes away on its own. Improving Pain and other moodles, such as Bleeding and Sickness, can help speed the healing process up.

  • Negative Effects - When players have an Injury, they will get a reduction in strength and speed that gets worse as the moodle increases in severity.

How to stop being Bored in Project Zomboid

To stop being Bored in Project Zomboid, players will need to seek entertainment such as books, magazines, or killing zombies and watching TV.

  • Negative Effects - Increased chance of gaining an unhappy moodle and an increased chance of gaining the Depressed moodle.

How to fix Bleeding in Project Zomboid

To fix the Bleeding moodle in Project Zomboid, players must bandage their wound via the health tab or risk death by bleeding out.

  • Negative Effects - Strength and speed decrease as the Bleeding moodle gets worse.

How to fix Pain in Project Zomboid

To fix Pain in Project Zomboid, players need to take painkillers and rest until the Pain moodle is gone.

  • Negative Effects - If players don't improve their Pain moodle, they will gain the following reductions and status effects that worsen over time. 
    • Reduced accuracy
    • Reduced movement speed
    • Difficulty hopping and climbing fences
    • Reduced attack speed
    • Reduced melee damage
    • Chance to trip

How to fix Tiredness in Project Zomboid

To fix the Tired moodle in Project Zomboid, players must sleep in a bed or on the ground.

  • Negative Effects - If players don't sleep, they risk becoming fatigued, which makes it harder to fight with reduced melee damage.

How to stop Panic in Project Zomboid

To stop Panic in Project Zomboid, players must take beta-blockers and get away from zombies.

  • Negative Effects - If the Panic Moodle is left untreated, players gain the following status effects from the Panic moodle over time.
    • Reduced accuracy
    • Reduced melee damage
    • Reduced critical chance.

How to fix Sickness in Project Zomboid

To fix Sickness in Project Zomboid, players must eat well and sleep to avoid becoming tired.

  • Negative Effects - While players are sick, players gain a reduction in health until they become well-fed and sleep well.
    • Disclaimer! - If players have the Zombie virus or become Infected after being sick, they will die and can't be cured.

How to improve Stress in Project Zomboid

To improve Stress in Project Zomboid, players must smoke cigarettes or read books and relax. Getting away from hordes of zombies will also lower the rate players gain the Stress moodle. 

  • Negative Effects -If players remain stressed for long periods, they will gain the following negative status effects.
    • Reduced melee damage
    • Increased chance of gaining Unhappiness moodles

How to cure Depression in Project Zomboid

To cure Depression and get rid of Unhappiness, players will need to relax and eat foods that increase happiness. Such items included cooked food, chocolate, ice cream, alcohol, and Antidepressants.

  • Negative Effects - Not curing Unhappiness Moodles increases the time it takes to do anything in Project Zomboid.

How to fix Endurance loss and Exertion in Project Zomboid

To Fix Endurance loss and Exertion Moodles in Project Zomboid, players must sit down and rest. Resting on couches or beds can also help get rid of the moodle faster.

  • Negative Effects - Not taking steps to combat Exertion will have the adverse effects listed below.
    • Decreased melee damage
    • Reduced attack speed
    • High chance of tripping when climbing fences and running
    • Speed reduction

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