Project Zomboid: The Best Starting Locations

Here's our guide to choose the best starting locations in Project Zomboid.

Project Zomboid has come a long way from being a tech demo to one of the best isometric zombie survival games. What game greets you with “this is how I died” in its opening credits? Its mechanics and open-world leave you in wonder and horror. You are given a choice between choosing one out of four towns before you begin the game. Although you can drive to a safer base location regardless of where you start, it is critical to choose the right spawn location. Imagine choosing a town full of hordes and dying before you even explore that town. Not to worry, here’s our guide to choosing the best starting locations in Project Zomboid.

Project Zomboid – The Best Starting Locations

Before we begin to choose the best location. Here are the four towns to choose from:

  • Rosewood
  • Muldraugh
  • Westpoint
  • Riverside

For the players who have just begun the game, we would suggest picking a town with a lesser population of hordes.

Project Zomboid – Best Starting Location for Beginners

  • While Rosewood has many safe base locations, it has lesser loots and resources. So our choice would be to go for Riverside.
  • There are plenty of shops, loots, and resources with a lesser population of hordes.
  • As the name already suggests, Riverside is by the side of a river. As there is a river, you can do fishing over there.
  • There is a bait shop too if you require fishing tools.
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  • It is also a great starting location for stacking up amenities. These amenities include barrels of water, alcoholic drinks, supermarkets, weapons, tools, and looting some great television tapes.
  • You can also stack up med-kits from pharmacies and weapons from hardware shops.
  • There are several empty houses that you can use as base locations.
  • There are more possibilities of finding food items and lesser possibilities of hordes break-in over here.
  • While this place almost sounds like a paradise in PZ, one of the places you can encounter large hordes is in a local school. It is in a central part of Riverside.
  • Remember to go fully stacked with arms before you go for a run over here.

Scroll till the end to find out the best location for experienced or veteran players.

Best Starting Location for Experienced Players

best starting location for experienced players

  • It might be a tie between choosing a lethal and hard location for an experienced player.
  • While you can choose Muldraugh which is a barren land, you can also go for Westpoint which has the largest population of zombies.
  • Both the places are filled with fewer resources and weapons. Players can encounter large hordes of zombies in these two areas.

Be it a beginner or an experienced player in Project Zomboid, choosing a starting point is totally up to you to decide. So, what town would you be choosing to embark on your journey?

That’s all for the best starting locations in Project Zomboid. If you liked this guide, you can also check out our article on how to sneak and how to hotwire a car in PZ right here on Gamer Tweak.