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Crowbars and related items are nearly useless
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I have tried to defend myself from a zombie with both crowbar and pipe wrench, and both items, though in real life could do quite a bit of damage, were pretty much useless.


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Attack a zombie with a crowbar or pipe wrench.

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jackthename set Category to category:weapons.
jackthename set Reproducibility to Always.
jackthename set Severity to None.
jackthename set Resolution to Open.
jackthename set Legacy ID to 296427461.May 8 2016, 2:44 PM
Bohemia added a subscriber: Raven.Dec 19 2013, 11:35 PM

This goes for the bat as well. If you are not going to make them lethal to a zombie I believe it should at least have the chance to knock them down. But IRL if you hit someone in the head with a bat im sure they are going down. Maybe make the damage modifier greater for head to shoulder shots and a chance to knock down on anything below that. After all everyones perceived idea of a zombie is that you can only kill them with blows to the brain. Just my opinion.

FBI added a subscriber: FBI.May 8 2016, 2:44 PM
FBI added a comment.Dec 20 2013, 12:25 AM

Rocket stated ages ago that they aren't "zombies" they are "infected" so 28 days later not dawn of the dead... So head thing is not an issue.

As for crowbar, I agree, it can do a lot of damage.

Circle around the infected while you continuously hit him with your melee weapon.

Shouldn't be reported here, since it is not a bug, but more about people have to discover/figure out how to strafe to avoid attacks of infected and also general movement in melee combat.

Jo added a subscriber: Jo.May 8 2016, 2:44 PM
Jo added a comment.Jan 13 2014, 7:31 AM

crowbar takes 3 body hits, splitting axe 2 body hits, fire axe 1 body hit.

Don't see what the problem is. Seems intended and reasonable progression.

TITAN added a subscriber: TITAN.May 8 2016, 2:44 PM
TITAN added a comment.Jan 18 2014, 1:44 AM

I posted this before and got laughed at, but this needs to be addressed. A baseball bat to the head will kill a person, not to mention a fricking crowbar or pipe wrench.


Got a response to a thread on the forums. Melee will be addressed soon and everything is changing so you can assume nothing in the game matters atm.