How many Zs are there?
I started a PZ map turning off the undead respawn, but set the helicopter to recurring on an otherwise standard ("Apocalypse") setup of the "custom Sandbox" (as in, the one it proposes when opening). Now, I have holed myself up in Louisville Gigamart and spent about... two months or some culling 1500 and some ex-living. Whenever the Helicopter returns, the streets are crawling again and I need to clean my proximity again and again. Luckily spear raw materials grow back but I might run out of axes and knives some day...
The standard settings referred to are as follows, bolded where I changed something:
- Population: Standard & Urban Focussed
- Time: 1h / July 9th 9AM
- Sadistic AI Director: Helicopter Often / Meta Sometimes / Sleeping Events never
- Zombie Lore: Proper Zombies is hooked
- Advanced Zombie Options:
- Population Multiplier: 1.0
- Population Start Multiplier: 1.0
- Population Peak Multiplier: 1.5
- Population Peak Day: 25
- Respawn Hours: 0
- Respawn Unseen Hours: 0
- Respawn Multiplier: 0
- Redistribute Hours: 12.0
- Follow Sound Distance: 100
- Rally Group Size: 20
- Rally Travel Distance: 20
- Rally Group Separation: 15
- Rally Group Radius: 3
How high will my kill count be when I have slain the last Z?
There's a fairly https://www.reddit.com/r/projectzomboid/comments/ojcoc6/analyzing_the_zed_population/?utm_medium=android_app&utm_source=share a little bit ago (includes a heatmap picture), but the numbers should be the same for the noted locations.
Note: Louisville was added recently and does not have stats referenced here. It's the biggest city addition to the game in recent years and likely has over 5000 as it's bigger than west point. But I cannot say for sure nor have I seen a heatmap done on it yet.
To summarize the points related to your question:
Main Riverside: around 1500 zeds.
Trailer neighborhood of Riverside: around 600 zeds.
Country Club: around 500-700 zeds.
Ekron: around 800 zeds.
Pony Roam-o: 300 zeds.
Isolated cabins and houses in the west of the game: 3800 zeds.
Rosewood + Prison: 5500.
Secret military base: 5000.
March Ridge: 2400.
West Point: 5000.
Valley Station: 4500
The Mall: 4000.
Total of zeds in the map: 52000. [Not including Louisville]
Changing the population multiplier multiplies the number of in-game zeds. If you choose 0.5, then the total will be around 26000.