Best 7 Days to Die Server Mods
Last updated: July 29, 2021
Bored of the vanilla version of 7 Days to Die? Set up a server and start adding mods to your world to create a whole new experience for you and your friends.
Survival games like this and Don’t Starve Together can become very repetitive after the first couple of play through as it’s always the same objective, survive as long as you can.
Don’t get me wrong, I love survival sandboxes but I always like to customize my experience with mods, to keep the game fresh.
My Best 7DTD Server Mods List
This year I have been experimenting with a lot of mods for 7 Days to Die and wanted to share my top 5 mods.
1. War of the Walkers
The War of the Walkers mod is one of the most popular mods for 7 Days to Die and adds so many extra features including new bosses, enemy mobs, unique loot, medical items and more.
Unlike any other mod, you can add NPC survivors and Bandits that will roam around your world.
What to expect in War of the Walkers
- NPC Survivors and bandits will be added to your game world. Survivors will live among you and roam the world attacking zombies, wildlife and even the new bandits. This NPC is friendly and won’t attack you so there is no need to fear them. Bandits on the other hand will attack you on-site so keep an eye out for raids and bandit ambushes.
- New health items will be added, including booster shots, pills and vitamins that will help keep your character healthy. Some of the default medical items have also been tweaked to improve their health benefits.
- Extra UMA bosses have been added. Fight against a builder named Bob, an angry housewife and more. Each boss has their own unique loot so they are worth hunting down. New mobs including spiders and zombies have been added as well.
2. True Survival
In the True Survival mod, you will have to choose a character class when you join the server.
Each class is unique and has its own strengths and weaknesses. The classes include Cop, soldier, chef, doctor and more.
It’s better to play true survival with more than 5 players as the class system forces you to depend on other players’ skills to help you survive.
What to expect in True Survival
- Zombie behavior becomes very sporadic in this mod making it a lot harder to predict a zombie’s movement or attack pattern. It’s very easy to predict the vanilla zombies due to their limited mechanics. However, this mod adds an extra layer to zombie interaction making it seem more realistic. The unpredictable nature makes it more challenging.
- A new feature called the “Dead is Dead” appears in this mod. It was intended to make the game harder and add character perma-death to servers. Every time a character’s health reaches 0 they will lose 10 wellness points. Once your character runs out of wellness points they will no longer be playable and you will have to start a new character.
3. Starvation Mod
The Starvation mod focuses on adding realism to 7DTD.
Changes have been made to food and the rate at which it spoils, as well as the rate at which plague will affect your stash of supplies.
The starvation mod can be a major disadvantage for newer players, but if you’re willing to take on the challenge you will be rewarded with more zombie types, extra bosses and new animals that you can tame.
What to expect in Starvation Mod
- New in-game mechanics allows you to drive your character to the brink of insanity. It’s a great addition to the somewhat vanilla infections and illnesses you can catch.
- You gain access to animals and other pets including wild dogs that you can tame.
- There are extra zombie types and it would appear that zombies are more advanced in their thinking.
4. Undead Legacy
If you love 7DTD and the Fallout franchise then this is the perfect combination for you.
The Undead Legacy mod was inspired by the Fallout universe the creator “Subquake” wanted to take the best bits from the fallout lore and add them to 7DTD.
The mod provides new scenery, weapons and craftable items that have all been created by just one developer, as the mod was a solo project.
What to expect in Undead Legacy
- An additional 47 perks and 700 + items and weapons.
- The game is more challenging than the standard version as the zombies are much stronger and more hostile. Making this mod perfect for advanced players.
- Food perishes quicker over a longer duration making it much harder to survive after the first 30 days.
If you’re looking for a mod that will test your survival skills, look no further than the Ravenhearst mod.
The mod tweaks a lot of the in-game mechanics and requires the player to have more recipes and create more advanced fire’s, forges and crafting stations to build the higher-tier equipment.
The added layers mean you will need to do more to survive the horde which has also been made a lot harder in this mod.
This experience is definitely not for the novice or new players. You have been warned.
What to expect in Ravenhearst
- Extend the horde arrival time by an extra 2 weeks, giving your more time to craft, build and prepare. The mod will give you the option to set the blood moon onto day 21 rather than day 7.
- A new addition in this mod is electric charges which can be applied to fences to create an electrified border. This will help improve your chances of survival and add a new way to kill the horde.
- Gain access to new items and decorations. This includes holiday items, furniture, radios, TV and more.
How To Install Mods (BONUS)
If you like the sound of any of the mods I have listed above and would like to add them to your server here is a short installation guide below:
- Download the mod from the 7 Days to Die Steam Workshop
- Unzip the files, select and copy the folders named “Data” and “Mods”
- Find the 7 days to die directory and paste the two folders in there.
- Here is the default location of the directory:
C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\7 Days to Die
- Restart your server and open the game client back up. You should now have the options to play with mods in your world.
Please Note: The above installation guide will work on servers hosted locally on your own PC. If you are struggling to upload mods, I would suggest renting a server via a dedicated 7 days to die server host. Hosting companies deal with all the technical sides of server management and can add mods for you free of charge. Check out my official “choosing a server hosting provider” guide for more information.
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