How to Sneak In Project Zomboid – Crouch Build 41

Previously sneaking in Project Zomboid was done via the right click or aiming button by default. In build 41 the controls and sneaking in general, have changed a little.

To sneak in project Zomboid Build 41 simply press the ‘C’ key by default to go into sneak mode. If the ‘C’ button does not make your character sneak in-game, check the options menu and see if you have accidentally bound another key to the sneak function. Read on for more helpful information about sneak in the game.

Sneak in Project Zomboid build 41

Now that your character can sneak, to level up your sneaking skill you will have to sneak around within close proximity to zombies. Your sneak skill will not increase if you are running around in circles within a house alone. If you’ve ever played The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, you will see the similarities between the leveling of the sneak skill.

How to sneak in Project Zomboid - The skill sheet of a sneaking survivor

Each level in sneaking will obviously make your character better at staying hidden while in sneak mode. Zombies will notice you less, and coupled with the ‘Lightfooted’ skill you can become a very quiet walker indeed.

Sneaking can help you stay on the down-low from your enemies. With large hordes constantly being apart of the game, one of the quickest ways the player can be defeated is simply by picking fights with many different zombies at once. By leveling up the sneak skill, the player can become less noticeable to their zombie enemies and survive for a lot longer.

Once the skill has been trained a lot the player will very often be able to pass by very large groups on enemies completely unnoticed. It will have to be noted that this will have no effect if the player is on a PvP server playing Project Zomboid in Multiplayer. But, being able to sneak past zombies is a great skill to have none-the-less.


I hope this guide helped you stay away from those deadly hordes. Let me know in the comments below if you love using sneak to become a silent assassin in Project Zomboid Build 41, or if you are more of a run and gun kind of guy.

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