This article describes a feature in the first Apocalypse Rising

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Thirst is a game mechanic in Apocalypse Rising. Thirst is shown as a bar in the bottom center of the screen. As time passes, the green bar will slowly be consumed due to activities the player is performing, such as walking, sprinting, and fighting. Thirst runs out faster than hunger. To replenish this bar, you must find a drink and consume it. Drinks can be found nearly anywhere, but are slightly more rare than food.

If the thirst bar is completely consumed, you will slowly begin to lose health as you dehydrate. A blood bag will not replenish health, as you lose health every second. Painkillers do not slow down the health loss, contrary to popular belief. A drink must be consumed in order to use blood bags to re-heal. If you don't drink before the health bar runs out, you will die of dehydration.


  • Sometimes when a player first joins and game, the stats won't be fully loaded yet and will show all stats as empty. This has yet to be fixed, and there is no apparent solution except to eat/drink.

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