7 Days To Die Traders & Trader Stage
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Traders are an important location point in 7 Days To Die. You can buy or sell various items here in exchange for the Duke’s Casino Tokens. The items that are available vary from trader to trader, and since the A21 update, it also depends on your Trader Stage. However, they do restock their inventory every 3 in-game days. You can check this on the upper bar while interacting with the trader.
Each trader has a unique compound. You can loot items in their compounds and even rent a Player Vending Machine. If you are on single player and you put items into the trader’s vending machine, you will slowly sell these items to invisible NPCs and earn a steady income from Duke Casino Coins.
Remember that the 7 Days To Die traders’ compounds are open only from 6:05 am to 9:50 pm. Their compound is made up of indestructible material which you, and more importantly, the zombies, cannot break. Still, it is possible to loot all the boxes and containers lying around on the trader’s property. It is even possible to pick up a furniture item like a bedroll.
This can be useful, especially early game since you can’t use the trader’s post for the base. Once the trader closes at night, you’ll be thrown out. And also, early game trader missions involve travelling to other nearby traders.
7 Days To Die Trader Stage Explained
You probably know the 7 Days To Die Game Stage, right? And you may have even heard of Loot Stage. Well, now, in Alpha 21, they have removed the Traders Secret Stash perk and replaced it with Trader Stage. This will prevent you from being able to see and buy end-game items in the first week of gameplay, and like your Game & Loot stages, the 7 Days To Die Trader Stage also has numerous variables it takes into account. These variables are Player Level, Trader Quest Tier and your Daring adventurer level. The formula may change since A21 is still going through its various stages of experimental builds. But its currently Player Level x1 + Quest Tier + Daring Adventure x10.
7 Days To Die Trader Quests
The introduction of doing trader quests in 7 Days To Die was added in Alpha 20. You can talk to any 7 Days To Die Traders and ask for a job. They will give you a variety of different jobs. Once you have chosen one, you must travel to that location. If you choose that in a POI, you will see a yellow exclamation mark that will bounce up and down. Click on this to start the quest, and the entire POI will reset. Most people will loot the POI first, then come back outside to the exclamation mark and start the quest to get a freshly reset POI to loot all over again.
When the quest starts, there is a quest around the POI, don’t leave the area of the quest gets instantly cancelled. If you have friends or in a party, they will also be able to join you on the quest and share the rewards. A list of the different types of 7 Days To Die Trader Quests and the rewards are listed below:
These are the simplest trader quest, you go into a POI and pick up the “White River Supplies”, which are usually hidden somewhere in the POI, but the compass on the HUD is pretty good and guides you to its location. The Supplies look like an old leather Satchel bag. Once you pick it up, it’s stuck in your inventory until you return to the trader and hand in the quest. You don’t need to kill all the zombies on the Fetch Quests. Just get in, grab the bag and leave.
Clear Zombies Quest
Pretty much what it says in the title, you have to go to the selected POI and kill all the zombies inside it. Be careful not to miss any. If you have run through the whole house and the quest market is still not interacting, you have completed it. There might be a zombie in the garage or an underground part of the POI. Sometimes the zombies wake up and go for a wander, so check the surroundings. But be careful not to leave the quest area.
Fetch & Clear Quest
The Fetch and Clear Quest is a combination of both the 7 Days To Die Trader Quests above. Not only do you have to find the White River Supplies, but you have to kill every zombie in the POI. This is quite a simple mission but can get harder to accomplish on the harder-tier POIs that are rather large, making it harder to find the supplies and to scour through the entire POI to kill every zombie you can find.
Buried Supplies Quest
Time to get a shovel and head over to the quest area. You will see a yellow checked circle on the ground. Somewhere under that circle is a metal chest with some loot and the “White River Supplies” you must return to the trader with. The circle gets smaller and smaller as you dig, giving you a more accurate indication of where the supplies are buried.
Restore Power (Night Only)
The restore power quests were introduced in Alpha 20. You will have to get these quests from the trader before closing and wait until nightfall to start them. These quests can only be done between 10:00 PM and 1:00 AM. These are dangerous quests since zombies usually run at night. You will have to go through the POI, find the generator and turn it on, and you are done. You will also need to clear all zombies from the POI. Then you must wait until the trader opens to hand in the quest.
Open Trade Routes Quest
Once you have completed a certain level of trader quests, you will be given the mission to open a trade route with another trader. It doesn’t do anything besides give you the location of another trader on the map. Once you get there, you can hand in the “open trade route” mission to the new traders. You can then do quests for this trader until they give you an open trade route quest to a new trader.
Specialisation: Medical Supplies
Navezgane Location: 305 East by 212 South
Trader Jen’s new A21 compound is a church that seems to have been converted into a makeshift emergency relief centre for when the outbreak hit. It has biohazard tents, an ambulance and barricades all around the compound made with concrete roadblocks, iron fences and barbwire at the top. On the Navegame map, the cords are 305 East and 212 South, and she specialises in selling medical supplies.
Navezgane Location: 546 West by 485 North
The 7 Days To Die Trader Joel is supposed to be the look-alike of one of the founders of 7 Days To Die, Joel Huenink. His compound is made of wood, and he specialises in selling armour. You can see a couple of dressed mannequins in his shop that are teasers of what armour will look like in Alpha 22. Trader Joel is located in the green biome just North West of trader Jen.
Specialization: Tools and Vehicles
Navezgane Location: 510 East by 1,000 South
One of the nicer 7 Days To Die Traders, trader bob, specializes in tools and vehicle parts. You can see all the vehicles in the game that can be obtained and driven in his repair shop. His compound looks like a scrap yard with shipping containers laid out everywhere being used for storage. He is located in the desert just south of Trader Jen.
Specialisation: Food & Seeds
Navezgane Location: 1780 West by 1350 South
Trader Rekt is the most infamous of all 7 Days To Die Traders. He is rude, angry and insults you whenever you walk in. Even if you buy something from his store, he will insult you on your way out. He specialises in selling food and seeds. He is located in the wasteland, one of the toughest biomes. However, it does have a loot bonus.
Specialisation: Weapons & Ammo
Navezgane Location: 930 West by 1760 North
Trader Hugh is located up north in the snow biome. He has a bear claw scared right across his face from his famous fight against Navasganes’ biggest bear. He hasn’t seen the bear since but has been looking to get back out there and finish what he started. Traders will have unique end game quests coming to Alpha 24. Hughs’s end-game quest is for you to face the bear and bring back its head.