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Is there a particular zombie (or loot container) that is more likely to drop treasure maps, or is it just equal probability for all of them?

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    If you are on PC go to your game directory the game is installed in and look into the data-config folder. If you open the Loot.xml with notepad or notepad++ you could have a look through there. I don't know what item name the different treasure maps are but searching for treasure might get you a match. Each item is part of a loot group table and each loot group is part of a loot table to different types of loot, such as containers, zombies, etc.. That file should help you see how it is configured.
    – Nope
    Commented Jan 15, 2018 at 12:14

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Thanks to @Nope, I found the following probabilities for getting treasure maps for each lootgroup:

  • junk: 0.092
  • generic zombie loot: 0.161
  • zombieMaleHazmat: 0.092
  • ZombieCheerleader: 0.031
  • ZombieSkateboarder: 0.031
  • ZombieFootballPlayer: 0.092
  • zombieOldTimer / zombieCowboy: 1
  • zombieBusinessMan: 0.031

I'm not sure what zombieOldTimer is (I thought it might be the generic corpse container, but it looks like generic zombie loot already covers that), but the Cowboy is clearly the best zombie to kill if you're after a treasure map.

On my machine, the file is located at:

C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\7 Days To Die\Data\Config\loot.xml


It seems that the cowboy is actually called "zombieOldTimer". Checking in entitygroups.xml in the same directory, it seems that he spawns in "old west towns":

<entitygroup name="ZombieGhostTownGroup"> <!-- old west town -->
        <entity name="zombieOldTimer" prob="3"/>
        <entity name="zombieMarlene" />
        <entity name="zombieArlene" />
        <entity name="zombieJoe" />
        <entity name="zombieSteveCrawler" />
        <entity name="zombieFemaleFat" />
        <entity name="zombieSkateboarder" />
        <entity name="zombieBoe" />
        <entity name="zombieMoe" />
        <entity name="animalZombieDog" />
        <entity name="zombieFatHawaiian" prob="0.5" />
    </entitygroup>
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    If you want to know exactly what each Zombie looks like you can use the debug console on PC in a single player game. I think opening the console is F1 or possibly ``` then type DM after that ...I think it's F6 to bring up the Zombie Spawning Chart. Look for zombieOldTimer and spawn 1 in :)
    – Nope
    Commented Jan 15, 2018 at 14:10

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