Information on this page is accurate for version v.678 and can differ from the current info in v.681.

Trading is the main form of commerce in the wasteland. Each survivor base has a merchant who offers different goods in exchange for others. It is also possible to make exchanges between players in the online mode. Caution!! Not all objects can be traded. For more information see Forbidden items.


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Nearly all survivor camp shelters have a trader and Magnitogorsk has two. These traders will buy and sell specific items in exchange for others and will perform an unlimited number of trades.

Trade Router tool (updated for v656)

As of v656, all of the old trade routes are gone.




Gorenicji (Kiev)



Magnitogorsk (fitter)

Magnitogorsk (trader)










Random Encounters

See this page for instructions on how to trigger the event.

Survivor Dugout (Forest)

Players trading


Survivor trading is not done though an official mechanic, but instead utilizes the gifting mechanic of parcelling. Two survivors engaging in a trade must stand in close proximity, drop the trade items on the ground in a camp, and then package and send to the receiver. The recipient then does the same with their own package in to complete their end of the bargain.

Because the items are not traded directly and instead rely on both players completing their end of the bargain, the system is vulnerable to scams. Make sure that you trust who you are trading with and keep an eye out in the chat for warnings. If you are unsure if a trading partner is trustworthy, ask other players if they're trustworthy, or trade small volumes for precaution. Fortunately, scams tend to be relatively rare, but as with anything online, it all depends on the honesty of the individual members of the community.


Sulfuric Acid link={{{2}}} is typically the most popular form of "currency" in most online transactions between players. However, some players prefer to bypass the currency and perform direct barter trades, one item for another.

Sulfuric acid is often abbreviated as @ in the chat, as it is more lightweight and can be traded in Tyumen for highly desired fuel.

As of the v.656 update, moonshine is no longer a valid type of currency. The trade route that it was used on is now gone.


Sometimes, players can offer "jobs" and "hire" other players. This is usually done by the employer supplying necessary materials to the employee to perform a (usually monotonous or laborious) task, such as chopping wood, forging nails, burning charcoal. The employee then sends back the accumulated materials and is paid by the employer for their time.

The employer may not have the patience or time to perform the assigned task themselves, especially if they require large volumes of materials (such as charcoal) for more advanced crafting. In addition to getting paid (often in acid), the employee often uses the jobs to gain player experience to level up. Leveling up is often a grind, and if you can get paid for it, all the better. The payment for the job is negotiated beforehand between the parties, sometimes with partial payment in advance as insurance or to provide the necessary equipment. Available jobs and prices can change frequently, especially with game updates which alter the player experience and crafting, so for up to date information it is often best to ask in your local chat.

Forbidden Items

Some items cannot be traded with other players in the Online Mode.

Here is the Forbidden Items list.

Common abbreviations

Here is a list of some of the more commonly used abbreviations used by people in-game. (feel free to add some if they're missing.)

Word Abbreviation
Sulfuric acid @ or A or a
Potassium nitrate pn
Colloidal sulfur cs
Tanning mixture tan mix
Tanned leather tan leather
Chlorcystamine chlor
Alphacetone alpha
Aqua vitae av or aqua
White man's foot wmf
Greenhouse gh
Bone glue bg
Acid glands ag
Activated charcoal ac

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