This zombie was probably a survivor that burnt to death in the wildfire of a forest later known as the Burnt Forest. But the heat of the wildfire wasn't enough to keep the corpse from reanimating and now he's travelling around Navezgane to find fresh meat and survivors.
If this zombie's corpse is looted you might find Glass Panes, Scrap Brass items, Wood Planks, nails, Paper, Dukes Casino Tokens, Bullet Casings, Scrap Lead items, Gun Powder, Moldy Bread, Blueberry Seeds, Oil, Cloth Fragments, Old Sham Sandwiches, Short Iron Pipes, Potato Seeds, Books, Candy Tin Cans &/or Glass Jars.
These zombies have the special ability of setting the player on fire and cause Burning with their attacks, so it's highly recommended to avoid getting hit by these zombies at all costs. One headshot with a 100% condition Pistol is enough to kill it. It may be slightly harder than usual to score a headshot on this zombie due to it's shambling walking pattern, especially with long-range Crossbow headshots. Using melee against this zombie with a good quality weapon is effective mostly if hit in the head.
During night, the running behaviour is standard as all other zombies. If distance or sheer zombie numbers aren't a concern, scoring a headshot when it's running headfirst towards you can be slightly easier.
- Pre-Alpha 6.1 this zombie was known as the Burnt Zombie.
- Before the Burnt Victim was introduced in the game the zombies that populated the Burnt Forest were the Feral Walker.
- The Burn Victim does take fire damage.