7 Days to Die: How to Get and Use Glue

Learn how to get Glue and what it can be used for

Ah Glue, the one resource you never thought you’d run out of in 7 Days to Die. That is until you realize that almost everything you craft requires Duct Tape. You’ll need Glue and lots of it to make your own tape. Moreover, most weapon and equipment mod recipes also require Glue for binding components.

This guide will teach you everything you need to know about scavenging and mixing Glue in 7 Days to Die and explain how it can be used.

How to get Glue in 7 Days to Die

Glue can be found in cupboards, filing cabinets, and trash piles when scavenging points of interest. This won’t score you nearly as much Glue as you’ll likely need, though, so it’s better to brew your own at a Campfire or Chemistry Station.

Here are 3 of the best ways to get Glue in 7 Days to Die:

1. Scavenging

Glue can be found somewhat regularly when scavenging through houses and office buildings. Desks, wastebaskets, filing cabinets, and cupboards will often have one or two bottles of Glue you can snag. You can even find Glue in small amounts by searching piles of trash just about anywhere, even in the middle of the road.

2. Chemical Barrels

Very occasionally, large quantities of Glue can be found inside chemical barrels or destroyed chemistry stations. Unfortunately, reaching these barrels can be extremely dangerous, as they typically only appear inside dangerous locations such as the hospital, abandoned military camps, toxic dumps, and secret labs.

3. Crafting

The quickest and easiest way to gather Glue is to produce your own at a chemistry station or campfire. Making Glue will require lots of Bones and murky water, so ensure you have a hefty supply of both.

How to make Glue in 7 Days to Die

If you need a lot of Glue, and you probably will, the best way to get your hands on a lot of it is by making your own. The recipe for Glue is fairly simple, requiring only some bones and murky water. With that being said, there are some specifics you’ll want to take care of before you get started.

To boil Glue at a campfire, you must equip it with a Cooking Pot. While this is the least efficient way to make Glue, it is the most accessible, as making a chemistry station can take some work. However, you’ll need a Beaker if you do have a Chemistry Station. There are two recipes for Glue when using a Chemistry Station: one that uses Bones and another that uses Super Corn.

All of the recipes for Glue will require murky water, and you won’t get the empty jar back afterward. With that in mind, ensure you have plenty of jars, a nearby water source, a Forge, and lots of sand.

Sourcing Bones may seem like a hassle, but they can be found just about anywhere. Bones regularly spawn inside loot containers in every corner of the map, especially trash piles and ovens. Bones and Animal Fat can also be harvested from rotting remains or the corpses of dead animals, even zombified ones! Using a knife or fist weapon ensures you get the most out of your harvest.

If you don’t know what Super Corn is, you’re in for an interesting ride. The story behind super corn isn’t one we’ll recount here, but needless to say, it can be used instead of bones to make Glue. If you want to grow your own super corn, you’ll want to find a way into the basement of Carl’s Corn outside Diersville. After you harvest super corn for the first time, it can sometimes be found in future airdrops that contain farming supplies.

Tips and tricks for using Glue

Glue may not seem especially useful for players at the start of the game, but as soon as you begin crafting sophisticated gear or any kind of mods, you’ll be glad you have it.

Here are 4 tips and tricks for using Glue in 7 Days to Die:

1. Gear and Weapon Mods

Most gun and robotics mods require Glue to produce. These mods allow players to customize their gear and fine-tune their loadout to fit their playstyle. This can mean anything from making a gun fully automatic to increasing its ammo capacity to even making it more likely to blow off enemy limbs.

2. Duct Tape

Glue is also a vital component in the creation of duct tape. Anything that doesn’t require Glue probably requires duct tape. Fortunately, it’s easy to make. Just soak some cloth scraps in Glue, and you’ve got yourself a steady supply of one of the apocalypse’s most valuable resources.

3. Improvised Weapons

Crafting early firearms such as pipe guns and Wooden Bows will also require Glue. These weapons are fragile, weak, and a pain to use. However, when you have nothing else, a gun can really change the game. Beggars can’t be choosers, especially if you’re begging for a decent ranged weapon.

4. Paper

If, for whatever reason, you somehow desperately need Paper, Glue can also help you with that. To create Paper in 7 Days to Die, combine Wood, Murky Water, and Glue at a chemistry station. Probably not the most efficient use of resources, but different players have different needs.


What is the fastest way to get Glue in 7 Days to Die?

Making Glue, by whatever means, is the fastest way to farm for it.

Is it better to make Glue at a campfire or chemistry station?

The chemistry station. Making Glue at a chemistry station costs only 4 bones, while the campfire costs 6.

How much Glue can be stacked together?

Glue can be collected into stacks of up to 500 units.

Final thoughts on getting Glue in 7 Days to Die

The Fun Pimps have already added a ton of different weapons, gear, and mods into the mix and will almost certainly be adding more. Whether you want to specialize your gear for your specific build or want a bigger and better hammer, Glue and duct tape will quickly become the top items on your scavenger wish list.

If you’re looking for some more tips to help you get settled into your new apocalyptic home, check out our 10 Tips for Getting Started or, for a more in-depth dive, the 7 Days to Die Beginner’s Guide.

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