For this challenge you need to kill a total of 200 zombies in the base game, in the Breakdown add-on or in the Lifeline add-on with melee weapons. Which type of melee weapon you use is up to you. There are blunt, heavy and edged melee weapons
. I prefer the latter because they allow you to execute fast attacks and they hardly consume stamina. Blunt and heavy weapons on the other hand have the advantage that you can knock down / hit multiple zombies at once but they are rather slow.
(consumes more stamina)
(on zombie in prone position)
Important: Knife kills don't count
towards the challenge (knives are automatically equipped if you haven't selected a weapon in your inventory and you try to perform a melee attack).
When you select a weapon in your inventory (
) you should pay attention to it's durability
This edged weapon has a durability of 5/5 and is the strongest edged weapon in the game. But even the most durable weapons will break after a while
. You'll get a notification that the weapon is damaged. Then it's time to equip a different one, otherwise the damaged weapon will be gone forever (unless you repair it in the locker at your home base beforehand). So it's a good idea to equip 2-3 melee weapons
for this challenge.
Melee weapons can be found anywhere in the game world and most of the characters already have 1-2 in their inventory.
This challenge is easier if you use a character with a high level fighting skill
(= more health, weapon specialization unlocked), high level cardio skill
(= more stamina) and the powerhouse skill
(= higher chance of instant kills). You can keep track of those skills by opening your journal and switching to the character page
. It's also possible to select a weapon specialization in order to make your weapons even more effective.
Apart from that you should always have 3 meds and 3 snacks in your inventory
so that you can heal yourself if you're low on health (indicator: red bar next to the minimap) and so that you can replenish your stamina if you're exhausted (indicator: blue bar next to the minimap). It's also a good idea to take a car with you
just in case you run into a horde of zombies or come across a feral. Then you can simply run some of them over with the car to lower the risk of you getting killed. Keep driving around the map to find more zombies and once you've killed 200 with your melee weapons you'll unlock the sports collection = six new melee weapons, delivered via the Radio Menu.