Athlete is a starter perk that provides points in fitness and strength skills, providing a solid foundation for a melee fighting character. Additionally, a random sports weapon is given to the survivor, which are light and inflict decent damage, but are unreliable and will eventually break.


Upgrades for Athlete can be purchased from Peak Performance Perks in exchange for Zombo Points.

Unlock Unlocked by default
Level 2 1 Zombo Point
Level 3 2 Zombo Points

Trait Interactions

  • BERSERK! - allows a character to start with 6 strength and fitness, which can both be trained up to 7
  • Warrior - provides a character with 4 points in both strength and fitness without penalties
Perks & Traits
Peak Performance Perks
Weapon and Shooting Perks
Perks of the Mind
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