What Does the Potato Do in Yet Another Zombie Survivors?

Check out what the potato does in Yet Another Zombie Survivors.

by Franklin Bellone Borges
Image: Attack of the Fanboy

Among the many items you can make use of in order to buff your squad in Awesome Games Studio’s zombie-killing roguelike Yet Another Zombie Survivors, the potato can without a doubt be considered one of — if not the — most unusual one. But what does the potato do in the game exactly?

Yet Another Zombie Survivors Potato Explained

Differently from all the other items/powerups in Yet Another Zombie Survivors, the Potato doesn’t seem to do anything in the game, thus being the equivalent of a null pick. But if the potato does not have any use, why is the item in the game in the first place?

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Well, the answer to why the item prevailed through the beta and is now featured in the Early Access phase of Yet Another Zombie Survivors seems to lie in the fact that since its introduction, the item slowly grew to be considered one of the title’s symbols. Given various interactions between the developing team and fans, the item’s presence seems to have also become a running gag among them.

A clear sign of the comical focus of the item can be seen in the way that completing a run in which you managed to get 3 potatoes will prompt the game to show you, in what seems to be a reference to Portal’s classic ‘The Cake is a Lie’ meme, the ‘The Potato is a Lie” message in your rewards screen.

Image: Attack of the Fanboy.

How to Unlock the Potato

Those who still haven’t unlocked the Potato in Yet Another Zombie Survivors can do so by leveling up any of the in-game skills to their maximum level.

This guide was made while playing Yet Another Zombie Survivors on PC.

- This article was updated on July 17th, 2023

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Franklin is a writer and journalist. A video game fanatic with more than 3 years of experience, his work can also be seen on sites such as The Click, Games Atlas, and Try Hard Guides. When not writing, he is most likely making his wallet cry while playing Gacha Games or ending the reign of the Crystals in Final Fantasy XVI.