Food can be organized into 4 categories: fruit, meat, fish and bait. Animal and fish meat can be cooked to provide health regeneration.
Functions of food items:
Primary Useeats any given food item in hand.
Secondary Useallows the player to give food items to other pirates.
Interacttakes a food item from the ground or another pirate's hand.
Fruit is the main source of health in-game and can be found in Barrels, beached on the shorelines of Islands or floating inside Shipwrecks. The more health a fruit restores, the rarer it is. All fruit can be cooked on the Stove, but they will only get burnt and give the player less health. Unlike meat, neither fresh nor burnt fruit can be sold to The Hunter's Call for reputation or gold. All fruit can be stored in the Fruit Crate. A player can carry a maximum of 5 fruit on them at all times, however up to 4800 Fruit can be stored inside a Ship's Food Barrel. With the exception of Pineapples, all fruit is consumed in one bite.
Fruit can also be used to feed Pigs, to stop them from dying of starvation.
|Fruit name||Health value|
Meat is gathered from killing any of the animals that spawn on islands or from the more dangerous predators at sea. All dropped meat is raw and needs to be cooked on a Stove for their full benefits. Meat of any type and cookedness can also be found in the barrels of Shipwrecks. Eating raw meat restores only a little health and can make the player sick. When cooked, meats provide the player with a health regeneration bar which kicks in a few seconds after not taking any further damage. With the exception of raw meat, all stages of cooked meat can be sold to The Hunter's Call for reputation, commendations and gold. All meat can be eaten in two separate bites.
Tier 1 meat (provides a quarter circle of health regeneration when cooked):
Tier 2 meat (provides half a circle of health regeneration when cooked):
Main article: Fish
Fish are caught using the Fishing Rod. Fish act identically to Meat in that all fish are caught raw and need to be cooked on a Stove to grant health regenerative effects, eating fish raw makes the player sick, and all types of fish of any cookedness can be found in the barrels of Shipwrecks. Fish can appear in different variants of color and size, with larger Trophy versions of fish granting the player more health and regeneration when cooked. While fish provide a health boost, their main use is to be sold to The Hunter's Call for reputation and gold. All fish can be eaten in two separate bites.
|Fish type||Bait Required||Regular||Rare||Night|
Main Article: Bait
Bait is found by digging different terrain or looting Barrels. Bait restores only 5% of a player's health and can make the player throw up. The main use of bait is to catch Fish with the Fishing Rod. Up to 10 pieces of bait can be carried, which are considered separate from the food count. There are currently three different types of bait: