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Former Occupations

A Complete Guide to the Former Occupations in Dead Matter

What are Former Occupations?

Different occupations come with different amounts of Perk Points you get to spend, different starting Attributes and Skills, and different Starting Equipment. The starting equipment is split into the inital loadout and the persistent loadout, which you'll receive after respawning. The initial loadout has a few more items than the persistent loadout.
This page has been last updated at September 18th, 2020.

Overview

Unemployed
Construction Worker
Repair Man
Farmer
Chef
Doctor
Fire Fighter
Police Officer
Security Guard

Unemployed

Perk Points +8
You were a talented but quick learner that decided against pursuing employment.
Spawn with the clothes on your back and a melee weapon. Loadout
Initial Loadout
1x Hoodie
1x Jeans
1x Sneaker
1x Baseball Bat
2x Drunkdriver Beer
1x Banana
2x Emergency Bandage
1x LED Flashlight
Persistent Loadout
1x Hoodie
1x Jeans
1x Sneaker
1x Baseball Bat
2x Emergency Bandage
Attributes
Agility
4
Charisma
4
Endurance
4
Intelligence
4
Strength
4
Skills
Cooking
10
Crafting
10
Farming
10
Lockpicking
10
Mechanic
10
Medical
10

Construction Worker

Perk Points 0
You used to work on new housing projects all the time. This is the ideal choice if you like to build structures.
Spawn with your work outfit and a melee weapon. Loadout
Initial Loadout
1x Tanktop
1x Army Pants
1x Sneaker
1x Sledgehammer
1x Box of Nails
2x Emergency Bandage
1x LED Flashlight
1x Hard Hat
Persistent Loadout
1x Tanktop
1x Army Pants
1x Sneaker
1x Sledgehammer
2x Emergency Bandage
1x LED Flashlight
Attributes
Agility
3
Charisma
4
Endurance
7
Intelligence
3
Strength
8
Skills
Cooking
5
Crafting
50
Farming
5
Lockpicking
15
Mechanic
25
Medical
10

Repair Man

Perk Points 0
You were once a repair man with a brad variety of skills.
Spawn with casual attire and a random melee weapon. Loadout
Initial Loadout
1x Long Sleeve Shirt
1x Army Pants
1x RCMP Boots
1x Tire Iron
1x Croissant
1x Slush Soda
2x Emergency Bandage
1x LED Flashlight
Persistent Loadout
1x Long Sleeve Shirt
1x Army Pants
1x RCMP Boots
1x Tire Iron
2x Emergency Bandage
1x LED Flashlight
Attributes
Agility
4
Charisma
5
Endurance
3
Intelligence
7
Strength
6
Skills
Cooking
5
Crafting
35
Farming
5
Lockpicking
15
Mechanic
50
Medical
5

Farmer

Perk Points +2
Making an honest living is never something to be ashamed of. Everybody still needs to eat.
Spawn with some basic clothes and a small backpack with survival gear. Loadout
Initial Loadout
1x Red T-Shirt
1x Army Pants
1x Sneaker
1x Garden Hoe
5x Carrot Seeds
2x Emergency Bandage
1x LED Flashlight
1x Western Hat
Persistent Loadout
1x Green T-Shirt
1x Army Pants
1x Sneaker
1x Garden Hoe
2x Emergency Bandage
Attributes
Agility
6
Charisma
6
Endurance
4
Intelligence
5
Strength
6
Skills
Cooking
15
Crafting
25
Farming
50
Lockpicking
5
Mechanic
15
Medical
15

Chef

Perk Points +2
You've always liked to spend time in the kitchen, every since you were a child. Now you need to use your cooking skills to survive.
Spawn with your work outfit and a kitchen knife. Loadout
Initial Loadout
1x Orange T-Shirt
1x Jeans
1x Sneaker
1x Bayonet Knife
1x Strawberry Frosted Toasties
1x Black Tea
2x Emergency Bandage
1x LED Flashlight
Persistent Loadout
1x Orange T-Shirt
1x Jeans
1x Sneaker
1x Bayonet Knife
2x Emergency Bandage
Attributes
Agility
7
Charisma
7
Endurance
4
Intelligence
6
Strength
3
Skills
Cooking
60
Crafting
15
Farming
15
Lockpicking
5
Mechanic
5
Medical
15

Doctor

Perk Points -4
In theory the hippocratic oath still applies even after society has fallen apart. You once swore a duty to help those that are in need.
Spawn with your work clothes, some medical supplies and a melee weapon. Loadout
Initial Loadout
1x Doctor Shirt
1x Doctor Pants
1x Boots
1x Crowbar
2x Bandage
2x Emergency Bandage
1x LED Flashlight
Persistent Loadout
1x Doctor Shirt
1x Doctor Pants
1x Boots
1x Crowbar
2x Emergency Bandage
Attributes
Agility
7
Charisma
7
Endurance
4
Intelligence
8
Strength
3
Skills
Cooking
15
Crafting
5
Farming
5
Lockpicking
5
Mechanic
10
Medical
60

Fire Fighter

Perk Points 0
You were once a firefighter, bravely battling many of the fires that sprung up during the outbreak. You're one of the few remaining survivors from the city.
Spawn with your work outfit and a fireaxe. Loadout
Initial Loadout
1x FireFighter Jacket
1x FireFighter Pants
1x Fireaxe
1x Beanie
1x Lighter
1x Thick Wool Gloves
1x RCMP Boots
2x Emergency Bandage
1x LED Flashlight
1x Firefighter Helmet
Persistent Loadout
1x FireFighter Jacket
1x FireFighter Pants
1x Fireaxe
1x Beanie
1x Thick Wool Gloves
1x RCMP Boots
2x Emergency Bandage
Attributes
Agility
6
Charisma
7
Endurance
6
Intelligence
4
Strength
7
Skills
Cooking
10
Crafting
10
Farming
10
Lockpicking
10
Mechanic
10
Medical
10

Police Officer

Perk Points -4
You were a police officer, once enforcing the law. This is now a lawless world.
Spawn with your work outfit complete with a flashlight and a service pistol with less than half empty magazine. Loadout
Initial Loadout
1x RCMP Pants
1x RCMP Jacket
1x RCMP Boots
1x Police Hat
1x P220
1x P220 Magazine
1x Flashlight
Persistent Loadout
1x RCMP Pants
1x RCMP Jacket
1x RCMP Boots
1x Police Hat
Baseball Bat
1x Flashlight
Attributes
Agility
8
Charisma
2
Endurance
5
Intelligence
6
Strength
7
Skills
Cooking
5
Crafting
5
Farming
5
Lockpicking
35
Mechanic
15
Medical
20

Security Guard

Perk Points +2
You never really slept well at night, so you became a security guard at the mall. Might not be a bad thing once the power goes out for good.
Spawn with your security outfit, a melee weapon, and a flashlight. Loadout
Initial Loadout
1x RCMP Pants
1x Long Sleeve Shirt
1x RCMP Boots
1x RCMP Boots
1x Crowbar
1x Drunkdriver Beer
1x Apple
1x Flashlight
Persistent Loadout
1x RCMP Pants
1x Long Sleeve Shirt
1x RCMP Boots
1x RCMP Boots
1x Crowbar
1x Flashlight
Attributes
Agility
7
Charisma
4
Endurance
6
Intelligence
3
Strength
6
Skills
Cooking
5
Crafting
25
Farming
5
Lockpicking
5
Mechanic
20
Medical
15

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