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Can (Unknown)
Can (Unknown)
The Can (Unknown) found in DayZ.
Slot Main inventory
Required slots 1
Blood replenished 200
Locations found Every loot spawn except Hospitals
Rarity Uncommon
"A clean, unopened tin can. The label is missing."
— In-game description

A Can (Unknown) is a consumable found as loot in DayZ.

A Can (Unknown) will take up one inventory slot. Consuming a Can (Unknown) will relieve hunger and restore 200 blood with the risk of infection,it has 70% to get infection, as do all Canned Foods. Consuming it leaves behind an Empty Tin Can that can be used to boil water, among other uses.

The Can (Unknown) is an uncommon canned food that has a 2.04% chance of spawning as supermarket loot in Supermarkets, a 2.81% chance as generic loot in Supermarkets and in Residential loot spawns and a 2.25% chance in some Industrial, Farm & Military loot spawns.[1] The spawn chance is equal to 51 out of 2,500, 281 out of 10,000 and 9 out of 400.

It is recommended that the player have at least two Cans (Unknown) or other food items in their inventory or backpack at any given time for sustainment, and for replenishing blood. However cooked meat, cooked fish and MREs will replenish a far greater amount of blood than Canned Food while still reliving hunger and having no risk of causing infection.



  • Despite suggesting dangerous or contaminated contents, the Can (Unknown) is completely safe to consume and is simply like any other canned food but its label missing.

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  1. DayZDB, DayZ Map: Can (Unknown), viewed 5 October 2013, <;item=Can%20%5BUnknown%5D>.

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