- "An aluminium can containing a tasty carbonated beverage full of sugar, artificial flavors, and preservatives."
- — In-game description
The Soda Can is a consumable item in DayZ that fully replenishes thirst.
Drinking from a Soda Can will partially replenish thirst but may have increased chances of dehydration in comparison to water. Consuming a soda can will add an Empty Soda Can to the player's inventory which may be used to boil water bottles or throw as a diversion for zombies. There is zero chance of infection when drinking from a Soda Can.
The Soda Can takes up one inventory slot, and can be found in three varieties: Pepsi, Coke, and Mountain Dew.
It is recommended that the player have at least two Soda Cans in their inventory or backpack at any given time for some quench to thirst. Unless the player has a Water Bottle, if not, the player should try to seek out a Water Bottle as it is refillable and very hydrating; unlike the Soda Can. Although the Water Bottle should be boiled or crafted to a herbal drink to prevent/cure possible infection, unlike the Soda Can which does not have that risk.