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Wilson Portrait
Need... ice... or... shade!

Wilson

Willow Portrait
The heat is too intense!

Willow

Wolfgang Portrait
Hah, is sticky and hot!

Wolfgang

Wendy Portrait
I am miserably hot.

Wendy

WX-78 Portrait
COMPONENTS OVERHEATING

WX-78

Wickerbottom Portrait
The ambient temperature is high.

Wickerbottom

Woodie Portrait
It's so hot out here!

Woodie

Waxwell Portrait
My heart can't stand the heat!

Maxwell

Wigfrid Portrait
The höt sun tires me.

Wigfrid

Webber Portrait
Hot as heck!

Webber

Walani Portrait
This heat is unbearable.

Walani

Warly Portrait
I'm baking like a souffle here...

Warly

Woodlegs Portrait
Needs me a... ice chip er two...

Woodlegs

Wilson Overheating

Wilson overheating

Overheating is a game mechanic found in the Reign of Giants and Shipwrecked DLCs, functioning as the counterpart to Freezing in Winter. Overheating happens during Summer or Dry Season. Overheating can also occur while the player is standing close to a fire source at maximum fuel, for a long period of time. When the player begins to take in too much heat (at 65°), the edge of the screen will begin to turn orange and become a hazy ring while a warning sound plays (much like freezing leaves ice on the edges of the screen and crackles). At 70° an orange haze will appear around the player's screen, and a sizzling sound will play, much like the crackling sound when Freezing occurs. The character will make a quote (eg. "Hot as heck!") and the screen will gain a reddish ring within the orange haze. The player will then begin to take damage. The only way to stop this is by cooling off, such as being near a sufficiently cold source.

Survival

Wilson-overheat

Wilson overheating from his beard.

Overheating can be battled in two ways, by reducing the player's temperature, and by preventing player's temperature from rising rapidly. Surviving Summer or Dry Season will depend on a combination of these.

Cooling Down

There are several ways to cool oneself down:

Cooling Sources
Cool Source Temperature Duration Note
Endothermic FireEndothermic Fire (level 1)
Endothermic Fire PitEndothermic Fire Pit (level 1)
-10° variable (affected by rain)
Endothermic FireEndothermic Fire (level 1)
Endothermic Fire PitEndothermic Fire Pit (level 2)
-20° variable (affected by Rain)
Endothermic FireEndothermic Fire (level 1)
Endothermic Fire PitEndothermic Fire Pit (level 3)
-30° variable (affected by Rain)
Endothermic FireEndothermic Fire (level 1)
Endothermic Fire PitEndothermic Fire Pit (level 4)
-40° variable (affected by Rain)
Moon Caller's Staff Polar Light Don't Starve Together icon -100° 3.5 days +25 Sanity/minute
Thermal Stone Stage 1 Thermal Stone (stage 1) -10° 8 uses when Thermal Stone is 30° lower than environment
Thermal Stone Thermal Stone (stage 2) 10° 8 uses when Thermal Stone is 10° lower than environment
Chilled Amulet Chilled Amulet -20° 6 minutes +2 Sanity/minute
Ice CubeIce Cube 40° 8 days -10% speed,
increase 1Wetness Meter/second (up to 50).
Fashion MelonFashion Melon 55° 3 days -2 Sanity/minute,
increase 0.5Wetness Meter/second (up to 33).
Whirly FanWhirly Fan Don't Starve Together icon 55° 90 seconds only works while the player is running
Luxury FanLuxury Fan -50° per use (up to 2.5°) 15 uses put out fires
Lucky FanLucky Fan Don't Starve Together icon -50° per use (up to 2.5°) 3 uses spawn tornado

Delaying Overheating

There are several ways to delay overheating:

  • Retreating to the Caves will slow down the rate at which heat is gained.
  • Players can stay under a Tree to delay overheating. Near the beginning and end of Summer this will be enough to prevent overheating damage. However, during the middle of Summer, Trees alone won't provide enough protection to prevent overheating.
  • The following items, when equipped, provide various levels of resistance to overheating. Some of these items, like the Eyebrella or Floral Shirt, can prevent Overheating for the entire day on their own, if the player is fully cooled each night.
Items that delay overheating
Item Insulation Slot
Straw Hat Straw Hat 60 Head
Fashion Melon Fashion Melon 120 Head
Pretty Parasol Pretty Parasol 120 Hand
Summer Frest Summer Frest 120 Chest
Umbrella Umbrella 120 Hand
Eyebrella Eyebrella 240 Head
Floral Shirt Floral Shirt 240 Chest
Ice Cube Ice Cube 240 Head
Whirly Fan Whirly Fan Don't Starve Together icon 60 Hand
Werebeaver Werebeaver 240 Face
Blue Funcap Blue Funcap Don't Starve Together icon 60 Head
Green Funcap Green Funcap Don't Starve Together icon 60 Head
Red Funcap Red Funcap Don't Starve Together icon 60 Head
Tropical Parasol Tropical Parasol Shipwrecked icon 120 Hand
Dumbrella Dumbrella Shipwrecked icon 240 Head

Placeholder Trivia

  • Heat exhaustion is when the body collects more heat than it dissipates, symptoms include heavy breathing, sweating, and fast, weak pulses.
    • Additionally, heat exhaustion can lead to the more severe heat stroke, which can lead to disorientation and lack of sweating, and, eventually, can result in organ failure, unconsciousness and death.


Gameplay Mechanics
Activities CookingCraftingFarmingFishingSleeping
Environment Day-Night CycleMoon CycleNightmare CycleEarthquakeLightningRain
(Sandstorms Don't Starve Together icon) (Strong WindsFogWavesFloodingVolcanic Eruption Shipwrecked icon)
Seasons SummerWinter • (AutumnSpring Reign of Giants icon)
(Mild SeasonHurricane SeasonMonsoon SeasonDry Season Shipwrecked icon)
Mechanics BeardBiomeCharactersCharlieControlsDeathDurabilityExperienceFireFood SpoilageFreezingHealthHungerInventoryLightMapNaughtinessNon-renewable resourcesSanitySavingStructures
(WetnessOverheating Reign of Giants iconShipwrecked icon) (DiseaseRegrowth Don't Starve Together icon) (Poison Shipwrecked icon)
Mode Survival ModeAdventure ModeCavesRuinsVolcanoDon't Starve TogetherWorld Customization
Others Pig VillageRoad (Trail) • GraveyardOceanAbyssBridgeSet PieceThingsMorgue

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