How to open cans of food in SCUM

The best way to prevent your character from starving in SCUM is by cracking open cans of food.

In SCUM, many players have been curious as to how to open food cans. In order to stay alive while playing SCUM, your character naturally needs to eat. When you come across canned food, though, you’ll find that you won’t be able to immediately eat it.

Instead, you’ll need to first find a way to open the cans of food. Fortunately, there are a few ways in which you can go about doing this in SCUM. To help, we put together a quick guide on how to open food cans in SCUM!

How to Open Cans in SCUM

Cans of food can be opened in SCUM using either a Can Opener or Stone Knife.
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In SCUM, the easiest way to open cans of food is by using a Can Opener. While scavenging for supplies in SCUM, you have the opportunity to stumble upon a Can Opener. Can Openers can be found at random in houses, buildings, and on dead bodies. Alternatively, if you’re friendly with other prisoners in SCUM, you can ask one of them to give you a Can Opener should they happen to have more than one.

Another way to open cans of food in SCUM is by using a Stone Knife. Unlike Can Openers, Stone Knives can be crafted fairly easily. To craft a Stone Knife in SCUM, pick up two stones from the ground, then combine them together in your inventory to craft a Stone Knife. Now that you have either a Can Opener or a Stone Knife, you can use it to open cans of food.

To do this, open up your inventory. Then, select either your Can Opener or Stone Knife. Next, select the can of food you wish to open (yes, this includes cans of cat food) and interact with the can to begin opening it. With your cans of food open, you’ll have no trouble staving off hunger in SCUM!

By reading through this guide, you should now know how to open cans of food in SCUM.

Morgan is a writer, indie game lover, and socially awkward coffee addict. Need something? Morgan can be reached at or if you like, you can say hello using GIFs on Twitter.


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