Some of the following information includes things that have not yet been added to the game.
Safe settlements are safe cities in the world of The War Z that allow players to purchase, sell, and store items. Players can also post notes for other players. These settlements were built by the people who survived the Zombie Virus outbreak.
Safe settlements are Now completely safe. There is A system in place that disables combat from inside the safe zone & around the surrounding area, When outside of the safe zone barrier Combat returns to normal.
There will be approximately 3-4 safe settlements per map. They will be spread out from one another.
These safe settlements will have some self-sustained systems.
A Bounty Board will be posted in these settlements.
There is Due to be a settlement for bandits, these are more well suited for bandits/survivors (Players who purposely murder other players). In these settlements you can still be killed by other bandits, although there is safety in the settlement from zombies, it is rumoured that currently bandits occupy popular locations such as the Airfield & Military base.
The current safe settlements introduced so far into the game are shown here. Currently, while inside the safe zone, you can arm weapons but are not allowed to use them. On character log out, you can access your global bank via the character select screen (if logged out inside the safe zone). Bandits (player killers) might setup and patrol the main roads leading into safe settlements (in hopes of scoring loot). So be careful while entering if you are carrying anything of high value. There is a much better chance of entering the zone at night time due to low visibility.