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We Happy Few – How to Increase Stamina

by Larryn Bell

Among the various personal stats that you must manage in We Happy Few, Stamina is one that can influence your ability to win a fight or escape in a sticky situation. While running out of Stamina won’t directly kill you, it can put you in a vulnerable situation that can lead to your demise if you aren’t careful. Keeping your basic survival needs in check is an important part of survival in We Happy few, as neglecting your needs can adversely affect your Stamina and well-being. We’ll explain what stats have an impact on Stamina and what you can do to improve and manage your Stamina in We Happy Few.

In We Happy Few, your Stamina is consumed when performing strenuous tasks or activities that require you to exert yourself, such as sprinting or fighting. Your Stamina is represented by a white bar at the bottom of the display during energy-draining activities. When your Stamina bar is depleted, you won’t be able to move quickly or perform certain actions until your Stamina refills, leaving you vulnerable to attack.

How to Increase Stamina

Your total Stamina, as well as the amount of Stamina you consume during certain activities, is primarily determined by your hunger, thirst, and fatigue levels in We Happy Few. Each of these basic survival needs can influence your maximum Stamina and energy consumption, and therefore should be monitored regularly throughout the game.

Certain status effects can help to increase your maximum Stamina or can reduce Stamina drain. Such status effects can be enabled by satiating your hunger, thirst, and fatigue levels. Being tired or thirsty can increase Stamina drain, causing you to run out of Stamina more quickly. Likewise, hunger can decrease the total amount of Stamina you have available. 

However, if you keep your hunger, thirst, and fatigue levels in check, then you can obtain status effects that provide Stamina bonuses. Here are a few of the status effects that impact Stamina:

  • Well Fed – Increases your maximum Stamina. 
  • Hydrated – Stamina drains more slowly when sprinting. 
  • Rested – Improved attack damage and reduced Stamina drain during combat.

As long as you aren’t too hungry, thirsty, or tired, you should be able to obtain each of these Stamina-boosting status effects. Then again, that may be easier said than done in a survival game like We Happy Few. 


To avoid hunger, you’ll need to find a way to maintain a steady food source. Blue Currant bushes can be found readily throughout the starting island, and although these berries aren’t particularly filling, they are one of the few non-rotten foods available early in the game. If you must, you could resort to eating rotten food to satiate hunger as well, but you may want to keep a cure for food poisoning handy, just in case.


When thirsty, you can drink from the nearest Water Pump to quench your thirst and stay hydrated. If you found a Canteen, be sure to fill it up at the Water Pump as well so that you have a drink available in your inventory. Drinks can also be purchased from the vending machine, but we suggest saving your coin for more valuable items.


As for fatigue, the easiest option is to sleep in the bed in one of your available Safe Houses to stay well rested. If you’re too far from a Safe House, then a bed in someone’s home can work as well, just make sure no one notices you trespassing. 

Keep in mind that the longer you sleep, the hungrier and thirstier you will get, so try to sleep first before eating or drinking. Sleep is also an easy way to restore your Health after getting hurt.

As long as you manage your basic survival needs, then you should be able to adequately maintain your Stamina levels in We Happy Few. For more tips and tutorials, check out some of our other We Happy Few guides.

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