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Worm buried underneath the skin

Basic Info[]

Worms burrow under the players skin, causing a large red bump. If they are not removed they will quickly drain the players sanity and cause them to go insane.

When the player has a worm they will see a notification and the inspect icon will be displayed above the health meter on the left side of the screen.


The player can get Worms from sleeping on the ground, or sleeping in beds which are low to the ground.

To prevent this from happening use an elevated sleeping position like a hammock or log bed. Placing a fire near a bed will also help to reduce the risk of worms.


Worms can be removed by using a Bone Needle or Fish Bone.

Once the player has woken up, they will need to inspect their body to find the location of the worms. Once the worm has been located, open the backpack and drag the bone needle or fish bone onto the worm to remove it.

It is recommended to place an Ash Dressing or Leaf Bandage on to the wound once the Worm has been removed to prevent Infection.

If left untreated, it will change into a Infection.


The worms in Green Hell resemble very closely to the real world botfly larvae. The botfly lay eggs on the surface of the skin, which then quickly hatches from the body's warmth and burrows under the skin. The screwworm fly can also be found in tropical areas and have larvae which burrow under the skin, however these normally enter through an open wound.


Update History[]

Version Changes
V.0.4.4 Fixed - Armor had to be taken off in order to remove Worm, Leeches and apply Bandage.
V.0.4.3 Fixed – Insomnia appearing in infolog instead of Worm when removing Worm.
V.0.4.0 Fixed sanity reduction during Worm removal.
V.0.2.1 Fixed - Player can’t catch worm while sleeping on Log and Bamboo Log Bed.
V.0.2.0 Getting worms when sleeping on hammock - Fixed.
V.0.1.3 Worms, leeches and rash no longer block healing process.
V.0.1.2 Infinite wormhole healing time - fixed.
V.0.1 Worm under skin texture reworked, so it’s easier to spot.