We Happy Few is all about survival. Part of surviving is keeping your strength up by eating and drinking so that you don’t die of hunger and/or thirst. Before you can eat or drink anything, though, you’ll have to find some food and beverage. Once you’ve done that, it’s time to sit down for a nice meal.
You won’t actually be sitting down, though. What you will be doing is opening your inventory. Here you will find all of your food, water, juice, and drugs ready for your consumption. Since drinking is safer, we’ll cover that first. Simply highlight the beverage you want to use (Water Canteen, Canned Juice, Alcohol, etc.) and press ‘X’ on your Xbox controller to drink it. Keep in mind that some beverages have different effects. Tea and coffee will decrease your fatigue (just in case you can’t find time to sleep), Alcohol will make you strong and impervious to damage but a bit dizzy, and water just quenches thirst. You can also drink directly from faucets and other spouts that you may come across in the world. Do be careful when you reach the town of Hamelyn, where all of the Wellies live. The water here is laced and you may not want to deal with the after effects.
Food is a bit different from water. For starters, it’s much rarer and you can’t just consume food you see in the world, you have to pick it up first. Once you have it you can enter your inventory, highlight the item, and press ‘X’ to consume it just like you did with water. You need to be mindful of food that is not fresh, though. Whether it’s rancid, moldy, or rotten, it has a chance to give you food poisoning which can kill you. To counter this, always keep a few Neximide Pills on hand. Taking one right after eating the bad food will ensure that you stay alive.
You can also equip either food or water (or any other beverage) to a quick slot. When you have them in a quick slot you can cycle through them while playing We Happy Few by using left and right on the D-pad. once the item you want to use is selected, hold down LB to use it.