The Crawler is a common zed in Killing Floor games.It was an attempt by Horzine to cross genetics from a human and an arachnid.

As their name implies, Crawlers move on the ground and can be easy to miss if not paying close attention. The Crawler has very little health and can be taken out with relatively small amounts of fire, depending on the difficulty. Due to their low health and their tendency to cluster into groups, weapons with high rates of fire are suitable when facing Crawlers. However, as stated before, they are often hard to spot, and they can deal a reasonable amount of damage if they are allowed to get through.

They tend to be quite annoying as they can slowly but surely tear apart a survivor's combat armor. Retreating from swarms of Crawlers are also difficult as they can fairly catch up and still attack. Moreover, they can leap a short distance, thus causing some shots to miss.

In Killing Floor 2, they have a chance to spawn as an Elite Crawler instead, which explodes into poisonous gas when it dies.

Killing Floor 2 Weaknesses and Resistances

Weak Against:

  • Assault Rifles (+50% Damage)
  • SMGs (+50% Damage)

Strong Against:

  • Bludgeon (-10% Damage)
  • Fire (-10% Damage)
  • Microwave (-80% Damage)


  • Concept art for Crawlers in Killing Floor 2 originally had a more cockroach like design with feelers and strangely the ability to open up its entire face.


Killing Floor

Killing Floor 2