Growing up he lived in a nice house in a suburban neighborhood, his mother and father argued a lot but the still managed to keep their marriage together, in school he wasn't the greatest student but he still passed his classes, when he got his first tattoo it was of the number 5 and that's when people started to call him 5. When he reached the 10th grade he got a job as a gas station clerk, he didn't have many friends at school but from working at the gas station he made some really good friends. They happened to go to the same school and from then on him and his friends would just drive around during their lunch periods. He eventually got a girlfriend at the start of the 11th grade because she was in his friend group, but sadly towards the end of school she had to move to Arizona and they broke up. During the 2nd quarter of his 11th grade year the apocalypse started, one day after work he was on his way home and he heard the screams of his parents and ran to the house. The front door was open, he saw blood along the walls, when he ran up stairs to check on his parents he saw them being eaten by Z's. He was then noticed by the zombies and closed the door to the room they were in. He grabbed his car keys and called his friend Zach. He knew Zach had a boat and could get them out of the states. Peyton picked Zach up and the went to his boat, they had no clue where to go and they were on the waters, 2 months later they heard a radio broadcast along all radio stations and they broadcast was spoken in Russian. Zach had a bright idea to find their way to Chernaurus, the only reason Zach said this was because his father was deployed there a week before the apocalypse started. So for 3 months after the broadcast they were on the water. They eventually reached a city on the coast. Zach docked the boat and they went into the city. They found the closest sign and once they did they saw the lettering Каменка and realized where they were. The two of them set up base in an apartment and took turns scouting around the town for food and water, one month after they had made it there they had to leave the city and go for to another one to find more food and water. For the first time they encountered a zombie horde and got split up. Peyton was alone and had no where to go when he met a group of people who were stationed in a little town named Vybor. Now he has people to be stationed with and everyday he wakes up he hopes to one day find Zach.