DayZ 10th Year Anniversary & Christmas Event
Posted on December 14th, 2023 08:13 AM EST
The holidays are here and the spirit of Christmas has descended upon Chernarus and Livonia. We’re mixing it up this time with yet another celebration: DayZ’s 10th anniversary. Christmas events will run from December 14 to January 9. Let’s jump right into what you can expect.
The classic and much-beloved singing Christmas trees are making a comeback this year. They can be found in the center of town in both Chernarus and Livonia. Gift boxes will spawn around the trees and serve as hotspots with high engagement rates. The boxes will offer loot from various tiers and double as reusable wrapping paper, so you can embrace the spirit of giving by sharing the joy with fellow survivors.
Infected Santa and his sleigh will be crashing into forests and rooftops. Please note that they won't be replacing normal dynamic helicopter crashes, though they will spawn loot in gift boxes that’re just as good. Keep an eye out around the wreckage for Rudolph and his friends. We hope they’ll stick the premature landing.
In addition to classic seasonal items like Santa’s beard and hat, we're also introducing new assets to help you embrace the holiday spirit:
- Christmas-themed woolen gloves (including the fingerless version)
- A variety of Christmas-themed headbands
- A selection of consumable candy canes with new custom animations
- The Morozko Hat (inspired by Ded Moroz, the Slavic version of St. Nick)
But wait, there’s more!
We mentioned briefly that it’s DayZ’s 10th anniversary. That’s why we left a few surprises in the game for you to find (yes, that includes the 10-year anniversary shirt). If you discover what the surprises are, we hope you’ll share your findings via screenshots, videos, etc. so everyone can enjoy.