DayZ-Servers.org Blog Feed en https://dayz-servers.org/ Tue, 20 Feb 2024 17:33 CET DayZ-Servers.org is a DayZ servers list. Its goal is to provide an efficient way for players to find a server that suits their needs and also for servers owners to get more players on their servers. 60 DayZ | 1.24 Stable Update - Out Now & DayZ in 2024 https://dayz-servers.org/blog/168/dayz-124-stable-update-out-now/ https://dayz-servers.org/blog/168/dayz-124-stable-update-out-now/ Tue, 20 Feb 2024 17:33 CET

Hello, Survivors!

We’re releasing update 1.24 today - our first stable update of 2024!
Similar to other updates we’ve released early in the year, this one features a thorough tidying up. Basically, we went through a bunch of pending tasks for quality-of-life improvements and addressed an array of outstanding issues. While it may be rather humble in nature, update 1.24 will serve as a solid foundation to build upon and lead us to our major update which will be featured in the autumn.



Those who were involved in the update’s experimental phase will already be familiar with our brand new Vikhr rifle, which features a new 30 round 9x39mm magazine that’s compatible with all 9x39mm rifles.



In addition to the new rifle and magazine, update 1.24 also offers new camouflage variants of the ballistic helmet. These will help enrich the variety of your player character, and protect your head during the exciting journey DayZ will embark on this year.

Here are some more notable improvements we're particularly fond of:
  • Smoother weapon handling when you make contact with obstacles
  • Increased damage output of blunt melee weapons against infected and animals
  • Optimized gun particle effects for better client performance
  • Refined collision geometry of foliage that improves performance and overall fluidity of movement (both player and vehicle)
  • Rebalanced recoil patterns for automatic rifles
  • Official release of the Linux version for the DayZ server slated for the stable branch
To get the complete scope of everything available in update 1.24—including an array of new sounds and animations—we encourage you to drop by our official forums and peruse the comprehensive update notes available here[forums.dayz.com].



DayZ in 2024

While we're thrilled to start the year with update 1.24, we're equally eager to offer you a glimpse into what we have planned for the remainder of 2024.

This year represents a significant departure from our typical update delivery model. Nevertheless, we want to be clear that DayZ will continue to receive robust support throughout 2024 and beyond.
As we indicated last year (DayZ in 2023 & DayZ 10 Year Anniversary Q&A), our focus has been on expanding the scope of the DayZ brand. Significant resources have been allocated to this endeavor, and we’re poised to showcase the initial outcomes later on this year – it's a colossal milestone and an exhilarating moment you won't want to miss! We’re still working out all the details, but I am pleased to share our strategic areas of focus for 2024.

One of the things we’ll be continuing is our dedication to new character cosmetics which are a core aspect of the DayZ experience. We’re also planning to unveil a rather exotic long-range rifle.
Our recently reinforced audio team has already begun the major task of reworking the sounds of firearms. Other parts of the game’s audio are also being concentrated on, including the addition of new action sounds, coupled with a substantial balancing of the audio that’s tied to player actions. Another audio angle we’re committed to is the introduction of nuanced ambient music, which will increase the game environment’s depth and tension.



Other areas of focus include introducing a richer variety of wildlife, improving our terrain tools (Terrain Builder primarily) to make the lives of our modding community easier, and elevating survival mechanics—from extreme conditions to medical challenges—that will test your mettle and encourage players to adapt their survival strategies and manage their nutrition through an extended variety of sustenance options.
As you can see, we are fully committed to delivering a fresh and challenging survival experience to DayZ.
Stay tuned for more info!

Events

As of this writing, we bid a fond farewell to our Valentine’s event, which introduced Cupid’s bolts to the Experimental release and was available via community servers. Don’t worry if you missed out, though, because this year will include our usual special occasions like the Walpurgis Event, the Halloween event, and Christmas celebrations—all of which will be carefully designed to enhance your gaming experience. We’re also looking into the possibility of hosting new events in collaboration with other games. Legacy DayZ players may have an idea of what we’re talking about.



That concludes DayZ in 2024. We’re enthusiastically anticipating a year filled with remarkable journeys, and we sincerely hope that you will join us in experiencing the continued evolution of DayZ.
On behalf of the DayZ team,
Scotty

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DayZ Indie Sale https://dayz-servers.org/blog/167/dayz-indie-sale/ https://dayz-servers.org/blog/167/dayz-indie-sale/ Wed, 14 Feb 2024 19:00 CET
As spring departs, we too herald the arrival of our thrilling Stream Indie Sale!

Unveil the dawn of rejuvenation with DayZ, which is poised to bestow upon you a generous discount on both the quintessential game and its enthralling DLC, Livonia. Capitalize on this extraordinary opportunity to immerse yourself within the pulse-quickening realm that DayZ offers!

Embark upon an unparalleled journey of survival and suspense! DayZ, the premier sandbox of survival experiences, ignites a fervor with a promotional offer that will stir your sense of adventure. Prepare to navigate the harrowing landscapes of a post-apocalyptic reality where every choice can tip the scales between life and death.

Strategize against the relentless forces of nature, lace up your boots for the trek ahead, and above all, persevere to remain among the living.

The perfect juncture has arrived to procure DayZ for yourself at an invigorating 40% discount, and join the ranks of the intrepid.
Rise to the occasion and let the spirit of survival take hold!


https://store.steampowered.com/app/221100/DayZ/
DayZ base game - 40% off
The post-soviet country of Chernarus is struck by an unknown virus, turning the majority population into frenzied infected. Fighting over resources has bred a hostile mentality among survivors, driving what’s left of humanity to collapse. You are one of the few immune to the virus - how far will you go to survive?

https://store.steampowered.com/app/1151700/DayZ_Livonia/
DayZ Livonia DLC - 30% off
Livonia is a DLC map for DayZ, allowing players to experience the hardcore survival hit in a whole new environment ranging from dangerous plains to bear infested forests. Up to 60 players on a server will be tasked with a single goal: survive this new unfamiliar land for as long as possible, by any means necessary.

Latest update information:
https://store.steampowered.com/news/app/221100/view/3977307906149097858?l=english]]>
Experimental update 1.24. - New Rifle - New Cosmetics and more https://dayz-servers.org/blog/166/experimental-update-124-new-rifle-new-cosmetics-and-more/ https://dayz-servers.org/blog/166/experimental-update-124-new-rifle-new-cosmetics-and-more/ Tue, 16 Jan 2024 16:56 CET We’re excited to announce that Experimental game update 1.24 is now available on experimental branches on Steam!
As with most updates early in the year, this one includes a clean sweep. Basically, we went through our backlog and tackled a variety of lingering issues. Let’s go through some of the major ones, so you know what to focus on while you’re enjoying the experimental branch.



It’s pretty much tradition at this point that our awesome community breaks DayZ’s record for highest player count every new year! It was definitely a confidence boost this time around, as we face a number of challenges in this year’s plan—by far the most ambitious we’ve had since the engine switch in 2018. But it’s far too soon to talk about such things here. Instead, this post is dedicated to the year’s first experimental release: game update 1.24!

As with most updates early in the year, this one includes a clean sweep. Basically, we went through our backlog and tackled a variety of lingering issues. Let’s go through some of the major ones, so you know what to focus on while you’re enjoying the experimental branch.

The collision geometries of vegetation (particularly trees and bushes) received a substantial polishing pass. Our aim was to simplify and fix issues which were causing odd collisions with vehicles. There were also performance problems with too many particles, which occurred whenever a bullet pierced through branches.



Speaking of particles, we took a look at firearm particles and optimized them for smoother gunplay. We also increased the recoil slightly in several automatic firearms. Furthermore, we unified our approach to randomly loaded firearms that spawn in the world. This change now makes it impossible to recognize whether a firearm was dropped by a player or spawned in recently.

We dramatically improved the way weapon lifting behaves[giphy.com], making it smoother and more precise now. We also improved the way weapon lengths are calculated.[giphy.com] We hope these changes will make close-quarter combat with firearms less frustrating overall.



Unfortunately, we had to postpone making more complex changes to the infected AI, though we still found time to investigate some of the issues. As a result, we significantly reduced the noise from the impact of bullets. This means the infected won’t be so easily drawn to the impact from fired bullets (particularly helpful when suppressed firearms are used). We also increased the damage output of blunt melee weapons and tools against the infected and animal AI. This was done by adding a portion of their shock damage into the total damage dealt.

Moving on, a noteworthy improvement was also made to bandaging. If your character has multiple bleed sources, and your bandage stack has enough uses, you can now continuously bandage without any interruptions.

If you’d like to dive deeper into experimental update 1.24, you can find the change notes[forums.dayz.com] on our forums. Fair warning—the change notes also mention a few fun things that are included in this update. So, if you’d rather not spoil the surprise, join us on the experimental servers before you do any more reading!

As usual, please report any issues you may encounter to our feedback tracker. Thank you!

Read more from our Article here: https://dayz.com/article/game-update/1-24-Experimental-Release
Read patch notes here: https://forums.dayz.com/topic/258752-experimental-update-124-change-log/

On behalf of the DayZ team,
Enjoy and we look forward to your feedback[feedback.bistudio.com].
Thank you
Adam

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DayZ Winter Sale https://dayz-servers.org/blog/165/dayz-winter-sale/ https://dayz-servers.org/blog/165/dayz-winter-sale/ Thu, 21 Dec 2023 19:04 CET
As the frost sets in, so do the frosty discounts! Embrace the chill with the Stream Winter Sale, where DayZ is offering an icy discount on the base game and its chilling DLC Livonia. Seize this frosty deal to plunge into this action-packed world of DayZ!

Embark on a freezing adventure like never before! DayZ, the ultimate open-world survival game, is creating a blizzard of excitement this season with a deal that will leave you shivering with anticipation. It's time to venture into the post-apocalyptic wonderland of DayZ, where survival is paramount, and every frosty breath could be your last!

Outwit the cold, grab your winter gloves, and above all, survive! Now is the perfect moment to snatch DayZ at a cool 50% off and Livonia at a frosty 30% off!


https://store.steampowered.com/app/221100/DayZ/
DayZ base game - 50% off
The post-soviet country of Chernarus is struck by an unknown virus, turning the majority population into frenzied infected. Fighting over resources has bred a hostile mentality among survivors, driving what’s left of humanity to collapse. You are one of the few immune to the virus - how far will you go to survive?

https://store.steampowered.com/app/1151700/DayZ_Livonia/
DayZ Livonia DLC - 30% off
Livonia is a DLC map for DayZ, allowing players to experience the hardcore survival hit in a whole new environment ranging from dangerous plains to bear infested forests. Up to 60 players on a server will be tasked with a single goal: survive this new unfamiliar land for as long as possible, by any means necessary.

Latest update information:
https://steamcommunity.com/games/221100/announcements/detail/3766758277193531831]]>
DayZ 10th Year Anniversary & Christmas Event https://dayz-servers.org/blog/164/dayz-10th-year-anniversary/ https://dayz-servers.org/blog/164/dayz-10th-year-anniversary/ Thu, 14 Dec 2023 14:13 CET 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.]]>
DayZ & ICARUS - The Day After Survival Sale https://dayz-servers.org/blog/163/dayz/ https://dayz-servers.org/blog/163/dayz/ Tue, 12 Dec 2023 19:05 CET
As the cold winds howl and winter blankets the post-apocalyptic landscapes, the chilling savings emerge with The Day After Survival Sale! DayZ & Icarus, are braving the winter storms and offering a frosty discount on both games. Gear up, tighten your laces, and seize this icy deal to plunge into the heart-pounding realm of real open worlds!

We're thrilled to announce a monumental partnership for all you survival and action enthusiasts out there. For a limited time, immerse yourself in two of the most adrenaline-pumping titles on Steam at incredible discounts!

Icarus:

ICARUS is a PvE survival game for up to eight players. Explore a savage wilderness in the aftermath of terraforming gone wrong. Survive the Open World, complete timed Missions or build your Outpost. Explore, build, craft and hunt while seeking your fortune and prospecting for exotic matter!

DayZ:
There are no map markers, daily quests, or scoreboards to help you create your story. There is only Chernarus – 230 square kilometers of post-Soviet country that was struck by an unknown virus, which turned the majority of its population into raging infected.
Your task? To survive the collapse of civilization for as long as you possibly can. Keep in mind that death is permanent in unforgiving Chernarus. All you’ll have when you start over again are the memories of your final mistake.

Navigate these treacherous worlds with up to 33% Bundle discount.

Whether you're braving the winter storms, mastering survival, or just appreciating the intricate details of these beautifully crafted worlds, this bundle offers the perfect escape!

Don't miss out on this limited-time offer. Weather the elements and prove your mettle. Happy gaming, stay warm, and remember: the cold night is silent, but survival is loud!"]]>
Nominate DayZ for the "Labor of Love" Steam Award https://dayz-servers.org/blog/162/nominate-dayz-for-the-labor-of-love-steam-award/ https://dayz-servers.org/blog/162/nominate-dayz-for-the-labor-of-love-steam-award/ Tue, 21 Nov 2023 19:01 CET
As we approach the end of an incredible year, we are thrilled to announce that DayZ has been nominated for the prestigious Steam Award - Labor of Love. Your ongoing support and dedication have brought us to this moment, and we couldn't be more grateful for the fantastic community that makes DayZ what it is today.

Reflecting on 2023: A Year of Growth and Adventures

This year has been nothing short of exhilarating for the DayZ community, and we want to take a moment to share the journey we've been on together. From hitting an all-time peak player count to celebrating our 10th anniversary, the milestones and memories we've created are a testament to the incredible bond we share.

Update Highlights:

Update 1.20 - Laying the Foundation for a Dynamic Year
https://store.steampowered.com/news/app/221100/view/3642885192595740363?l=english

Update 1.21 - Journey Back to Medieval Times
https://store.steampowered.com/news/app/221100/view/3731840159866613899?l=english

Update 1.22 - Adding Variety and Balancing
https://store.steampowered.com/news/app/221100/view/3672176343917908613?l=english

Update 1.23 - Sky Transformations and Iconic Locations
https://store.steampowered.com/news/app/221100/view/3766758277193531830?l=english

DayZ is not just a game; it's a collaborative journey that includes every survivor in our community. The dedication shown by our developers and the continuous support from our players have made DayZ a living, evolving experience. From dynamic updates and fresh content to addressing player feedback, we've poured our hearts into making DayZ a game that grows with its community.

As we navigate the challenges and successes of the past year, we invite you to cast your vote and show your support for DayZ in the Steam Award - Labor of Love 2023. Together, let's celebrate the love, passion, and resilience that make DayZ a truly special experience.


Thank you for an amazing year, Survivors! Here's to many more adventures in the world of DayZ.

Best,
The DayZ Team

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DayZ | 1.23 Stable Update - Out Now https://dayz-servers.org/blog/161/dayz-123-stable-update-out-now/ https://dayz-servers.org/blog/161/dayz-123-stable-update-out-now/ Tue, 07 Nov 2023 16:13 CET

Greetings, Survivors!

Update 1.23 is now live on Steam! We’ve brought highly anticipated changes to Vybor Air Base on Chernarus (commonly known as NWAF), the sky has gotten a massive visual upgrade, and spawning into the game has changed. Check out our change notes (Steam, Consoles) for all the details, or keep on reading for an overall summary of what you can expect.

One of the update’s most exciting changes is the way the day and night skies look. Clouds are generally a lot more defined now, and the transition between day and night is smoother than ever before. We even developed a custom sky setup for Chernarus and Livonia so now they feel different from each other. We truly hope these changes will help make you feel more immersed in the environment.



Prepare for a thrilling transformation at Vybor Air Base in Chernarus, fondly known as NWAF. Our latest update brings you exciting changes, featuring brand-new Points of Interest (POIs). The revamped layout not only pays homage to the legacy iteration of this iconic airfield but also introduces something fresh to the table. With the land expertly flattened and an intensified sense of paranoia, we've restored the high-risk, high-reward atmosphere that awaits you at this renowned location.

We’ve also introduced new assets into the game. Those who remember the old Arma 2 DayZ Mod may recognize the legendary firearm - the DMR (Designated Marksman Rifle). This iconic semi-automatic firearm (based on the legendary M14), is used by the US marine corps, shoots .308, can attach most western sights, and loads 10 or 20-round magazines. It’s definitely a must have if you’re looking for a powerful mid-range firearm!



For those of you who like to keep your valuables in stashes, say hello to the field shovel. It’s a compact tool that can do most of what the adult shovel does. There are also a bunch of character-related clothing items for your head, as well as new gloves.




We’ve also attempted to bring new players closer together with the introduction of player spawn groups. This mechanic switches between different spawn points around the map during the server’s runtime. That means you can start or respawn on a server at the same time as your friends and you'll have a very good chance of spawning in the same area. This makes it easier to meet up when you're just getting started! Remember: finding a friend in the starting areas is always easier than bumping into them when you’re fully geared!




But wait, there’s more!

You are now able to unstick your vehicle using the new push action
Queue states and the time of day are now visible in the server browser
Building bases in the Livonia underground is no longer possible
We rebalanced the distribution of high-tier firearms within and outside of Chernarus’ and Livonia’s contaminated areas
We introduced a way to adjust a player’s startup gear through the server-side mission files (particularly important for console community servers)
If you think there isn’t much to look forward to in DayZ before the end of the year, just you wait and see! We’ve got DayZ’s 10th anniversary celebration coming up, as well as our annual Christmas event. And don't forget to look up!

As a friendly reminder, we’d like to emphasize our Wipe Announcement. Due to recent modifications on both DayZ terrains, we will be performing a wipe on both maps. Rest assured, your characters are safe, and any loot carried by your characters will not be affected by the wipe.

On behalf of the DayZ team,

Adam
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DayZ & Dying Light 2 Stay Human - Steam Halloween Sale https://dayz-servers.org/blog/160/dayz/ https://dayz-servers.org/blog/160/dayz/ Thu, 26 Oct 2023 19:44 CEST
As the moon rises and shadows grow, the spook-tacular savings emerge from the dark!
DayZ & Dying Light 2 Stay Human are creeping into the Steam Halloween Sale, offering a hauntingly good discount on both games. Gather your survival gear, tie up your parkour laces, and grab this chilling deal to dive into the heart-pounding realm of the post-apocalypse!

We're thrilled to announce a monumental partnership for all you survival and action enthusiasts out there. For a limited time, immerse yourself in two of the most heart-pounding, adrenaline-pumping titles on Steam at incredible discounts!


Dying Light 2 Stay Human:

Humanity is fighting a losing battle against the virus. Experience a post-apocalyptic open world overrun by hordes of zombies, where your parkour and combat skills are key to survival. Traverse the City freely during the day, but watch the monsters take over during the night. Show no mercy, for it will not be shown to you.
Grab it now and take on the zombies with up to 50% off!


DayZ:

There are no map markers, daily quests, or scoreboards to help you create your story. There is only Chernarus – 230 square kilometers of post-Soviet country that was struck by an unknown virus, which turned the majority of its population into raging infected.
Your task? To survive the collapse of civilization for as long as you possibly can. Keep in mind that death is permanent in unforgiving Chernarus. All you’ll have when you start over again are the memories of your final mistake.
Navigate this treacherous world with up to 40% discount.


Whether you're evading the infected, mastering survival, or just appreciating the intricate details of these beautifully crafted worlds, this bundle offers the perfect escape!

Don't miss out on this limited-time offer. Dive into these worlds and prove your mettle. Happy gaming, stay safe and remember: the night is dark and full of terrors!

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DayZ Halloween Event Is Now Live! https://dayz-servers.org/blog/159/dayz-halloween-event-is-now-live/ https://dayz-servers.org/blog/159/dayz-halloween-event-is-now-live/ Wed, 18 Oct 2023 14:44 CEST
Fall is here, and the spooktacular end of October is imminent. Our annual Halloween
celebration has returned. We have set the duration from 17th of October the 7th of November.
During this time, we're not just reintroducing seasonal assets and scenery changes but adding
some exciting twists. Let's briefly discuss them.
The beloved spooky zones are back, so make sure you're dressed warmly with good insulation,
as the temperature can significantly drop, casting an eerie blue tint over your surroundings.
Keep your senses sharp, for these spooky areas are now haunted by the lingering spirits of
the departed.



The seasonal infected types, from the pumpkin-infected to the formidable mummy variants,
will be spawning in spooky zones and cemeteries, respectively. Of course, we're also
bringing back other seasonal infected types to align with the thematic essence. Also, keep
an eye out for tribes of goats, as one of them will exhibit a certain demonic presence in
these grim settings.
We are “officially” debuting some seasonal cosmetic additions we have added into the game
over the past few updates. Notably, the Hooded Chainmail Coif and Eye Masks (Day of the
Dead variant) will be scattered throughout the maps, alongside other Halloween-themed
cometic items. It's not just about gears and assets; your character will have a certain spooky
appearance, perfect for trick-or-treating with other survivors in every scenario.



If you happen to capture eerie screenshots or create video content of your trick-or-treating
adventures, please send them our way!
We sincerely hope you enjoy these additions.]]>
DayZ | 1.23 Experimental Update - Out Now https://dayz-servers.org/blog/158/dayz-123-experimental-update-out-now/ https://dayz-servers.org/blog/158/dayz-123-experimental-update-out-now/ Thu, 05 Oct 2023 16:41 CEST

📢Hello, survivors!

We're thrilled to announce that the experimental phase for the much-awaited game update 1.23 has begun. For those on Steam, dive right in and experience all the enhancements we've made. From major additions like player spawn groups to quality of life improvements in the server browser, this update promises an enriched gameplay experience. Check out the full change notes[forums.dayz.com] on our forums, and join us in shaping the future of DayZ.



One of the major additions in this update are player spawn groups. We’ve updated the player spawn system in such a way that it now cycles between pre-defined sets of positions during a server’s runtime. Our primary goal is to keep fresh players closer together and to increase the chances of interactions. Finding good values for this new system may take a bit of time, so please let us know what your experience is like.





Speaking of player spawns, we’re also introducing the ability to adjust player spawn gear through a dedicated mission file. Documentation for both of these features will be coming to the official wiki during the experimental period.

We made a number of tweaks to driving the M3S truck and M1025 off-road, which should help players while driving uphill and during general off-road conditions. In addition to this, we’ve also introduced a push vehicle action, which should help get vehicles unstuck from various light crashes with the environment. We’ve also continued efforts to increase your immersion by adding more custom sounds to actions within the game. You can find a list of them in the change notes. Keep in mind that this is a massive undertaking, but we are slowly getting to them all.

The server browser has received quality of life improvements again, this time with the introduction of the number of players (if any) in the queue, as well as displaying the time on each server (previously missing in the console server browser). We’ve also decided to disable the placing of base building objects in the underground areas, though server owners can re-enable it through the server-side settings.

The long awaited overhaul of the Vybor Air Base (commonly known as NWAF) on Chernarus has arrived, alongside many supporting assets. We hope these changes will improve your experience within the area by making the looting less tedious and interactions more fun overall. Speaking of looting, we made some adjustments to the distribution of higher tier weapons in both Chernarus and Livonia. While you’re (probably) shooting at each other at the updated airfield, please keep an eye out for any character movement desyncs on your targets while shooting between trees, as we’ve been working on some low-level fixes to tackle desyncs during those situations.



We’ve added a lot of cosmetic items (primarily for your player’s head), and the field shovel has made a comeback. There’s also a brand new rifle, which may look familiar to those of you who used to play the old Arma 2 mod.
Finally, you may want to look up this time around, as things should feel very different!



As usual, please report any issues you may encounter to our feedback tracker[feedback.bistudio.com].
Thank you!


DayZ Dev Team

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DayZ Update 1.22 - Out Now https://dayz-servers.org/blog/157/dayz-update-122-out-now/ https://dayz-servers.org/blog/157/dayz-update-122-out-now/ Tue, 29 Aug 2023 17:19 CEST

Greetings, Survivors!

Update 1.22 is here! While it may be light on the content side, the update offers a bunch of interesting fixes, changes, and additions. As usual, you can find the full list on our official forums[forums.dayz.com]

The biggest highlight of this update is the addition of new low tier bags, as well as a major rebalance pass of existing backpacks. We’ve always felt that the early game was lacking in variety, and we’ve tried to fill that gap with this update. Additionally, bigger backpacks are now more rare than before.



Melee combat received a number of balancing changes. This includes a reworking of how bleeding is applied (i.e. respecting the values of individual clothes you wear), and a rebalancing of damage and protection values. Basically, we tried to establish a greater difference between what is considered a tool and a weapon. You can read more about these changes in our experimental blog post.



We also made several improvements to the server browser. The most obvious one is that the game and PC launcher now display the absolute number of players on a server. The PC launcher server browser also received several quality of life improvements to the direct connect window, as well as to tab switching, which now makes searching in different tabs a lot faster. Speaking of connecting to servers: have you ever had a problem with waiting in the queue, only to find that your mod files are outdated or corrupted? Well, that won’t happen anymore with update 1.22 because we’ve implemented changes to the login procedure. Now it processes the data integrity check right at the beginning.



Last, but certainly not least, we are also hard at work on our upcoming Halloween event. We can’t tell you how excited we are to present all our spooky goodies to you later in October! Until then, we wish you many great adventures in the world of DayZ.

On behalf of the DayZ team,

Adam]]>
DayZ | 1.22 Experimental Update - Out Now https://dayz-servers.org/blog/156/dayz-122-experimental-update-out-now/ https://dayz-servers.org/blog/156/dayz-122-experimental-update-out-now/ Thu, 27 Jul 2023 16:14 CEST We’re excited to announce that game update 1.22 is now available on experimental branches on Steam!
We’ve got a lot of new bugs bags and backpacks – coming in this update. We won’t dive deep into what they are or how they look, but let’s just say that our focus was on increasing the variety in lower tiers. That’s because we felt there weren’t enough options, and it was fairly easy to obtain a high-capacity backpack early on in the game.



Next on the menu is a major balancing pass on melee combat. We introduced the mace and sword in update 1.21 and observed that it was fairly difficult to balance how these weapons behaved against each other. As a result, we did some balancing on both the attacking and defending side of things, and tried to do a better job distinguishing between tools and weapons in their stats (i.e. a tool is not necessarily made for combat, unlike an actual weapon). Additionally, clothing items with meaningful protection should actually provide much better protection now to those who wear them. The chances of bleeding were reworked as well, and we also fixed the issue regarding infected bleed attacks ignoring protection. This should greatly improve your odds of surviving a fight with the infected, particularly when wearing an item like chainmail. Furthermore, we removed the ability to stun opponents with certain light items.





Players on Steam will be happy to hear that the launcher server browser has received a number of improvements, such as:

All tabs are now automatically refreshed at the start of the launcher and queries are not restarted whenever a tab is switched.
A direct connect window now allows you to connect to a modded server and offers the option to add the server to your favorites.
The player count is no longer obfuscated and the actual number of players on a server is displayed instead.

The change in displaying the player count is also reflected in the in-game server browsers, which means console players will also be able to benefit from this improvement.

We made a lot of changes “under the hood” and would love to know if you have any issues with the following during your experimental testing:

  • Joining a modded server with the queue in place. We changed the data verification process so that players with incorrect data get kicked out the moment they enter the queue, instead of getting kicked out after going through the queue.
  • The hit registration. We made some improvements and would like to know if you experience any issues hitting targets in the mid to long ranges.
  • The mouse cursor while in the window / full screen. We’re trying to resolve some issues with the mouse cursor being stuck during certain conditions.
  • The AI navigating the environment, and doors in particular. We fixed a lot of bugs on the navmesh side of things.
  • Player collisions with the bodies of bigger dead animals to prevent players from hiding inside them.

As usual, please report any issues you may encounter to our feedback tracker[feedback.bistudio.com]. Thank you!



Read more from our Article here: HERE[dayz.com]

On behalf of the DayZ team,
Adam

Enjoy and we look forward to your feedback.
https://feedback.bistudio.com/
Thank you

DayZ Dev Team]]>
DayZ Summer Sale - up to 40% off https://dayz-servers.org/blog/155/dayz-summer-sale-up-to-40-off/ https://dayz-servers.org/blog/155/dayz-summer-sale-up-to-40-off/ Thu, 29 Jun 2023 19:01 CEST

Hello Survivors,

As the temperature rises, so do the savings! DayZ will be part of the Steam Summer Sale, offering an incredible discount on the base game and its DLC Livonia. Gather your survival gear, rally your friends, and take advantage of this deal to jump into the action-packed world of DayZ!

Get ready for a scorching adventure like never before! DayZ, the ultimate open-world survival game, is making waves this summer with an exciting offer that will have you sweating bullets and craving that adrenaline rush. It's time to dive into the apocalyptic realm of DayZ, where survival is key and every moment counts!

Outsmart your enemies, build a base and most importantly, survive! Now's your chance to grab DayZ for up to 40% off and Livonia for up to 30% off!

DayZ base game - 40% off
The post-soviet country of Chernarus is struck by an unknown virus, turning the majority population into frenzied infected. Fighting over resources has bred a hostile mentality among survivors, driving what’s left of humanity to collapse. You are one of the few immune to the virus - how far will you go to survive?

https://store.steampowered.com/app/221100/DayZ/

DayZ Livonia DLC - 30% off
Livonia is a DLC map for DayZ, allowing players to experience the hardcore survival hit in a whole new environment ranging from dangerous plains to bear infested forests. Up to 60 players on a server will be tasked with a single goal: survive this new unfamiliar land for as long as possible, by any means necessary.

https://store.steampowered.com/app/1151700/DayZ_Livonia/


Latest update information:
Our latest update, 1.21, introduces the notorious Crossbow, along with a range of medieval-themed assets. Prepare to wield ancient weaponry and immerse yourself in the thrilling medieval atmosphere!

https://store.steampowered.com/news/app/221100/view/3731840159866613899?l=english]]>
DayZ Weeklong Sale - up to 40% off https://dayz-servers.org/blog/154/dayz-weeklong-sale-up-to-40-off/ https://dayz-servers.org/blog/154/dayz-weeklong-sale-up-to-40-off/ Mon, 05 Jun 2023 19:01 CEST

Attention, Survivors!

Prepare yourselves because DayZ and Livonia are currently on sale!

Engage in intense battles for resources or collaborate with others to form a formidable team. Whether you choose to construct a secure base and settle down or embark on a journey of exploration and wilderness survival, the decision is yours.

Now is the perfect time to act, as DayZ and Livonia are available at a discounted price of 40% off for DayZ and 30% off for Livonia.

DayZ base game - 40% off
Enter the post-soviet country of Chernarus, ravaged by an enigmatic virus that has transformed the majority of its population into frenzied infected beings. The struggle for resources has bred a hostile mentality among survivors, pushing humanity to the brink of collapse. As one of the few immune individuals, how far are you willing to go in order to endure?

https://store.steampowered.com/app/221100/DayZ/

DayZ Livonia DLC - 30% off
Livonia, a DLC map for DayZ, introduces players to a brand new environment within the hardcore survival experience. Traverse treacherous plains and navigate forests infested with bears. With up to 60 players per server, your sole objective is to survive in this unfamiliar land for as long as possible, resorting to any means necessary.

https://store.steampowered.com/app/1151700/DayZ_Livonia/

Don't miss out on this incredible opportunity to dive into the world of DayZ and explore the challenging Livonia DLC. Grab your copy now and embrace the ultimate survival adventure!

But that's not all! DayZ is still supported with regular updates to enhance your gaming experience. Our latest update, 1.21, introduces the notorious Crossbow, along with a range of medieval-themed assets. Prepare to wield ancient weaponry and immerse yourself in the thrilling medieval atmosphere!

https://store.steampowered.com/news/app/221100/view/3731840159866613899?l=english

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DayZ Update 1.21 - Out Now https://dayz-servers.org/blog/153/dayz-update-121-out-now/ https://dayz-servers.org/blog/153/dayz-update-121-out-now/ Tue, 23 May 2023 17:46 CEST

Greetings, survivors!

DayZ update 1.21 has just been released on all platforms! We’ve got something unique for you this time around because we’re traveling back to medieval times! What does that mean exactly? Let’s dive right in and find out.



We’re introducing the crossbow in this update, which happens to be DayZ’s first ever spring-powered weapon. The crossbow is a ranged weapon that can shoot deadly bolts and fit a variety of sights and scopes. The bolts are recoverable, though they will suffer a loss in durability every time they hit their target. In case you can’t find your bolt after you’ve shot it, you can always create improvised ones to replenish your supply.



While the crossbow may not be strictly medieval, we’ve scattered an assortment of replicated items and clothing throughout the world that are medieval in theme. We don’t want to spoil the fun by going into specifics, but let’s just say there’s enough variety to equip a survivor knight who’s ready to lay siege on a castle base.

In other update news, fans and winners of last year’s Lights Out event will be happy to learn that the winning flags have made it into the game and can now be found in Livonia.



Server owners will surely be busy after this update because proper support for spawning bushes, trees, and rocks has been introduced.

As we announced at the end of April, we’ve decided to wipe characters and server persistence files in order to freshen up the experience and facilitate central economy adjustments on the official servers. The wipe is not mandatory for community servers.

If you’d like to learn more about update 1.21, you can find a list of all the changes on our official forums Here[forums.dayz.com]

We hope you enjoy this latest update and wish you many great adventures!

On behalf of the DayZ team,

Adam]]>
DayZ | 1.21 Experimental Update & Special Mission https://dayz-servers.org/blog/152/dayz-121-experimental-update/ https://dayz-servers.org/blog/152/dayz-121-experimental-update/ Thu, 11 May 2023 13:39 CEST We are deploying a special mission for this Experimental update.
You will spawn inland up north with sufficient gear and armed with crossbows. (Bolts included)
Read more about this Below.

PC servers will go down at 13:00 CEST
The downtime is approx. one hour.
Patch notes: https://t.co/X2yIvMXNYX

We're embarking on a special mission to gather valuable feedback and insights on our Experimental servers, and we need your help to make it happen. We're aiming for high-populated servers to ensure best analytics and feedback.
Your feedback will play a crucial role in refining and improving the gaming experience for 1.21
Gather your fellow gamers, invite your friends, and spread the word. The more players we have, the richer the feedback we can gather.
To ensure that your feedback reaches us directly and efficiently, we kindly request that you submit it to the DayZ Feedback Tracker.
This platform allows us to collect and analyze all your valuable input in an organized and effective manner.
https://feedback.bistudio.com/project/view/2/



There are 30 different spawnpoints around the north of chernarus. The spawnpoints are always located in outskirts of villages, cities or other touristic locations (often with maps).

The survivor loadout has been adjusted. Your current character will not be affected. Only fresh characters will spawn with hunter equipment up north.

Crossbow set

Crossbow
  • 2x5 Improvised Bolts
  • 2x5 Improvised Bolts with Feathers
  • 1x5 Hunting Bolts
  • Warm clothing

Survival items
  • Canteen
  • Knife
  • Map
  • Compass
  • GPS
  • Handheld Radio
  • Gas stove with a pot
  • General medical items

On behalf of the DayZ team,

Scotty

Enjoy and we look forward to your feedback.
https://feedback.bistudio.com/ Thank you]]>
DayZ | 1.21 Experimental Update - Medieval Update and Return of Crossbow https://dayz-servers.org/blog/151/dayz-121-experimental-update-medieval-update-and-return-of-crossbow/ https://dayz-servers.org/blog/151/dayz-121-experimental-update-medieval-update-and-return-of-crossbow/ Thu, 20 Apr 2023 15:04 CEST

Greetings, survivors!

We are happy to announce the start of the experimental period for game update 1.21! We’ve got a really interesting theme for this update. This time around we’re getting medieval and traveling back to the Middle Ages!

One of the new additions we’re introducing is the crossbow – DayZ’s first ever spring-powered weapon. It can load a variety of bolts and be fitted with a number of sights and scopes. Legacy players may recall this model originally having a quiver, a characteristic we decided to scrap in order to focus on the behavior of bolts. Our aim is to make the projectiles recoverable, as well as animate them with every entity you hit. The ballistic properties of projectiles, along with their recoverability, are the most complex parts of the crossbow, and we are interested to see how they behave on public servers.



While the crossbow itself may not be strictly medieval, we have incorporated medieval themed replicas of various items and clothing throughout the world. Don’t worry though – we’ll let you find them on your own instead of spoiling the fun for you here.



Experimental update 1.21 also comes with rebalanced quick slots, so now you won’t have to open your inventory as often. Fall damage has been rebalanced as well and should be much more readable. Continuing with the theme of readability, you now have the option to adjust the brightness of the in-game UI. Furthermore, we adjusted the lighting of the inventory camera. These two improvements should make your inventory much more pleasant to look at. We also made a few fixes regarding thrown items falling through the ground, and we’re curious to learn how often you stumble upon this issue after this update.

One more thing we’re introducing is the ability to spawn bushes, trees, and rocks through the server-side object spawner (and script). Last, but certainly not least, we are in the final stages of testing our Linux server distribution. We encourage anyone on Steam who wants to play experimental update 1.21 to try and do so on the Linux server, as we are monitoring it closely for any issues. If you’re interested in running your own Linux server, you can already do so on the experimental branch.

A full list of changes can be found on our official forums. We hope to see you in the public playtests and look forward to hearing your feedback!

Patchnotes: https://forums.dayz.com/topic/254711-experimental-update-121-change-log/

On behalf of the DayZ team,

Adam

Enjoy and we look forward to your feedback.
https://feedback.bistudio.com/
Thank you]]>
DayZ Spring Sale - up to 40% off https://dayz-servers.org/blog/150/dayz-spring-sale-up-to-40-off/ https://dayz-servers.org/blog/150/dayz-spring-sale-up-to-40-off/ Thu, 16 Mar 2023 21:37 CET

Hello Survivors,

Springtime is here and we've got some fresh deals for you!

You can now get DayZand Livonia for 40% and 30% off from March 16th to March 23rd, so come visit Chernarus and Livonia today! It's pretty nice this time of year.

DayZ base game - 40% off
The post-soviet country of Chernarus is struck by an unknown virus, turning the majority population into frenzied infected. Fighting over resources has bred a hostile mentality among survivors, driving what’s left of humanity to collapse. You are one of the few immune to the virus - how far will you go to survive?

https://store.steampowered.com/app/221100/DayZ/

DayZ Livonia DLC - 30% off
Livonia is a DLC map for DayZ, allowing players to experience the hardcore survival hit in a whole new environment ranging from dangerous plains to bear infested forests. Up to 60 players on a server will be tasked with a single goal: survive this new unfamiliar land for as long as possible, by any means necessary.

https://store.steampowered.com/app/1151700/DayZ_Livonia/]]>
DayZ 1.20 Stability update Out Now & DayZ in 2023 https://dayz-servers.org/blog/149/dayz-120-stability-update-out-now/ https://dayz-servers.org/blog/149/dayz-120-stability-update-out-now/ Tue, 14 Feb 2023 17:45 CET
We have released our first update of 2023 today! Say hello to update 1.20!



We’ve already started gearing up for a full year of DayZ support and felt it would be wise to spend a bit of time tackling various issues and addressing all the feedback we received during our very busy developmental phase last year.

You might find update 1.20 lacking in the content department, but it certainly makes up for that with a wide variety of fixes and changes. There are far too many to mention them all here, but some of our favorites include more vehicle fixes, a resolved ADS bug, connectivity indicators, and improvements to the third-person camera. If you’d like to learn more about everything update 1.20 brings to the table, head on over to our official forums and check out the change notes Here[forums.dayz.com].

New assets
  • Mime Masks
  • Carnival Masks


Livonia POI
This new point of Interest was in connection to a community competition. The winner's art would be displayed in the game and forever be part of DayZ Livonia


While we’re very happy to kick off the year with update 1.20, we’d also like to discuss what’s in store for the rest of 2023. As we teased in a recent live stream, this year is going to be a little bit different. One thing we’d like to clarify is that we will definitely be supporting the game throughout 2023. The content of future updates, however, will be a lot more dynamic in nature, and won’t always deliver the usual template of “gun, feature, bug fix”. The reason for this is because we plan on expanding our focus regarding the possibilities of the DayZ game, brand, and team itself. We can’t offer too many details at the moment, but the following are a few of the areas we’ve begun to look into as possible additions to future updates.

Character cosmetics will play a huge role in every update this year. We’d like to grow what is already a massive collection by increasing the variety of loot to be found and offering even more amazing clothes to wear. Don’t expect us to follow other popular games with an abundant amount of pink skins. Think backpacks and survival themes and outfits that exemplify the DayZ brand.




Another element we intend to update later this year is the iconic northwest airfield (NWAF) on Chernarus. Our primary focus will be to simplify the airfield’s layout and make the runway and taxiways more authentic. Obviously a change to this location is a substantial project and will require synchronization with a total server wipe.



We also plan on focusing more on infected AI this year. We’d like to change the way they move through the environment, as well as how you battle them. There are a number of factors regarding this subject that require further investigation, so we can’t share much more info with you at present. But suffice it to say that the changes we’re considering have great potential to change the PvE aspect of the game for the better.



Following last year’s addition of Steam achievements in update 1.18, we’ve spent some time thinking about how we can expand the selection of available trophies/achievements. We’ve got a few ideas up our sleeves and will be offering additional challenges later this year for all you completists out there.

This year will be less about firearms as we feel there is generally a good variety present and we would rather invest our resources into other features. We would also like to give more attention to some quality of life changes, similar to what we did in the 1.20 update. Furthermore, we will continue the trend of offering more tools to server owners, with our primary focus oriented towards console communities and the ability to manage their server.

That’s pretty much it for now. We’re really looking forward to another year of great adventures and hope you’ll continue to enjoy them with us!

On behalf of the DayZ team,

Adam

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DayZ Lunar Sale - up to 40% off https://dayz-servers.org/blog/148/dayz-lunar-sale-up-to-40-off/ https://dayz-servers.org/blog/148/dayz-lunar-sale-up-to-40-off/ Sat, 21 Jan 2023 19:10 CET Hello Survivors,

Lunar Year 2023 belongs to the fortunate Rabbit, and we’d like to celebrate this occasion by putting DayZ on sale for 40% off and Livonia DLC 30% off!
We wish you have a great year full of good fortune and plenty of loot when you visit the lands of Chernarus and Livonia.

Chernarus
The post-soviet country of Chernarus is struck by an unknown virus, turning the majority population into frenzied infected. Fighting over resources has bred a hostile mentality among survivors, driving what’s left of humanity to collapse. You are one of the few immune to the virus - how far will you go to survive?

Livonia
Livonia is a DLC map for DayZ, allowing players to experience the hardcore survival hit in a whole new environment ranging from dangerous plains to bear infested forests. Up to 60 players on a server will be tasked with a single goal: survive this new unfamiliar land for as long as possible, by any means necessary.



May the Year of Rabbit brings you prosperity and good health.

DayZ update news
We are kicking 2023 off fast with our first experimental update of the year - EXP Update 1.20



The primary focus of this update is to provide more stability and set the foundations for future updates.
While the focus is mainly on bug fixing and stability, we were able to include some new assets to enrich cosmetic choice and playstyle.
Read more here: https://store.steampowered.com/news/app/221100/view/3659771788268968517?l=english]]>
DayZ | 1.20 Experimental Update - Stability focused and new bandit assets https://dayz-servers.org/blog/147/dayz-120-experimental-update-stability-focused-and-new-bandit-assets/ https://dayz-servers.org/blog/147/dayz-120-experimental-update-stability-focused-and-new-bandit-assets/ Thu, 19 Jan 2023 16:11 CET

Hello Survivors, we are kicking 2023 off fast with our first experimental update of the year - EXP Update 1.20

The primary focus of this update is to provide more stability and set foundations for future updates.
While the focus is mainly on bug fixing and stability, we were able to include some new assets to enrich cosmetic choice and playstyle.



Please see all our efforts and new assets within the changelog.
Changelog here: https://forums.dayz.com/topic/254193-experimental-update-120-change-log/

Be sure to follow our socials for ongoing developments as we gear up to the Stable release of 1.20.

Enjoy and we look forward to your feedback.
https://feedback.bistudio.com/
Thank you

DayZ Dev team

Last DayZ Twitch Stream introducing exp 1.20 by our team: Devs 1.20 Patch Notes stream[www.twitch.tv]

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DayZ 2022 Year in Review https://dayz-servers.org/blog/146/dayz-2022-year-in-review/ https://dayz-servers.org/blog/146/dayz-2022-year-in-review/ Wed, 04 Jan 2023 16:54 CET https://store.steampowered.com/news/app/221100/view/5921701621740028527?l=english

Hello Survivors!
2022 was a total blur. Now that the winter holidays are approaching, we’d like to take a moment and look back at what happened throughout the year.

What's new in DayZ in 2022?

  • 8 new/returning firearms
  • Huge Livonia update with underground area
  • Grenade Launcher
  • Several new dynamic events
  • Upgrade of vehicle simulation
  • Major character controller changes and fixes
  • Increased support for customizing console community servers
  • Continued modding support



DayZ received 4 updates this year. Our goal was to keep the game engaging for new and experienced players alike. We were once again able to release all of these updates on schedule, and to include some pretty big additions in terms of assets and features. While all this was happening, the team and its processes underwent major changes as part of the continuous restructuring in preparation for team growth and future challenges.
Another aim of ours was to stabilize the game. The stabilization process included a more in-depth look at long-standing issues regarding stability, exploits, and recurring bugs. We balanced these fixes with spectacular themes in every update to generate more attention and continue supporting our marketing efforts.



Update 1.16 kicked the year off with a clean sweep that was meant to stabilize the build, supported on asset-side by the firepower of the Bizon SMG. Meanwhile, update 1.17 was all about crafting. It introduced improvised bone spears and knives, as well as a very popular mummy outfit made from rags. Update 1.18 set out to define an explosive summer season with both industrial and self-made explosives, and a grenade launcher. Finally, the year culminated with update 1.19, which provided a significant update to our Livonia DLC, including the first large underground area in the game. We also introduced the M1025 Multi Purpose Vehicle, which was supported by an update to our vehicle simulation and character collision that fixed tons of bugs and exploits in the overall gameplay.

DayZ 2022 in numbers

  • Game Updates: 4 (1.16, 1.17, 1.18, 1.19)
  • We broke the all-time concurrent PC player record from 2021 in every month but one. The current record was reached in April with 58,523 players. (SteamDB)
  • Daily Active User peaks of 184,000 on PC.
  • Top monthly average of concurrent PC players: 31,070 in January (all-time record, Steam Charts)
  • Last year’s monthly average record was surpassed during every month of 2022, except for March.
  • DayZ saw over 3.9 million new users from January to November
  • Highest average monthly viewers on Twitch: 17,200 in June (all-time record, TwitchTracker)
  • BattlEye bans: 30,000+; reaching a total of 100,000 cheaters banned from DayZ
  • 17,000+ mods created by players
  • 3 seasonal events

TELLING A TALE OF THE APOCALYPSE
DayZ is all about the survivors and their paths in this post-apocalyptic world. This is why our recent trailers have focused on telling these stories and how they are interconnected and impacted by large scale events. With update 1.19, we were finally able to finish the first major story arc around the character named Hannah.



Hannah was introduced in our previous release trailer back in 2019, when she was ambushed and robbed of her backpack by two bandits with motorcycle helmets. She got her revenge later and retrieved her possessions. A battle-hardened Hannah returned in the trailer for update 1.14, where she witnessed what appeared to be a trigger for a barrage of mortar strikes across Livonia and Chernarus that were infused with toxic gas. Another mysterious character appeared during this turbulent period, this time in the form of the mysterious Yellow King. A bandit with a scarred yellow motorcycle helmet appeared, hunting down survivors while searching for something.
The hunt culminated in our trailer for 1.19, when the masked bandit tracked Hannah down at an abandoned underground ammunition storage, which appears to have found (and lost) new inhabitants since the outbreak. After retrieving [----] hidden in a safe, Hannah was ambushed by the Yellow King. She managed to fight him off but lost her lucky backpack in the process.



A wounded Hannah escaped from the underground and drove away, but the fate of the mysterious [----], as well as her pursuer, remains unknown...
Huge props to Scott Bowen and the entire video team for pulling off such amazing storytelling!

OLD AND NEW FACES - PUSHING THE LIMITS TOGETHER

We received increased support from both inside and outside the DayZ team in 2022.
While one team member left, the year started big with the return of our former Lead Programmer. Also additional new programmer joined the team to increase our implementation capacity and tackle complex topics.
Most recently (Q4), we expanded the ranks of our programmers once again, an established modder known for his participation in some of DayZ’s most popular mods.



Aiding our design team we have a new Designer, who joined us from Publishing QA.
We received reinforcements during the second half of the year. Joining us was DOJ, a long-standing DayZ modder who further added to our terrains as an Environment Designer. And let’s not forget a new Artist with thriving experience from one of our other titles (Vigor) who’s pushing us with asset production.
By the way, we’re still on the lookout for experienced talent in design and art!
We were able to accomplish the enormous scope of updates in 2022 thanks to our cross-project teams, Combined efforts from all our studios, which helped create Livonia’s underground facility and port the vehicle simulation from the lastest version of Enfusion to DayZ. The audio and animation teams also stepped up their game and provided invaluable help.
As usual, DayZ as a live service could not exist without the continued support from our friends in Deployment, Backend, Marketing, Platform Support, Publishing QA, Operations, and IT.



While we do try to highlight community content and success in our monthly community spotlight. We are well aware of contributions that don't get as much attention due to sheer amount of amazing work.
This year the DayZ team got more involved in community events that builds relationship of our team and player base (Including our Creative Lead Adam Francu)
Modders, community server hosts, content creators, chat moderators, social leaders, event organizers, forum admins and Proudfoots - "Proudfeet!"
We aim to expand more on existing features to enrich community led content.
A huge special thank you to all!

What's next?
2023 is going to be a very interesting year for the DayZ team and Bohemia Interactive as a whole. DayZ currently competes toe to toe with our other well know franchise Arma, and we are very aware of our responsibility in continuing the game’s success. While plans are setting and investigations are a go, We are unfortunately unable to provide more information at this time.
We look to giving more clarity of 2023 development in our - DayZ in 2023 Article scheduled for Q1 of 2023.
Furthermore you can check TopeRec's Interview with Scotty for some sneak peaks we would like to achieve.



The DayZ Team wish you all A Merry Christmas or happy Holidays and a Happy New Year
Bring on 2023!

DayZ is currently on its winter Sales and last chance to pick up before the holidays end!
https://store.steampowered.com/news/app/221100/view/5921701621740028527?l=english

Steam Best of 2022
Yes DayZ got into the Bronze charts on Steam

Top Sellers
https://store.steampowered.com/sale/BestOf2022?l=english

Most Played
https://store.steampowered.com/sale/BestOf2022?l=english
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DayZ Winter Sale https://dayz-servers.org/blog/145/dayz-winter-sale/ https://dayz-servers.org/blog/145/dayz-winter-sale/ Thu, 22 Dec 2022 19:05 CET
Christmas time has come to the lands of Chernarus and Livonia and that means we’ve included DayZ with the Livonia DLC in the Steam Winter sales again!
2023 will be a big one for DayZ, the game will be further supported with updates and new content.

Our biggest discount of the year, you can get DayZ for 50% off and the Livonia DLC for 30% off from 22/12/2022 to 05/01/2023.

Chernarus (DayZ Standalone)
The post-soviet country of Chernarus is struck by an unknown virus, turning the majority population into frenzied infected. Fighting over resources has bred a hostile mentality among survivors, driving what’s left of humanity to collapse. You are one of the few immune to the virus - how far will you go to survive?

Livonia (DayZ DLC)
Livonia is a DLC map for DayZ, allowing players to experience the hardcore survival hit in a whole new environment. Up to 60 players on a server will be tasked with a single goal: survive this new unfamiliar land for as long as possible, by any means necessary.

This is DayZ, this is your story.

DayZ Year in Review - Video


DayZ Year in Review - Article
https://dayz.com/article/general/DayZ-2022-Year-in-Review



Whether it's gift wrappers or an infected Santa, Christmas events will be returning to Chernarus and Livonia from December 15th!

Santa’s infamous sleigh crashes will also be making a comeback. This time around you can expect the sleighs to be located on rooftops, which is where you’ll have to maneuver to if you want to get your hands on some goodies. Be a bandit. Be a hero. Or be jolly old St. Nick himself. This is your Xmas Story!



Merry Christmas / Happy Holidayz and Happy New year]]>
Nominate DayZ for the "Labor of Love" Steam Award https://dayz-servers.org/blog/144/nominate-dayz-for-the-labor-of-love-steam-award/ https://dayz-servers.org/blog/144/nominate-dayz-for-the-labor-of-love-steam-award/ Fri, 25 Nov 2022 16:04 CET
2022 has been an exhilarating ride for all of us.
In 1st quarter of 2022, We started off strong by hitting our peak player count on Steam and maintaining a high amount of active players. For this, we’d like to offer our deepest gratitude to our wonderful community who has stood by us and empowered us to prosper. It is such a humbling experience and we sincerely hope that you’ll stick around as we strive for newer heights!

At the moment, nominations for this year’s Steam Awards are underway and we’d like to ask for your support once again by nominating DayZ for the Labor of Love Award 2022. The criteria for this prestigious award is as follows:

“This game has been out for a while. The team is well past the debut of their creative baby, but being the good parents they are, these devs continue to nurture and support their creation. This game, to this day, is still getting new content after all these years.”

This, as you already know, perfectly describes what DayZ is. It’s not just a labor of love that belongs to the dev team or Bohemia Interactive in general; it also belongs to you, the community, who’ve made friends through the game and collaborated with each other to tailor the DayZ experience to your unique tastes.

This year, the team has worked rigorously to release 4 updates along with supported patches and 3 seasonal events, We introduced new content that includes various firearms, new playstyles and upgrades, customizations to community servers, and an entirely new point of interest added to our DLC map Livonia (underground bunkers). It’s been a long and arduous road for the team but it’s totally worth it because we know and love our committed community of modders, content creators, and server owners who have been pushing out amazing content throughout the year like creative tools, week-long competitions, and a plethora of new community maps.

We are incredibly grateful for your support and believe that both the community and developers deserve this amazing award.

So if you feel the same way, please cast your vote and show us your support.

Thank you,
The DayZ Team]]>
DayZ Autumn Sale https://dayz-servers.org/blog/143/dayz-autumn-sale/ https://dayz-servers.org/blog/143/dayz-autumn-sale/ Tue, 22 Nov 2022 20:40 CET
As the cold Autumn weather comes, it's the perfect time to go on an adventure in unforgiving lands of Chernarus and Livonia.

Now is your chance with discounts of up to 40%.
(Livonia up to 25% off)


Chernarus (DayZ Standalone)
The post-soviet country of Chernarus is struck by an unknown virus, turning the majority population into frenzied infected. Fighting over resources has bred a hostile mentality among survivors, driving what’s left of humanity to collapse. You are one of the few immune to the virus - how far will you go to survive?

Livonia (DayZ DLC)
Livonia is a DLC map for DayZ, allowing players to experience the hardcore survival hit in a whole new environment. Up to 60 players on a server will be tasked with a single goal: survive this new unfamiliar land for as long as possible, by any means necessary.

This is DayZ, this is your story.]]>
DayZ Halloween Steam Scream Fest https://dayz-servers.org/blog/142/dayz-halloween-steam-scream-fest/ https://dayz-servers.org/blog/142/dayz-halloween-steam-scream-fest/ Wed, 26 Oct 2022 17:07 CEST
Halloween is here: Steam Scream Fest takes place this week! Take the opportunity to snatch DayZ with a 40% discount or add Livonia to your collection for 25% less!

Chernarus (DayZ Standalone)
The post-soviet country of Chernarus is struck by an unknown virus, turning the majority population into frenzied infected. Fighting over resources has bred a hostile mentality among survivors, driving what’s left of humanity to collapse. You are one of the few immune to the virus - how far will you go to survive?

Livonia (DayZ DLC)
Livonia is a DLC map for DayZ, allowing players to experience the hardcore survival hit in a whole new environment ranging from dangerous plains to bear-infested forests. Up to 60 players on a server will be tasked with a single goal: survive this new unfamiliar land for as long as possible, by any means necessary.

DayZ just released the 1.19 update - The Secrets of Livonia (18/10/2022)
Read our full Article for all the new additions Here[dayz.com]

New assets: Plate carrier variants, SSG 82, GPS Reciever and much more

New Military vehicle M1025

Underground Bunker


1.19 Patchnotes Here [forums.dayz.com]
1.19 Hotfix patchnotes Here[forums.dayz.com]

Update 1.19 Teaser


Also, Our Halloween Event is now Live until November 14th

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DayZ 1.19 Out Now https://dayz-servers.org/blog/141/dayz-119-out-now/ https://dayz-servers.org/blog/141/dayz-119-out-now/ Tue, 18 Oct 2022 18:55 CEST

Greetings, survivors!

The moment you’ve all been waiting for is here! Highly anticipated game update 1.19 “The Secrets of Livonia” is now live on a stable branch. It brings with it some major changes and additions and is the biggest update we’ve released since the Livonia DLC. So let’s get to it!

Thanks to the Enfusion team, we were able to implement the latest version of vehicle simulation into the game. Our primary goal was to resolve long-standing issues with vehicle stability. We’d like to thank everybody who participated in the experimental phase, as it helped us test the vehicles in a live multiplayer environment. We’re still tracking a few lingering issues, but we believe we’ve taken a giant step forward in improving the driving experience in DayZ. The update to the vehicles was quite a substantial one, so you should definitely expect them to behave differently. Hopefully, they’ll be more fun to drive! These changes were reinforced by the addition of various features like the vehicle horn, as well as better feedback of the vehicle’s state in the vehicle HUD. The new simulation also includes support for automatic transmissions, which you’ll find in our brand new vehicle - the M1025 - the first drivable military vehicle in DayZ. We hope you’re going to enjoy this legendary and lightly armored 4-wheel drive monster!



Our DLC terrain, Livonia, received a lot of attention in this update. We felt it was lagging behind the base game terrain (Chernarus), so we looked at how we could improve the experience and bring it closer to Chernarus in terms of features. That’s why we added a number of major and minor points of interest, and conducted quite a big balancing pass on the loot distribution. We hope these additions will make your adventures in Livonia more refreshing, with new routes to try and new places to visit. There is one truly special place, which may trigger the end of the adventure for many, since we’ve also introduced some new environmental dangers.



Now that we’ve tackled the vehicles, let’s talk about the player character controller changes. We took a deep look into our backlog and resolved many issues that were connected to various exploits (such as glitching through walls and terrain). With these fixes, we’ve also lowered the speed of moving up or down hills, restricted movement in shallow water, and reduced the distance that characters are pushed when falling over edges. Last, but certainly not least, we increased player character inertia, which is mainly noticeable while sprinting, as we felt it was too easy to maneuver around. We understand that this change may not be for all players/communities, so you can adjust the level to your liking through server-side configuration.



But that is far from being all! We’ve also improved the in-game navigation helpers, implemented a GPS receiver, and added on-screen bleeding effects, which will help you notice you’re bleeding much faster, even if your HUD is hidden. Two new civilian firearms have been added, along with new clothing that’s waiting to be discovered. Modders have also received new and powerful in-game tools within the diagnostic executable. These will help modders with configuring new assets, debugging issues, and code optimization. See the documentation here[community.bistudio.com].


If you’re eager to learn more about this massive update, we recommend you visit our official forums for the full change notes. By the way, the time for Halloween festivities is upon us once again. With this release, all of our official servers will be offering various spooky additions to the landscape, so make sure you don’t miss out!



See you in Livonia, survivors!

On behalf of the DayZ team,
Adam

Support Article here:
https://dayz.com/article/game-update/DayZ-Update-1-19

All new additions, changes and fixes can be found here: Patchnotes:
https://forums.dayz.com/topic/253635-stable-update-119/]]>
DayZ 1.19 Experimental Update - The Secrets of Livonia https://dayz-servers.org/blog/140/dayz-119-experimental-update-the-secrets-of-livonia/ https://dayz-servers.org/blog/140/dayz-119-experimental-update-the-secrets-of-livonia/ Thu, 22 Sep 2022 18:58 CEST

Greetings, survivors!

It’s been a busy 3 months but we made it. Allow us to present the first experimental build of upcoming game update 1.19 - live right now on Steam. This update is definitely one of our biggest since we released the Livonia DLC. It was hard to hide our excitement, which you probably noticed during the various teasers and streams we provided in the past few weeks.

It's impossible to cover everything in this announcement, but we will outline the most important parts of the build, along with our intentions behind some of the changes. As usual, if you’re interested in checking out the full list of additions, changes and fixes, head on over to our forums where you can find the patch notes. Here[forums.dayz.com]

Let’s start with something everybody will notice immediately: changes to the player’s physical movements:

Our primary focus was on fixing a variety of bugs and issues, some of which were exploited by players to gain an advantage over others (i.e. clipping through terrain and static objects).

We also looked into the issue where falling off the edges was pushing the player far too forward and decreased their speed quite a bit. This means players won’t be falling that far anymore, which will hopefully result in far fewer random deaths from stepping over tree trunks while going downhill in a forest. This will also make jumping more relevant.

We fixed an issue that now allows players to move faster up and down hills, compared to flat terrain. This doesn’t mean we’ve slowed a player down more when they’re walking through rough terrain. While it’s something we’d like to do eventually, it was beyond the scope of this update.

Moving through water was looked into as well. We didn’t really like that somebody could just sprint through water, so we decided to implement a restriction on hip level, making it so players are forced to walk (or jog, if the sprint modifier is used).
Lastly, we looked into restricting player movement while they’re in a sprint. We felt it was way too easy to maneuver at such speed, so we increased the inertia of the player’s character. This affects both the time it takes to reach full speed (or stop), as well as changing direction while in a sprint. We understand that such a change may not suit all the communities out there, so we spent some time on implementing parameters into the server-side json configuration, making it possible for server owners to tweak it to their liking (and revert to the previous state, if so desired).
Speaking of characters, we added a new (and optional) on-screen bleeding indicator, which should make cuts much more noticeable. It also allows players to learn about the amount of sources and their severity without looking at the HUD. Seen in the Article[dayz.com]

Aside from the changes concerning characters, we also implemented the highly anticipated vehicle simulation upgrade. We integrated the latest version of Enfusion’s vehicle simulation into DayZ, thanks to the tremendous help of the Enfusion team. The primary goal was to resolve longstanding stability issues found in vehicle simulation. This is quite a huge change, so vehicles will feel different, and hopefully they’ll be more fun to drive around. Along with the new simulation, we’ve also introduced the ability to have an automatic transmission (with a certain new vehicle ;-) ), a hand brake, and a car horn. The HUD vehicle has also received a much needed update, and now offers drivers more information about the state of their vehicle. Experimental testing is the next big step for this huge chunk of work, and we’re looking forward to your feedback and results from stress testing. We have a dedicated server running the Chernarus terrain, where it’s much simpler to find a working car to drive around. You can find it under the community tab on PC under DayZ EU - DE 3524 (Experimental/Unstable/Inland Spawns/More Vehicles)



Modding with update 1.19 is a whole lot easier now because we’re introducing new tools within the diagnostic executable (DayZDiag_x64). These include a script profiler, a free camera, geometry debug options, a vehicle simulation debug, central economy debugs (including a loot spawn point editor), damage system debugs, and much more. We plan to release documentation on how to use the diagnostic executable and its debugs before the stable release.



This update also focuses on our Livonia DLC terrain, where we’ve implemented dozens of new places to explore and perhaps a few puzzles to solve. Both of our terrains have also received new dynamic events. As with any update, you can find some new firearms, as well as some other new items, which will enrich the overall sandbox. We hope you’re going to have a lot of fun exploring the new content on the experimental servers. As usual, if you find a bug or have any sort of feedback, please let us know through our official channels.
Thank you!



See you in Livonia, survivors!

On behalf of the DayZ team,
Adam

See full Article here[dayz.com]

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Bohemia Interactive Publisher Sale https://dayz-servers.org/blog/139/bohemia-interactive-publisher-sale/ https://dayz-servers.org/blog/139/bohemia-interactive-publisher-sale/ Fri, 09 Sep 2022 11:32 CEST
How can you get your hands on these amazing bargains? By joining us for Bohemia Interactive’s Publisher Sale!

The sale runs from September 8 to September 22 – two magical weeks of savings that include up to 80% off some of our most popular games, bundles, and DLCs.

Want to experience authentic military combat? Then jump into battle with Arma 3 (75% off), Arma 3: Apex (66% off), and Arma 3: Contact (66% off). Or get all of the DLCs, along with the base game, with Arma 3 Ultimate Edition (15% off).

Military not your thing? Zombies and base building and survival more your speed? Then you definitely need to spend some time in Chernarus and Livonia, where your only goal is to make it through the day. Join the fray and beware the infected with our hardcore hits DayZ (40% off) and DayZ Livonia (20% off) or get the DayZ Livonia Edition (10% off).

But wait, there’s more! Don’t believe us? Then check out our catalogue for a full list of discounts.

Keep in mind that these awesome prices are only available for a limited time, so make sure to take advantage of this fantastic opportunity between September 8 and September 22!]]>