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DayZ Game Guide

How long can you survive? Guide to DayZ describes ten the most important notions which should be known for every beginner, but also more advanced players can find something for them here. Two first chapters let you know the environment of DayZ: Standalone.

Guide to DayZ describes ten the most important notions which should be known for every beginner, but also more advanced players can find something for them here. Two first chapters let you know the environment of DayZ: Standalone. From chapter four and five you'll get to know how to survive first hours and then where to find weapons and what to avoid. Fifth chapter will give you more information about moving around. Sixth chapter is about available firearms. And in the seventh chapter you can read about how to behave when you notice another player. Eighth chapter describes various tactics of attack and defence. Ninth chapter will teach you something about medicaments and sicknesses. The last part of this guide will help you choose the place and your role in the game. As you can see, some chapters will be useful mostly for the beginners, while the others can be read also by players with many hours played. But remember that even the best guide won't replace your own experience. DayZ: Standalone combines elements of online shooter with survival game. It's the continuation of very popular mode to ARMA 2. It takes place in Chernarus where most of the people have changed into zombie. Servers for max. 40 people present you with a map of over 225 square kilometers of space to walk around! Game allows you also to interact with other players. As a result of which, it may provide you with hundreds hours of playing.

This guide for DayZ was based on alpha version of the game.

1. Basics

Small introduction to DayZ: Standalone, controls, a little about physics and game engine.

2. Dangerous World

Chapter dedicated to the general description of what awaits you in this game.

3. First day in-game

Here you'll learn what to do to not die at the beginning.

4. Survival

This chapter will tell you useful things about precious items and weapons. Also a small analysis of Chernarus in here.

5. Navigation

Here you can find several information about how to move around.

6. Weapons

Detailed description of firearms. With information how to use and control them and about available add-ons.

7. Other players - enemies or allies?

After reading this chapter, you'll know when become friends or kill somebody.

8. Attacking and defending

Chapter about various tactics of getting at cities and buildings.

9. How to heal?

This part of guide is dedicated to sicknesses and medicaments.

10. What's next?

This part of the guide describes possible scenarios, where you play a bad guy or a hero and places where you should go.

Grzegorz "Cyrk0n" Niedziela, Norbert "sQubanny" Ropiak (

About DayZ Game Guide

Author : Grzegorz "Cyrk0n" Niedziela & Norbert "sQubanny" Ropiak for

last update : May 5, 2016

Guide contains : 12 pages, 73 images.

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DayZ Video Game

  • genre: MMO

  • developer: Bohemia Interactive Studio
  • publisher: Bohemia Interactive Studio
  • platform: PC

A 225 km2 open world post-soviet state and one of the areas hit by a new and presently unknown infection which has wiped out most of the world's population. You are one of the few who have survived and now you must search this new wasteland in order to fight for your life against what is left of the indigenous population, now infected with the disease.
Go Solo, team up with friends or take on the world as you choose your path in this brutal and chilling landscape using whatever means you stumble upon to survive.

DayZ PC version System Requirements

Recommended: Core i5 2 GHz, 4 GB RAM, graphic card 1 GB (GeForce GTX 560 or better), 14 GB HDD, Windows Vista(SP2)/7(SP1)/8

More About DayZ

Test DayZ for free during the weekend

If you are interested in checking out Bohemia Interactive's DayZ, here's your chance. It's available for free until next Monday.

Server monetization introduced to DayZ

Since December 1st DayZ private servers owners can ask for an admission fee and accept donations from players. Bohemia Interactive is currently doing a test run of the monetization system to see how it works in their zombie-themed MMO.

DayZ just got bigger with a new content update

DayZ received a big content update adding 75-player servers, new weapons and gear, and more. The 0.59 patch is currently available in the experimental branch, where players can help test it.

E3 2015: DayZ Single-Player Mode and Private Servers Planned

DayZ will get a single player mode and equip the players with tools to host their own servers. In the future, the game will use the Steam Workshop functionality to help modders. DayZ is expected to enter the beta phase by the end of the year.

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