What is DayZ?
Day Z is a mod for ArmA II that puts you on a 225 square kilometer map infested with zombies and forces you to loot for supplies and weapons in order too survive. Since it's a multiplayer game, not only will you have to fend off ravenous zombies but you will interact with other players. There are no rules in Chernarus so whether you choose safety in numbers and team up with other survivors or eliminate them and keep the spoils for yourself is up to you.
What do I need to play?
You need a copy of ArmA II with the Operation Arrowhead expansion installed, the Day Z mod files and a PC that can run it.
Where can I get it?
The official DayZ site is located here
. There is also a fan-made Day Z installer that can be found here
For install instructions go here
Why is it so buggy/laggy?
Day Z is currently in Alpha, so it is in a constant state of testing and change. Coding a game isn't easy and a patch that was made to fix a previous bug could inadvertently cause bugs to crop up elsewhere. Just realize this is a work in progress and will get better with time.
I just spawned and have no idea where I am.
In game maps and navigation equipment (compass, gps, etc) must be looted. When you first log in you can check the bottom right corner as soon as you get in game to see what general area you are in. There are also online maps that show where you can find loot, the best of which can be found here
, and here
*Those are just a few of the frequently asked questions I could think of. If you have other questions or info you think I should add to this list, let me know.
PBN Steam Group
PBN Mumble Server
(courtesy of automagsrule):
Mumble IP: 184.108.40.206 Port: 63468 Password: VLN
- Official DayZ Site
Worrum DayZ Installer
ArmA2: OA Beta Patch
Map of Chernarus w/Loot Spawns
Weapons Damage Chart