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Map

The map is used for navigation around Chernarus. It is most commonly found in supermarkets, but has a chance to spawn in all residential and military loot spawns. The added functionality and ease of use of the DayZDB map makes this item largely unnecessary.

The map does however remain useful when coupled with the GPS as it can be used to find your current location based on a grid reference, and is the preferred method of navigation by certain players who feel that the use of out-of-game tools makes their game experience less immersive and enjoyable.

On recruit difficulty servers, and some regular difficulty, maps will allow you to see your own location as a blue dot marked "Survivor" and also any vehicles you are inside. If you have just left a vehicle, it will remain on the map for about a minute before disappearing but nobody else can see it. You cannot see the location of other players unless they have just left a vehicle you were inside. This feature makes the GPS a useless piece of equipment as you can already see your location with the map, and in a much more convenient manner.

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By Stella on 2012/07/30 at 5:33pm

Since GPS can be hard to come by for some, using just the map as a locator can work just as well: by guessing your approximate location on the map, creating a way-point as close to that spot as you can and seeing how far away it is, you can then narrow down your location by adjusting the distance accordingly until its right beside you. voila! your location.

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By Austro on 2012/07/09 at 5:13pm

Left Shift + Left click to set a way point, if it doesn't work then the server you are on does not allow waypoints.

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