Surviving (Beginners Guide, By a DayZ Veteran) by Ozone172 at Dec 30, 2013 12:26pm

This is a guide and some tips for new players to DayZ and who never played the mod.

Staying Alive

Tip #1: FLASHLIGHTS ARE EVIL! Never use a flash light EVER. It just gives away your position and wastes a good battery. Instead, go into your settings and put the gamma bar to the max. Then, when its day again, just put it back to normal.

Tip #2: Rotten Fruit is a nono. Don't eat it. You will just die.

Tip #3: Stay away from big cities like Cherno and Electro. Lots of players (with guns) will be there.

Tip #4: Make friends, it is a lot better and safer with people you know and trust. look out for each other!


Tip #1: The main thing you want while looting is food and drink. NOT guns. Food and drink is way more important. Look in residential areas, supermarkets and restaurants for food.

Tip #2: The second thing you want is guns. To look tough or to actually kill people, guns spawn in military zones, fire stations and Med Camps. The most profitable place for me is the Med Camp below the Balota Airstrip. Look in the tents and your'e sure to find something.

Tip #3: Meds. Also a big factor, if you are sick, hurt, bleeding or infected, meds are important. Head to the Hospitals in Cherno or Electro and you should be fine. But as I said above, be careful of other players in these big towns.

Tip #4: Castles have nice loot. Guns, food, ammo and equipment, look on the map for places like Rog and Devils Castle.

Staying Out Of Trouble...

Through personal experience, it seems that the bandits like to catch people on the Balota Airstrip. If someone tells you that there is a gun in the Radio Tower, but they are do not want to look hostile so you can have it, hit him in the face with an axe and RUN! There are probably 2-3 armed guys waiting to say: Hands up! If you run, your'e dead. Unless you have a squad of 5 armed men, stay away from these places. Also, if you want unlooted places and less likelihood of bandits, join a server with less people than others.

By zenrotic on 2014/01/01 at 8:01pm

People say the SA is very bandit heavy... but I haven't really encountered many people that want to rob you... but then again, I haven't even had a gun yet lmao.

By Warjo on 2014/01/01 at 10:14pm

"rather a pussy and alive than a bully with a bullet in the head...." just saying. But well, this game would be boring without some calculated risks :) Still, nice hints.

By Pertzaa on 2014/01/03 at 2:16pm

just disable clouds

By Thibze on 2014/01/05 at 5:52pm

I've been trying to loot Rog's and Devil's Castle since the alpha release but each and every loots of the main buildings were stuck in the ceilings. You can try and reach them halfway through the stairs but i ended up dying a couple of times.

Edited by Thibze on 2014/01/05
By Ozone172 on 2014/01/06 at 3:34pm

Yep, in the alpha, on the second level they tend to do that, but on the bottom and roof they seem fine, also be careful that the stairs glitch you off and you kinda die...

By derkstt on 2014/01/31 at 4:32pm

People are raving about this game because of the reality but they use the gamma bar cheat to make it unrealistic. Hopefully there is a fix, honestly I think if you adjust gamma to a certain level it would create an ingame disabler.

By Krapulax on 2014/02/22 at 4:23pm

hey dudes, i fell through a concrete wall because of a bug, now i only can crawl instead of walking. Can I heal myself, or is it the end?

By rickjames on 2014/03/01 at 6:52pm

Here is an obvious tip in hindsight. Don't freaking linger near loot spawns. Last night I was killed suddenly because I found a kewl thing-a-magig and stood there inspecting it too long. Next thing I know black screen. Get the loot and get out. Hide in the woods to inspect your inventory.

By jinsi13 on 2014/03/14 at 10:33am

laughed like hell at 'nono' LOL and it sure is... Never eat rotten damn foods. Find saw or machete, knife, can opener etc. otherwise you'll starve to death.

By Morphologe1988 on 2014/12/29 at 7:57pm

yes the bandits are so shit. i have now found a server theres goo d


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