We've just launched a massive update to the standalone map: thousands of new loot markers! On top of that, each one is clickable to see what items can spawn there. This is still an early version, but I think it's definitely a good start.

The changes in the way DayZ works now have also brought some changes to the way the loot map works. First, there's no longer such a thing as residential, industrial, military, etc spawns. Instead, spawns are categorized as Weapons, Equipment, Clothes, Supplies, or Medical based on a weighted ranking of amount of items available there.

The details on how that works are pretty simple. Each item belongs to a category, and each category is given a weight. There's a ton of different books, so they get a weight of 0.1, while there aren't many weapons, so they get a much higher weight. We go through all of the items that come from a spawn, add up their weights, and the category on top decides how the spawn is categorized. This means that a Weapons spawn isn't guaranteed to have any weapons spawned, but it's more likely that they'll be there than at other spawns.

Another change that helps in many cases is that each building can have multiple spawn areas, which each have their own type of loot. The fire stations, for example, have areas with names that tell you where those particular items can spawn: garage lockers, tower lockers, etc.

Again, this is an early version! I've made large changes to the way things work behind the scenes, and while I've made every effort to make sure things like custom marker sets still work, there's always the chance that I missed something. If you find something that's broken, send us an email or a tweet @DayZDB to let me know!

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By FishGuts4Lunch on 2014/01/10 at 8:17pm

The icons show probability of look spawning and the type of loot not that it will be there.

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By Fifun on 2014/01/12 at 2:07am

is there any place i can see the last updates for SA, and what they brought to the game(weapons/items) because i cant wait to get my hands on a shotgun and also carry enough ammo for it ;D

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By Jrod8799 on 2014/01/12 at 2:16am

I find a lot of shotgun,M4, and mosin ammo but barely ever find .357 ammo.

And when are you adding vehicles

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By jonnyd2885 on 2014/01/12 at 10:34pm

I was wondering if it was possible to give a direction in either degrees or at least a cardinal direction, ex. NE etc., in addition to giving the distance between two points. Sorry if this is not the proper place to ask for this feature but not sure where else to put it. Keep up the good work, love all the work you guys do.

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By curo on 2014/01/13 at 6:24pm

i am facing some bugs on DayZ Stand Alone.. actually, 2 bugs that is pissing me of. the first happens sometimes when the server is going to crash, i just lost my charecter, i mean, i just respawn as a new one.. );

and the second one, is when i swap a iten, for exemple, a m4 to a mosin... and in the sequence, the m4 desapear forever and ever and ever.. and when you are running, you just run over the wall, and fall.. and die...

i know the game is a alpha, but i think it is cool to report some boring bugs (:

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By tailgunner11 on 2014/01/15 at 11:02pm

hello i have been starting to play dayz yesterday been loking on videos for a long time and where good weapons are but when i try to find anything i cant find any of the loots makes it hard to even kill zombies befor i get an axe....

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By d1rtyd33dz on 2014/01/18 at 1:02am

Fifun:

On the DayZ Steam Page. They post all updates made to DayZ right on the main page.

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By peda on 2014/01/21 at 8:03am

Does anyone know if Loot spawn will change ? today i spawns at reboot, and if you log on later the first to log on have taken all weapons.. only axes and so are left.

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