Developer: Bohemia Interactive
Story: DayZ places players in a fictional post-Soviet state named Chernarus, where an unknown virus has turned most of the population into undead, violent zombies. As a survivor with limited supplies, you must scavenge the world for food, water, weapons, and medicine, while killing or avoiding zombies, and killing, avoiding or co-opting other players in an attempt to survive the zombie apocalypse.
Latest DayZ News
DayZ Standalone Alpha: The Newbie Guide
The alpha test for the standalone version of DayZ can be a little intimidating at first. You're dropped on the beach with little equipment and not a single word of instruction. To help you get started, I've created a step-by-step instructional guide to the game based on my early experiences.
DayZ Character Wipes Take Place With New Patch, More Wipes Inbound
It's an “alpher” folks, you get what they tell you you get. In that regards, welcome to DayZ: whether you're a vet or a newb, your character is gone and you'll have to start over. That's the life of living in an “alpher”, because the game is still in the early phase of development.
DayZ Sells 172,500 Copies In 24 Hours
It's not quite Hollywood attendance figures, but it's getting there. The standalone alpha (or alpher, if we're using “Rocket” speak) has managed to move a massive 172,500 digital copies within the span of 24 hours.
DayZ Sells 88,000 Copies In 12 Hours
It didn't take long for word to spread that the DayZ standalone had become available. Bohemia Interactive never announced it. Frontman and lead designer Dean “Rocket” Hall never let anyone know. It was a silent release that spread like wildfire throughout the community by word of mouth alone (and a little help from pesky gaming media) and it managed to net Bohemia a breezy 88,000 buyers in less than 12 hours.
DayZ Standalone Now Available
The site has crashed. Bohemia Interactive has launched the DayZ standalone and their site has crashed. The alpha release of one of the most highly anticipated games of the year is finally here and it has also made its way onto Steam. Just as well, you can expect an overload of Steam's store.
You Missed It: New Footage Of DayZ Aired The Same Time As Spike's VGX Awards
The worst part about last Saturday evening, December 7th, was that everyone was so busy seeing how many layers of clothing the Dorito Pope would pile on that they actually managed to miss out on one of the most important moments in gaming history: brand new, live gameplay footage of the DayZ standalone, courtesy of its lead designer Dean “Rocket” Hall.
Top 5 Things To Expect From The DayZ Standalone Release
Dean “Rocket” Hall has recently been talking about the public standalone alpha release of DayZ. The game was added to the Steam database not too long ago and that means it will be launching soon. There are a few things you need to keep in mind before heading back to Cheranus.
DayZ Standalone Alpha Will Be A Hot Mess, Not A Demo
Soon the standalone version of multiplayer zombie game DayZ will be available through Steam Early Access. Though it's taken Bohemia Interactive a long time to get the project to this point, there's still a lot of work to be done.
DayZ Standalone New Gameplay Video Released
Dean “Rocket” Hall released an eight minute gameplay video of the pre-alpha (or in “Rocket” speak, pre-alpher) of DayZ's upcoming standalone release. The video doesn't show us anything we didn't already know about, but it does finally show the open-world gameplay running in real-time on the new client/server multiplayer network.
Dean Rocket Hall Responds To DayZ's Steam Early Access
Recently we reported on DayZ's standalone making an appearance on the Steam database app. The update to the entry showed that the game is prepping for Early Access and that the game will arrive sometime soon. Well, Dean “Rocket” Hall has chimed in on the pesky internet media picking up on the news.
DayZ Standalone Early Access Set For Steam
Well folks, it's on its way. Dean “Rocket” Hall has been silent for a great deal about the standalone of DayZ following the GamesCom showcase, but new information has surfaced thanks to the Steam database app, which shows that Bohemia recently updated the DayZ entry 22 hours ago, as of the publishing of this article.
Why Killing On Sight Is Important In DayZ
We don't have an official date on its release, but there's just one small (or rather large) piece of the puzzle that needs to be completed before we're all diving headfirst into Chernarus, surviving, shooting zombies and killing other players on sight, even though some people hate the shoot-on-sight mentality like they hate people who always reference Hitler in subjects where he doesn't belong.
DayZ Videos Feature Intense Bandit Hunting Action
In the world of DayZ there's nothing worse than getting your guts ripped out by a bunch of flesh-eating zombies, unless you're getting violated by some item-hungry bandits. Well, not everyone stands around and takes their ravaging like a man... some people fight back and they have videos to prove it.
DICE Could Kill Arma If They Released Battlefield Mod Tools, Says Dean Rocket Hall
During a PC Gaming World Congress conference, hosted by none other than PC Gamer, Dean “Rocket” Hall and other developers of renown status were on a panel where they talked about game design, modding, community interaction and more. Easily, one of the more explosive comments of the panel was Hall's mention about DICE releasing mod tools for Battlefield.
DayZ Update Video Features New AI, Handcuffs, Object Damage
There are a lot of new features coming to the DayZ standalone. The video is just under half-an-hour long and is extremely detailed and information-related. There are also some mechanics in place to ease up on the kill-on-sight mentality that eventually took over the original DayZ mod.