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The Dayz mod was released back in 2013 as part of Arma 2: Operation Arrowhead. The mod itself was a huge success with numbers reaching over a million players in the first 6 months. Players were purchasing Arma 2 so they could play the mod, without even bothering to playing Arma. Even though the mod uses the core mechanics of the game, it actually plays as a standalone game. Which in fact got it’s own debut release on Steam early access in 2013 and is set for full release in 2018. Because the mod moved over to its own game the mod actually lost the majority of its community. This was due to the fact that the mod was no longer receiving updates because the switch in developer focus. Although players can still play the mod it’s very rare that other players are online. Meaning that the modded version can be rather dull with no one to play with.
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So what is the aim of the game, you may be asking? Well players have to stay alive as long as possible during a zombie outbreak in DayZ Mod. Unlike many other zombie games players have a whole host of problems that may occur. As you might expect zombies are wondering around the landscape so players must be on guard. This means players will need to scavenge for any sort of weapon to defend themselves. This may include pipes, hand crafted weapons, knifes, guns and more or less anything else you can wield. Although protection is the core to surviving in this game you will also need to scavenge for other items. Including food and water to keep your player alive and clothes to keep your character warm. You will also be able to find Armour and other gear that will improve your chances of survival.
While many of you may think that playing a game and killing a few zombie AI may sound easy. You must remember that DayZ Mod is online and multiplayer. So expect to run in to other players that are also trying to survive in this wasteland with their own intentions. Many players may be on their last legs and willing to do anything to keep their character alive. So be on guard at all times as you are never alone and other players may take advantage. If you do happen to encounter other players you have many options. Which include leaving each other alone, trading, fighting or joining forces. All options have their pros and cons although if your wanting to team up with players. It may be worth joining up with friends in DayZ Mod as they are less likely to backstab you, or are they?
Although the game has moved on to the standalone version. Arma 2 DayZ server hosting is still available from some of our top hosts. We would suggest renting hosting for DayZ if you have the game because more players are online. As of writing, SteamCharts shows that there is an average player count of over 2,500 player a day
If you haven’t’ already discovered the standalone version of DayZ that was released. Then I would ask where have you been all these years? In all seriousness if you enjoyed the Arma 2 DayZ mod you will love the Standalone. As it’s everything that players had access to in the mod and more.
The developers took the game so much further when it became a dedicated game. With many of the old features including crafting, building and fighting. Getting huge updates to give the game the face lift it needed. DayZ Standalone also has a bigger community so it’s a lot easier to find active servers. Which is of course lacking in the original due to players switching game.
7 Days to Die is another one of those classic, build, craft and survive zombies game. So it’s not uncommon for a lot of DayZ players to switch between these games. As they both share many of the same themes. Although this game has a lot more focus on teamwork and base building. Opposed to Bohemia Interactive’s classic wonder around the map and find equipment approach.
No updates or DLC have been written by us for ARMA 2 : DayZ Mod.
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