About the game

DayZ is an extreme open world survival game with one rule: stay alive at all costs. With a plethora of threats lurking around every corner, this is easier said than done... There are no map markers, daily quests or leaderboards to help craft your story. There is only Chernorussia: 230 km² of a post-Soviet country affected by an unknown virus that has turned most of its population into raging infected. Your mission? Survive the collapse of civilization for as long as possible. Remember that death is permanent in cruel Chernorussia. All you get when you restart again are the memories of your last mistake.


  • Find more players: Up to 60 people are struggling to survive at all costs at all times. Make friends, eliminate on sight, build a base or risk betrayal in exchange for a can of tasty beans. Use VOIP to interact with other players as you prefer. Every encounter is meaningful when your life is on the line. But watch out. Stay alert. Trust no one.
  • Surviving Chernorussia: It's not just about worrying about the infected, there's also wildlife and the elements of nature. Avoid packs of angry wolves and bears, find shelter from the punishing rain and seek light in the dark of night. You'll also have to master complex survival mechanics regarding hunger, thirst, body temperature, and more.
  • Rack up loot: Always have your gear ready. Mend damaged clothing, craft improvised items, and brave ghost-like towns in search of valuable resources. Fix a car and hide it in your secret base under the protection of well-placed traps. Enter contaminated zones if you dare, and keep your eyes peeled for precious loot. Don't forget you won't get very far without a full hazmat suit and a gas mask.
  • Your turn to fire: Intense PvP combat can occur at any time, especially in critical locations such as abandoned military bases, where frantic exchanges of fire are frequent. Some survivors want their loot, while others hunt for sport. There are also those who fear that you will shoot first. Learn to defend yourself and know how to evaluate the right moment to swallow your pride and run away. One bullet can make all the difference. Always watch your rear.
  • Install mods: Go to the Steam Workshop and find a custom server for you. Join a community of like-minded players and modify your DayZ experience however you like. Browse thousands of fan-created resources, maps and weapons. All of them can be managed easily through the game's Launcher.

System Requirements


  • OS: Windows 7 / 8 / 8.1 / 10 (64 bits)
  • Storage: 16 GB
  • Processor: Intel Core i5-4430
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760 / AMD R9 270X
  • DirectX: 11


  • OS: Windows 7 / 8 / 8.1 / 10 (64 bits)
  • Storage: 25 GB
  • Processor: Intel Core i5-6600K / AMD R5 1600X
  • Memory: 12 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 / AMD RX 580
  • DirectX: 11