Status Report 17 January 2017 | DayZ | Official website

Hello Survivors,

New Year is here and with it the first Status Report. Brian would like to present major goals for 2017, Peter talks about reasons why the game is more hardcore than before and Baty summarizes your Christmas experiences.

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Dev Update/Hicks

Greetings Survivors!

Its our first Status Report of the year – and as we’ve had team members trickling back in through the first week of the year it might be a bit of a dry one, but lets take a look at the major goals going forward as well as what has occured so far in 2017.

As work on 0.62 and the Beta milestones move forward, internal teams have contined in our goal to address the remaining issues in 0.61, and hopefully introduce vehicles to stable branch. Over the last few weeks the team has been cycling issues through exp, and onto stable directed at:

  • Known Server Crashes
  • Adjustments to Infected Behavior
  • Adjustments to Hypothermia damage
  • Fixes for Vehicle and Tent Lifetime
  • Fixes for Invisible Body Parts
  • Vehicles on Exp falling through terrain
  • Fireplaces not being able to be placed in Stoves


In addition to these adjustments cycling through the Exp/Unstable branch, the development team is tracking and working to address a number of additional issues:

  • VOIP Volume/Proximity Dropoff
  • Vehicle client side performance
  • Server side performance drops (Causing issues such as player position desync, delayed actions, etc)
  • Server side memory consumption
  • Additional known server crashes
  • Infected spawning behavior issues
  • Contined polish and work on addressing remaining issues with vehicles


As mentioned this is all in addition to ongoing work for both 0.62 and Beta milestones – Once we get internal builds in a state we are confident to start showing examples of both visuals, and client side performance for 0.62 we’ll be sharing that. All of us here on the dev team are excited about this, as the small team of artists and support programmer begin to start preperation for branching for this milestone. I know this Status Report is chock full of cool and amazing things, but our first goals as we kick back into the groove for the new year are squarely focused on addressing the critical 0.61 issues you’ve all been experiencing, and pushing forward into 0.62 and Beta.

We all hope you had a great holiday season, and were able to spend time with your friends, families, and most important loved ones. 

– Brian Hicks / Creative Director

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