Great video from E3, this is DayZ as it was shown on the show floor. There are tons of new features including new buildings, clothing, crafting, and more. My favorite thing mentioned is the inclusion of the SKS and Ruger 10/22 rifles. My number one requests!
Reddit user TheAngryKat posted this fascinating look at the new map for DayZ. As we know, the old map from the mod has increased in size. We also know that many more buildings are enter-able, and things have been added in.
If everyone still spawns on the coasts then the far north will be a very dangerous place. If the spawn points are scattered all over the map then the hotzones will concentrate around military or high-value areas.
Reddit user A9821 posted this cool-looking version of the DayZ in-game journal system. We can see a lot of things from these shots, for example we know for sure there is hideouts, stashes, tents, and crafting. Some things are shown with an icon and a number, while others are represented by oil, blood, or water stains for example.
We can really see the game starting to take shape now.
Don’t be one of those losers spawning in Kamenka with only a flashlight!
Here is a really nice Lingor map I found that was put together by reddit user Darrelc. This map will come in handy if you are playing Lingor. If you have not played Lingor yet you can get a heads up on how to do it with my Ultimate Lingor Island Guide.
Let’s face it – Lingor Island is becoming a big part of DayZ right now. Even though we all love Mother Chernarus, a lot of people want to play on a fresh map sometimes. Lingor Island does what it says on the tin: a seperate DayZ map on an island named Lingor. The tropical setting is a fairly sharp contrast to the East Europe inspired Chernarus, and yet is very familiar.
While I am in no way advocating or even recommending that you play it I am writing this guide to compile resources and maybe answer some questions, in the vein of my other guides like the Ultimate DayZ FOV Guide and the Ultimate DayZ Graphics Settings and Tweaks Guide. Yes I have played it, and yes I enjoyed it. That’s about it – I have not put too much time into it due partly to me being skeptical of logging into off-hive servers (to be honest I worry about EVERY server I log into, as should you). Earlier things were a bit touch and go during the rise of the private hives, but now it seems that Rocket and company are easing their hard-line stance on who controls what, possibly in a move to give more control to the users of DayZ.
What To Expect
Lingor Island is different from Chernarus in a few ways. For one thing, it is a little bit smaller. Lingor is something like 75% of the size of Chernarus. There are a bunch of little islands with some water in between so there is less landmass. Elevation does not vary as much as Chernarus, Lingor is more flat and closer to sea level obviously.
Another difference is that Lingor has much more military loot. You spawn close to some high grade military sites and can gear up much more quickly. No longer do you have to make the investment to go to Northern Chernarus to get the good stuff. Of course the flipside to that is you might be getting shot at by all that nice weaponry.
The main difference is that Lingor does not exist on the DayZ hive system. What this means is that you character will not transfer between the two so forget about gearing up on Lingor and owning fools in Cherno or Elektro – it doesn’t work like that. I should say here that Lingor might have hackers because it *might* not be as secure as the official DayZ servers, but I can’t because the official DayZ servers have plenty of hackers. Juse beware that when you log into ANY server your info is logged and that info can be used by pretty much anyone with access to the files. Lot’s of shady stuff out there, be careful.
Check out the video below to see some of the map in motion and hear about some of the things you will find on Lingor.
There are a few steps to install Lingor, but they are not very difficult. The DayZ Wiki is what I used. You can click over to there, or read the steps below:
1. Make sure you have ArmA 2 and ArmA 2: Operation Arrowhead installed, patched, and up to date, same as playing regular DayZ.
2. Download this file: @Lingor and put the contents in (@dayz_lingor, @dayz_lingor_island) in the ArmA 2:OA folder, overwriting any existing files. The Steam path is C:\Program Files\Steam\SteamApps\Common\Arma 2 Operation Arrowhead – if you are not using Steam then try: C:\Program Files\Bohemia Interactive\ArmA 2
3. Make a copy of your DayZ shortcut and change the ending to:
4. Start the game go to “Expansions” and make sure all the boxes for Lingor are checked, then restart the game.
5. To find a game go to “Multiplayer” then in the filter just put “Lingor”.
If these steps don’t work for you then comment below and we will help you get fixed up. Also, let us know if you have played Lingor and what you think about it. You can also list any favorite servers below.
We all have had the joy of finding an ATV in game, and the agony of flipping it over. The offroad vehicles have a good speed in the the woods, but if you are not careful they can flip. Honestly, even if you are very careful at some point it is going over on you.
Going over any kind of transition can be a disaster in this game. Check out this video of Cros dying to the threshold of a door frame. Sometimes driving where a bridge meets the road can blow you up or flip you as well. You can see this on the video as he flips while crossing the bridge.
I listed the 3 steps below if you can’t or don’t want to watch the video.
Youtuber S1pperyJim made the great video above and he gives 3 steps to flipping the ATV back over.
Step 1 – STAY ON the ATV. Getting off may make it so that you can’t get the scroll wheel options back, or may outright kill you if you do make it back on.
Step 2 – Turn your wheels toward the sky. Pretty simple, leave the wheel turned all the way the whole time.
Step 3 – Reverse. Just hold reverse and within a couple minutes you should be flipped back, it is a slow process but is better than anything else right now.
Make sure when you drive up or down hills you go mostly straight up, watch the angle that you take. You know how you have to run at an angle to get up a hill? Don’t do that when driving or you will flip and tumble down the hill. There are other situations that cause trouble too.
Sounds in a game like DayZ are almost more important that the visuals. In the normal flow of the game you usually hear someone shooting WAY before you see them (that is why I only shoot when I absolutely HAVE to). Firing your gun can be a one-way ticket to the beach a lot of times.
Youtuber 1curis has put together a nice video showing off the JSRS sound mod from Armaholic. This mod is not perfect, but I think it does a pretty good job of approximating the real thing. I have shot a lot of guns in a lot of places, and I can tell you that the ArmA sounds are very lacking. The actual sound of the guns are not terrible when compared to some other games, but there is not much of an environmental effect (one of the reasons why I was a huge Battlefield fan).
Check out the video below. He is in the editor (don’t freak out about the skins) and he shoots most of the DayZ guns in a couple different areas of the map. I think that Rocket should try and incorporate some of this mod, or similar algorithms into the standalone game to add that whole other level of immersion.
Not a huge Enfield fan but I have to say that the modded sounds are awesome! The M240 and the M24 I think sounds the most real out of them. What are your guys thoughts?
I can’t figure if these are totally awesome or completely insane. Maybe a little form column A and a little from column B. They have traveled to the region of the Czech Republic that Chernarus is based on. We have all seen the pic of the Stary Sabor sheet metal building, and a few other shot like that. These guys and girls have taken things much further. They have gone to a lot of the real locations with their ArmA 2 map in hand.
Not to mention there is some really great cosplay/airsoft type of stuff going on complete with the right color Heinz beans! I really need to get my hands on one of those cans, just to have a little piece of DayZ history.
Forget the game for a while and just soak in the scenery. A lot of these little ponds and fences and stuff are really spot on. The game designers did a great job of bringing the country side to us. There really is a lot enjoy here, so get to it! Thanks to Nagasawa for posting the gallery.