Reddit.com’s r/DayZ contributor mocmocmoc81 has put together this very nice comparison of the video settings for DayZ. As you can see, turning shadows off can make a very big difference in how you and others view the world and it’s objects. By looking at the 3 guys in ghillie suits we can see that “hiding in the shadows” only works well with shadows on. Serious gamers always run with minimal eye candy and distracting bloom or head bob effects. Get your game running fast, clean, and simple to avoid being overwhelmed when it comes time to fight.