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.