Top 10 Dayz tips

Don't waste time checking pulses, determine player status at a glance

Aim between googles before zooming

Watch out for the zombies

No matter where you are, there is a different kind of zombie. In the spawn cities, you will meet the weakest, in the interior, you will meet the somewhat stronger ones, and in military bases, you will encounter a multitude of die-hard undead. Some of them can keep sprinting forever, some wear armor, and some scream for reinforcements. In addition, since the update, you can better block hits from zombies and cause them damage to the head more easily.

  • Read more: All Zombies Types in DayZ 1.13 – Civilian, Military and Special Zombies

Scopes change the accuracy

It is known that telescopic sights or sights offer an advantage for the shooter at a distance. Since DayZ 1.13 it is enough to screw the scope onto the weapon – you don’t have to use it. Because even without looking through the visor, the accuracy of your weapon has increased many times over. In the case of a shotgun, however, this does not change the dispersion of the bullets!

Disinfect your bandages

If you bleed in the current DayZ version, it will heal by itself after 5 minutes. But you shouldn’t wait for that. Joining them with bandages/scraps of fabric or sewing them up with a sewing kit is also not good: You should only use them once you have cleaned them with alcohol or disinfectant.

  • Read more: DayZ Wound Infection Treat, Heal & Prevent Them – How it Works Otherwise, you can expect gangrene, which slowly but surely pulls you to the side of the undead. Healing this only requires basic medication and equipment:
  • Stage 1 wound infection: rub iodine or rubbing alcohol on the wound
  • Stage 2 wound infection: take tetracycline tablets every 4 minutes, 4 times.

Player hitboxes

The hit zones or hitboxes of the player characters have been adjusted. The torso is now larger and arms and legs are correspondingly smaller. This makes body armor more effective on paper, but in return, it no longer protects arms and legs from DayZ 1.13. Hitting the thorax also causes more shock damage than before, but usually ensures the wearer’s survival. Leg hits will no longer cause additional shock should the legs break.

BK-43(Double Barrel Shotgun)

Double Barrel Shotgun that fires both shells and slugs.

  • Weighs 3 kg and takes up 27 inventory slots. (9x3)
  • Can be found in small towns and villages.
  • Can be attached to the shoulder.
  • Exclusively close range even when loaded with slugs.
  • Louder than average.


Highly customizable with a high fire rate. Relatively quiet for a machine gun. Takes .45 ACP rounds and has a magazine capacity of 25.

  • Weighs 2 kg and takes up 18 inventory slots. (6x3)
  • Can be found in military locations.
  • Can be attached to the shoulder.
  • Works well in close to mid-range situations.

This is the best sniper

The Blaze 95 is currently the best weapon when it comes to taking down players safely at long distances. It has the ability to fire both bullets at once. They land in the same place at all distances, just a few millimeters apart. If you hit a player with it, he is very likely gone.

Use zombies as weapons

Since DayZ Update 1.13 you can also use zombies as weapons. The trick is very simple: get a lot of zombies to follow you. Then you run in a zigzag pattern, so it is impossible for them to hit you. If you run up to another player now, some of your zombie friends will prefer to chase them and not you. This trick works best with runners, but also with all other zombies – the masses do it.