Bohemia Iterative have unexpectedly dropped a 315mb hotfix for DayZ and took the servers offline. The DayZ twitter account has not mentioned the update, there’s nothing on the forums so what the update does is unknown.
Since the update players have taken to Twitter to ask why all the servers have gone offline as there was no advanced warning.
@DayZ hi team, game recently updated and now no servers are showing. Any reason??
— Matt (@Matt_Hamelin) January 14, 2020
But wait, breaking news! As I am typing this DayZ have tweeted an explanation
🎮 XBOX PLAYERS:
We are currently deploying a patch for the 1.06 for all platforms, but the Xbox One version released ahead of time.
Downloading this new patch will momentarily prevent you from seeing servers.
You will be able to access the servers normally again in about 1hour.
— DayZ 🖥 🎮 ❤️ (@DayZ) January 14, 2020
The PlayStation servers are also offline at present, there is no indication as to when they will be back.
Earlier this month the game was having problems on consoles again, the servers seem to be vanishing and/or inaccessible.
The December update included a brand new map, Livonia, which is available on all formats for 13.99 USD / 13.99 EUR, and the 1.06 updated also added bears to the game. Key features of the update included:
- The Bears, new kings of the forest, have started to roam Chernarus and Livonia.
- Fishing is the new way to relax, catch junk, and occasionally some fish.
- The Vaiga, Blaze, Kolt 1911, and BK-43 are now available to diversify your arsenal.
- If you want a green Ada or a black Gunter 2, it’s in store.
- Xbox and PS4 players can now use their mouse and keyboard on the servers identified as supporting them (the gamepad is always available on all servers).
DayZ launched on PlayStation 4 back in June 2019 and, well, it was a bit of mess, you can read our review here. However, many people seem to be able to get past the glitches and frame rate drops and spend hundreds of hours playing the game, it is inexplicably popular.
The last time the console version of the game had a major patch was back in December but that introduced a number of bugs including messing up player’s inventories.
“Regarding the last major update, some severe issues have made their way into it. We are very well aware of their impact on the game and are working on them,” explained one of the developers on the official forums. “About the inventory-related issues, we have identified most of the causes leading to items getting stuck or not picked up, and are addressing them one by one. Still, due to their complexity, it takes time; however, we’ll prioritize, focus and make solid attempts to resolve these in the beginning of 2020.”