DayZ Standalone [PC]
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DayZ Standalone PC Release date
EU Release Date:
Dec-16-2013
US Release Date:
Dec-16-2013
AU Release Date:
Dec-16-2013
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Genre
Online
RPG
Adventure
Theme
War
Realism
DayZ Standalone is available on PC
PS4 Game
DayZ Standalone is available on the Sony PS4 console
Back of the Box
Welcome to the world of DayZ, hit by a new and presently unknown infection which has wiped out most of the world's population. You are one of the few that have survived and now you must search this new wasteland in order to fight for your life against what is left of the indigenous population now infected with the disease. Go solo, team up with friends or take on the world, as you choose your path in this brutal and chilling landscape using whatever means you stumble upon to survive.
This is DayZ, this is your story.
DayZ is a gritty, authentic, open-world survival horror hybrid-MMO game, in which players follow a single goal: to survive in the harsh post-apocalyptic landscape as long as they can. Players can experience powerful events and emotions arising from the ever-evolving emergent gameplay. There are no superficial tips, waypoints, built in tutorials or help given to players. Every decision matters, there are no save games, no extra lives, every mistake can be lethal. If you f

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PC DayZ Standalone User Scores
DayZ Standalone System Requirements
INTEL CPU
AMD CPU
Nvidia GPU
AMD GPU
RAM
OS
Direct X
HDD Space
GD Verdict
Minimum Requirements
2 GB
GD RAM hardware score: 4
Win Vista 32
DX 9
10 GB
FPS
GD Adjusted Requirements
4 GB
GD RAM hardware score: 6
Win 7 64
DX 9
10 GB
FPS
Recommended Requirements
4 GB
GD RAM hardware score: 6
Win 7 64
DX 9
10 GB
FPS
Average Frames Per Second
Low Setting
Premium Only FPS
Medium Setting
Premium Only FPS
High Setting
Premium Only FPS
Ultra Setting
Premium Only FPS
DayZ Standalone Gamer Feedback Results
  • Anti Aliasing
    CSAA 16x
    CSAA 32x
    CSAA 8x
    CSAA 8xQ
    FXAA
    MLAA
    MSAA 2x
    MSAA 4x
    MSAA 8x
    SMAA
    SSAA
    TXAA 2x
    TXAA 4x
    Mac OS
    Yes 16%
    No 84%
    Console Port
    Yes 9%
    No 91%
    Bindable Mouse Btns
    Yes
  • PC Optimised
    Yes 34%
    No 66%
    Sandbox Quality
    Non-existent 39%
    Oculus Support
    No
    Frame per Sec Cap
    No 85%
  • What People Will Pay
    $28
    AMD optimised
    Yes 61%
    No 39%
    Nvidia optimised
    Yes 68%
    No 32%
    Game too Buggy
    Yes 60%
    No 40%
  • Good on Low graphics
    Yes 73%
    No 27%
    Upgrade PC for this
    Yes 72%
    No 28%
    Good Surround Sound
    Yes 91%
    No 9%
    Replayability
    Yes
    7.5 / 10
  • Time to Complete
    61 hours
    Best Control Scheme
    Mouse 100%
    Game Difficulty
    Challenging 43%
    Sli/Crossfire Support
    Yes
  • Non-skip Cutscenes
    No 100%
    Anytime Quick Save
    No
    Worth Getting
    Yes 97%
    No 3%
8.5

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The latest system requirements News for DayZ Standalone
May-04-2014 It has been a pretty incredible few months for DayZ developer Bohemia Interactive. DayZ - which started life as a mod for ARMA 2 and was released as a standalone game in December - continues to attrac...
Feb-24-2014 DayZ creator Dean Hall has sensationally revealed that he will be leaving developer Bohemia Interactive by the end of this year, leaving the development of the now standalone Arma mod to the team he i...
Jan-02-2014 DayZ Standalone's launch has been a resounding success since the Early Access arrived on the 16th December, already notching up over 730,000 sales in just two weeks, to the tune of $24 million.The Boh...
Full system requirements for DayZ Standalone reported on Dec-17-2013

DayZ has taken its merry time shuffling its way to a full retail release, but the zombie-slaying online survival sim has finally made its way to Steam with an early alpha release of DayZ Standalone. 

DayZ Standalone is the follow-up to the incredibly popular Arma II mod, DayZ, pitting you and dozens of other players up against impending zombie doom. Already featuring over 230km² of landmass, this looks like one not to miss. So be sure to check the DayZ Standalone Alpha System Requirements to see if your PC gives a double-tap to the zombie hordes or gets its brains devoured by the masses...

DayZ Minimum System Requirements

OS: Windows Vista SP2 or Windows 7 SP1

CPU: Core 2 Duo 2.4 GHz or Athlon X2 2.5 GHz

RAM: 2GB System Memory

GPU RAM: 512MB Graphics Memory

GPU: Nvidia GeForce 8800 GT 512MB or AMD Radeon HD 3830

DX: DirectX 9.0c

HDD: 10 GB Free Hard Drive Space

DayZ Recommended System Requirements

OS: Windows 7 SP1

CPU: 2.8 GHz Quad Core Intel Core i5-2300 or 3GHz AMD Phenom II X4 940

RAM: 4 GB System Memory

GPU RAM: 1 GB Graphics Memory

GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 560 or AMD Radeon HD 7750

HDD: 14 GB Free Hard Drive Space

The minimum requirements on DayZ look to be very reasonable for a game on this scale. Anyone who met the recommended requirements for the original DayZ mod should be comfortable playing this game. 

The minimum requirements for DayZ standalone require the classic Nvidia GeForce 8800GT and upwards, as well as a dual-core processor clocked at at least 2.4GHz. It's worth bearing in mind that the more chaotic things get in DayZ the more your system's going to struggle. Those of you with PCs neared the minimum requirements will be fine during the slower-paced parts of the game but once it heats up may struggle to keep pace. 

The recommended settings are a  bitof step up, with the extra hard drive space evidently going to higher resolution textures which will be more demanding on systems. DayZ is fairly CPU dependent so having a higher-tier processor could also make a huge difference. Joining those larger servers it's probably best to have more than the minimum 2GB of RAM but overall this game isn't overly demanding for what it is, with the Arma II engine the game is based upon now over four years old. 

Remember, you can always check out how well your PC can run the DayZ Standalone System Requirements here, where you can check benchmarking and performance from other users. 

 Okay then, what do you think of these system requirements?

Have you already had a play, how does it run on your rig?

 

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Neoster69
18:00 Sep-18-2014
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FPS and settings please? I heard there have been a new update about a Doom game engine thingy… Maybe that will make a optimization difference.

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MaoZuXi1893
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The stats say that I can only run Dayz Standalone at 30% efficiency, but I run it at high settings with little to no lag… I use a Nvidia Gt 720M…

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Will this be fun on minimal? Please reply, because I don't want to buy everything and to find out it looks like crap. Thanks

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It will look pretty bad with minimal graphics. The detail and the gameplay is what makes this game what it is. At least, you would have to run it on medium..

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Zeuxier82
00:13 Sep-17-2014
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That's kind of a bummer :/ thanks tho

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Moenzai133
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For me? I kinda dont want to waste money… Fps and settings pls

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Wait for the full game for better optimization, I think your frame rate won't be any good.

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Moenzai133
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are you sure? i kinda want to play the game. What about everything off and everything lowest?

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kaankok
17:35 Sep-12-2014

At open fields the frame rate will suck, but if you want to play the game, use the Arma 2 mod.

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Hellnutter
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for some reason on max settings i get around 40 fps when in a field then when i go into a town/city i go down to around 20 fps why?

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kaankok
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The draw distance in fields is a lot more so it takes up a lot of CPU usage. In the full game this will probably be fixed.

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I cant wait for this to be finished!

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kaankok
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Steam is all like: We'll finish the game someday!

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Razack
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Settings and fps?

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kaankok
18:41 Sep-09-2014
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Ultra.

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Razack
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i cant play it on low/middle settings..

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kaankok
11:44 Sep-10-2014

Dude, your rig is awesome! Don't worry about settings and for a long time.

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Razack
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Yes, but its unplayable on low. Such bad FPS.

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kaankok
17:24 Sep-11-2014

Really? Did you max AA or something?

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Razack
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nope..

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kaankok
18:33 Sep-14-2014

It can't be your PC, is the FPS same in all games?

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Razack
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nope…

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kaankok
19:00 Sep-17-2014

Do you have the latest drivers or Windows 8?

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aurivai
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You can play it on ultra, but it being in alpha and having no optimization, you will see no difference in performance no matter what rig you have. You have to edit a few documents to make sure you get maximum performance watch?v=e4AZhUhME3g

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kaankok
14:14 Sep-11-2014

That too, it's in alpha for a long ass time.

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Dreadfullz
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Settings and fps? Also, is my CPU going to bottleneck my GPU? Thanks in advance!

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sorry you will get like 10 fps :/ your cpu is not good enough, because dayz is heavily based on cpu performance, also dayz hates amd… I run this game on medium 1080p with 30 fps and 10-20 in big cities.

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kaankok
14:22 Sep-10-2014

Uhmmm, he would do fine on medium-high.

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I got 45-60 fps in the forest with an GTX 550 TI and FX-4300. 20-30 in the city. I don't think I will be getting 10 fps. I think you should fix your PC if you getting those kind of frames on medium.

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AHH, i can max out battlefield 4 with 30+ fps, and cant even get to 30+ in dayz with medium settings :(

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kaankok
15:25 Sep-18-2014

It's in alpha and has barley any optimization.

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Please tell me i can play

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Can i run this and what setting?

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