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 38%
    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 58%
    No 42%
  • Good on Low graphics
    Yes 70%
    No 30%
    Upgrade PC for this
    Yes 72%
    No 28%
    Good Surround Sound
    Yes 91%
    No 9%
    Replayability
    Yes
    7.3 / 10
  • Time to Complete
    62 hours
    Best Control Scheme
    Mouse 100%
    Game Difficulty
    Challenging 42%
    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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PsychoGamer
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Hey can I run this and what kind of fps and settings?

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Tommanners
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Can I run this? I was trying to stream and run it and had to put my settings to low because it was lagging quite a bit.. :c How do you think i'd do recording?

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Can my CPU handle this? Considering getting it today.

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Should run on high easly.

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17:03 Oct-29-2014
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I'm running with very little graphics usage, but my cpu seems to be under heavy burden. Still runnin 30+ frames when out of town. Thanks!

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Can i run this at Min? Thank you!

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I have a friend who plays this on his laptop with on a Intel HD Graphics Mobile so you should be able to run it on lowest settings and still get a good FPS although you may have a frame rate drop if you go into a big city such as Electro.

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On what settings can i run this 40fps?
And what fps if i set it on ultra?
Last question what to upgrade if i cant run it well?

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I run this game on ultra with my R9 270X so you should have no problem with a 280X.

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LudicrousLemon
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hi what settings can i run this on?

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You should have no problem running this on High.

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What settings for 30+ FPS ? Thanks in advance :)

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nordicymn
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I dont understand if my settings are wrong or what, but im suppose to be able to play at mediumish setting and get decent fps right? when Im in the city parts

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nordicymn
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at very low I get 12fps. I dont know if there is something I should do with my pc, or the game setting itself. can someone help me out?

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LWiles18
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I think your GPU is letting your CPU down a bit, but you shouldn't be getting that kind of frame-rate surely…

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LWiles18
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Will I be able to run this? I know this game isn't optimized well so i was just wondering.

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yea, you can run it

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can i run this

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I get bad frame-rate on lowest settings on my laptop which is Intel Integrated Graphics with a Celeron 1.6GHz processor so… Maybe you could run it on low with okay FPS?

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yes i can run it but…. when i go forest or grass it become lag too much

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