DayZ 0.49 stable patch notes highlight new additions

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The DayZ team are ready to deploy the stable version of 0.49 and there are quite a few additions.

This latest update will see the addition of numerous new items, new melee hit detection, fibrillation, and even new events such as chopper crashes. At least now the animation for battery licking is sorted and worm digging will stop. Got to love DayZ patch notes.

There are still problems with the game’s persistence which has been causing a few issues since the feature was added. Here’s your notes which include new features and all the bug fixes.

Map and spawn changes :

Severograd, and new villages in vicinity
New items :
-Hunting Knife
-Balaclava (different versions)
-Firefighter jacket (different versions)
-Cattle Prod
-Stun Baton
-Telescopic Baton
-MASKA helm
-Medical Thermometer
-RDG-5 Explosive Grenade
-Soviet Officer Hat
-Various spawn table changes
New mechanics :
-New melee hit detection
-Player temperature
-New events (helicopter crashes, vehicle spawns etc.)
-New door implementation
-Players can now run up and down the stairs
-Zombie variations
-First iteration of central economy.
-Animal navmesh
New animations :
-Digging Animations
-New restrained crouch pose
-New restrained crouch walk
-CPR animations
-New zombie walks, runs, sprints and idle variations
-Ragdoll changes
Fixed :
-Duplication techniques removed
-Shotgun pellets in multiplayer are now working
-Player can no longer take an item in hand while handcuffed
-Various gesture related fixes and polishing
-Raised move with bow in Standing stance and rotations with bow
-Minor polishing for different reloads
-Unintended fishing cancellation by player movement should be reduced
-Wearing raincoat and gorkas now prevents you from soaking from rain
-Clothes drying revisioned
-Berry picking, tree and kindling gathering and worms digging can now be cancelled
-Player gets wet even when only partially submerged in water
-Ruined axe warning message
-Balaclava mask can get wet
-Weather client synchronization
-7.62×39 cartridges have weight
-Rags and sticks are spent when they are in hand before crafting starts
-Allowed swing detection for most melee weapons
-Added sound, music, radio and speech fade in dead state
-Battery licking animation for check battery action
-Various desync issues
-Various server performance issues
-Player can no longer change weapon when in water
-Player collisions adjusted to reduce clipping through walls in various situations
-Fixed an issue where certain gestures would not get called from raised stance
-Fixed footstep sounds in various moves
-Fixed an issue where the player could fall to the ground after performing “Drink All” action
-Fixed an issue where on occasion, one player restraining another would not result in succesful restrained animation on the player being restrained
-Fixed an issue where the player entering water would not get disarmed automatically under certain circumstances
Issues :
-Persistence (Events do not get loaded properly after server restart)
-Persistence (Server state can become corrupted due to grenades stored in containers)
-Melee (When using rapid left click there is a high chance that melee weapon will get switched)
-Broken shadows in some cases
-Zombies are unable to get into some of the buildings.
-Events (bad positioning on spawn, items might spawn below ground, can be seen on inventory screen)

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