DayZ patch with item persistence now on stable with issues

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DayZ’s new features have now been moved off the experimental to live.

It’s been a few days since the DayZ team released the experimental build of this update, and although there are still issues with some of the features, it’s now going to live. There is a problem with the persistent loot so it’s disabled for but but will be sorted at some point next week. The joys of DayZ testing.

Known issues: 

Player can in rare circumstances enter a state in which they cannot attack and must relog
Character may temporarily enter a frozen state when throwing (resolved a few seconds)
Melee targeting is off in some situations
Players can in some circumstances experience slight desync with server
Dynamic server events are temporarily disabled
Backpacks rearrange after reconnection
Players restrained while unconscious remained restrained until reconnection (after awaking)
Persistent items & storage are disabled server side pending hot fix to stable branch


Actions: cans can be opened with SKS bayonet and sickle
Actions: added playerDrinkCan action to config
Actions: added Melee class to SurvivorBase
Animations: New default aimed animations with rifle
Animations: Player now can walk while surrender
Animations: Transitions for surrender/restrained player
Animations: Crouched zombie animation set
Animations: Reload for CZ527
Animations: Hand poses added for matchbox, Injection Vial, Hacksaw
Animations: Drinking from can
Character: New female face models
Character: New male face models
Engine: Ragdoll support for Zombies & Players
Engine: Initial implementation of navmesh for zombie pathfinding
Items: Boonie hat fishing hook storage
Items: Chemlights
Items: AK101
Items: CR 527
Items: Makarov
Items PM 73 RAK
Items: Medium Civilian Tent
Items: Paramedic clothes (jacket and pants)
Items: Military Boots now store knives
Items: Red, Black, Polka dotted, Olive and Camo bandana added
Items: Untied Red, Black, Polka dotted, Olive and Camo bandana added
Recipes : Red, Black, Polka dotted, Olive and Camo as a bandage
Recipes: Red, Black, Polka dotted, Olive and Camo bandanas can be untied and tied to mask
Server: Persistent item support (disabled for this update)
Server: Simulation changes to support increased server performance
Server: Persistent storage support (disabled for this update)
Server: Dynamic loot respawning
World: Turovo village added


Actions: Player is not able to fill a ruined canteen from well.
Actions: When player opens ruined canned food there is low amount of food left.
Actions: Player is not able to pour water from a ruined canteen.
Actions: Player can no long empty magazine attached to a weapon
Actions: No access to catch rain action during ongoing action
Actions: Fishing actions displayed while using different items than rod
Actions: Added missing part to improvised bag/backpack crafting messages in action menu
Actions: Zucchini can be force fed
Actions: Added new drink from well animation to blue well
Actions: Unable to use actions while swimming or while on ladder
Actions: Player can take Makarov into hands straight from ground
Actions: Player can take PM73 RAK into hands straight from ground
Actions: Removing item on which consume action was called, not item which was swapped to hands during consume action
Animals: Visual improvement of cow, rabbit and wildboar
Animations: Gestures related bugs fixed (Facepalm, Cut throat, Silence)
Animations: Crouch moves with bow
Animations: Prone moves with pistol
Animations: Fixed multiple issues with vaulting
Animations: Zucchini handheld position
Animations: SoundEdge(footstep sounds) set correctly for kneel run with rifle
Animations: Face-palm doesn’t make the player stand up from prone anymore
Animations: Sitting tweaked(changing weapons keeps player in kneel, instead of making them stand….)
Engine: Adjustment to Night time lighting levels
Items: Dimmed fireplace light so it not interfere with HDR
Items: tweaked shotguns dispersions and recoils
Items: tweaked pistols dispersions
Items: tweaked rifles, carbines and SMGs dispersions
Items: tweaked attachments (optics, buttstocks, handguards, compensators, bipod) dispersions
Items: Wooden sticks can be held in hands
Items: CR527 shadow glitch fixed
Items: set chemlight to last 60 minutes
Items: lowered light intensity for chemlights and flare
Items: removed buttstock as default spawned attachment for MP5
Item: Binoculars size reduced
Items: added other chemlight color material variants
Modifiers: removed vomit message from blinded modifier
Recipes: You can paint cz572 black, green and camo
Recipes: Player can’t tear clothing into rags while there are things in it
Recipes: Ruined cans opening tweaked

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