June 22nd, 2017

DayZ Standalone experimental branch update on Monday with fixes and additions


Update: Launch slightly delayed.

DayZ Standalone players should watch out for an update to the game as a new experimental branch is going into testing and these changes and additions can be tried by players as soon as Monday.

Changes include the ability to pack backpacks inside backpacks,  dead character clean-ups after ten minutes, hacksaws and sawn-off shotguns are also being added. There’s now the ability to open cans with saws and there’s been some balancing to stomach capacity and a new “stuffed” notifier for greedy gits.

If you want to try the experimental branch you need to follow the instructions below under the description heading below, it’s simple enough.

Here’s all the details….


This build is being tested on experimental branch, and contains a number of fixes and changes that have been in preparation for the last two weeks. Please note that we do not expect that this build will be quickly posted to stable branch as we anticipate at least one more update will occur to Experimental prior to being pushed to stable. Only a limited number of servers will be running this version, so be aware slots may be limited. Once we have confirmed this build is functioning correctly we will announce more information about the release to stable branch.

  • What are experimental/stable branches?

In your steam application settings, you can choose a “beta branch”. This allows you to opt in to our experimental branch to try it out.

  • Does my saved character get affected in experimental branch?

No. It runs on a different database, so any changes will not affect your character on stable branch.

  • I can’t find a slot while on experimental branch!

Only a small number of servers run this branch. You will need to change your game back to the stable branch and play on a normal server

  • Can I join a stable branch server wil experimental branch client?

No, you would need to change your client back to stable.

  • When will this be in stable?

We expect stable to be updated before the end of that week (by Friday 24 January 2014).


  • Niosh mask (respirator) inventory size fixed to 1/1 slot.
  • Missing strings for BE popup for alternate languages, set to English while translations are being done.
  • Reduced dispersion of FNX45 (from 0.05 to 0.03)
  • Balanced stomach capacity,
  • Added stuffed notifier (instead of sickness when full up)
  • Eating and drinking animations properly set for tablets/disinfectants
  • Version number in server browser and details
  • Saline transfusion doesn’t refill full blood
  • Charcoal and Tetracycline tablets won’t give sick badge if you aren’t actually sick
  • Player aim run speed updated, weapon position changed and improved for first person view
  • Glitches on right hand while moving and while giving taunt fixed
  • Players can’t pile backpacks inside of another backpacks, backpack-inception style. You can only put one backpack inside of another backpack if the backpack that is being put inside is empty.
  • Magnum speedloader should be spawning now
  • Number of backpacks spawning lowered
  • Number of .357 Pythons spawning lowered.
  • Number of M4A1s spawning lowered
  • Dead character cleanup performed at 10 minutes past death
  • Removed scripted server teleporting check as now managed by engine


  • Editable character name in main menu
  • Hive, mode and time columns in server browser
  • Database support for sub hives. (Sub-private, Hardcore/Regular public)
  • DayZServer.exe support for sub hives.
  • Signature verification against PBOs
  • Added shotgun speedloader into loot spawns
  • Added box of 20 pieces .357 rounds into loot spawns
  • Added color variants of all shoes into loot spawns
  • Added Hiking pants (both long and short ones) and Canvas pants including their color variants into loot spawns
  • Added hacksaw into the loot spawns
  • Added shotgun into loot spawns
  • Berry picking
  • Added Hacksaw into loot spawns
  • Saw-off shotgun recipe
  • Opening cans with saw
  • Painting Mosin now supported w/ spraypaint
  • Added spraypaint can into loot spawns
  • Coastal harbor town of Svetloyarsk (and surrounding areas)
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  • Paul Younger

    Founder and Editor of PC Invasion. Veteran PC gamer of over 22 years.

    • Dodge

      This game is getting better and better by the minute! :3

    • ted

      lol, berry picking..

      • Goat

        Berry Picking is being implemented due to the need to make the famous “Jam Juice”

    • tyler

      and its still in alpha……the full game is going to be sweet!!

    • Nate

      Cool, cant wait to go berry picking on a lazy sunday afternoon with my spray painted mosin or shotgun….

    • Alan

      I can hardly wait for vehicles and bases!!!

    • Nukeh^

      when are they bringing vehicles n stuff in?

    • Jimmy

      I cant figure out how to join this :l

    • Phatpat420

      yea i cant “opt-in” either. like i select it but it doesnt update Dayz, and when i open it its still the non-experimental version. if anyone figures it out or just wants to play dayz hit me up on steam “Phatpat420”

    • Unreal

      In Steam: Dayz > Properties > Betas > Choose “experimental – Prewiew testing version > Close. Though there are few servers, which support this version, and if you want to come back to previous version you will need to reinstall the game.

      • Unreal

        Oh I’m lying, you can change back easily