Bohemia Interactive has released its first update for DayZ in 2022 last week, and with it they teased more is on the way for the year. the 1.16 Update adds some cool content, which includes new health damage changes, bear trap upgrades, new weapons, control of how long you’re unconscious, and more. We also learned that 2022 is going to have some cool additions which will include five major updates, seasonal events, new terrain additions, asset production, awesome guns, and more. You can read some of what the latest update has to offer from the team below along with a video showing it off.
Update 1.16 contains a variety of fixes and adjustments that aim at some balancing and gameplay issues. There are far too many to list them all, so here are a few of our favorites:
- Starvation health damage was not applied when continuing to drink water.
- Characters were sometimes giving side punches during melee combat, as well as stepping forward, even if there were obstacles in front of them.
- It was possible to destroy the walls of base buildings (on fences or watchtowers) simply by shooting frames from the outside.
- The tolerance for the placement of basic building structures (kits and tents) has been increased, which should allow for much easier placement of these items on uneven terrain.
- Bear traps can break the legs of infected people.
- Firearms with internal magazines now have a random amount of bullets.
DayZ on the server side game settings (introduced in a previous game update) have been extended by adding the ability to disable the 2D map layout for a more immersive experience (only the 3D map will be available in this case). You’ll also now find additional settings to control the duration of the unconscious state to tailor the experience to different playstyles (i.e. interaction-based vs. PvP). Speaking of servers, we’ve also increased the limits on script class indexing, which was causing issues when combining more mods together. Modders and server owners will also appreciate the Firearms API extensions, which now allow spawning magazines and bullets directly into newly created empty firearms (previously this was only possible via the central economy).
And it wouldn’t really be an update for DayZ without us introducing a bit of content. That’s why we’re happy to introduce the Bizon, an iconic AK-based .380 submachine gun with an extra-large magazine. We’re also introducing the alarm clock, which lets you see the time in-game and gives you the option to set an alarm for a certain amount of time to scare your enemies or lure out the infected.