DayZ Standalone

These are the installation and update instructions for the game DayZ Standalone (DZSA):

How install the game[edit]

1. In your Steam client, go to the Library and select DayZ

2. Click the install icon on the game page

3. Select the drive you would like to install the game to and click Next

4. If you want to have a shortcut in your Start menu or on your Desktop, check the respective options and click Next process.

5. Wait for the game to finish downloading

How to update the game[edit]

The game should be updated automatically by your Steam client every time there is an update available. If you encounter any problems, you can force the update by checking your game's properties:

1. In your Steam client, go to the Library and right click on your DayZ

2. Select Properties

3. Select the Updates tab in the new window and make sure your Automatic updates option is set to Always keep the game up to date

4. Click Close in the lower-right corner of the window

5. The game should start to update soon after

How to change between stable version and Public Test version[edit]

All installs are set to the stable version of the DayZ build by default.

To change this:

1. In your Steam client, go to the Library and right click on DayZ

2. Select Properties

3. Select the Betas tab

4. Choose either 'NONE' for the Stable version or 'DayZ Public Test Version' for the experimental version of the game.

5. Click Close in the lower-right corner of the window

WARNING[edit]

Each version will use different player databases and different servers. By switching from one to another, you won't be able to continue with your current game progress. Experimental version could also hamper your experiences with the game, with some unfinished updates.


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