In the last 11 days of the DayZ Standalone, most of us players have learned the basics of survival. Things like ripping your tshirt to make rags, using space to raise and lower your weapon, and knowing that “I need a drink” means thirsty are all common knowledge by now. But there are a few lesser known things that could help you survive and thrive in Chernarus. This is knowledge we’ve gained from over 200 hours of gameplay and a lot, a LOT, of trial and error.
-You can carry two weapons at a time. However, one of them must be held in your hands and you will drop it every time you put something else in your hands.
-You can keep both weapons even if you log out. Put both weapons on your hotbar and when you log back in use the hotbar to take out the weapon in your hands. You can also climb ladders with two weapons by leaving it on your back before taking it out.
-When your Field of View is lower, your scopes and sights zoom in further. The reverse also applies for you quake-style players.
-Eating an entire can of food at once every time you get hungry will keep you fed for much longer.
-When you first spawn, find the nearest water pump and drink until your stomach is full. This will keep you from getting thirsty for at least an hour of playtime.
-You can get up on top of the tallest high-rises in the commie blocks. Climb the ladder, go up a few flights of stairs, vault over the stairway rubble, up a few more flights, then on the ladder and up to the roof.
-A punch to the head will knock down (but not kill) players and zombies in one hit with the exception of players wearing Motorcycle Helmets. You can use this to steal people’s gear as a fresh spawn.
-At extreme ranges, the Mosin-Nagant shoots slightly down and to the left. By extreme ranges I mean 500 meters or more.
-You can empty M4 magazines and keep the ammo separate. By doing this, you can use an ammo box to hold up to 150 rounds in only 4 inventory slots.
-Pristine Ballistic Helmets, Tactical Vests, and UK Assault vests will stop 1 pistol round but will be ruined or damaged afterwards and wont protect you anymore.
-Axes hit slightly to the right of the crosshair. A good rule of thumb is to aim slightly above someone’s left shoulder for a headshot.
-On Night servers, increasing your Gamma to max will make it much easier to see where you are going. Increase your “cloud cover” setting as well.
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