Helicopter Crash Sites in DayZ Standalone are currently the rarest, and most sought-after random event that you can find throughout Chernarus. Each time a DayZ Server restarts, three helicopter crash sites are dynamically added to the map with random, high value military loot spawns including the fabled M4A1, attachments and ammunition. These helicopter crash sites are best identified by the plume of thick black smoke which towers from each one – visible from far in the distance. Keep your eyes open, focus, and scan the horizons and you may be lucky enough to find one.
Helicopter Crash Sites can only spawn in their pre-configured spawn points, which makes it easy to put together a map of potential spawns. You can use the Helicoper Crash Sites maps below to see that most of the spawns are found dotted around the west side of the map. This means anyone trying to farm Heli Crash Sites should figure themselves out a route which incorporates as many of the western towns and cities as possible. A possible route which hops between cities in the west and has a high chance of coming across a heli crash site is as follows:
- Starting at Zelenogorsk, head North to Sosnovka
- From Sosnovka, curve North and then East to Pogrevka
- From Pogrevka, Curve North East to Stary Sobor
- From Stary Sobor, Head North West to the Air Field
- From the Air field, Head West to Lopatino and beyond.
- At this point, you could change to a different server and continue your journey in reverse
Using the route above, or a similar route will maximize your chances of finding a heli crash site in as quick a time as possible. Hopefully you get lucky and find a crash site on your first trip. Make no mistake, these heli crash sites are very rare and are designed to be difficult to find.
Check out either of the heli crash site maps below, courtesy of izurvive.com.
Have your own heli crash site route which has a high rate of success for you? Let us know in the comments below!