December, 19th: Dayz 0.52 Update is live on Exp. (1.1GB) Complete Changelog

This december, the 0.52 patch has be introduced on stable branch. Let’s take a look at all the nice additions and fixes already implemented: Full ghillie suits, re-introduction of weapon’s silencers, suicide mechanics, chainsaw, new animations and tweaks! As always, keep in mind this game is still an alpha and bugs happen.

Dayz 0.52: New Weapons

The chainsaw was put on hold for some reasons that were connected to animation and melee systems. Now that melee functions are more flexible, the beast is unleashed! (in a pretty primitive form though).
The team has also re-introduced weapons suppressors. Their sounds and configurations now properly work for all players in the environment along with other gunshots sounds. Some other weapons have been released the great mediedeval sword, a hockey stick and a new hunting knife.

Dayz 0.52: New Gameplay Mechanics

The suicide animation was initally shown in the official launch trailer of DayZ. However, it was never implemented due to some reasons relative to gameplay mechanics and immersion, in fact it was supposed to be re-worked completely. Developers have now found a fluent way to introduce it. Suicide starts with a gesture and while player is in this verbose pose they can still decide if they really want to pull the trigger. The action is available for melee, one handed and two handed weapons with new gesture using “F11″ key.

Dayz 0.52: New Items

Dayz 0.52: New Clothing

Ghillie suits are now complete with the introduction of pants. It still uses netting materials as craftable recipes ( here is a map). The prison building doesn’t seems to be implemented yet, but prisonners themed clothes are already in! (tops, pants & hat). Players will also be happy to se the re-introduction of the popular anti-stab vest.

Dayz 0.52: Leaked Models (from game data files)

The new Winchester Mod. 70 Alaskan has been been found in game data files, and it will feature a new scope attachment for hunters. A pretty nice preview of the upcoming new version of Steyr AUG, including ACOG scope, has been also revealed by C. Torchia. Also note that a very cool new feature is still being worked out: the ability to craft our own clothes. Including: The new leather jacket and shoes bellow.

Dayz 0.52: Developers Status Reports

Dayz 0.52: Complete Changelog

  • Item: Full Ghillie suite
  • Item: Stone Knife
  • Item: Torch
  • Item: Guts
  • Item: Chainsaw
  • Item: Meat cleaver
  • Item: Prison uniform
  • Item: Silencer east
  • Item: Silencer NATO
  • Item: Handgun Silencer
  • Item: V3S interior
  • Item: Teddy bear
  • Item: Long Sword
  • Item: MP5 Compensator
  • Item: Prison Jacket
  • Item: Prison Pants
  • Item: Prison Cap
  • Item: Hunting Knife
  • Item: Pumpkin seeds
  • Item: Pepper seeds
  • Item: Wool dress (color variants)
  • Item: Bomber jacket (color variants)
  • Item: V3S (color variants)

  • Mechanics: Suicide (variants)
  • Using scopes for scouting
  • Redone horticulture mechanics
  • Redone spawn points and amount of vehicles
  • Exiting and entering animations for vehicles
  • Christmas presents
  • Crafting of fishing rod, stone knife, bow, with nature only resources
  • You can cut out seeds out of vegetables
  • Torch crafting
  • Blade sharpening
  • Silencers working
  • Using of almost all items for melee

  • New: Kamensk village
  • New: Stary Yar village
  • New: Location “Lysaya Gora”
  • New: “Grozovye Doly”
  • New: Krasnoe village
  • New: Christmass assets
  • New: Meadows and Farms under Svergino village
  • New: Ratnoe village
  • New: Zaptudnoe village
  • New: Zaprudnoe kolhoz
  • New: Meadows and Farms near Grishino
  • New: Polesovo village
  • Updated: Stary Yar surrounding
  • Updated: Kamensk mining complex
  • Updated: Severograd mines
  • Updated: Powerlines is now connected with West part of map
  • Updated: Forest improvments
  • Updated: General bugfixing

  • Fixed: Muzzle blast, Impact sounds fixed.
  • Fixed: Small fish trap exploit fixed
  • Fixed: Supressor visible on steyraug now
  • Fixed: Damage transfer added to ghillie crafting
  • Fixed: Security fixes
  • Fixed: Telescopic Baton retracting
  • Fixed: Improved heatpack and gut heat transfer, support for multiple heat sources
  • Fixed: Drowning while cuffed under water surface
  • Fixed: Heatpack and more items properly positioned in hand
  • Fixed: Supressor visible on steyraug now
  • Fixed: Animation polish
  • Fixed: Loot distribution polish
  • and much much more.

  • Issues: Item locked in hands slot
  • Issues: Items can’t be picked up sometimes
  • Issues: Left earpice sound volume is lowered sometimes
  • Issues: Ghillie will probably react badly on chemlight, flare and other light sources
  • Issues: Some items will visually duplicate themselves if used from the ground
  • Issues: Server crashes
  • Issues: Client crash when disconnected from server