DayZ: Experimental Update 1.17 Adds New Control Scheme for Console Controllers

DayZ Experimental Update 1.17
DayZ Experimental Update 1.17 Bohemia Interactive

A new experimental update is now available for the Xbox and PC versions of DayZ. The Xbox version, in particular, has received a new control scheme that looks more refined and streamlined than the previous implementation.

The developers also made changes to how sensitivity works in the game, making it more exponential than linear. Moreover, new sensitivity settings have been added to let you tweak input sensitivity when aiming, moving, and steering.

DayZ Xbox New Control Scheme
New Control Scheme on Console Photo: Bohemia Interactive

Aside from the control scheme and sensitivity changes, there are new craftable weapons, including two spear variants and the bone knife.

Another key change is that various cookware can now receive damage when used over time. In addition, you no longer need lard to prepare some food. 

Update Highlights

ADDED
  • CR-550 Savanna rifle
  • Longhorn pistol
  • P1 pistol
  • Pitchfork
  • Craft-able Bone knife
  • Cleaver
  • Meat tenderizer
  • Kitchen timer
  • Improvised clothes from rags
  • Improvised Rope Belt
  • Improvised gas mask filter
  • Gas mask filters can now be refilled with charcoal tablets
  • Sensitivity settings for various scope options
CHANGED
  • Reworked Nizhnoye village on Chernarus
  • Adding a favorite server when already at max (25) will throw an error instead of removing a random favorite
  • VOIP (any) is not available while in inventory. If VA is active, the player can keep speaking though
  • While in a vehicle, "accelerate" now behaves as an axis and can be modulated (instead of being on or off)
  • Mic continues to listen to the player for 0.5 s after they let go of the push-to-talk button
  • All heat sources are now emitting heat
  • The burning duration of torches now correctly depends on the amount of fuel
  • Weapon sway increases while the character is rolling
BUGS FIXED
  • Dropped items were pushed upwards in certain situations
  • Shelters weren't build-able in some places
  • A burned-out fireplace is no longer producing light
  • Canceling activation of the bear trap and landmine caused errors
  • An incorrect texture of ruined wheels caused a server error on restart
  • Players could climb through closed windows on some buildings
  • The Player was able to pick up the fire barrel while items were attached to it
  • The sound of turning the alarm clock on or off wasn't audible for other players
  • Attaching more nails to the flag pole caused errors
  • Sharpened wooden sticks caused errors when damaged

DayZ Experimental Update 1.17 is available on Xbox One and PC.

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