DayZ Update 1.18: New Content, Adjustments, Bug Fixes, and More

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DayZ's recent patch went live today and it brought a lot of changes. Update 1.18 offers new content, changes to existing content, server adjustments, and a plethora of bug fixes. Some of the newly added weapons are M79 grenade launcher, Claymore mine, Fireworks launcher, and more.

The patch increased the explosive resistance of the base building. The inventory size of binoculars is changed to 2x2 from the previous 3x3. From now on, rotten meat will be burned when smoked. Modern compass readability in sunlight is increased and the colors of all raincoat-based armbands have been changed.

You can read the highlights of the update below.

  • Abandoned trains dynamically spawning across Chernarus and Livonia
  • M79 grenade launcher
  • 40mm grenade launcher ammunition
  • Derringer pistol
  • Sawed-off Revolver
  • Sawed-off Blaze
  • Craftable improvised explosive device (IED)
  • Plastic Explosive
  • Claymore mine
  • Remote Detonation Unit
  • PO-X Vial
  • Fireworks Launcher
  • Craftable armbands from flags
  • Gas Canisters explode upon destruction
  • Advanced sensitivity options for controller
  • Game credits
  • Increased base building resistance against explosive damage
  • It's now possible to skin dead chickens, rabbits, carps, and mackerels with the screwdriver
  • Reduced the weight of the Handheld and Field Transceivers ( )
  • Decreased the inventory size of binoculars from 3x3 to 2x2
  • The sharpened wooden stick can now cause bleeding on targets
  • Halved the damage to cooking gear while cooking ( )
  • Keybinding menu now has inputs split into several categories to make it easier to navigate (PC)
  • Adjusted positions of rifles in the shoulder slots to reduce clipping with the character
  • Animations of character symptoms do not conflict with other animations any more
  • Adjusted the modern compass to be more readable in sunlight
  • Adjusted colors of all raincoat-based armbands
  • Controller sensitivity options are now visible even when mouse and keyboard is enabled ( )
  • Renamed the "Restart" button during unconsciousness to "Respawn"

As mentioned above, the update addresses several bugs and server issues. You can read about them in great detail via the official site.

So what do you think? Are you interested in any of these changes? Have you been playing DayZ recently? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.

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