SURVIVAL OF THE SMARTEST by PunchHimInThe at Jun 7, 2014 8:09am
You ,my friend, must want to know how to survive in the apocalyptic wasteland of DayZ! Well, that can be accomplished in a few simple steps that I am about to share with you today! DayZ is a very popular game in both it's modded ARMA II state, and its newly released Standalone Version! This game takes place in a province of Russia called Chernarus, which is indeed a fictional area! Bohemia has put together a very large amount of land for your player to explore. No matter if you own DayZ and are looking for a guide to the life of the survivor, or are just browsing around, looking for something to pass the time with, this guide can indeed do both! Let's get started, shall we?
At spawning: You will need to find yourself some supplies to get you started. You can search near your spawn area for towns and buildings that may happen to be close by. You will need food and water more than ANYTHING else right now.
A weapon: A weapon is something we all will need at one point, but by weapon, I do not mean a firearm. I mean a crowbar, fire extinguisher, wrench, cutting axe, kitchen knife, fire axe, etc. in which you can use to your DEFENSE in a moment's notice. Also, some of these tools can be used as can openers to pry open those pesky cans of spaghetti you've been dying to eat!
Gear: Early on, you will need some better gear that doesn't make your player stand out too much, but can store more items that will be needed greatly on long treks to other towns. For now, before you find any military camps,(which I advise that you don't go looking for just yet) you will have a limited number of items that your player can use to his/her advantage. You will need to find a better shirt that has storage slots, like a long-sleeved pocketed shirt. This very same rule applies with pants. I would recommend hunting pants (never in white) You might be lucky enough to come along and stumble upon a backpack. Even though you will have plenty of space, I do not recommend using the Mountain Backpacks. They are in highlighter colors and are very big on your player, making you an easy spot for some of the many bandits in DayZ's open world experience. I recommend the Hunting Backpack if you want space, but also want to be concealed from enemy eyes.
Weapons: Since a few updates ago, there have been a few new weapons added. I will attempt to show you how to use each one effectively.
SNIPERS: Rifles like the Mosin Nagant are a hard find but are worth it once you learn how they work. In DayZ, bullet drop effects the path of your projectile, so I recommend finding your bearings of distance before placing a shot. Finding a scope for these guns is not as hard as finding the guns themselves.
SHOTGUNS: With the new added Double Barrel Shotgun, you would only have two shots before reloading, but those two shots pack a hell-of-a punch when you need them to. Ammo can be found in houses, military bases, and other buildings.
ASSAULT RIFLES: BAM! BAM-BAM! A frightening sound to the unsuspecting target. These beauties can be heavily modified and ammo tends to show up most around airfields and bases.
PISTOLS: They may save your life, but don't make this your go-to gun. They provide protection, but won't help much in a medium range firefight.
MELEE: Chop, Slash, Bonk. Melee weapons are your basic survival tools to use against players and zombies alike. If you come across a RED FIRE-AXE, then keep it for later. You'll thank me.
Flashlights: These little devils can be your guide in the dark, or your own personal beacon. Use them carefully if you don't want to have an insane murderer chasing you with an axe, because as of now, they shine through walls to other players.
That's it for my 3.0 update. Comment anything that I should add/change!
THIS IS A VERY OLD GUIDE, I RECOMMEND USING ANOTHER AT THIS POINT IN TIME BUT THANK YOU FOR THE APPRECIATION