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DayZ 1.24 rolls out, 2024 will also see ‘significant departure’ from usual update model

A year "filled with remarkable journeys."

If you’re still playing DayZ (and why wouldn’t you be?) the latest patch has started rolling out, which comes with new guns and some quality-of-life changes. Perhaps more importantly, developer Bohemia Interactive says we may be seeing something a little different later on this year.

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In the most recent post on Steam, as well as detailing version 1.24 of DayZ (with a gnarly video to go with it), we’re also being told that 2024 will represent “a significant departure from our typical update delivery model.” However, this doesn’t mean the studio won’t keep supporting the game.

In a nutshell: “our focus has been on expanding the scope of the DayZ brand,” in which “significant resources have been allocated to this endeavor.” Bohemia isn’t saying too much, but is hoping to showcase something later this year.

A colossal milestone

It seems the developer has big plans for its zombie survival shooter. There’s a continuing dedication to new character cosmetics, as well as the unveiling of “a rather exotic long-range rifle” planned. There are also going to be some new action sounds, ambient music, and a look at possibly introducing a richer variety of wildlife.

Additionally, the game just finished its Valentine’s event, which added Cupid’s bolts to the experimental release. This year will still see the return of other special occasions, such as the Walpurgi, Halloween, and Christmas events.

However, the studio is also “looking into the possibility of hosting new events in collaboration with other games.” Those who are diehard DayZ fans may have some idea of what that’s referring to. Sounds like pretty exciting stuff, whatever it’s going to be.


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