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DayZ is a zombie survival hybrid MMORPG, that is available for both PC and consoles.
Being both multiplayer and multiplatform, a lot of players have been wondering if DayZ is cross platform? That is, is it possible to crossplay with friends on PS4 or Xbox One if you’re on PC and vice versa?
Grab your gear and see if you can survive the answer.
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What is DayZ? – A quick overview.
- Game Developer: Bohemia Interactive
- Game Publisher: Bohemia Interactive
- Genre: Zombie Survival
DayZ is a zombie survival game where players are tasked with surviving during a zombie outbreak. It was developed and published by Bohemia Interactive. The game was released on PC in 2018, and it was then released on consoles in 2019.
Interestingly, DayZ started as a mod for a game called ARMA 2, but it turned into a full-blown game in its own right.
The story of DayZ takes place in a fictional area known as Chernarus. This is an area that used to be part of the Soviet Union in the lore of the game.
A virus of some sort infects the population and turns many people into zombies. Survivors are now forced to try to survive by finding enough food and water while also fighting off the zombies when necessary.
As a survival game, this title is mostly focused on finding resources and staying alive. You will be fighting enemies, but your main goal isn’t to kill zombies.
You just want to get what you need so that you can stay alive and keep yourself safe. DayZ is both PvP and PvE.
In that sense, it is somewhat similar to other survival zombie games like fx 7 Days to Die.
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During the game, you’ll be looking for basic things that you need to survive, but you might also find more powerful weapons that will make it easier to manage against the zombies.
When you get hurt, it’ll be necessary to find bandages to stop the bleeding. If you’re carrying items, then they can be damaged if you get hit.
It’s crucial to try to avoid conflict or to do what you can to not get hit when you’re fighting.
In December 2019 Bohemia Interactive released the DayZ Livonia DLC.
Like the original Chernarus map, the Livonia map is huge! It spans 163 km² and up to 60 players can join a single server at a time.
What platforms are DayZ available for?
DayZ is available for:
- PC (Microsoft Windows)
- Xbox One
- Xbox Series X/S – backward compatible – Xbox Enhanced
- PlayStation 4 (PS4)
- PlayStation 5 (PS5) – backward compatible
If you’re into cross-platform survival games, also check out Ark Survival.
Is DayZ cross-platform between PS4 and PC?
No, unfortunately, DayZ isn’t cross-platform between PS4 and PC. That means that you can’t crossplay DayZ on the same servers if one of you is on PS4 and the other on PC.
Is DayZ cross-platform between PC and Xbox?
No, unfortunately, DayZ isn’t cross-platform between PC and Xbox either.
Is DayZ cross-platform between Xbox One and PS4?
No, unfortunately, DayZ isn’t cross-platform between Xbox One and PS4.
Is DayZ cross-platform between Xbox One and Xbox Series X/S?
Yes, DayZ supports cross-gen crossplay between Xbox One and Xbox Series X/S through backward compatibility. That isn’t the same as cross-platform though.
Is DayZ cross-platform between PS4 and PS5?
Yes, DayZ supports cross-gen crossplay between PS4 and PS5 through backward compatibility. That isn’t the same as cross-platform though.
Summary: Is DayZ cross platform in 2022?
No, unfortunately, DayZ isn’t cross platform in 2022. That means that the game doesn’t support crossplay between PC, PlayStation (PS4 and PS5), or Xbox (One and X/S). However, DayZ does support cross gen play through backward compatibility. That means that PS4 and PS5 users can play together on the same PlayStation servers, and Xbox One and Xbox X/S can play together on the same Xbox servers.
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Here are the answers to some other common questions about DayZ:
Is DayZ online only?
DayZ is designed as an online-only game. However, you can launch the game as a LAN game if you prefer (see the next FAQ about single-player for more info).
Is DayZ single-player?
DayZ is designed as an MMO, which means it isn’t a single-player game. If you want to mess around and explore the world as a single-player, I recommend you try out the DayZCommunityOfflineMode mod. This mod is also useful for setting up DayZ as a LAN game.
Is DayZ battle royale?
Well, there was an official DayZ battle royale mod called Survivor GameZ. But it seems to have disappeared. I don’t know if it will ever come out of alpha.
Then there’s the DayZ Standalone DBR Mod.
Is DayZ split-screen on PlayStation or Xbox?
No, unfortunately, DayZ doesn’t support split-screen on any platforms. That means no couch split-screen co-op for PS4, PS5, Xbox One, or Xbox X/S, unfortunately.
Is DayZ free?
The Arma II DayZ mod is free on Steam, but you have to pay for DayZ and DayZ Livonia.
Does DayZ support keyboard and mouse on PS4 and Xbox?
Yes, you can play DayZ with a keyboard and mouse on PS4, PS5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S.
What is Mini DayZ 2?
Mini DayZ 2 is a 2D pixel art game for Android and iPhone. It’s not compatible with DayZ.
Does DayZ support VR?
Well, you can play DayZ as VR using 3rd-party apps like Virtual Desktop. However, it’s not officially supported, and not really recommended.