DayZ Mod finally adds AI Soldiers & Makes Way for PvE Missions

Published: May. 07, 2022
Updated: May. 07, 2022

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DayZ will soon get a modification that brings AI soldiers friendly and hostile. This will then also make PvE missions possible. Are we finally returning to the wedding of Epoch? Let's find out now!

What's going on? The DayZ standalone is currently in the shape of its life, and with more than 40,000 concurrent players, it's one of the biggest games in the genre. This can only be topped by the Arma 2: DayZ mod, which thrilled millions of players at its peak. Now comes a mod for DayZ that restores this once popular face. The modders of the expansion mod now bring AI soldiers, bandits and co.

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Many times we already reported about the grandiose project to add AI soldiers to DayZ. At that time, the project was still in its infancy, and most recently, the Tarkov-like server "DayZ Extraction", built-in AI soldiers. The NPCs here reacted rather clumsily to the player and were very buggy.

What are the NPCs capable of? Now the cardboard companions are back and are supposed to work. The YouTuber Septic Falcon confirms this with a new video. In it, he introduces the new AI and describes how great it works. In addition, the AI companions are customizable and can be divided into groupings:

  • Bandits
  • Soldiers
  • thugs gang
  • friendly survivors

Especially the latter are exciting: You should even be able to give orders to the NPCs that are friendly to you. Among other things, you can order them to get into a car and protect you. If you then get into a firefight, you have your own bodyguards with you. However, the NPCs with firearms don't seem to be really accurate. Falcon's video shows that you can avoid enemy fire quite easily.


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The modification for DayZ was created by the creators of the Expansion mod. Expansion brings for example a new base building system, optionally an overgrown Chernarus, weapons, helicopters, boats, and vehicles. So everything we DayZ players miss!

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Thanks to AI mod soon DayZ Epoch & Cool PvE missions?

Thanks to the introduction of AI soldiers in the expansion mod for DayZ, completely new gameplay scenarios are now opening up. Thus, Epoch servers could spring up where the main objective is not survival:

This is Epoch:

  • Base building with diverse materials and deep crafting.
  • PvP with countless weapons and vehicles
  • Base-raiding with explosives
  • Traders selling everything from food to helicopters
  • AI PvE missions where AI soldiers have to be killed to get the valuable loot as rewards.

PvE missions could offer a change from base building and raiding, and have different difficulty levels. The reward might be a crate full of weapons, or how about a helicopter?

But what do you think? What are your wishes for the AI soldiers in DayZ? Should they roam around Chernarus, Livonia and co. or do you think an Epoch server with PvE missions and convoys is cooler? Share your opinion with us in the comments, or join our wonderful Discord community.

The interest in digging deep into the gaming industry stems from the DayZ Mod for Arma 2 in 2012. Kevin started working in the gaming industry in 2016. First as a trainee at Survivethis, the biggest German Survival-Games-Site at that time. Only half a year later, he got accepted at Gamestar and later MeinMMO. Now, on he implements all his Knowledge to deliver comprehensive news, guides, interviews and more unique topics.
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The shorter the distance the better the AI accuracy and if they are right next to you then you can kiss your life godbye as they headshot you in a millisecond.

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