DayZ Base Building: How to Build The Improvised Shelter

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With the DayZ update 1.10, shelters were implemented in the game. These are simple constructs that offer a little storage space. Today we will show you how you can build a shelter in DayZ quickly and easily.

What can a shelter do? The new shelters that were added with DayZ Update 1.10 are cheap and fast alternatives to a fully expanded base.

Each of them has an 84 slot inventory. In addition, the shelter comes in several versions, which further simplifies the construction.

It’s that easy to build shelters in DayZ

Different Shelters: As already mentioned, you can choose between different shelters. There is one made from tanned leather, one with a tarp, and one made entirely of trees.

How to build: You need building materials in advance. This is the same for all shelters:

  • 54 short sticks
  • 4 large sticks
  • 1 rope

Before you can start building, you require a kit! That’s why you craft the shelter kit at the beginning. To do this, you combine 4 short sticks with a rope. Then you have to click through the blueprints until you see the option “Craft Shelter Kit”.

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Building a stick shelter

Let’s start with this variant because it’s the easiest to build. Once you have set up the kit, you have to insert a total of 50 short sticks in the material depot. The same goes for the four long sticks!

You can already build the Stick Shelter now. If you want to set up another variant, you have to add something – more on that in a moment. The advantage of this version is that, thanks to the foliage, it is very well camouflaged in nature.


Build a tarp shelter

To build the variant with a tarp, you need a tarp. It’s a plastic sheet that spawns in industrial areas, garages, and garden sheds.

You start this construction just like you did with the Stick Shelter. Craft a kit, add 50 short sticks and four long sticks, and attach the tarp to the material slot. Now all you have to do is set it up!


Building Leather Shelter

This variant is a little more complicated to set up. You require tanned leather. To get this, you have to kill and skin animals. You should also have fertilizers (garden lime). You can also find this wherever there are sheds, yards, or industry. Combine that with the animal skin and tan it.

Depending on the quality of the fur, you get different amounts of tanned leather. To build the Leather Shelter, you will need at least two pieces of tanned leather.

Before you attach the leather, follow the instructions above. And that’s how you built the third shelter option.

dayz-shelter-guide-leather-shelterHave you already built your own shelter in DayZ? Which version are your favorites? Write us your opinion in the comments!


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