DayZ: How to Kill Yourself and Respawn [PC and Console]

Published: Sep. 08, 2022
Updated: Dec. 15, 2023

German English

In DayZ, many factors may make you want to hit the respawn button, but it's not that simple. If you want to start over, you have to kill your DayZ character and respawn, and I'll tell you how.

How to Kill Yourself in DayZ & Respawn (TLDR):

  • Find a weapon, a sharp melee weapon, or a firearm.
  • Load your firearm in advance and press F11.
  • Your character assumes a position from which you can kill yourself.
  • Press the left mouse button, and you can respawn in the DayZ escape menu.
  • In the following text, you'll find more details on all weapons and the procedure.

How to Kill Yourself in DayZ & Respawn for a Fresh Start

From personal experience, I know that most players respawn when they get sick. However, you can easily heal and prevent most diseases in DayZ. If it appears that continuing to play is no longer an option, all you need is a weapon. The type of weapon doesn't matter; even tools work. You can self-terminate in DayZ with any items that are pointed, sharp, or explosive:

  • Firearms
  • Knife
  • Screwdriver
  • Axe
  • Saw
  • Grenade
  • Pitchfork
  • And several others...
With guns, you can easily kill yourself in the game DayZ.

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How to Kill Yourself in DayZ: Choose your weapon and, if necessary, reload it. Then press F11 and wait for the animation to complete. Your character should now be ready for digital suicide. Just press the left mouse button, and you'll end up on the infamous "You are dead" screen.

Just press Escape, and then respawn, and you're ready for a new round of DayZ. If you have any questions about this, feel free to ask in the comments. Even though we've essentially helped you end your DayZ life, maybe you'd like to join our DayZ community anyway - we'd be happy to have you!

Reach Out for Help: Suicide Prevention Resources

In times of crisis, help and support are just a phone call away. If you or someone you know is struggling with suicidal thoughts or feelings, remember that you don't have to face it alone. Reach out to these helplines and resources for immediate assistance:

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (USA):
Call: 1-800-273-TALK (1-800-273-8255)
Available 24/7, confidential, and free.

Crisis Text Line (USA):
Text "HOME" to 741741
Connect with a trained crisis counselor via text, 24/7.

SAMHSA National Helpline (USA):
Call: 1-800-662-HELP (1-800-662-4357)
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration helpline, available 24/7.

Samaritans (UK):
Call: 116 123
Available 24/7, a listening service for anyone in distress.

Lifeline (Australia):
Call: 13 11 14
Available 24/7 for crisis support and suicide prevention.

Befrienders Worldwide:
Find a helpline in your country:

Your Local Crisis Line:
Search online or in your local phone directory for a crisis line specific to your region.

Remember, reaching out for help is a sign of strength, not weakness! These helplines are staffed by trained professionals who are there to listen, provide support, and offer guidance. You are not alone, and there is hope. We are with you!

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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