With the update 1.19, the DayZ map Livonia is reworked and even gets underground bunkers, where there is particularly good loot. But how exactly do you get into the bunkers?
What is it about? The underground bunkers on the DayZ map Livonia are packed with top loot and some secrets to discover. However, the entrances to the bunkers are locked and can’t be opened easily. Therefore, in this guide we will tell you how to open the bunker door in Livonia and how to find your way around the underground maze.
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DayZ: Find Livonia Bunker Location & Open Bunker Doors
Where is the bunker location? The new bunker location from DayZ Update 1.19 is in the southwest of Livonia. West of the town of Polana, in the middle of a small forest area, is the main entrance and a few hundred meters further west is a second, smaller entrance on a hill. If no player has arrived just before you, both entrances to the bunker are firmly closed. Orient yourself faster with the interactive DayZ map.
What do you need to enter the bunker? In order for one of the two bunker doors to open at all, you need a punch card. These types of cards have punched-out holes that are read by a reader on the door of the bunker in Livonia. You’ll find them in office buildings or guardhouses all over the map. They are rare, but we didn’t have to search too long in our test. Once you have found the punch card, you interact with the door using this card and the bunker door opens. A siren emits a loud signal, a red lamp lights up and the door opens very slowly. All this can attract players around you.
Personal tip: You should urgently have a night vision device or at least a headlamp. In the Livonia bunker it is zapp dark.
How to Open Secret Rooms & Solve the Water Puzzle
If you explore the bunker in Livonia in detail, you will eventually come across a kind of well. Water gushes out of a leaking pipe into a hole in the floor. You can turn 2 different valves here, a blue and a red valve.
- Red valve: If you turn this wheel, the pool will continue to fill with water.
- Blue valve: If you turn this valve, the pool slowly empties and exposes a secret passage.
Now you can climb down a ladder into the pit. The drainage pipe now leads you to two different places. If you follow the pipe, you will discover a ladder that leads up to the first secret area in the bunkers of Livonia. Here you will find some good weapon loot spots and a medical area.
The second secret area in the Livonia bunker is further back in the system. So you have to go back, down the ladder, and then follow the pipe. You reach a similar ascent as before — only the ladder is broken. So how do you continue? Wait, the water rises again with time and your character then floats to the top point from where you can grab the ladder. Without help, however, it can take a long time for the water level to reach the necessary height.
So the best way to get to the second secret area is with a fellow player who can turn the water supply back on at the start. In the third area of the Livonia bunker, you’ll find an armory with countless crates and loot spawns. At least in theory.
Watch the water level: if you’re alone in the flooded area of the bunker, you’ll have to hurry. As you know now, the water rises with time and if you take too much time, you’ll be stuck. In the second area, you can’t get out on your own because you have to drain the water to escape. This begs the question…
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Is exploring the bunker & solving the puzzle worth it?
Unfortunately, we have to say “no” here, exploring the bunker is not worth it for the loot. However, it is exciting to look at all the rooms and discover something new. But to really leave the bunker stuffed with loot, you really have to loot everything. This also assumes that no other player has opened the bunker door and looted the shaft just before you.
In our opinion, solving the water puzzle for the secret locations is not worth it at all. Effectively, there are two loot spots here, a medicine spawn and a weapon spawn. The bunker is considered a Tier 4 loot zone in DayZ, but this does not increase the intensity of loot spawns. We’ve been to the bunker’s armory three times so far and only walked out with a weapon once.