DayZ Frostline: New DLC with Winter Map "Sakhal" is coming!

Published: May. 08, 2024
Updated: May. 22, 2024

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Today, May 8th, fans of DayZ can look forward to an announcement of gigantic proportions. We'll provide you with all the clues here and update the post at 4:00 PM (CET) with the final details.

Frostline DLC for DayZ is Official. Key Points at a Glance:

  • The new map, Sakhal, has been officially introduced and features a winter setting.
  • Sakhal is based on the Arma 3 map "Tanoa," but has been fundamentally revamped.
  • The DLC is priced at approximately €13.00 at launch and will be available on all platforms.
  • Several new features have been added that will also extend to the base game.

UPDATE: All Information about DayZ Frostline & new Map Sakhal

DayZ Frostline has now been officially introduced by community YouTubers such as M1ndr or Marks. The DLC is priced at around €13.00 at launch and will be available on all platforms. Here is everything about the new map, Sakhal:

Features of the New Sakhal Map

  • Sakhal features a winter setting and includes snow as well as geothermal springs and volcanoes.
  • There are wholly new assets and buildings, including oil fields with pumps and more previously unseen elements.
  • While the map presents a new challenge in terms of survival and temperature, it is not hardcore like the Namalsk map.
  • Sakhal is the first DayZ map that is NOT based on a real location. Instead, it is loosely inspired by northern Russia.
  • The map is smaller than Livonia and Chernarus. However, it is surrounded by massive ice floes, which significantly expand the map.
  • There are severe snowstorms and blizzards on the map.
  • Food can freeze and must be thawed before use.

New Content in the DLC Besides the Map

  • New animals such as reindeer and rabbits will appear with Sakhal.
  • There are also new crafting recipes and items on the map. Among other things, you can now make more protective clothing from furs.
  • With the DLC update, your character can contract new diseases that have not been detailed yet.

Is it Tanoa? Yes, indeed, Sakhal is based on the Arma 3 map Tanoa. However, the main island has been moved to northern Russia. For those unaware, Tanoa is originally a tropical archipelago loosely based on the Fiji Islands in the South Pacific. Don't worry, the map has been heavily revamped and offers entirely different locations, buildings, flora, and fauna.

From Yesterday: Major Announcement for DayZ: Is the New Map Coming?

Several months ago, we at Guided first reported on the upcoming new map for DayZ. At that time, there was only a brief teaser trailer showing the Yellow King. He was seen on a runway marked with the number 35 (indicating the orientation of the runway). DayZ fans have been searching for this airfield in all sister games.

The airfield was presumably found on the tropical island of Tanoa, which belongs to the Arma 3 DLC "APEX." Developer Bohemia Interactive had also already integrated this map into the new Enfusion Engine (Arma Reforger & partially DayZ). The trailer also shows ash or snow falling from the sky.

Taona map in enfusion
Taona map in enfusion

A trademark registration dated April 25, 2024, now names the new DayZ DLC "DayZ Frostline," which strengthens the hints for a winter setting. What this has to do with the Aztec culture obsession of the Yellow King remains to be seen.

When is there more? Selected influencers will provide the first bits of new information from 2:00 PM. Press outlets will then reveal all the details at 4:00 PM. Despite years of active reporting, Guided has not received an invitation to the event or any preliminary information. Nevertheless, we continue to keep you up to date with the best reporting.

DLC "DayZ Livonia" Becomes Free, But DayZ Now More Expensive

So far, DayZ has only one paid DLC, which takes you to the map of Livonia. Here, you can find underground bunker puzzles, lots of forests, and military exclusion zones. The map for this DLC also originally comes from an Arma 3 DLC "Contact," whose release we had also predicted.

This DLC will now be free for all who have already purchased DayZ. For all new customers, the survival game will become slightly more expensive, though the developers have not yet revealed by how much. Customers who had already purchased the Livonia DLC separately will receive a digital soundtrack as compensation.

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