Owners of a Playstation or Xbox are still wondering whether it is even worth buying DayZ for them. And the answer is as expected: It depends.
Should you strike? To this day, many PlayStation or Xbox owners have concerns about buying DayZ. The reasons for this are bad reviews in recent years and initial problems that plagued DayZ on the consoles. But what has happened since the release in 2019?
This is how DayZ will play on PlayStation and Xbox in 2021
Where the doubt comes from: When DayZ was released on the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One consoles in 2019, players did not have too good experiences in Chernarus. The player base is mostly friendly (so not killing), everyone explores the new survival game together.
The reviews are still rather negative, as server or game crashes often occur. Bugs that have been around on PC for years now also exist on PlayStation and Xbox. DayZ is not in a catastrophic state, but we wouldn’t call it a pleasure at this point.
Most of the criticisms have been weeded out over the years. Fewer crashes, better performance and adjustments in terms of community game search led to a revival together with the release of DayZ on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series.
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Redditor asks, “Is it worth it?” – Community gives a clear opinion
On Reddit, a user asks about the current status of the PlayStation version of DayZ. The community gives him broad information and recommends the game. But where does the wind blow that has changed the minds of the players?
One Reddit user says he’s only been playing DayZ since buying it. No other game has such a dense atmosphere and would cast such a spell over him. But even here we often read that the community servers are recommended.
In contrast to the official DayZ servers, admins can make their own settings here: They can increase the loot or increase or decrease the needs of the character. You can also set your own rules for role-playing games or raiding bases here.
Further criticism: DayZ is definitely worth a look for enthusiasts of the survival genre or fans of post-apocalyptic scenarios. But unfortunately, it is far from being a completely smooth experience.
Driving a car can be difficult due to existing bugs. Driving a car on a full server is impossible. Desync between the player and the server is simply too much.
In the meantime, the DayZ community on PlayStation and Xbox has also transformed into one that shoots when eye contact is made – this is called Kill on Sight (KoS). Players who try to play DayZ over a WiFi connection also complain. Without a LAN cable, connection problems can still arise.
Is DayZ 2021 worth it for PlayStation and Xbox?
On the DayZ subreddit, everyone involved finds the same words: DayZ is a great game that is best played in an adapted environment, i.e. with mods. So they recommend it only for pc? No, the game is in an enjoyable state on consoles, they say.
For many players, the DayZ console version still fails in terms of technology. Frame drops, high desync and poor connections mean that many people advise against buying.
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