DayZ Update 1.17 Adds Countless Items & Expands Livonia Map

Published: Apr. 19, 2022
Updated: May. 18, 2022

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The new DayZ Update 1.17 is here, and there have not been so many items in a single update for a long time! Among other things, there are several weapons, tools and clothing sets. What else the patch notes reveal about the content, we show you now!

The update at a glance: DayZ Update 1.17 has been installed on the live servers a few minutes ago, according to the developers (via Players on PC and Xbox can now download the update via the corresponding client. The content patch includes:

  • 4 new weapons
  • new tools
  • new cooking options
  • New clothing sets
  • various bugfixes
  • adjustments to Chernarus and Livonia

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New items in DayZ Update 1.17 - What's in the patch?

When & how will the new update be released? DayZ Update 1.17 will be released on April 19, 2022, for all players on PC, Xbox and PlayStation on the live servers. Previously, the update was playable on the Experimental servers for a few weeks. With the new DayZ update also comes a wipe for servers and characters -- meaning you will lose all progress and have to start over.

Several new weapons in the DayZ patch

What types of weapons are available? With the update 1.17 of DayZ we get no less than 4 new weapons. Surprisingly, only 3 of them are actually firearms. One weapon is meant for close combat. With the new weapons, the developers are hitting exactly the tone they announced in their roadmap for 2022: Away from military to civilian weapons:

  • Two pistols
  • A new rifle
  • Close combat weapon

Longhorn & P1: In terms of pistols, firstly we get the P1 pistol, which is loaded with .380 bullets and has a magazine capacity of 8+1. Also returning is the Longhorn, which can only be loaded with one bullet at a time, as this pistol shoots a very large caliber (.308 Winch.). You can also attach a sniper pistol scope to the Longhorn.

New sniper: Next, you can try out the new hunting rifle. With the CR-550 Savanna, you can take out even heavily armored enemies with just one hit. This rifle was already available in DayZ and will be updated in the current 1.17 update. The Savanna uses .308 Winchester ammo, has a 5-round magazine and can carry a hunting scope. This gun is the most powerful weapon in DayZ now, as our test shows!


Spear: The only really new -- and coolest -- weapon is one that you can't shoot anyone with, at most "throw". DayZ Patch 1.17 brings a self-made spear, which serves as an early-game weapon. Until Bohemia Interactive brings back the bow, this will probably remain the best weapon for Bambis.


New clothing set for archaeologists

You can kill enemies with the new weapons, but wouldn't it be better if they were so scared that they ran away? Therefore, how about the new DIY outfit that you make from scraps of cloth. Put this outfit on, and you'll look like a mummy from Ancient Egypt. However, the mummy set is not good for more than a fashion statement. It barely keeps you warm and doesn't protect you from the environment.


More new items in the update

  • Butcher knife
  • Meat tenderizer (wooden hammer)
  • Homemade bone knife
  • Homemade campfire cooker
  • Egg clock (can be used like alarm clock)
  • Homemade torch
  • Self-made filter for gas masks
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Update brings changes to the Livonia & Chernarus map

This is new on Livonia: In the roadmap is 2022, the team announced that they want to revise the map Livonia piece by piece. They have taken the first step with a new castle on the eastern edge of the map. In the castle, you will find the keep and a nice picnic bench as well as a military tent that promises you some better loot.

It's noticeable that the new castle is located exactly at the place where the Yellow King is supposed to have his residence. As a reminder, the update teaser for DayZ Patch 1.14 showed the two maps Livonia and Chernarus. On both of them you could find scribbles and red circles. Of course, this points to the then new toxic zones. On the Livonia map, however, there was also the marker "Yellow King" complete with a golden crown.

There, where this marker is in the teaser, you could find but so far purely nothing. Now there is a ruined castle there. Will there be a secret to discover here that will expand the story of the upcoming DayZ movie?

A village on the map, Chernarus was also rebuilt. A village in the east of the map named Niznoye was reworked.


The most important adjustments and bugfixes in DayZ Update 1.17

Bugfixes in the patch

  • The sound when a vehicle hits an obstacle while reversing was not playing when hitting, the player turned sideways in some situations
  • Shelters could not be built in some places
  • A burned out fireplace no longer produces light
  • Unlocking the activation of the bear trap and the landmine caused errors
  • Hair was cut off with the NVG headband on female characters
  • Incorrect texture of destroyed wheels caused server error on restart
  • Problems with object concealment in a military guardhouse
  • Players could climb through closed windows in some buildings
  • The player could pick up the fire barrel while objects were attached to it
  • The sound of the engine starting/stopping was not audible to other players
  • The sound of the alarm clock turning on/off was not audible to other players.
  • The handrail of a staircase in one of the townhouses had no collision
  • Putting more nails on the flagpole caused errors
  • Sharpened wooden sticks caused errors when damaged
  • Traps did not react to vehicles

Changes in the patch

  • Bark can now be harvested with axes
  • The wolf model has been adjusted to allow for a more accurate headshot
  • Torch burning time now correctly depends on the amount of fuel used
  • Food can now be baked in a cooking pot without lard and water
  • Food loses its quantity when cooked in a cooking pot, even without lard or water
  • Weapon momentum increases dramatically while the character is rolling
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