DayZ Leaving Early Access

Posted on 10 Dec 2018

Zombie survival sim DayZ is finally leaving early access with the release of version 1.0 on 13 December 2018. Check out the press release below for more info.

Official Press Release


today we have an exciting announcement to make: DayZ will leave the Steam Early Access after 5 years in open development!

We are happy to announce the 13th of December 2018 as the DayZ 1.0 release date.

The development team has been working hard over the last months to expand the open world experience of DayZ with persistent elements such as vehicles and bases that players can use to fortify existing structures, or create their own camp from scratch.

With the BETA update in November, modding has been enabled along with the support of the Steam Workshop, and we are humbled to have seen so many members of our community immediately starting to discover the new possibilities for both community server hosting and modding alike. All this interaction results in tons of invaluable feedback for the team, and so far over the course of the BETA, the community has helped us identify and fix almost 900 issues.

Backed by the underlying technology changes introduced with the BETA, the 1.0 launch should feel like a fresh new start for anyone who has not played DayZ for quite some time – so let your friends know that they have a game to play on December 13!

The 1.0 update will launch on Thursday, December 13th at 19:00 CET. Until then, DayZ is still available for its Early Access Alpha price of 27,99 EUR / 34.99 USD / 22.99 GBP. After launching the 1.0 update, DayZ will be sold for 37,99 EUR / 44.99 USD / 31.99 GBP on Steam and continue receiving new content and features during post-launch development and support. Our development road-map for post 1.0 content will be established and presented at the beginning of next year.

Stay tuned for more news – and see you all back in Chernarus, survivors!

Bohemia Interactive

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