Because DayZ Wasn't Dangerous Enough Already, Now It's Got Contaminated Areas
New traps and a new assault rifle add to the mayhem.
Something about DayZ's latest update smells rotten. That's not a take on the update itself, but the air quality in the game, which now has contaminated areas that make post-apocalyptic psudeo-Russia even more hazardous.
Update 1.14 went live today, adding static and dynamic contaminated areas, which are just what they sound like. Static areas stick around and conceal high-end loot, while dynamic areas "make the world more lively," the press release states. (That's the word I'd use to describe random parts of the world contaminated by toxic fallout: "lively.") You'll want the proper protection, such as NBC suits and gas masks, to survive these highly dangerous new zones.
The update also adds three new hunting traps -- big fishnet trap, a small fish bottle trap, and a snare trap -- as well as the tripwire booby trap for unsuspecting survivors. Another piece of new gear that's sure to be found in those high-end contaminated areas is the LE-MAS assault rifle, with its 25-round magazine that offers single, burst, and automatic fire.
Finally, helicopter crash sites have been improved, with better graphics and better loot, and a sound signal that alerts nearby players of its bounty. In addition, DayZ players on PlayStation 5 can now enjoy their hunting and killing at 60 frames per second.
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Jason Winter is a veteran gaming journalist, he brings a wide range of experience to MMOBomb, including two years with Beckett Media where he served as the editor of the leading gaming magazine Massive Online Gamer. He has also written professionally for several gaming websites.
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