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How To Make Fire In DayZ

This guide will show you how to make a fire in DayZ and highlight why it's vital that you know how to build one.
How To Make Fire In DayZ

Fire is an important aspect of DayZ as it serves many functions and it's likely that you won't be able to get through a round without using it. If you're new to the game or just need a refresher on how to create a fire in the game, then we have you covered. 

Below we'll walk you through a simple and easy method explaining how to make a fire in DayZ. We'll also give you some general tips for how to set up your fire and how it's used to secure your survival in the game. 

How to Make a Fire in Dayz

As mentioned before, fires in DayZ are vital to your survival as they provide you with heat for fighting off sickness, a place to cook your food, and a source of light when it gets dark out. So let's take a look at how to make a fire in detail below. 

DayZ How To Make A Fire Items needed
Below are the items needed to make a basic fire in DayZ. (Picture: YouTube / The Slammin Sammich)

To make a fire, you need a few simple resources, these are:

  • A Knife, Axe, or Machete
  • Sticks
  • Firewood
  • Tinder (bark, paper, scraps, rags, or bandage)
  • Matches

Once you've collected these items you can combine them to create a Fire Kit. This kit can then be placed anywhere you want (as long as the ground is dry and flat). 

You can then equip any matches you have on your person and interact with the placed Fire Kit to start a fire. Once started, you can cut down trees to collect firewood, which can then be fed to your fire as fuel to keep it burning for longer.

How To Make a Fire without Matches in DayZ

But what if you don't have any matches? Well, luckily the game has an answer to this as well, and it comes in the form of creating a hand drill kit. To begin this process, here are the items you need to make a fire without matches: 

DayZ How To Make A Fire using Hand drill kit
If you don't have matches, you can use a hand drill kit to start a fire. (Picture: YouTube / The Slammin Sammich)
  • A Knife, Axe, or Machete
  • X4 Sticks
  • Tree Bark
  • A Rag

First find a spot you want to place your fire, and use your inventory to combine a stick with a rag. This will create a mini fireplace that you can place down on the ground. 

Now combine tree bark with a stick to create a hand-drill kit, and equip it. Once equipped, head over to your fireplace and interact with it to start your fire. 

DayZ How To Make A Fire Uses and important notes
Fires are vital to your survival in the harsh environment of DayZ, so be sure to create fires when needed. (Picture: YouTube / The Slammin Sammich)

Similar to the other fireplace, you can feed this fire with firewood collected from trees. And if all goes well, you should have two easy ways to create a fire in DayZ. 

As mentioned before, fires are vital for fending off the cold elements and cooking your raw meats to avoid sickness. And most importantly can act as a source of light when night comes and your field of vision is obscured. 

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