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When Will DayZ 1.25 Update Release?

Taking a look at the confirmed release date and features of the DayZ 1.24 update.
When Will DayZ 1.25 Update Release?

The multiplayer-only survival video game DayZ, developed and published by Bohemia Interactive, has been around for many years. It launched back in 2013, but in 2023 it continues to enthrall fans, and that's in no small part to the constant release of new updates to the game.

Small tweaks, modifications, and content additions arrive with each new update, which is normally released every couple of months after a period of testing on the experimental servers.

On this page, we're taking a look at the next big patch coming to the game, in the shape of Update 1.25. Read on for everything you need to know about the next update, including its potential release date, new features, and much more.

16 May 2024 - We've checked for the latest news and leaks relating to the next significant DayZ Update. 


DayZ 1.25 Update Release Date News

UPDATE - Bohemier Interactive has announced that update 1.25 is set to release to stable servers on May 27, and will wipe both maps across all platforms "for better stability". 

At the time of writing, Bohemia Interactive has not announced any details surrounding the next update to DayZ. However, we think we have a good idea as to when we should expect to see update 1.25 release for DayZ based on the game's previous release schedules (see further down).

This has lead us to believe that the DayZ 1.25 update will roll out in the middle of May 2024. If we had to nail our colors to the mast, we'd speculate that the update will launch on 14 May 2024.

Naturally, the game will likely release this update for the game's experimental build of the game first on PC and Xbox, followed by a stable build across all platforms. 

Of course, we may be waiting longer, especially when you consider that the average number of days between DayZ updates (taken from 2020 onwards) is roughly 150 days.

The countdown clock indicates how long we think we have to wait based on our prior prediction.

Time Until The Next DayZ Update Releases
11 days, 03:44:26

DayZ 1.25 Update Overview

Whilst we would encourage everyone to read the official blog post from the developers, here's a quick summary of the changes you should expect from the upcoming 1.25 update.

Major Changes:

  • Merge of Products: DayZ's base game and the Livonia DLC will merge into one product with the release of update 1.25, leading to a slight price increase but offering more value than the current bundle.
  • Free Livonia DLC: Existing owners of the DayZ base game will receive the Livonia DLC for free once update 1.25 is released.

Update 1.25 Highlights:

  • New Sniper Rifle Weapon: VS-89 rifle and magazine
  • Ambient Music: New ambient music by Filip Míšek, around 100 minutes, will be added in the second experimental build.
  • Sound Reworks: Improved sounds for shotguns, grenade launcher, and crossbow, with rebalanced audibility distance for player actions.
  • Technical Fixes: Improved player position synchronization and fixed inventory inconsistencies related to nested cargo containers.
  • Crash Collection System: New automated system for collecting crash data to enhance game stability.
DayZ soldier aiming a VS-89 sniper rifle
The upcoming 1.25 update will add the new VS-89 sniper rifle.

All Previous DayZ Update Release Dates

If you're wondering when the game's past updates have been released previously, it's all available on the table below.

DayZ Update Release Dates
Stable Update 1.25 May 27, 2024
Stable Update 1.24 February 20, 2024
Stable Update 1.23 November 7, 2023
Stable Update 1.22
August 25, 2023
Stable Update 1.21
May 22, 2023
Stable Update 1.20
February 7, 2023
Stable Update 1.19
October 17, 2022
Stable Update 1.18
June 14, 2022
Stable Update 1.17
April 19, 2022
Stable Update 1.16
February 15, 2022
Stable Update 1.15
November 23, 2021
Stable Update 1.14
September 29, 2021
Stable Update 1.13
July 13, 2021
Stable Update 1.12
April 20, 2021
Stable Update 1.11
February 16, 2021
Stable Update 1.10
November 18, 2020
Stable Update 1.09
September 8, 2020
Stable Update 1.08
June 29, 2020
Stable Update 1.07
February 11, 2020
DayZ soldier looking to the horizon
The 1.24 update added a new Vikhr rifle to the game.

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