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DayZ 1.24 Patch Notes: All Update Changes

The 1.24 update for DayZ has finally arrived. Here's the full list of changes, fixes, and additions to the game with this latest patch.
DayZ 1.24 Patch Notes: All Update Changes

DayZ will traditionally release 4 or 5 big updates to the game every year, and whilst these updates to the stable version of the game are fairly infrequent, the number of updates applied to the experimental servers - where new features are tested ahead of their official release - are a lot more regular. Regardless of what version of the game you play though, it's always worth keeping track of the patch notes to see every small change that the developers at Bohemia Interactive are making to the game. 

Some of these might seem relatively minor, but in the survival sandbox, every small tweak could have huge repercussions. From nerfing certain guns, increasing the time to use a bandage or even making your boots louder to fellow players. Every change matters. So it's important you have a read of the most recent patch notes to know what's going on in the game. Without further ado, here's the latest info on the DayZ Patch Notes.

20 February 2024 Update - Page updated with the latest Stable DayZ patch notes.

DayZ 1.24 Update Experimental Patch Notes

Just below you'll find the latest updates and patch notes for DayZ Experimental Servers.

DayZ Experimental 1.24 Update 3 Patch Notes

Released on 06.02.2024

GAME

ADDED

  • Valentine's Bolt (temporal seasonal event object)

FIXED

SERVER

  • Added: <groups_as_regular> was using its default value, but was not defined in playerspawnpoints.xml (Documentation)

MODDING

  • Changed: Security: Removed 'ScriptModule.LoadScript' on Retail Client. No change to Retail Server and Diag
  • Changed: File injecting now exposed to DayZDiag executable, which is file patching a file that doesn't exist in pbo such as config.cpp
DayZ Experimental 1.24 Update 2 Patch Notes

Released on 25.01.2024

GAME

FIXED

SERVER

MODDING

DayZ Experimental 1.24 Update 1 Patch Notes

Released on 16.01.2024

A full article breaking down the 1.24 update can be viewed on the link.

GAME

ADDED

  • Vikhr rifle
  • 30rd 9x39mm magazine for the Vikhr, ASVAL and VSS rifles
  • Camouflage variants of the ballistic helmet
  • Updated book shelves with the winning entries of our #DayZBook contest
  • Sounds for crafting improvised clothing from rags
  • Sounds for crafting base-building kits
  • Sounds for crafting a bone knife
  • Sounds for wringing out clothing
  • Sounds for splitting firewood
  • Sounds for breaking down bushes with hands
  • Animations for cleaning hands with the cooking pot and gasoline canister

FIXED

  • The heavy melee attack was displayed with the wrong key assigned in the settings
  • Weapons could desynchronize when modified outside of the players network range
  • Item interaction by a player who just left another players network bubble could result in item desynchronization
  • The microphone icon could be displayed on-screen with no microphone connected when in voice activation mode and lowest voice threshold
  • Bolts attached to a door wouldn't move or animate with a vehicle
  • Unloading a bolt with full inventory would reset the bolt health to full (https://feedback.bistudio.com/T177396)
  • Corpses could not be pulled out of vehicles properly
  • Fixed an exploit to glitch the camera through walls
  • Weather could be desynchronized for players
  • Bolts shot on players or creatures would attach in the wrong direction (https://feedback.bistudio.com/T173208)
  • Potatoes would yield full quantity when peeled regardless of the tool used
  • When standing up from prone with raised hands, the camera would not properly follow the player
  • It was possible for players to rotate with their dead bodies until respawn
  • All colored skirts appeared blue on female characters (https://feedback.bistudio.com/T175252)
  • Some birch trees were offering the option to collect dark bark
  • The lab coat was not correctly reflecting damage visually
  • The leather duffel bag had wrong buttons being displayed (https://feedback.bistudio.com/T174349)
  • The blue hoodie was displayed as red in the inventory view
  • The sling bag was clipping with most clothing items on the female model
  • Several items were displayed too big in the inventory view
  • It was possible to shoot through some corners of the base fence
  • It was possible to get stuck in the blocking position if activating it right after picking up a firearm
  • Unjamming the AUR AX would play the wrong sound
  • The jammed state of firearm models was not synchronized when on the ground
  • The camera was briefly in the wrong position after waking up from unconsciousness in a car
  • Padded gloves could not be repaired with a leather sewing kit
  • No widget allowed to attach barbed wire or camo net to a fence or watchtower (https://feedback.bistudio.com/T169159https://feedback.bistudio.com/T175010)
  • The widget of the watchtower's roof blocked widgets for other walls
  • The large entry door of the cement works played the wrong sound (https://feedback.bistudio.com/T175866)
  • It was possible for the stagger animation to be skipped (https://feedback.bistudio.com/T174787 - private)
  • Infected were reacting to suppressed shots over long ranges (https://feedback.bistudio.com/T161760)
  • It was possible to push a car while a gear was clutched
  • Firearms would twitch in some cases when too close to obstacles
  • An error with despawning base-building objects could result in invisible barbed wire (https://feedback.bistudio.com/T176347 - private)
  • The state of the crossbow was not always correctly saved during server restarts
  • The inventory view was sometimes cut off in narrow screen resolutions (https://feedback.bistudio.com/T167177https://feedback.bistudio.com/T174019https://feedback.bistudio.com/T176060)
  • Fixed a game crash that could occur when connecting to multiple servers at the same time
  • The combine button did not work when an item was in the cargo of another held item
  • Fixed an exploit that created infinite amounts of liquids
  • Some item spawn points inside the bus wreck were in the ground or floating (https://feedback.bistudio.com/T176895)
  • Two players putting an item from their hands into the same cargo slot could result in desync
  • Reduced server performance load on player-(dis)connection and -respawn (https://feedback.bistudio.com/T177400)
  • It was not possible to remove items fast from a incapacitated player or infected through CTRL+LMB
  • It was possible to get stuck in prone by using the portable map with enabled "use3DMap: true" settings (https://feedback.bistudio.com/T175771)
  • Fixed a server crash related to player death
  • Items dropped next to a fence or gate could not be picked back up (https://feedback.bistudio.com/T176992)
  • Fixed an animation glitch that allowed passing below walls faster than intended
  • It was not possible to refuel a torch while it was burning (https://feedback.bistudio.com/T176149)
  • The large ship wreck had several collision issues (https://feedback.bistudio.com/T170004https://feedback.bistudio.com/T172940)
  • Ambient fruits from trees were still spawning at their old positions at the NWA (https://feedback.bistudio.com/T178137 - private)
  • Items in the Chernogorsk hotel were spawned below the map

CHANGED

  • Changed the collision checks for weapon raising for better accuracy
  • Reconfigured the calculation of weapon lengths for more accurate collision detection
  • Shock damage of blunt weapons will now partially be translated into health damage when fighting infected and animals
  • Bandaging is now a continuous action when treating multiple cuts
  • Removed outdated server browser filters
  • Partial optimizations on the network traffic (https://feedback.bistudio.com/T177400)
  • Simplified collisions of trees for better behavior with vehicles and reduced performance impact from penetrating shots
  • Gave basic chemical protection to the OKZK cap
  • The great helmet, chestplate, tripod and barrel can now be repaired using the blow torch
  • Pulling a body from a vehicle is now done by simply pressing F instead of holding
  • Adjusted insulation values of tracksuits and police clothing for consistency (https://feedback.bistudio.com/T174705)
  • Re-balanced the weight of tools and melee weapons
  • Reduced the weight of shovels (https://feedback.bistudio.com/T176615)
  • Reduced the weight of plant material (https://feedback.bistudio.com/T175196)
  • It is no longer possible to split plant material
  • Adjusted the recoil of several automatic firearms
  • Reduced the fire rate of the Vaiga and slightly lowered its recoil
  • Reduced area in which infected will be alerted by bullet impacts
  • Reduced the alert level impact on infected by suppressed shots
  • Slightly increased the silencing effect of the pistol suppressor
  • Regular infected will keep their alert state for slightly longer periods
  • Tweaked the overheating particles of firearms
  • Updated sounds of the SK 59/66 rifle
  • Updated the game credits

LIVONIA

  • Updated the Lukov Airfield

SERVER

  • Added: PlayerSpawnEditor now has (?) next to values to tell you more about them
  • Added: It is now possible to have player spawn points not generate a grid and stay a singular spawn point by setting density to 0
  • Added: Player spawn point editor now saves which subwindows are hidden and what checkboxes were ticked
  • Added: Player spawn point editor now has options for the debug shapes being drawn
  • Added: Player Spawn Points can now avoid triggers
  • Fixed: PlayerSpawnEditor duplicating group points into regular points when saving with <groups_as_regular>true</groups_as_regular>
  • Fixed: Servers with verifySignatures=0 should no longer disconnect players in the queue due to validation errors (https://feedback.bistudio.com/T175275)
  • Fixed: Linux: Json files loaded through script had capitalization (https://feedback.bistudio.com/T165620)
  • Changed: Player Spawn Points will now automatically force change group when no good points are available in the currently selected group
  • Changed: PlayerSpawnEditor now saves documentation when saving xml
  • Changed: Player spawn gear JSON: If a particular preset has an empty or undefined characterTypes, the character model last set in character creation menu will be used for that preset (Documentation)

LAUNCHER

  • Added: The password window now allows to view the password
  • Fixed: The Direct Connect window could not connect to LAN servers
  • Fixed: The command line parameter could not be removed in the favorites tab
  • Changed: Made the Direct Connect button red for better visibility
  • Removed: Outdated server browser filters

MODDING

  • Added: terrainNormalPower parameter into world config
  • Added: Exposed STANCEIDX_RAISED in DayZPlayerConstants
  • Added: SurfaceInfo script API
  • Fixed: Human.StartCommand_ScriptInst should no longer crash the game (but can trigger a memory leak)
  • Fixed: 'CGame.AddActionJuncture' wouldn't setup the replication relationship between the player and the item
  • Fixed: Crash with using the DayZPhysics bullet library functions and passing in a skeleton based object as the ignore entity (i.e. static HouseNoDestruct, static ItemBase)
  • Fixed: Inventory Commands were dependent on distance checks from a player which would fail when an object still existed on the client but was outside of it's network bubble
  • Changed: PlayerIdentity can now be sent over an RPC as a serializable parameter, sent as 4 bytes
  • Changed: The steam ID can now be accessed on the client for all identities via 'PlayerIdentity.GetPlainId' directly now, replacing scripted 'SyncPlayer'
  • Changed: Moved m_dT and GetDeltaT from PlayerBase to DayZPlayerImplement
  • Tweaked: JSONFileLoader: better handling of file errors + throwing those to VME or log; new API + old one deprecated (with warning messages)
  • Tweaked: JSONFileLoader is passing all the errors to the caller in new API; displaying is not part of the API anymore
  • Tweaked: JSONFileLoader: Commented out ifdef added to show future intentions with old API
  • Tweaked: JSONFileLoader: Removed the extra logging from old API

DayZ 1.24 Stable Release Notes

The most recent stable version of DayZ - available on PlayStation, Xbox and PC - is update 1.24 of the game. This patch was released to all platforms on 20 February 2024. For those curious to know what features were added in the last stable update for the game, you'll find them on the dropdown below.

DayZ Update 1.24 Patch Notes

Do note, the below patch notes are for the PC version of the game. The console patch notes are sometimes (slightly) different. If you would like to read the console patch notes, follow the link.

PC Stable 1.24 Update 1 - Version 1.24.156448 (Release on 20.02.2024)

GAME

ADDED

  • Vikhr rifle
  • 30rd 9x39mm magazine for the Vikhr, ASVAL and VSS rifles
  • Camouflage variants of the ballistic helmet
  • Updated book shelves with the winning entries of our #DayZBookZ contest
  • Sounds for crafting improvised clothing from rags
  • Sounds for crafting base-building kits
  • Sounds for crafting a bone knife
  • Sounds for wringing out clothing
  • Sounds for splitting firewood
  • Sounds for breaking down bushes with hands
  • Animations for cleaning hands with the cooking pot and gasoline canister
  • Server browser filter for 1st and 3rd person servers
  • Control hints for the in-game map

FIXED

  • The heavy melee attack was displayed with the wrong key assigned in the settings
  • Weapons could desynchronize when modified outside of the players network range
  • Item interaction by a player who just left another players network bubble could result in item desynchronization
  • The microphone icon could be displayed on-screen with no microphone connected when in voice activation mode and lowest voice threshold
  • Bolts attached to a door wouldn't move or animate with a vehicle
  • Unloading a bolt with full inventory would reset the bolt health to full (https://feedback.bistudio.com/T177396)
  • Corpses could not be pulled out of vehicles properly
  • Fixed an exploit to glitch the camera through walls
  • Weather could be desynchronized for players
  • Bolts shot on players or creatures would attach in the wrong direction (https://feedback.bistudio.com/T173208)
  • Potatoes would yield full quantity when peeled regardless of the tool used
  • When standing up from prone with raised hands, the camera would not properly follow the player
  • It was possible for players to rotate with their dead bodies until respawn
  • All colored skirts appeared blue on female characters (https://feedback.bistudio.com/T175252)
  • Some birch trees were offering the option to collect dark bark
  • The lab coat was not correctly reflecting damage visually
  • The leather duffel bag had wrong buttons being displayed (https://feedback.bistudio.com/T174349)
  • The blue hoodie was displayed as red in the inventory view
  • The sling bag was clipping with most clothing items on the female model
  • Several items were displayed too big in the inventory view
  • It was possible to shoot through some corners of the base fence
  • It was possible to get stuck in the blocking position if activating it right after picking up a firearm
  • Unjamming the AUR AX would play the wrong sound
  • The jammed state of firearm models was not synchronized when on the ground
  • The camera was briefly in the wrong position after waking up from unconsciousness in a car
  • Padded gloves could not be repaired with a leather sewing kit
  • No widget allowed to attach barbed wire or camo net to a fence or watchtower (https://feedback.bistudio.com/T169159https://feedback.bistudio.com/T175010)
  • The widget of the watchtower's roof blocked widgets for other walls
  • The large entry door of the cement works played the wrong sound (https://feedback.bistudio.com/T175866)
  • It was possible for the stagger animation to be skipped (https://feedback.bistudio.com/T174787 - private)
  • Infected were reacting to suppressed shots over long ranges (https://feedback.bistudio.com/T161760)
  • It was possible to push a car while a gear was clutched
  • Firearms would twitch in some cases when too close to obstacles
  • An error with despawning base-building objects could result in invisible barbed wire (https://feedback.bistudio.com/T176347 - private)
  • The state of the crossbow was not always correctly saved during server restarts
  • The inventory view was sometimes cut off in narrow screen resolutions (https://feedback.bistudio.com/T167177https://feedback.bistudio.com/T174019https://feedback.bistudio.com/T176060)
  • Fixed a game crash that could occur when connecting to multiple servers at the same time
  • The combine button did not work when an item was in the cargo of another held item
  • Fixed an exploit that created infinite amounts of liquids
  • Some item spawn points inside the bus wreck were in the ground or floating (https://feedback.bistudio.com/T176895)
  • Two players putting an item from their hands into the same cargo slot could result in desync
  • Reduced server performance load on player-(dis)connection and -respawn (https://feedback.bistudio.com/T177400)
  • It was not possible to remove items fast from a incapacitated player or infected through CTRL+LMB
  • It was possible to get stuck in prone by using the portable map with enabled "use3DMap: true" settings (https://feedback.bistudio.com/T175771)
  • Fixed a server crash related to player death
  • Items dropped next to a fence or gate could not be picked back up (https://feedback.bistudio.com/T176992)
  • Fixed an animation glitch that allowed passing below walls faster than intended
  • It was not possible to refuel a torch while it was burning (https://feedback.bistudio.com/T176149)
  • The large ship wreck had several collision issues (https://feedback.bistudio.com/T170004https://feedback.bistudio.com/T172940)
  • Ambient fruits from trees were still spawning at their old positions at the NWA (https://feedback.bistudio.com/T178137 - private)
  • Items in the Chernogorsk hotel were spawned below the map
  • Fixed rendering distance for the city hospital (https://feedback.bistudio.com/T177897 - private)
  • Some spawn points at the military truck wrecks were not accessible (https://feedback.bistudio.com/T177530)
  • Some sounds were overlapping each other multiple times during one action, resulting in distorted audio (https://feedback.bistudio.com/T178465)
  • Fixed an exploit related to inventory interactions (https://feedback.bistudio.com/T178430 - private)
  • Fixed some misplaced street lights (https://feedback.bistudio.com/T178510https://feedback.bistudio.com/T178524 - private)
  • Characters could end up with their hands stuck in raised pose while in tight spaces
  • Bandaging with rags and bandages would take the same amount of time (https://feedback.bistudio.com/T178672)
  • Switching weapon magazines through drag and drop could result in desynchronization (https://feedback.bistudio.com/T178604)

CHANGED

  • Changed the collision checks for weapon raising for better accuracy
  • Reconfigured the calculation of weapon lengths for more accurate collision detection
  • Shock damage of blunt weapons will now partially be translated into health damage when fighting infected and animals
  • Bandaging is now a continuous action when treating multiple cuts
  • Removed outdated server browser filters
  • Partial optimizations on the network traffic (https://feedback.bistudio.com/T177400)
  • Simplified collisions of trees for better behavior with vehicles and reduced performance impact from penetrating shots
  • Gave basic chemical protection to the OKZK cap
  • The great helmet, chestplate, tripod and barrel can now be repaired using the blow torch
  • Pulling a body from a vehicle is now done by simply pressing F instead of holding
  • Adjusted insulation values of tracksuits and police clothing for consistency (https://feedback.bistudio.com/T174705)
  • Re-balanced the weight of tools and melee weapons
  • Reduced the weight of shovels (https://feedback.bistudio.com/T176615)
  • Reduced the weight of plant material (https://feedback.bistudio.com/T175196)
  • It is no longer possible to split plant material
  • Adjusted the recoil of several automatic firearms
  • Reduced the fire rate of the Vaiga and slightly lowered its recoil
  • Reduced area in which infected will be alerted by bullet impacts
  • Reduced the alert level impact on infected by suppressed shots
  • Slightly increased the silencing effect of the pistol suppressor
  • Regular infected will keep their alert state for slightly longer periods
  • Tweaked the overheating particles of firearms
  • Updated sounds of the SK 59/66 rifle
  • Updated the game credits

LIVONIA

  • Updated the Lukov Airfield

SERVER

  • Added: Linux server files (Documentation)
  • Added: PlayerSpawnEditor now has (?) next to values to tell you more about them
  • Added: It is now possible to have player spawn points not generate a grid and stay a singular spawn point by setting density to 0
  • Added: Player spawn point editor now saves which subwindows are hidden and what checkboxes were ticked
  • Added: Player spawn point editor now has options for the debug shapes being drawn
  • Added: Player Spawn Points can now avoid triggers
  • Added: <groups_as_regular> was using its default value, but was not defined in playerspawnpoints.xml (Documentation)
  • Fixed: PlayerSpawnEditor duplicating group points into regular points when saving with <groups_as_regular>true</groups_as_regular>
  • Fixed: Servers with verifySignatures=0 should no longer disconnect players in the queue due to validation errors (https://feedback.bistudio.com/T175275)
  • Fixed: Linux: Json files loaded through script had capitalization (https://feedback.bistudio.com/T165620)
  • Fixed: An unused event was causing errors in logs (https://feedback.bistudio.com/T178270)
  • Changed: Player Spawn Points will now automatically force change group when no good points are available in the currently selected group
  • Changed: PlayerSpawnEditor now saves documentation when saving xml
  • Changed: Player spawn gear JSON: If a particular preset has an empty or undefined characterTypes, the character model last set in character creation menu will be used for that preset (Documentation)

LAUNCHER

  • Added: The password window now allows to view the password
  • Fixed: The Direct Connect window could not connect to LAN servers
  • Fixed: The command line parameter could not be removed in the favorites tab
  • Changed: Made the Direct Connect button red for better visibility
  • Removed: Outdated server browser filters

MODDING

  • Added: terrainNormalPower parameter into world config
  • Added: Exposed STANCEIDX_RAISED in DayZPlayerConstants
  • Added: SurfaceInfo script API
  • Added: 'WeaponLiftCheckVerticalOffset'
  • Fixed: Human.StartCommand_ScriptInst should no longer crash the game (but can trigger a memory leak)
  • Fixed: 'CGame.AddActionJuncture' wouldn't setup the replication relationship between the player and the item
  • Fixed: Crash with using the DayZPhysics bullet library functions and passing in a skeleton based object as the ignore entity (i.e. static HouseNoDestruct, static ItemBase)
  • Fixed: Inventory Commands were dependent on distance checks from a player which would fail when an object still existed on the client but was outside of it's network bubble
  • Fixed: Script function overload compiler bug when a class has more than 100 supers (https://feedback.bistudio.com/T176938)
  • Fixed: Script function overload compiler bug when using 'null' as 'in' parameter more than once (https://feedback.bistudio.com/T176938)
  • Changed: PlayerIdentity can now be sent over an RPC as a serializable parameter, sent as 4 bytes
  • Changed: The steam ID can now be accessed on the client for all identities via 'PlayerIdentity.GetPlainId' directly now, replacing scripted 'SyncPlayer'
  • Changed: Moved m_dT and GetDeltaT from PlayerBase to DayZPlayerImplement
  • Changed: Security: Removed 'ScriptModule.LoadScript' on Retail Client. No change to Retail Server and Diag
  • Changed: File injecting now exposed to DayZDiag executable, which is file patching a file that doesn't exist in pbo such as config.cpp
  • Tweaked: JSONFileLoader: better handling of file errors + throwing those to VME or log; new API + old one deprecated (with warning messages)
  • Tweaked: JSONFileLoader is passing all the errors to the caller in new API; displaying is not part of the API anymore
  • Tweaked: JSONFileLoader: Commented out ifdef added to show future intentions with old API
  • Tweaked: JSONFileLoader: Removed the extra logging from old API

For more DayZ news, be sure to check out our dedicated section or take a look at some of our Guides & Tutorials just below:

MAJOR NEWS -

Latest Patch NotesNext DayZ Update Leaks & News

SETTINGS GUIDES -

How Long Does Night Cycle Last in the Game | How Long Does It Take For Loot To Respawn | Does DayZ Support Crossplay?Is DayZ Good On The Steam Deck?

GAME GUIDES - 

How To Play Single-Player | Best DayZ Loot LocationsBlood Type Chart & Compatibility GuideToxic Zone Guide: Loot, Duration, Sickness Cure, MoreAll Toxic Zone LocationsGhillie Suit Guide: How To Craft, Recipe | Flag Pole Guide: How To Build, Kit Recipe, Radius | How To Regain Blood QuicklyHow To Craft and Find PlanksHow to Make BandagesHow To Build A Gate For Your FenceHow To Make Rope From Rags and GutsHow Do You Make A SplintHow to Cure SicknessHow to Rotate Inventory ItemsHow To Make FireHow To Find Mime And Carnival MasksHow To Kill Yourself & Respawn in Dayz

WEAPON GUIDES - 

Where to Find the M79 Grenade Launcher

EVENTS - 

DayZ Christmas Event: Start Time, Rewards, & Weapons