Bohemia Interactive have announced a new map for zombie survival game DayZ and it is based on the recently released map from the Arma 3 Contact spin-off expansion.
The Livonia region brings a fresh new experience to the post-apocalyptic world of DayZ. With vast green landscapes, dense expansive forests, serene lakes, and winding rivers, the 163km2 Livonia map offers the perfect backdrop for any survivor lost in the wild.
The map will also included weather systems with “frequent rainfall and thunderstorms, providing players with additional environmental challenges during their travels – and making protective gear and shelter more important than ever.” You will also get to meet some fearsome furry foes in the shape of Grizzly Bears.
Livonia will launch alongside the 1.06 update an all formats and that will brings hundreds of new assets than can be used in the new map and they will also be available to use for those playing on the original map.
No release has been given by Bohemia but Inside Xbox have said the map will arrive on November 13th.
Bohemia recently explained their plans for the game for the rest of 2019.
- Advanced health system – We improved it in 1.04 and will continue the balancing. However, at this time we will not commit to implementing complex medical/injury gameplay – while this is desired by many hardcore players, we are still struggling to fully explain the complexity of the existing system to the majority of players. Moving forward, we are working on a nice balance between authenticity and accessibility.
- New content (guns, cars, etc.) – As you know, we have already added some of these. More will follow, but keep in mind that it will depend on how quickly we can achieve this year’s goals.
- Modding support – We will improve the user experience for both modders and players. For example, we will soon bring animation tool support.
- Stable base building – A large part of this is the matter of balancing, and it’s one of our key objectives for the year.
Our focus for DayZ for the rest of 2019 will be: bug fixing, stabilizing, balancing, and modding support.
Source: Press release