UPDATE: Bohemia have identified the problem but no ETA for the fix. Original story below the tweet.
We identified the cause of server issues and increased crushes. We are working on hotfix.
No ETA at the moment.
— DayZ 🖥 🎮 ❤️ (@DayZ) January 7, 2020
Oh dear, DayZ is having problems on consoles again. This time the servers seem to be vanishing and/or inaccessible. “We are aware of the server availability issue and currently investigating the cause. We will update you on this topic when we have more information,” tweeted DayZ.
🎮 CONSOLE PLAYERS:
We are aware of the server availability issue and currently investigating the cause. We will update you on this topic when we have more information.
Comment with your server name and platform (Xbox/PS4), if you are experiencing some connection difficulties.
— DayZ 🖥 🎮 ❤️ (@DayZ) January 6, 2020
“Basically the whole EU Servers for the DLC. Sometimes the Servers where there , then gone again,” tweeted one annoyed player, “I have four characters and can’t get into any of the severs they are in, but the server shows up on the other accounts. Really buggy and it’s 2-3 days it’s been happening,” adds another.
The last time the console version of the game had a major patch was back in December but that introduced a number of bugs including messing up player’s inventories.
“Regarding the last major update, some severe issues have made their way into it. We are very well aware of their impact on the game and are working on them,” explained one of the developers on the official forums. “About the inventory-related issues, we have identified most of the causes leading to items getting stuck or not picked up, and are addressing them one by one. Still, due to their complexity, it takes time; however, we’ll prioritize, focus and make solid attempts to resolve these in the beginning of 2020.”
The December update included a brand new map, Livonia, which is available on all formats for 13.99 USD / 13.99 EUR, and the 1.06 updated also added bears to the game. Key features of the update included:
- The Bears, new kings of the forest, have started to roam Chernarus and Livonia.
- Fishing is the new way to relax, catch junk, and occasionally some fish.
- The Vaiga, Blaze, Kolt 1911, and BK-43 are now available to diversify your arsenal.
- If you want a green Ada or a black Gunter 2, it’s in store.
- Xbox and PS4 players can now use their mouse and keyboard on the servers identified as supporting them (the gamepad is always available on all servers).
DayZ launched on PlayStation 4 back in June 2019 and, well, it was a bit of mess, you can read our review here. However, many people seem to be able to get past the glitches and frame rate drops and spend hundreds of hours playing the game, it is inexplicably popular.