DayZ, initially released late in 2013 as a mod for the popular Arma series, is a zombie survival simulator where you attempt to survive in a postapocalyptic wasteland solo or with friends. DayZ did so well as a mod that it became a fully standalone game in 2018 meaning that just has been getting mods of its own. Unlike DayZ cheats, hacks, aimbots and more than just change small elements of the base game to improve your chances at succeeding, mods can completely change the entire gameplay experience. Let’s take a look at five of the best mods for DayZ to mix up the gaming experience.
Can I get myself an animal pet?
Sometimes wandering the wasteland can get a little bit lonely. So thars why a dog companion mod seems so enticing. Download this mod and you’ll get a small puppy to follow you around the dead and monster filled zombie wasteland. Not only can you choose the breed of dog that you best like, but the dog also helps you to fight the zombies off when in a pinch, he really is man’s best friend!
What mod helps to improve trading?
Though DayZ has a lot of gameplay to offer, once you reach a certain point it can begin to become a little repetitive, that’s why mods exist, to freshen up the gameplay experience. This mod, called TraderPlus does that to great effect. This mod aims to inject the game with a whole new financial ecosystem. It adds trader NPCs across different points of the map that allow you trade items, clothing, and materials. This is a much-needed addition to the game which helps to keep the world feel a little more alive and thriving.
How do I make the game more challenging?
If you are a seasoned DayZ player then you might just need a new challenge to spice up the gameplay. Ashes of Humanity is a modded server that implements a true hardcore survival game mode. There is less ammo, less food and base building is restricted. There is also an interesting underlying story about a secret government agency during the cold war. If you want a harder challenge and an interesting element added to the DayZ lore, then this could be the mod for you.
A challenging game is great but what about fishing?
I love a good challenge as much as the next guy, but sometimes after 3 to 4 hours of wandering the bleak deserted infected wasteland you just need to kick back, relax and do some fishing. And you can with the Zeroy-FishingZ mod. Not only does this expand your fishing capabilities in DayZ but it also adds new clothing options, new fishing themed storage options and seas shore fishing which you can use to dig for shells. Now you’re fishing requirements have been met you can get back to exploring the wasteland fully rejuvenated and full of fish.
What is the absolute must have Mod?
We’ve talked about many different types of mods today but there is one mod that completely outshines them all. DayZ Expansion is a massive mod that aims to completely rebuild the game from the ground up. It fixes and improves on many issues of the base game by updating graphics and textures, improving base building mechanics, adding new items and vehicles and on top all of this allows you to completely edits major portions of the map to create and play your own built missions with your friends. It’s a truly impressive addition which makes the entire game experience ten times better.