->''[=DayZ=] is, at best, [[NintendoHard unreasonably cruel]].''
-->-- '''[[WebAnimation/ZeroPunctuation Ben "Yahtzee" Croshaw]]'''

''[[http://www.dayzmod.com/ DayZ]]'' is originally a [[GameMod mod]] for the video game ''VideoGame/{{ARMA}} II'', converting the realistic military sim into a post-apocalyptic zombie-survival simulation.

The game takes place in a fictional 225 square kilometer post-Soviet state called Chernarus (carried over from ''ARMA II'') after an outbreak of an [[TheVirus unknown infection]] that has wiped out most of the world's population. Players can stay out of the way and fend for themselves, team up with other survivors, or be a bandit and murder everybody they come across, or anywhere in between. Whichever they choose, they will also have to contend with what's left of the indigenous population, turned into shambling infected.

At the moment, the game is still in alpha, so bugs are to be expected. Regardless, ''[=DayZ=]'' has given ''ARMA II'' a huge boost in popularity, shooting it up to one of the top ten games on Steam. On August 7th 2012, the official ''[=DayZ=]'' blog announced that ''[=DayZ=]'' would become a standalone game to be released sometime in 2012.

On December 16th, 2013 the Standalone game was released in alpha on Steam Early Access. You can get it [[http://store.steampowered.com/app/221100/?snr=1_7_15__13 here.]]

'''Note:''' [[InternetBackdraft For your own sake]], do not confuse ''[=DayZ=]'' with its {{Mockbuster}}, ''The War Z'' (Now known as ''Infestation: Survivor Stories'').

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!!Provides Examples Of:

* AfterTheEnd: Just you, a few other people who may or may not be out to kill you, and the zombies.
* AnAxeToGrind: The hatchet can be used to harvest firewood, but can also be equipped as a primary weapon. Considering how easy it is to find in common areas like barns, and that it is completely silent, kills in one or two hits, and has virtually unlimited uses, it can be a freshly-spawned character's best friend.
** Amusingly, since ''ARMA'' doesn't have melee weapons the sound and impact effect are the same as if you were firing a gun. Once [=DayZ=] went standalone, they managed to fix this issue.
* ArtificialBrilliance: Zombies don't just run straight at you, instead zig-zagging in an unpredictable pattern making it very difficult to get a headshot.
* ArtificialStupidity: Zombie pathing still has some issues. Zombies will occasionally get stuck on the smallest of obstacles.
* AwesomeButImpractical: Military grade weapons. Sure, they are powerful, but good luck finding ammo for them, and even if you do, that will eat a bunch of inventory space. They are loud, overkill for dealing with zombies, and greedy players might even [[PlayerKilling kill you]] to nab them.
** At the same time you can find sufficient rounds for it, or stock up over time, which [[ItemFarming can take a long time depending on your luck.]] But it can also result in a heavily geared player with enough ammo for more than enough encounters to keep them going and even raid for resupplies, given the few specific locations such Military level gear and ammo drop, and in the process nudging this trope more into the one directly below.
*** They also have a lot more bullets to a magazine than any other weapon type, meaning it is possible to carry more rounds on your person and rarely will have to either drop another item or leave the ammo where it is.
* BagOfHolding: Certain container types can be fit into other containers, while carrying more slots of internal space than they actually occupy in a GridInventory. The caveat is that they can only be used to hold specific item types. Examples include things like first-aid kits which can only hold medical items, and ammo boxes which can only hold [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin ammunition]].
* {{BFG}}: The anti-material rifles and light machine guns are extremely powerful, but the tradeoff is that they are extremely loud, giving away your position immediately.
* BilingualBonus: Actually has an effect on gameplay. All road signs are in Russian and, naturally, being able to read them is a big help when trying to get your bearings.
* BoomHeadshot: The most efficient way to kill zombies. Even the extremely weak Makarov PM can achieve a OneHitKill this way.
* BoringButPractical: You have very many small items like matches, a compass, a watch, a map, and others that are utterly vital to your survival for anywhere that isn't the coast.
** Weapon-wise, the humble Sporter .22 in the standalone is an extremely effective weapon for clearing out zombies. It is very accurate, very quiet, its ammo takes up almost no space in the inventory, and it can accept a 30 round magazine, effectively turning it into a poor man's assault rifle. One can easily clear out an entire zombie-infested town with it without alerting the rest of the horde. The only real downside is its low power in PVP situations, and even that can usually be negated with careful headshots.
* CallAHitPointASmeerp: Your health is measured in "Blood." See CriticalExistenceFailure below.
* CommonPlaceRare: Antibiotics, justified in that during a zombie outbreak demand will be high. So, if you get an infection then you better get used to the symptoms.
** You can find a lot of Coke and Pepsi but Mountain Dew, ''forget about it''. (The differences are only cosmetic in their item icon.)
*** Somewhat justified by the {{Ruritania}} setting: Mountain Dew is apparently much harder to find in Europe than in the US while Coke and Pepsi are common.
* ContinuingIsPainful: You will lose everything you looted and respawn at the starting location, probably far away from any friends you may have been with. However, you can store equipment in a tent to resupply yourself; but you better pray no one came across it or [[ObviousBeta that the server doesn't delete it]].
** DeathIsASlapOnTheWrist: Tents are persistent across server resets and an infinite number can be placed on an infinite number of servers. At this point in the game they are so common that a new player can fully arm themselves in a matter of minutes on a high-population server and veteran players are more worried about their tents being found than they are about being killed -- [[NotTheWayItIsMeantToBePlayed in a game where permadeath is the cost for failure]].
* CoOpMultiplayer / CompetitiveMultiplayer: The game walks a balance between the two. On the one hand, pretty much everyone is liable to kill you, if only because they're afraid you'll kill them. On the other hand, teaming up with others makes things much easier, especially in terms of having someone to watch your back. Fixing vehicles also basically requires teammates, in that the vehicles tend to spawn in high traffic areas, often because of the vehicle, and the items needed to repair and fuel them take up large amounts of space.
* CrapsackWorld: The ZombieApocalypse has happened, society has collapsed and people will kill you over a tin of beans if they're desperate enough.
* CrazyPrepared: [[PlayerCharacter You]] if you happen to be even a halfway decent survivor. Ammo counted to the bullet for your weapons, morphine for broken bones, painkillers for trauma and, well [[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment pain]], bandages for bleeding, all balanced out with food and water along with munitions and other misc. supplies in a very limited inventory space (12 slots primary, 8 secondary weapon bandolier, and 24 tops in a backpack. Oh, and it's a damn [[GridInventory grid style inventory. A small bottle of painkillers taking up the same space as a STANAG magazine for an AR platform rifle.]])
* CriticalExistenceFailure: Averted. Health is measured by the amount of blood in your body. As it gets lower, [[InterfaceScrew your vision deteriorates, your character begins breathing harder]], and at the lowest levels may begin to randomly fall unconscious and eventually die. Blood can be raised by eating or having another player give you a blood transfusion.
** Partially played straight, however, with regard to most anything with a scope. Sniper rifles usually kill in two hits anywhere and the [=AS50=] and M107 will kill you from 3 to 15 times over ... if they hit you in the toe. But then, those weapons are designed for "[[InstantDeathBullet one shot, one kill]]".
* DaylightHorror: The game during the daytime, which is when most players are likely to be playing. Especially so with high dynamic range lighting. Going out of a building or treeline into direct sunlight will briefly light-blind the player, particularly if they face a sun low in the sky. Likewise, going from outside indoors will briefly plunge the player into darkness. Trying to stick one's face out of cover to see if the coast is clear when one hears zombies about can be a tense experience.
** On the other hand, without a flashlight or night vision goggles, playing at night is all kinds of ''terrifying'' since the default vision level at night is slightly further than your own nose, but you can still hear the zombies, and you know there are players out there that can see you.
* DeliberatelyMonochrome: Colors dull as your Blood (health) drops. Lose enough blood and all color is lost.
* DiegeticInterface: The mod has gauges on the screen to indicate hunger, thirst, etc, but in the standalone the player must rely on their PlayerCharacter ''telling'' them they feel hungry/thirst, etc. In both versions, the inventory has its own pop up window though.
* DroneOfDread: Pure, unadulterated horror. On a more literal level, the drone of an approaching helicopter is usually a sign of impending death. It means that an organised group of survivors have spotted you. Expect the chopper pilot to be directing friends on the ground towards your location.
* EasterEgg: Down that chimney is... [[spoiler:''[[http://i.imgur.com/BW1C6.jpg ZOMBIE SANTA!]]'']]
* EarlyGameHell: Surviving the initial portion of the game (without well-provisioned friends to help you get on your feet) can be [[NintendoHard absolutely brutal]]. In addition to starting with [[WithThisHerring almost no storage space, no protection, no equipment, no medical supplies, no food, and no weapons]], the spawn rate for basic items is low and the coastal areas are often well picked-over by other newly spawned survivors. This results in the initial portion of the game being a DroughtLevelOfDoom. Early survivors will be living a hand-to-mouth existence just to get enough food and water, often contracting food poisoning or infection by [[PoisonMushroom eating gone-bad or contaminated sources]] when [[MortonsFork the alternative is starvation]].
* EarnYourFun: Since the game is designed around the realistic scenario of a zombie outbreak, new players may be overwhelmed with the concept of trying to gather supplies to stay alive and trying to avoid other players due to high paranoia amongst everyone else. Unless you're friends with other players, the only way to acquire better loot is to keep playing and wandering around until you can find better gear. Assuming that the zombies and other players don't kill you first.
* EveryoneChasingYou: One of the easiest ways to achieve this is to use a loud weapon in a zombie-infested town. This is one of the most common mistakes made by newer players.
** The Lee-Enfield rifle was dubbed the "Dinner Bell" due to its loud report.
* EverythingIsTryingToKillYou: The Game. Zombies will kill you and hunt you down, no matter the distance. Human players might be a bit more merciful, unless they blow your brains out the next time they spot you. And you probably won't even know what killed you, if you haven't already succumbed to starvation, thirst or worse.
* EverythingsDeaderWithZombies: Of course.
* FallenHero: Not every 'shoot-on-sight bandit' started off that way, some players start off intending to kill only in self defense or even hoping to team up with others and form a co-op group. After getting gunned down one too many times (or worse, getting killed by someone pretending to be a friendly), some just decided that the only way to survive in this game is to be equally ruthless.
* FluffyTheTerrible: An unusual and meta variant: "[=DayZ=]" is pronounced like "daisy", which is grossly inappropriate for a [[ZombieApocalypse game]] [[CrazySurvivalist like]] [[AHouseDivided this.]]
** Some players pronounce it "Day Zed" to avert this.
** Some go as far to say "Days-Zees", trying to sound like they are sound Disease.
* ForWantOfANail: One of the most frustrating ways to die is to have a can of good food, and starve because you have no tool to open it with...
* GameMod: One that managed to singlehandedly make ''ARMA II'' extremely popular. To the point that Steam's store pages for both ''ARMA II'' and ''Operation Arrowhead'' specifically point out that [=DayZ=] requires both of them to run. This may also count as an example of an Ascended Game Mod, since the development team licensed the engine from Bohemia Interactive to publish it as a standalone product.
* GoodOldFisticuffs: The only melee attack all characters always have access to is to punch stuff. That said, it does very little damage at all, to the point that it is only ever used in desperation or as a means of CherryTapping. However, a hit to the head has a decent chance of knocking a player or zombie briefly unconscious, giving the attacker time to get away or [[HoistByHisOwnPetard snatch a weapon from the victim to finish the job.]]
* GradualGrinder: The zombies themselves. They do very little damage with their clumsy attempts to claw at the player. However, they are very good at getting the player to start bleeding with every strike they make. Their lethality does not come from hitting the player hard, but from causing them to slowly bleed out over time. If the player has bandages or rags they can bind themselves to stop the bleeding, but that requires being safely out of combat (by which time they may have lost a lot of blood already) and having enough bandages on hand (which is not always the case, especially early.) Even if the player does stop the bleeding, blood is slow to regenerate and requires them to stay satiated with food and water, which they may not have access to. Death by zombie often comes at the end of a long test of endurance rather than a sudden attack.
* GridInventory: Your vest pouch in the mod, meant for easy access to things like ammo and bandages. The Standalone release gives a separate one for each piece of worn equipment, similar to ARMA III. Of course, players spawn in the standalone with [[WithThisHerring no inventory slots other than the pockets in their pants]]...
* {{Griefer}}: The nature of the game encourages this, really. Why else kill newly spawned players, especially when you're specced out in high-grade military gear?
** A truly epic example in players going out of their way to screw with others: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oQQ4N1kMv9o&feature=player_embedded My DayZ Story]].
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZAa14HpM-1o&feature=player_embedded Don't get on strange helicopters.]]
* {{Hammerspace}}: ''Ruthlessly'' {{averted|Trope}}, especially in the stand-alone where every square of the GridInventory can be accounted for somewhere on the PlayerCharacter's person. [[AndYourRewardIsClothes Finding good cloths]] is more than just a cosmetic thing: having more pockets on you allows you to carry more. [[SimpleYetAwesome A backpack is indispensable for this]].
* HollywoodDarkness: Averted. Nighttime is extremely difficult to navigate, requiring the use of flares, glowsticks, flashlights, or night vision to see where you're going. The first three give away your position to zombies and other players alike, so night vision goggles are some of the most sought after items in the game.
* HollywoodSilencer: Mostly averted. The silenced M9, the Bizon and the [=MP5SD=] are extremely quiet, but the [=M4A1 CCO SD=] can still easily give away your position; all of them however ''do'' follow the trope in that zombies do NOT "hear" suppressed weapon shots at all.
* HumansAreBastards: One of the original purposes of the mod was as an informal scientific experiment to determine whether or not this was true. Your Mileage May Vary on what the results say (spoilers: Yes. Yes they are).
* HyperactiveMetabolism: Largely averted. The measure of "[[HitPoints health]]", if you can call it that, is how much blood is in the player's body. To the extend that this is played straight, eating food does restore a small amount of blood, but not enough to use it as a quick healing method, and food is rare enough that a player will not want to chomp it down unless they are also hungry. This practically insures that healing is done slowly over time.
** However, this is played much straighter with cooked meat taken from animals one might come across and slaughter. The large source of fresh protein is much better for restoring lost blood, regaining back four times as much as canned food. A player with low blood and the equipment to do so (a weapon to make the kill, a hunting knife, wood and/or hatchet, and a matchbox) may find themselves gorging after finding a large animal and regaining a substantial blood in a short amount of time by doing so.
* IAteWhat: It is possible to consume items that are not, strictly speaking, meant to be eaten. For example, chugging down disinfecting alcohol which (while useful for sanitizing bandages among other things) will [[PoisonMushroom make you sick]].
* ImprovisedWeapon: There are a few melee weapons in the game that are not, strictly speaking, weapons, like a fire extinguisher. Some examples with tropes of their own:
** AnAxeToGrind: Both a log-splitting axe and a more powerful fire axe are available, and some of the better melee weapons.
** BatterUp: Wooden baseball bats are uncommon (though still more common than would be expected for a former Soviet-bloc country) and are useful in a pinch, but not especially powerful compared to other weapons.
** DropTheHammer: A mason's hammer is handy for cracking zombie skulls.
** WrenchWhack: A smaller spanner is better than nothing, and a larger pipe wrench is substantially better than your own fists.
* InstantDeathBullet: Averted in most cases. Headshots with most weapons, as well as most hits from the most powerful weapons can still down you instantly. However, players hit with less powerful weapons may still take anywhere from a few seconds to a few minutes to bleed out. Certain mid-range weapons may also knock you unconscious without immediately killing you. However, in the latter case, [[YouAreAlreadyDead you're dead anyway]] without a friend nearby to give you a bandage and a blood bag.
** It's not uncommon to come across areas with several bodies of players strewn around and nobody has been looted. This can happen if several players get into a firefight and the survivors succumb to their wounds immediately after taking out their opponents, and thus never getting the chance to loot the spoils. Use caution when trying to claim the loot however; as areas like these can be used as bait by bandits, especially in cities and military bases.
* InterfaceScrew: Happens at lower blood levels.
* ItIsPronouncedTroPAY: According to WordOfGod, the game's name is properly pronounced "Day-Zee".
* LightningBruiser: Some of the zombies.
* LuckBasedMission: [[EarlyGameHell Surviving your first hour of the game]]. There is something to be said for survival skills that you can learn, layouts you become familiar with, etc. However, just finding enough food to eat in the early portions of the game depends on being able to actually run across it in the game world, and the stand-alone in particular has very low spawn rates for any food and water that will not make your situation worse for having wolfed it down in desperation.
* MoreDakka: The light machine guns. Recoil is high however, so too much dakka will result in not being able to hit anything; this is right out of vanilla ''ARMA 2'' though.
* {{Nerf}}: [[DiscOneNuke Early-availability handguns.]] Players used to spawn on the beach with pistols that could kill other players in 5 or 6 hits and zombies in two. Then ''[=DayZ=]'' took their pistols away. Still, if they found a handgun while looting it would take only 1 (if you have a revolver) to 2 (if you have a Makarov) shots to kill a zombie. So, after further nerfs, it now takes an entire mag of Makarov bullets to kill a zombie (short of a headshot) and two full magazine to kill another player.
* NobodyPoops: But they do eat, drink, and try to stay warm.
** Mind you, someone actually suggested this on their forums...
* NoPlotNoProblem: There is absolutely no story in the game and no explanation for why a ZombieApocalypse is occurring.
* NothingIsScarier: Especially since going standalone. The number of zombies has been drastically reduced since the old mod days, but those zombie's awareness has likewise been drastically increased. This can result in players finding apparently empty urban environments with potential salvageable loot, only to become overconfident and get chased by a few zombies they never noticed were there.
* [[ObviousBeta Obvious Alpha]]: To be expected. The mod is still in Alpha and still immensely popular.
** Its original incarnation was a "proof of concept" of the persistence aspect which was tried out by an ARMA 2 player community to test server implementation and capacity, only for word-of-mouth and hype to spread before he'd implemented much of anything else about the mod.
* OurZombiesAreDifferent: Generally Type F.
* PlayerKilling: A big part of the game. Much of your time will be spent defending against bandits or being one yourself. See ParanoiaFuel on the [[YMMV/DayZ YMMV page]].
* PoisonMushroom: Especially in the standalone, there are plenty of "beneficial" items which will potentially cause you more harm than good. Rotten fruit, for example, should only be eaten in the direst of hunger, because it is very likely to give the player an infection. Likewise, tearing up clothing to make cloth rags can also cause an infection when the rags are applied as bandages, if those cloths are soiled and not disinfected first. Even drinking water can cause infections, unless one can get it from a filtered source (like an unbroken plastic bottle) or boil it first. Eating dry cereal will satisfy hunger well, but will also drastically dehydrate the player, putting them in further danger unless they have a fresh source of water at hand to wash it down with.
* RainbowPimpGear: Some of the clothing a person can come across is done in bright, cheerful colors. Unfortunately, bright cheerful colors make for poor camouflage, and many players will avoid wearing them for that reason if they can help it. However, many will still wear them anyway, because the items might offer other crucial benefits that they may lack. For example, a bright shirt might be put on to replace one earlier torn to rags in a moment of need and get some pockets, or a colorful backpack might be put on because the player has none and could use the extra carrying capacity. Typically these will be replaced with better blending colors when the player comes across something to switch them out with.
* RealityEnsues: You will die very unexpectedly, often just to random snipers desperate to get a can of beans off your corpse. The zombies themselves are often much less of a problem then actual people with guns.
* ReducedToRatburgers: Well, not ''rats'', but rotten fruit is relatively frequent, satisfy only a little hunger and are likely to [[PoisonMushroom give you food poisoning]]. Only desperate players ([[EarlyGameHell typically freshly spawned ones]]) will engage in this, but the alternative is often death.[[note]](Seriously, it is not worth eating the rotten stuff, its food value is extremely low and its chance of inflicting sickness is comparatively high.)[[/note]]
* ScavengerWorld: Weapons, ammo, and other supplies are scarce and often found in abandoned houses, warehouses and such. The best weapons and equipment are found in abandoned military bases which are usually overrun with [[PlayerKilling bandits]].
* SchmuckBait: Invoked by the players where they can drop their items on the ground to lure other players into a trap.
** Also be careful of looting bodies, which either could of been a poor soul a sniper just shot and may still be looking around the corpse.
** The game's chat feature is also this. Since anything that is said in chat can be seen by everyone, new players tend to be hunted down when they stupidly reveal their location in the chat console. Because of this, most players that quickly adapted to the game don't use the in game chat at all and use 3rd party chat clients like Skype.
* SeriousBusiness: Occasionally happens when you kill another survivor.
** In one case, on the mod's forums a gaming clan demanded a ransom in the form of handing over a number of in-game guns and ammo magazines, threatening their target with kill-on-sight status.
*** Which when you consider that 90% of players will kill you for even the most meagre of supplies (the so called Bean wars) it's actually a completely worthless threat.
* SimpleYetAwesome: A humble backpack may not seem very impressive on the face of it, but it drastically improves a survivor's odds of surviving further by allowing them to carry much more than they could with only the pockets on their cloths. Useful items that got passed over before can now be hoarded and saved for when the situation calls for them if you have one of these.
* StandardStatusEffects: In addition to food and water, players may also need to scavenge for supplies to deal with these, such as heat packs for hypothermia, morphine for broken legs, antibiotics for infections, bandages to stop bleeding, and painkillers to stop the [[InterfaceScrew screen from shaking]].
* StealthBasedGame: In many ways. The player can lower their profile and move slowly and on soft surfaces to avoid their chances of being seen or heard. Distracting objects like flares, or even empty soda cans, can be thrown to lure away zombies and let the player slip by. Weapon sounds are a major consideration as well, since light and noise attract zombies. Plus other players might be attracted to the sound of gunfire and be looking for an [[PlayerKilling easy mark]]. Recent updates have [[WithThisHerring removed any starting weapons]] from the player's inventory to encourage this.
** On the other hand, at the beginning of the game players have so little to lose most just run for it, counting on being able to lose zombies in the cities or find something useful quickly, completely ignoring the much slower, stealthier paths.
* SticksToTheBack: Each character in the stand-alone has a slot for one long-arm, and one melee weapon. In the case of long guns, we can at least pretend that they have a strap. The melee weapons have no such justification.
* [[WizardNeedsFoodBadly Survivor Needs Food Badly]]: Emphasizing the CentralTheme of survival, players must find food and water, lest they die of hunger or thirst. Some of these values go down faster than others, and the rate at which they decrease can shift depending on how active the player is being. Running around everywhere will dehydrate the player faster than walking at a modest pace, for example. There used to be a series of gauges in the corner of the screen that would change color to indicate how desperately the survivor needs these, [[CriticalAnnoyance blinking red]] when really low. Since going standalone, the gauges have disappeared completely.
* TechnicallyLivingZombie: As good an in-universe explanation as any for headshots not being essential to kill them.
* TrialAndErrorGameplay: As you start off, your chances of even surviving for an hour can be slim. You have to scavenge for food and drinkables, as well as equipment and surviving for long enough without getting murdered by another player, are just as low as when you started.
* UndeathlyPallor: All the zombies look as though they have white paint caked to their faces, with dirt and grime elsewhere, and blood on their hands.
* VideoGameCaringPotential: Helping other survivors out by bandaging them up, giving them blood bags, etc can gain you a valuable ally...
* VideoGameCrueltyPotential: ... or you can just murder them and steal their stuff.
* VideoGameCrueltyPunishment: Since going standalone, a feature has been added which risks damaging a person's items when they are killed. A bandit who is too trigger-happy might find themselves ruining the goods they sought to plunder. Items like handcuffs and ropes that can be forced on a person to restrain them have been added to encourage things like capturing a target alive if you want to rob them. On the other hand, this opens up entirely new avenues of VideoGameCrueltyPotential...
* ViolationOfCommonSense: Despite the mod's efforts at being as "realistic" as possible, morphine somehow fixes broken legs as good as new.
** Word of God actually says the mod is aimed at being "Authentic" ''rather than'' realistic. However, crude splints were eventually added, crafted by the player out of cloth rags and wooden sticks.
* VirtualPaperDoll: View-able on the inventory for changing the PlayerCharacter's cloths and other accessories. Some choices are just cosmetic, but most actually have a gameplay function, like more pockets or better protection from the environment, among other things.
* WithThisHerring: Recent updates spawn new characters with no weapon and minimal supplies.
* ZergRush: Can and will happen if you get too trigger happy with zombies nearby.
** Especially prevalent during the 1.7.1.4 Patch, known as the "Nightmare Patch", which saw an temporary heavy buff to zombies' detecting abilities. If you fired any kind of gun near a major city or even a small town, you had to get out of there fast.
** Firearms are more or less audible depending on the calibre. The .303 bolt-action Lee-Enfield - the most common full-power rifle in the game - is often referred to as the "[[FanNickname dinner bell]]" because of its tendency to attract zombies from far and wide.
* ZombieApocalypse: But of course.
* ZombieGait: Averted most places outdoors, where zombies will run around in a serpentine pattern, but played straight indoors, where they slow down and shamble in a straight line toward the player, or when they are climbing up steep hills.
** Strangely enough, ship cargo docks are considered "indoors" for this behavior, despite being large unobstructed flat areas open to the sky. Considering players always spawn on the beach, this detail can save a freshly spawned character's life when they are looking for their first supplies.
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