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DayZ Update 1.22: Full Patch Notes Listed

A new version is here

The newest DayZ update is finally out! Patch 1.22 brings out tons of interesting changes and fixes, with one of the most significant ones being the introduction of some new low-tier bags, as well as other changes to the existing backpacks. Melee combat also has seen some changes as was previously announced in their blog, so expect a few things to be different from now on.

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DayZ Version 1.22.156593 Update Patch Notes

Below you will find the DayZ version 1.22.156593 patch notes in full.



  • Sling Bag
  • Army Pouch
  • Canvas Bag
  • Leather Duffel Bag
  • Hip Pack
  • Craftable Drysack Bag
  • New animation and sound for activating the heat pack
  • White variant of the fingerless wool gloves
  • DLC section in the main menu


  • Fixed a server crash related to vehicle deletion
  • Car horns were not played when started outside of other players’ network bubble
  • Fixed a cause of the character and creatures movement giving the perception of micro-stutters at inconsistent but reliably high frame rate
  • Fixed an exploit to stand up from prone faster
  • Throwing an item into rivers/ponds/lakes would not produce a splash sound in deep water
  • Throwing an item into water would incorrectly play the sound at the bed of the water
  • The character was unable to enter some building entrances that were slightly above ground level
  • Players dying under water would not float up to the surface
  • Fixed a case of door animation desynchronization related to navmesh updates
  • The character name in the server browser was not displayed correctly in all cases
  • Fixed an exploit related to poison gas zone triggers ( – private)
  • When attempting to turn the car on with low fuel, the engine state between server and client would desynchronize
  • Actions that would hide items in hands would display the item to other players if they entered the network bubble after the action was started
  • AI were unable to enter the Livonia bunker
  • AI would not register open doors of the service hangar
  • It was not possible to detach the battery from a head torch looted from infected
  • Flares shot from the flare gun would produce a continuous sound when stuck in objects (
  • The clerk infected looked too dark
  • Road flares would continue to burn for up to a minute even after reaching ruined state
  • Some weapon attachments were not registering hit impacts
  • Mining rocks with smaller tools did not play sounds
  • Destroyed fuel pumps would still yield gasoline
  • Washing hands with a water bottle did not have sounds
  • Certain can opening actions did not have sounds
  • Interrupting the washing hands action could result in a character glitch
  • Fixed several exploits to look through walls ( – private, – private,,, – private)
  • Several clothing items were missing their hitboxes
  • Camera was glitching when attempting to switch to prone in deep water
  • Bolts could get stuck in water
  • Crossbow bolts did not reflect their damage states correctly
  • It was not possible to shave while wearing the carnival mask
  • After removing a burlap sack from a player’s head, their hair could clip with their head gear
  • The red dot of the RVN Optic was not aligned with the center of the screen (
  • If a dead body was skinned and quartered, bolts stuck in it would disappear
  • Attempting to treat another player’s wounds could result in false prompts to bandage yourself
  • Fixed several instances of items being held badly by the player
  • Fixed several instances of clothing items clipping
  • Fixed several building issues and exploits (,
  • Item widget would stay on the screen for the duration of hold actions (
  • While driving, the user would constantly get the item widget of the car prompted
  • Medieval helmets had inconsistent impact sounds when thrown
  • The crossbow did not have sounds when used in prone
  • The crossbow did not have sounds when dry shooting indoors
  • The reload sound of the crossbow was more quiet while moving
  • The thirst indication sound could overlap with the fever sound
  • The thirst sound was not being played while wearing a gas mask or helmet
  • Prison doors played the wrong sounds (
  • Audio of certain doors was desynchronized (
  • The respawn timer was skipped as soon as the game was loaded (
  • The reticle of the ATOG 6×48 optic was blurry on low graphics settings (
  • Widgets connected to dead bodies were not static on the screen (
  • An unconscious player could temporarily go into falling state and see their surroundings
  • Jumping while applying a gag bugs the rag
  • It was possible to access the inventory while blindfolded after waking up from unconsciousness
  • Deployed fence kits could block ladder exits ( – private)
  • The audio effect of the flash grenade would persist after respawn if the player was killed during it ( – private)
  • Certain car wreck doors wouldn’t open in all cases (
  • Despawned fireplaces could still cause damage to players at their position
  • It was possible to collapse the hand slot container in the inventory (
  • Fixed an exploit that allowed auto-rolling
  • Ambient sounds were missing after relogging while alt-tabbing in the Livonia underground
  • It was possible to warm up pills and split them
  • It was possible to bypass travel/server hop spawns by logging off on a ladder ( – private)
  • The player could cancel the stagger animation from a heavy hit by jumping ( – private)
  • The cursor could get stuck on the screen in certain cases (
  • It was possible to throw two-handed weapons through walls if standing too close to them
  • Some ambient sounds were missing in the amusement parks (
  • When joining the game without a microphone plugged in, it was not possible hear other players’ voice chat
  • When joining the game without a microphone plugged in, proximity chat messages were not received
  • Changing voice level would not function as intended if no microphone was enabled/connected
  • It was not possible to arm improvised explosives on the first attempt (

Related: Dayz Sickness Chart: All Diseases and Cures


  • Balanced gear armor values against melee weapons
  • Balanced damage caused by melee weapons and infected
  • Blunt melee weapons now inflict significantly more shock damage than health damage
  • Sharp melee weapons now inflict significantly more health damage than shock damage
  • The chance of suffering bleeding now both depends on the weapon/infected type, as well as protective clothing
  • Certain low tier sharp weapons will no longer cause push-back even when using heavy attack.
  • Chance of suffering bleeding is now based on weapons and armor
  • PBO data is now verified before entering the login queue (PC)
  • Added collisions for the player with dead bodies large animals
  • Reduced the weight of gas canisters (
  • Improved the fire geometry for several firearms
  • Improved the fire geometry of several weapon attachments
  • Improved sounds of explosives
  • Reduced the damage taken by belts from torso hits by 20 percent
  • Reduced surface noise when driving over specific surfaces (
  • Item widgets are no longer visible when blinded by a flash grenade or burlap sack
  • Updated the game credits
  • The in-game server browser now displays exact player numbers
  • Removed the column for slots in the server browser
  • Made the reception space in hospitals accessible (
  • Infected can spawn with head torches again


  • Added: Missing armbands for new flag variants
  • Fixed: Fixed misaligned spawnpoints for various buildings
  • Changed: Reduced the amount of backpacks spawning on infected
  • Changed: Reduced amount of backpacks spawning in the world
  • Changed: Rebalanced spawning locations of backpacks
  • Changed: Reduced amount of tools that work as high tier weapons and increased their low tier counterparts
  • Changed: Gasoline Canisters no longer spawn with full gasoline
  • Changed: Gas Canisters no longer spawn with full gas
  • Changed: Power generator no longer spawns with full fuel



  • Fixed: A police event close to Brena was misplaced



  • Added: server config for PC server now supports steamProtocolMaxDataSize, which enables larger packets, which can be used by servers with many mods to still show up in Launcher
  • Added: Users can now favorite a server from the Direct Connect window
  • Fixed: Launcher no longer displays a server as both offline and online in the FAVORITES tab (which would happen to certain steam accounts)
  • Fixed: Direct Connect window in Launcher was asking for “Server name or address” even though it only accepts the IP Address
  • Tweaked: All Launcher Server Browser tabs can now refresh simultaneously, and start refreshing upon Launcher startup
  • Tweaked: Server Browser tabs no longer refresh automatically, the user must trigger a refresh manually
  • Tweaked: Direct Connect window now opens Mod Management Window instead of attempting to directly connect
  • Tweaked: Removed Slots column from Server browser section. Players column now displays exact player number on a server, in color
  • Tweaked: Filter button in Launcher is now highlighted in red
  • Deprecated: Password field has been removed from the Direct Connect window
  • Deprecated: Completely removed the legacy PLAY SG button from the Launcher
  • Deprecated: Show Official Servers filter has been removed from the Launcher due to redundancy with the official tab


  • Added: Invoker for trigger enter/leave events
  • Added: Invoker for entity EEKilled and EEHitBy events
  • Added: ‘DayZPhysics.GetHitSurfaceAndLiquid’ to get the liquid type of the hit surface
  • Added: Method ‘SoundObject.UpdateVariables(array<float>)’ to update the variables of a soundset while it is playing (
  • Added: ‘SoundObjectBuilder.AddVariables(array<string>, array<float> = null)’
  • Added: Human::CheckFreeSpace exposed to scripts
  • Added: Accessor methods for the parent entity of a SoundObject
  • Added: Accessor methods for the speed of a SoundObject
  • Added: ‘AbstractWave.SetDoppler’ to enable or disable the doppler effect on sounds
  • Added: Script methods to get the current object texture/material
  • Added: ‘DayZPlayerImplement.IsAlreadyInFallingCommand’ to block falling command from starting
  • Added: ‘World.UpdatePathgraphDoorByAnimationName’ for updating states of doors on entities that aren’t a house
  • Added: ‘soundSpeedAppliesToHit’ for CfgAmmo to enable sound fall off on hit surfaces
  • Added: Basic config defines are now available in the built pbo as hpp file that can be included in any custom config
  • Added: Accessor for detecting if the player is teleported during login through ‘Hive.CharacterIsLoginPositionChanged’
  • Added: ‘ButtonWidget.GetText(out string)’ to get the set non-localized text
  • Added: ‘EntityAI.RegisterNetSyncVariableObject’ to synchronize an object by its network id
  • Added: ‘UUIDApi’ for generating and formatting a 128bit universally unique identifier (
  • Added: RandomBool() func.
  • Added: Config parameter “collidesWithCharacterOnDeath” on DayZPlayer and DayZCreature to enable if either entity collides with the player when dead
  • Added: ‘ScriptCaller.Equals’ and ‘ScriptCaller.IsValid’ methods
  • Fixed: Human::CanChangeStance – parameter newStance has raised hands flag now
  • Fixed: Having code in the body of UIScriptedMenu.Cleanup would cause an infinite loop in script for UIScriptedMenu created and managed by script
  • Fixed: Triggers will now sync their shape over network
  • Fixed: Triggers will now automatically refresh themselves when setting a new shape
  • Fixed: Debug shapes could crash the game under certain conditions
  • Fixed: Window couldn’t be resized after the window was maximized while CLI ‘-resizeable’ was used
  • Fixed: ScriptCallQueue.GetRemainingTime and ScriptCallQueue.GetRemainingTimeByName returning values of removed funcs (
  • Changed: A ‘CONTACT’ event is now fired for ‘InventoryItem’ when the origin of the entity is submerged in water
  • Changed: ‘Car.GetFluidFraction’ now returns the quantized amount with 8 bits of precision
  • Changed: ‘AbstractWave.SetPosition’ now contains 2nd default argument for setting the velocity
  • Changed: In-Game menu will appear on launch if the window isn’t focused (
  • Changed: Player identity is now applied before player object loading
  • Changed: Moved ‘string.Get’ and ‘string.Set’ to native for slight performance improvement
  • Changed: RPT warning “‘/’ is not a value” has been changed to “Trying to access error value.” for more clarity
  • Deprecated: ‘SoundObjectBuilder.SetVariable’ in favor of the more appropriately named ‘SoundObjectBuilder.AddVariable’
  • Deprecated: ‘SoundObjectBuilder.UpdateEnvSoundControllers’ in favor of the more appropriately named ‘SoundObjectBuilder.AddEnvSoundVariables’


  • Pressing the R-key after emptying a magazine can result in weapon desynchronization – a fix is undergoing internal testing

Fighting for your life in this desolate world might just be even more interesting now, so be ready for these changes. If you want to have a first-hand look at the next big updates, you might want to start following the changes in the DayZ Experimental servers.

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Patrick Souza
Patrick has been working for Prima since 2022 and joined as a Staff Writer in 2023. He's been interested in gaming journalism since college, and that was the path he took once he had his degree in hands. Diligently ignores his ever-growing backlog to keep raiding in Final Fantasy XIV, exploring in Genshin Impact or replaying some of his favorite RPGs from time to time. Loves tackling hard challenges in games, but his cats are still the hardest bosses he could ask for.