DayZ System Requirements

Last updated: 25 July 2021

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  1. Right-click the Windows icon in the bottom left-hand corner of your screen
  2. Click on the ‘System’ Tab in the pop-up menu
  3. Your computer’s CPU name will be displayed under ‘Device Specifications > Processor’

  1. Right-click the Windows icon in the bottom left-hand corner of your screen
  2. In the opened menu click on ‘Device Manager’
  3. In ‘Device Manager’ click on the arrow next to ‘Display adapters’
  4. Under the drop-down, you will see the GPU that your computer is using

  1. Right-click the Windows icon in the bottom left-hand corner of your screen
  2. Click on the ‘System’ Tab in the pop-up menu
  3. Your computer’s RAM will be displayed under ‘Device Specifications > Installed RAM’

  1. Right-click the Windows icon in the bottom left-hand corner of your screen
  2. Click on the ‘System’ Tab in the pop-up menu
  3. You can see if Windows is 64 or 32 bit under ‘System type’
  4. You can see Windows version under ‘Windows edition’

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DayZ Windows Requirements

Requires 64 bit processor and operating system.

DayZ system requirements for Windows
Minimum Requirements Recommended Requirements
OS
OS
Windows 7/8.1
OS
Windows 10
Processor
Processor
Processor
Memory
Memory
8 GB
Memory
12 GB
Graphics
Graphics
Graphics
DirectX
DirectX
Version 11
DirectX
Version 11
Storage
Storage
16 GB
Storage
25 GB
Sound Card
Sound Card
DirectX-compatible
Sound Card
DirectX-compatible
Additional Notes
Additional Notes
Internet connection
Additional Notes
Internet connection

DayZ minimum requirements for Windows assume having at least Windows 7/8.1 operating system. Your processor should be Intel Core i5-4430 or a more powerful one. The minimum RAM requirement is 8 GB. As for a graphics card, it should be NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760 or AMD R9 270X, and it should support Direct X Version 11. You also have to have 16 GB free disk space to install the game.

If you go for recommended requirements for DayZ for Windows, your operating system should be Windows 10. Recommended CPU would be Intel Core i5-6600K or AMD R5 1600X CPU or equivalent. For RAM, it is recommended to have 12 GB or more. And video card — NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 or AMD RX 580. It should also support Direct X Version 11.

Game Details

How long can you survive a post-apocalyptic world? A land overrun with an infected "zombie" population, where you compete with other survivors for limited resources. Will you team up with strangers and stay strong together? Or play as a lone wolf to avoid betrayal? This is DayZ – this is your story.

Release date
13 December, 2021
Required age
18+
Categories
Multi-player, PvP, Online PvP
Genres
Action, Adventure, Massively Multiplayer
Supported languages
English, French, Italian, German, Spanish - Spain, Czech, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Japanese, Polish, Portuguese - Brazil
Developer
Bohemia Interactive
Publisher
Bohemia Interactive
Official website
dayz.com
Support website
forums.dayz.com
Support email
[email protected]
Steam page
store.steampowered.com

FAQs

Can I run DayZ?

You would be able to run DayZ on your PC if it meets minimum requirements below. You can also use our free test tool to check it!

Minimum requirements for Windows are:

Can I play DayZ with 6 GB of RAM?

No, this is not enough to play DayZ. The minimum RAM is 8 GB.

Can DayZ run on 8 GB of RAM?

Yes, DayZ can run with 8 GB of RAM. It's a minimum requirement.

How much RAM does DayZ need?

You need at least 8 GB of RAM to run DayZ on PC, but 12 GB is recommended.

What processor do I need for DayZ?

Intel Core i5-4430 is a minimum requirement for PC to be able to run DayZ.

How many GB is DayZ?

At least 16 GB of disk space is required to install DayZ on your PC.

What graphics card do I need for DayZ?

You need NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760 or AMD R9 270X or more powerful video card.

What version of Windows can I use to play DayZ?

Windows 7/8.1 or newer.

Does DayZ require a 64-bit OS and processor?

Yes, DayZ needs a 64-bit processor and operating system.

What DirectX do I need to run DayZ?

Version 11 or greater is necessary for this game.

Can I run DayZ on my laptop?

Yes, as long as it meets minimum requirements above.

When is DayZ release date?

DayZ release date is 13 December, 2021.

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