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This page covers the Standalone version of DayZ. For information on the Mod see Mod:Inventory

An example of part of a player's inventory

Your Inventory is the tab where you can access (and manipulate) all of the items on your person and those on the ground in close proximity to you. To view the Inventory menu you need to press the Tab (default) key.

The 'inventory' is the space (slots) in which equipment and weapons are stored and kept on a survivor. The number of inventory slots available for you to use will vary depending on what clothing and backpack you are wearing. Different items of clothing will have a differing number of slots depending upon how many pockets they have, for example, and arranged in a different manner (6 rows x 2 columns vs. 4 rows x 3 columns). Certain pieces of equipment, such as the Chest Holster, can only hold a specific kind of item (in this case, a handgun).

You can also use your Inventory tab to view items on the ground in your 'Vicinity' and either pick them up, use them, or combine them with something else. While you are in the Inventory screen you can choose to craft items, eat food or drink beverages, use medical supplies on yourself or others, and manage your supplies. You can also use the Inventory screen to assign items to the hot bar at the bottom of your screen in order to quickly use them with one key press; all you have to do is click and drag an item to the desired slot 1 through 10 at the bottom.

Inventory screen overview[edit | edit source]

Inventory screen sections

1. Vicinity - Items in players vicinity the player isn't carrying. Only displays items in very close vicinity to your current position. To pick up and item, hold LMB over it and drag it into the inventory.

2. Players character - A visualization of players character. Displays which clothes is player wearing at the moment. To put on different piece of clothing, drag and drop it on the player character.

3. Hands - Displays the item player is currently holding in hands. Given item can be rotated by holding LMB.

4. Inventory - Items player is currently carrying including their possible cargo capacity and items stored within that capacity. To rearrange items, hold LMB over an item and drag it to any other inventory slot you want to.

5. Attachment slots - Attachments that are currently attached to the weapon. Attachments can be detached or reattached by dragging them from or on top of the weapon.

6. Quickbar - Items from player's inventory can be assigned to each of these slots in Quickbar. Each slot corresponds with a number ( 0-9 from left to right). Once a Quickbar slot is assigned to an item by dragging the item into the slot, player can put it into the Hands slot without entering the inventory screen by pressing the corresponding number key and put it away afterward by pressing given key again.

Notes/Tips[edit | edit source]

  • Survivors start with a pair of jeans and a t-shirt, so they will have four inventory slots, in addition to what they can hold in their hands.