- This page covers the Standalone version of DayZ. For information on the Mod see Mod:Status Effects
There are a number of effects in DayZ that can negatively impact the player, some of which significantly increases the danger towards the player and may result in death if said player is not able to remedy the situation quickly. Many of these are related to Player Stats.
Hydration and Energy[edit | edit source]
Thirst[edit | edit source]
|Hydration||Symptoms:||When water falls to 0, the Survivor loses 5 health/s and 1% blood/s.|
| Symbols for thirst:
Water is below 2000:
Some of these messages are the same ones seen when the player is Hungry.
Water falls below 1000:
Water falls to 0:
|Causes:||Low Hydration can be caused by natural dehydration, eating dry food etc|
|Treatment:||Consume Drinks. Some other Food can also affect Water.
Be careful not to eat or drink too much or you may end up Sick.
Hunger[edit | edit source]
|Energy||Symptoms:||When energy falls below 100, the Survivor begins to lose 1 health/s and 0.5% blood/s|
| Symbols for hunger:
Energy is below 600:
Some of these messages are the same ones seen when the player is Thirsty.
Energy is below 300:
Energy falls below 100:
Be careful not to drink or eat too much or you may end up Sick.
Sick[edit | edit source]
|Health and Stomach||Symptoms:||It is possible to have several sickness effects stacked on top of each other:|
| Symbols for overeating / overdrinking or illness:
|Causes:||Can be caused by several different conditions:
|Treatment:||Different sicknesses have to be treated differently:
Bleeding[edit | edit source]
|Blood||Symptoms:||Blood will spurt out of the player, which can be seen by other survivors and the player themselves in third person. The screen color will slowly fade to gray (starting from the maximum of 5000 blood, and a minimum of 500 before the player falls unconscious.) as the amount of blood decreases. The amount of blood lost per second is 1% of the initial blood damage taken from the attack that caused the bleeding. However, blood lost per second is never less than 5.|
| Symbol for bleeding:
I can feel blood dripping off my body.
|Causes:||Bleeding can occur after:|
|Treatment:||This condition is cured with a Bandage, Rag, Sewing Kit or a Leather Sewing Kit. A bandage can be used on yourself or on other players using the action menu. It is recommended that you have at least two bandages in your inventory at all times.
While not standing idle, you lose 50% less blood per second, to a minimum of 5 blood lost per second, so while bleeding, it is recommended that you keep moving. It is possible that this is a bug.
Bleeding will not stop until you patch yourself up. If you are unable to apply a bandage you will fall unconscious, and unless someone applies a bandage to your unconscious body, and you regain over 500 blood, you will die. Gain "healthy/healing" status by eating and drinking enough food to regain your blood levels. Another option is to receive a blood transfusion or a saline IV.
Unconscious[edit | edit source]
|'||Symptoms:||A black screen with the words "You are unconscious," and the inability to see or move.|
|Causes:||Causes of being Unconscious:
|Treatment:||An Epi-Pen,Saline Bag IV or Defibrillator will fix this condition instantly, although defibrillators require a Battery to operate. However, if the player has low blood they may head straight back into unconsciousness. The Epi-Pen won't work if used on an unconscious player whose blood level is under 500, forcing food and drinks may help to achieve a faster recovery of the player's blood level. It is therefore advised to bandage and fix all other conditions before the player is treated. Remember that both treatments have to be used by another survivor, you cannot give yourself consciousness.|
Pain[edit | edit source]
|'||Symptoms:||Pain is accompanied by excessive screen shaking which makes aiming very difficult. Currently, shaking is only seen while in first person view. In third person view the screen will not shake, however the crosshairs and aiming are still affected. The player will also groan every few seconds.|
my leg is in pain
|Causes:||Pain is caused when the player takes damage, it has a chance to proc on any type of damage including falling, Zombie hits, or gun shot wounds.|
|Treatment:||Pain is cured by Painkillers and Splints|
Broken Bones[edit | edit source]
|Health||Symptoms:||The player will only be able to move whilst proned, can not stand nor vault, but can still crouch. The player will fall to a proned state if attempting to move if not proned.|
|Causes:||Causes of Broken Bones:.
|Treatment:||Morphine Auto-Injectors are used to heal broken bones (instant after use) and using Splints which are made by combining 1 stick and 1 rag.|
Fracture[edit | edit source]
|Health||Symptoms:||The character is constantly moaning, but he can still walk.|
| Symbol for fracture:
My leg is in pain.
|Causes:||Injuries by zombies, fights or falls|
|Treatment:||Morphine and Splint|
Foot Injury[edit | edit source]
|Health||Symptoms:||The character has reduced movement speed.|
My feet are sore.
|Causes:||Walking without shoes or with ruined shoes.|
|Treatment:||Finding and wearing new shoes.|
Weather Effects[edit | edit source]
Humidity[edit | edit source]
|'||Symptoms:||Increases the rate of your temperature lowering|
| Symbols for humidity:
|Causes:||Exposure to rain or submersion in standing water.|
|Treatment:||Avoid water and rain. Wring your clothes out. Standing near a campfire also accelerates the rate at which you dry off.|