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Commonly used Terms, Abbreviations and Acronyms for DayZ Standalone. Some of these are carryovers from the DayZ Mod, but many are also unique to the Standalone.

General[edit | edit source]

  • Agro

Agro is NPCs, such as a zombies or animals, that have entered a state of aggressiveness wherein they will chase and attack a player. Agro is shortened from "aggro", which means "aggressive, violent behaviour".

  • BB

BB stands for Blood Bags, used to restore Blood via blood transfusion.

  • CLE

CLE is short for "Central Loot Economy," the part of the game engine that determines what, where, and how many of an item will spawn across the map.

  • Friendly Dance

A friendly dance involves using the Q and E buttons repeatedly to lean left and right, to "wiggle" your body to show someone that you are a Friendly with no hostile intent.

Loot is any weapons, food, ammo, or other gear discovered, as opposed to things you craft or grow.

  • KoS

KoS is shorthand for "Kill on Sight". It is the act of killing other players immediately without attempting to learn their intentions.

  • LoS

LoS is shorthand for "Line of Sight". It is the line along which an observer has unobstructed vision.

Otherwise known as "Zed", a zombie is a common term for infected individual.

Players and Play Styles[edit | edit source]

  • Bambi/Noob

A player who has recently started using DayZ. They usually have little gear or supplies and often have no idea where they are or what they are supposed to be doing.

A player who hunts down and kills other players for fun, often they will kill on sight.

  • Friendly

A player who has no hostile intentions towards others.

A friendly player who helps other players e.g. killing Bandits, helping Bambies get gear, or protecting Bambies from Zeds.

Locations[edit | edit source]

  • Cherno - Chernogorsk, the largest city in Chernarus.
  • Novo - Novodmitrovsk, the second largest city in Chernarus.
  • Elektro - Elektrozavodsk, the third largest city in Chernarus.
  • Svetlo - Svetlojarsk, A major city in Chernarus.
  • NWAF - Northwest Airfield, the International Airfield.
  • NEAF - Northeast Airfield, Krasnostav Airstrip.
  • BAF - Balota Airfield, Balota Airstrip.

Servers[edit | edit source]

  • Hardcore Server

A type of server wherein you are unable to use 3rd person view. The term is no longer officially used and instead servers are referred to as "1st Person" or "1st/3rd Person", but it is still in common usage amongst players.

  • Low/High Pop

Low or high pop. (i.e. "population") refers to the number of people in a server. Generally speaking, low pop servers are near-empty and high pop. servers are full or near-full.

Cheats\Exploits[edit | edit source]

  • Hacker

A player who exploits vulnerabilities within the game or uses client modifications, usually to get an advantage over other players. Hackers are also known colloquially as "Scripters" or, as popularized in the Twitch community, a "Pink Flamingo".

  • Combat Logging

When a player, in the midst of combat, logs out from the server to escape danger.

  • Ghosting/Ghost killing

The act of spotting another player and proceeding to switch servers to get a tactical advantage, rejoining the original server, and killing them.

  • Server Hopping

The act of switching from server to server to gather loot.