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Using emote in DayZ may cause a weapon despawn – FIX

It is somewhat uncommon to experience an issue of this caliber, however, the developers behind Bohemia Interactive working on DayZ have forgotten to change the config files after the official 1.0 release. A glitch is causing players to lose weapons, and it is connected to an emote.

This issue occurs due to the double bind of emotes. Every player that has been playing DayZ before the official 1.0 release is suffering by the double bind emote on the F5 button. The first bind on the F5 button is the Lay Down (restrain) gesture, which has transferred to the Surrender gesture after the official 1.0 release.

A healthy approach would be to either delete the entire folder in which the .cfg files are located, or delete the very particular one holding all of the keybinds.

The default config files can be found in “Documents\DayZ” folder. Namely the correct file of all the keybinds ends with “dayz_preset_User.xml”. After deleting that file, all of the keybind should reset, and make the F5 emote swap to “Surrender” only.

Hopefully, this will prevent you from having an unpleasant experience in the future. If the problem persists, I am afraid that you should delete your entire “DayZ” folder located under Documents.

If there’s another fix for this issue, feel free to involve yourself in the comments below!


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Angel Kicevski

I started playing video games a long time ago. In a blink of an eye, I became a hardcore gamer. A couple of years later, I traversed to the professional Counter-Strike 1.6 scene. After the competitive ERA, I managed to find the gaming industry amusing and started working on FGR. My mission is to lurk and discover secrets, create guides and provide you with some important news. I mostly play FPS and love experimenting in good MMORPGs.

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