The new DayZ experimental 1.17 update brings new additions and features to the game. Even if the update itself is currently in its testing phase, it’s supposed to become the next rollout on the live servers. Among the DayZ community, the update is not as welcome, simply due to the Cookware changes, which now is damaged when used for cooking. Yes, even if it’s stainless steel we’re talking about, it won’t endure the fire as before.
On the positive side of things, we have the new and reworked Gas Mask, which filter won’t get ruined upon total usage. Instead, it can be replenished by using charcoal tablets. Furthermore, this update also increases the universal temperature sources that allow players to increase the number of torches for better character heat comfort.
As for the combat features, three new civilian weapons have been added, including a pitchfork and craftable spear. While melee combat does not work best in DayZ, it’s the only and best way to excruciate the zombies. More about the update can be found on DayZ’s official website, where the developer reveals a brand new control scheme for console controllers.
Bohemia Interactive further noted that it doesn’t want to reveal the complete update so that players can experience it for themselves. Until that state is reached, it’s time for some hardcore DayZ game on public experimental servers.