Bohemia Interactive has released DayZ update 1.19, entitled “Secrets of Livonia”. This is the game’s biggest update of the year. It’s packed with new and enhanced features, including new weapons, reworked locations, a new vehicle, and, most importantly, a secret underground complex located on the Livonia map. It was about time we saw something new happens in Livonia.
The teaser for the update can be found below:
Those who enjoy driving through an apocalypse will also appreciate the update’s new vehicle simulations, which now provide a far smoother driving experience. And what better way to test those improvements than with a new and drivable military car
Livonia in the spotlight
Livonia received plenty of attention in this update. The DLC map is available on PC, as well as Xbox and PlayStation. The map features 163km2 of Polish-speaking land, and now offers many new locations and points of interest that complement the overgrown ruins and thriving wildlife which typically characterize it. Sawmills, villages, quarries, summer camps, hunting cabins, improvised camps, amusement parks, and large deforested areas are spread throughout the map now. Best of all is an abandoned, underground military bunker, which requires special items to enter. Once inside, players must navigate darkened corridors while working together in order to explore the entire bunker.
An end to flying cars and Humvees
Update 1.19 also introduces new and reworked vehicle simulations, which have fixed former issues like flying cars, and now offer a far more authentic driving experience. You can use the hand brake in your car now, carry spare wheels in special slots, and even honk at other players. To celebrate the improvements, the M1025 has been added – a drivable military vehicle that the community has been requesting for quite some time.
New guns and navigation items
Update 1.19 offers plenty of new items and gadgets that can be used in the wasteland. First and foremost, it expands the arsenal of civilian weaponry. Take the SSG 82, for example, which is a brand new sniper rifle. There’s also the BK-18 – a break action, single-shot shotgun. And if you’re the type who tends to get lost while exploring, you’ll definitely want to get your hands on the new GPS receiver. It works seamlessly with the in-game map and makes navigating the terrain far more immersive and a whole lot easier.
- Livonia map improvements
Added unique areas
- Underground Bunker
New special location in Livonia
- Vehicle simulation + new vehicle M1025
- Navigation improvements and GPS receiver
SSG 82 sniper rifle, BK-18 shotgun
- Bleeding indicators
Bleeding is now shown in the form of blood dripping on the screen
- New dynamic events
Police situations and military convoys now spawn around the map
- Player controller changes
Solves many exploits and offers more natural feeling movement
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