Was brauche ich um DayZ zu spielen?

  1. Arma 2: Combined Operations (Arma II + Operation Arrowhead)
  2. DayZ Mod
  3. Eier aus Stahl

DayZ Installationprogramm (worrom)

Dieses Programm wird automatisch die aktuelle Version von DayZ herrunterladen und installieren. Es muss nichts mehr entpackt oder kopiert werden.

  1. Download des Updater von
  2. Gebe den Pfad zum Arma 2: Operation Arrowhead Ordner an.
Öffne Steam und Rechtsklick auf Arma 2: Operation Arrowhead, dort auf 'Eigenschatfen', 'Start-Optionen festlegen', und füge "-mod=@dayz -nosplash" ohne die Anführungszeichen hinzu.
Rechtsklick auf die Verknüpfung von "Arma2OA.exe" und füge bei "Ziel" "-mod=@dayz -nosplash" ohne die Anführungszeichen hinzu. Es sollte so aussehen: "K:\Spiele\ArmA 2\arma2oa.exe" -mod=@dayz -nosplash

DayZ Installationsprogramm Forumeintrag (Englisch):

Steam Installation

  1. Downloade ARMA 2 und ARMA 2: Operation Arrowhead über Steam.
  2. Starte das Spiel ein mal bevor fortgefahren wird.
  3. Downloade den DayZ Mod.
  4. Erstelle einen Ordner mit dem Namen "@DayZ" in deinem Arma 2: Operation Arrowhea Ordner
  5. Erstelle im "@DayZ" Ordner einen weiteren Ordner mit dem Namen "Addons". Es sollte so aussehen: C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\arma 2 operation arrowhead\@DayZ\Addons
  6. Entpacke alle DayZ Mod Dateien in den "Addons" Ordner.
  7. Öffne Steam und Rechtsklick auf Arma 2: Operation Arrowhead, dort auf 'Eigenschatfen', 'Start-Optionen festlegen', und füge "-mod=@dayz -nosplash" ohne die Anführungszeichen hinzu und klicke auf Ok. Du kannst andere Startoptionen wie z.B. den Fenstermodus hier finden (Englisch):
  8. Starte Operation Arrowhead und wähle "Starte ARMA 2: Combined Operations" aus um zu spielen.

Wenn alles richtig installiert wurde, solltest du auf der rechten Seite des Hauptmenüs unter "ArmA2" @dayz sehen.

Benutze den Filter und trage bei "Host" "DayZ" ein um Server zu finden.

Non-Steam installation

Six-Updater (automatic)

  1. Download and install Six-Updater from
  2. Go to options and make sure the target path for Operation Arrowhead main folder and mod folder is correct.
  3. It should say at the bottom that you have A2 Operation Arrowhead (Combined Operations) installed.
  4. Create a 'New Preset' from the 'Preset' tab in the top menu. You can name it 'DayZ'
  5. Click the 'Mods' tab in the main window. In the searchbox type in '@DayZ'.
  6. Right click the DayZ mod in the browser window and 'add to preset'.
  7. Click on 'Home' tab and 'Install or Update mods'. It will automacitally download the latest version of the mod for you.
  8. To run the game click on 'Launch the game' through Six-Updater.

Manual install

  1. Download DayZ Mod files.
  2. Make a folder named "@DayZ" in your Arma2 folder
  3. Inside "@DayZ" folder create another folder named "Addons".
  4. Unpack all DayZ Mod files in the "Addons" folder.
  5. Make a shortcut to your ARMA2 exe file and add "-nosplash -mod=@dayz" without quotes in the target line so it looks like this "C:\Program Files\Bohemia Interactive\ArmA 2\arma2OA.exe" -noSplash -mod=@dayz
  6. Click the shortcut to start ARMA2 with Dayz enabled

If everything is installed correctly you should see "@dayz" line under "ArmA 2" on the right side of the menu screen.

Use the filter to find DayZ servers.

Mixed copy (Retail + Steam)

Make sure you install the latest patch for the retail version from Then follow the STEAM/NON-STEAM INSTALLATION guide.




How to get ARMA2:Free +OA to work with DayZ?

At the BI wiki there's a method described to get Combined Operations Lite (A2:Free + A2:AO): [1]

Not sure if DayZ will work this way, so hopefully some people can test and confirm

Take ARMA 2 frees addons folder, copy it into the OA folder.

Then put all the dayz files (in no folders) into the addons folder.


Go to Steam and right click Arma 2: Operation Arrowhead, go to 'Properties', 'Set Launch Options', add "-mod=@dayz -nosplash" without quotes in the target line.


Go to the Arma2:OA main directory and right-click on "Arma2OA.exe" and add "-mod=@dayz -nosplash" without quotes to the target line.

ARMA2 Beta patch (optional)

Beta patch is backwards compatible, so you can still play on non-beta servers. If you have previous beta patches it's suggested to unistall them before installing a newer version. You can also try deleting beta subdirectory inside ARMA 2 folder manually.

  1. Download and install beta patch from (Latest patch is in the green field top of page)
  2. Go to the Arma2:OA main directory and right-click on shortcut "Launch Arma2 OA Beta Patch". Add "-mod=@dayz" without quotes to the target line.
  3. Run "Launch Arma2 OA Beta Patch" and enjoy playing!

Common errors

I get 'You cannot play/edit this mission, it is dependent on downloadable content that has been deleted.dayz_code, dayz_weapons, dayz_equip etc.'upon joining any DayZ server

You installed the mod or the shortcut incorrectly. Make sure you add "-mod=@dayz" without quotes in the launch options and DayZ mod files are installed in the proper folder. By default: "C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\arma 2 operation arrowhead\@DayZ\Addons"

I am stuck at "Waiting for server response" or "Waiting for character to create" or "Receiving Data"

Servers are simply being overloaded, wait a litte or try another server. If nothing works try below.
Launch Operation Arrowhead from steam and select the option to re-install BattlEye Anti-Cheat client. If you are using retail download the latest version form and put it in a folder named "BattlEye" in the "Expansion" folder of your Arma2:OA main directory.
Redownload DayZ mod files and make sure you have the latest version.
If nothing works try reinstalling both Arma2 and OA.

I get "You can not play/edit this mission; it is dependent on downloadable content that has been deleted.cherarus" when trying to join any server

Make sure you launch the game as 'Combined Operations' and NOT 'Operation Arrowhead' when launching from STEAM.

Invisible objects, missing textures etc.

Right click ARMA 2 in STEAM - 'Properties' - 'Local Files' - 'Verify integrity of game cache'.
Try changing your ingame video settings.

I get other weird graphic artifacts ingame that block my screen

Known bug, it occurs on the barbed wire fences that players can build and should be fixed in the next patch. You can try changing your ingame video settings as a temporary fix.

How do I change my FOV (Field of View)?

See this thread:

I get 'ARMA2 stopped working' error on launch

Right click ARMA 2 in STEAM - 'Properties' - 'Local Files' - 'Verify integrity of game cache'.
Redownload and make sure you are using the latest version of DayZ mod files.
Try launching the game without DayZ mod, see if it works. If it does reinstall DayZ mod files.
Try installing the latest beta patch (see above).

I can't use Direct Chat ingame. Mic is stuttering

Known bug. You can install the latest beta patch for Arma2:OA (see above) or wait for the official fix.

I get "No entry 'bin\config.bin\CfgVehicles\'" or similar pop-up error message when launching the game or playing on a server

Ignore it. It won't affect your game.

I get 'missing CBA_Main' when joining a server

Ignore it. It won't affect your game.

Most information in this guide is copied from here: [2] Thanks to Skyrayfox