Trust No One In DayZ—Especially Those With A Helicopter

Trust No One In DayZ—Especially Those With A Helicopter
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It’s tempting. You’re in an ultra-realistic, post-apocalyptic fight for survival, and some helpful human players show up in a goddamn helicopter of all things, blow away the zombie menacing you, and invite you aboard. And why wouldn’t you join them? It’s great to have friends with aircraft. Except these aren’t your friends.

If you’re playing this ArmA II mod and see a helicopter piloted by two dudes in ghillie suits, stay the fuck away. Do not climb aboard. Because they will then transport you to “Schadenfreude Island,” 14 kilometers off shore, where there are no respawn buttons. You’ll be stuck there idling until your character finally dies.

“Don’t get on the chopper in 1524,” advises one. “DayZ, the post-apocalyptic griefing scenario for douchebags,” says another. If this game had a box, I’d put that on the back of it.

[h/t Elliott D.]


  • At one point I thought this game would be fun to play, but now I get the feeling that it’s just another multiplayer game full of complete d**kheads.

  • Yeah first time I played, the browser said it was a hack protected server, but as soon as I found my first rifle and a compass, some dick killed everyone on the server with some cheat.

    Then I broke my legs dropping half a foot of the edge of a staircase.

  • At least they’re (sometimes) creative about their hacking. I had one where they teleported everyone in the server to a big open plain, where they staged a huge battle royale.

  • I actually had this happen today, they transported me to a base with weapons and stuff. They were really nice. I was genuinely surprised because usually a helicopter means instant death.

  • I’ve played the game in a server with 50 people and still haven’t managed to find anyone.

    The only time I did “find” someone was the first time I tried playing. I was met with a black screen (that I couldn’t bypass without restarting) and the sound of someone I assume was someone taking pot shots at my newly created, unresponsive immobile character.

    Otherwise I have enough trouble just finding a weapon.

  • My Laptop can’t run Day-Z so I settled with Rust, if this is anything like Rust then I figure these are the kind of games that are 100x better when played with mates. Otherwise I tend to encounter maybe 1/10 people that will actually want to help me. And even then when things go sour, it’s every man for himself 😛

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