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DayZ Update 1.16 Release Time & Patch Notes Today (February 15)

The highly anticipated 1.16 update arrives today!

February 15, 2022

All official DayZ servers will soon be receiving the brand new 1.16 update today (February 15) with fresh content, changes, improvements, and plenty more.

Fans have been eagerly awaiting the arrival of the 1.16 patch for some time now, after it was previously released on the game’s experimental servers some weeks ago. For those that don’t know, the DayZ experimental servers are only available on the Steam and Xbox versions of the game and must be opted into by the user.

Thankfully, all DayZ players will be receiving the big update later today, regardless of platform. Here’s everything you need to know, including the official release time and patch notes for 1.16.


DayZ 1.16 Update Release Time & Date

The official release date for the DayZ 1.16 update is Tuesday, February 15th, 2022. As for the official release time, PC players can expect the update to arrive at 4AM PT / 7AM ET / 12PM GMT. Whilst console users will receive the update at 5AM PT / 8AM ET / 1PM GMT.

DayZ Update 1.16 Patch Notes (February 15)

Below you will find the official DayZ 1.16 update patch notes for consoles, to check out the PC version of the patch notes, visit the official DayZ forum.




  • Bizon SMG
  • 64rd Bizon magazine
  • Alarm Clock
  • Yellow Motorbike helmet variant
  • New VSync option in the settings for PlayStation to remove screen tearing caused by higher frame rates


  • Player sees heavy attack animation as light attack animation with mouse and keyboard (
  • Combine option between Gas Stove and Gas Canisters was not functioning properly
  • C130 plane had misplaced textures
  • “Disinfected” item status was missing grey highlight box
  • Item UI elements were not displaying the name of the item when aiming at it
  • Player sometimes step forward during melee combat with a close target while only intended for far targets
  • Fireplaces wouldn’t properly disappear if the last attachment removed were stones or a tripod
  • It was possible to detach the tripod from the fireplace while a pot was attached
  • “Place” UI element would show up falsely when pointing at an indoor fireplace with selected consumables
  • Dead chicken couldn’t be buried after being picked up and dropped (
  • Fire mode of the revolver was changing while shooting (
  • Shock was not decreasing when swimming backward/sideways with broken legs
  • Moving with broken legs while crouched could deal unsteady amounts of shock damage
  • Infected/players would not show the “+” symbol in the inventory view when they had only items as attachments
  • Dug up items were levitating above the ground
  • Client error when attaching/detaching items to/from a tripwire trap
  • In specific cases, the tripwire trap did not display its attachment slot
  • Smoke from a ruined car engine was only displayed for the driver (
  • Attacking with animal carcasses could trigger blood particles and knife slashing sounds
  • The inventory of the Sarka 120 was accessible through its engine, rather than the trunk
  • The player could be desynced if their legs were broken during an action
  • The player could be desynced if their legs were broken while swapping items
  • Locked indoor stoves could not be opened by force
  • Interrupting two-handed animations by dropping the tool could freeze the character
  • Infected were able to climb fences with barbed wire on top (
  • The UI of a deployed land mine could be seen when holding another land mine in hands
  • Shooting while on back after kicking would play the kick animation after each shot
  • Hitting the back of players heads would hit the brain instead of the head (
  • Sounds of disease symptoms of another player were played from the wrong position (
  • Fixed several inconsistencies when it comes to bullet penetration of objects
  • The combination lock would play a sound while in hands without being actively used (
  • The light source of the head torch was in a wrong position (
  • Fixed an exploit for extended melee hit distance
  • The flame of the gas stove was slightly clipping with the frying pan
  • Slightly improved twisted wrists when holding certain items
  • Several headgear items were clipping with the female survivor head introduced in 1.15
  • Fixed typographic errors on the 1PN51 Scope
  • Infected had bad collisions while crawling
  • It was possible to hit players inside a vehicle with melee from the opposite side
  • Wolves could injure players inside vehicles (
  • It was possible to survive without food at all, by only drinking (
  • Some localized settings weren’t fully displayed
  • It was possible to place land mines under train tracks
  • Names of vehicle parts were not shown when on ruined cars (
  • It was possible to destroy the fence frame before the actual wall
  • Adjusted certain structures to prevent exploits ( – private,
  • Fixed a badly reflecting window at the yellow brick military building (
  • Some items could not be picked up at the NWAF construction site (
  • It was possible to bury corpses inside buildings
  • FOV settings changes were not saved upon reconnect
  • Respawn points for server switching/hopping were not functioning as intended (
  • Sounds of flies were persisting even after the body despawned (
  • Adjusted misleading description of Codeine tablets


  • Increased the threshold for terrain clipping, allowing easier placement of base building objects on the ground
  • It is no longer possible to bury ruined items (
  • Consuming charcoal has no effect when another charcoal is already active in the player’s body (
  • Increased energy and water given by mushrooms (now similar to fruits)
  • Some jackets can now be torn into rags similar to their pants-counterpart
  • Removed action to take fireplace from fire barrel
  • Crafting an item using the metal wire will produce an item with the same health as the metal wire used ( – private)
  • First Aid Kits and Teddy Bears can now be repaired with sewing kits
  • Protector Cases and Ammo Boxes can now be repaired with epoxy putty
  • The gas stove now emits light when active
  • The pickaxe can now be used to bury things and bodies
  • Duct tape can now be utilized to craft a splint
  • Hid the UI element showing parts of the car while sitting inside
  • Slightly reduced the penetration value of 5.56x45mm ammunition to match other bullets
  • Reduced the range of the thermometer results
  • Rotated the electrical repair kit in the inventory view to show the front (
  • Reduced inventory size of the pumpkin and pumpkin slices for consistency
  • Bear traps won’t kill infected, but break their legs
  • Damaging a tent now also damages items stored inside
  • Adjusted damage zone selections of vehicles
  • Bloody hands no longer make the character sick while drinking from containers (
  • Red and orange arm bands were looking too similar in certain lighting
  • Tweaked the mid-air appearance of tracer bullets
  • Renamed Folding Buttstocks to “lightweight”


  • Added: use3DMap parameter to the gameplay settings to disable the 2D map overlay of the Tourist Map
  • Added: shockRefillSpeedConscious parameter to the gameplay settings to adjust the speed at which the player’s Shock value refills when the player is conscious
  • Added: shockRefillSpeedUnconscious parameter to the gameplay settings to adjust the speed at which the player’s Shock value refills when the player is unconscious
  • Added: allowRefillSpeedModifier parameter to the gameplay settings to allow/disallow the modifier of the shock value refill based on ammo type settings
  • Added: quantmin and quantmax parameters can now be used to randomize quantity in the internal magazines of firearms
  • Fixed: Leaving some entries empty in cfgEffectArea.json would result in default particles, rather than no particles


  • Fully consuming an item assigned to the quick bar while the quick bar is hidden might cause a bug with the quick bar
  • Issue with attaching an item from hands with an item in the shoulder slots
  • Using the D-Pad while in inventory might trigger other actions, such as movement or VOIP
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