DayZ Leaves Game Preview on March 27th

By Rebecca Smith,
State of Decay 2 wasn't the only zombie-filled game to garner attention during the latest episode of Inside Xbox. Bohemia Interactive revealed that their open world survival title DayZ will be receiving an update at the end of this month, and it will be leaving Xbox Game Preview on the same day.


The update will include all of the changes made in PC version 1.01, so improved inventory, more weapons, better server performance, and other fixes. While the full patch notes won't be provided until the day the patch is released, the main changes can be seen in the list below:

  • Improved rendering performance (should prevent many FPS drops in graphics and audio)
  • Optimized inventory performance (improvements in performance when you have a lot of items around you on Xbox)
  • Better inventory interaction (changes in UI and better navigation in inventory, bugfixes)
  • New controller layout
  • Introducing some missing controls (hold breath, leaning, dodging, better optics interactions...)
  • General improvements to player controls
  • Night time improvements
Once the game has arrived, Bohemia promises a year of updates to follow, including mouse and keyboard support, new weapons, new vehicles, and going "more in-depth with some of the existing gameplay concepts".

In addition to details about the update, the team showcased a new cinematic trailer from the game. Titled "Every Day is a New Story", the trailer is an interpretation of one of the stories that can happen to players in the game every day. Whether its facing hostile bandits, injury, having to improvise during combat, or a thirst for revenge, when everything seems to be lost, it's always best to keep fighting:

DayZ will leave Xbox Game Preview on March 27th. When this happens, the price of the game will be increased to US$49.99 / £41.99 / €49.99, so if you're thinking of picking the game up when it leaves Game Preview, it will be best to do so before March 27th.

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Rebecca Smith
Written by Rebecca Smith
Rebecca is the Newshound Manager at TrueGaming Network. She has been contributing articles since 2010, especially those that involve intimidatingly long lists. When not writing news, she works in an independent game shop so that she can spend all day talking about games too. She'll occasionally go outside.