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DayZ set to have a lovely free weekend on Steam

Published: 19:03, 12 February 2020
Bohemia Interactive
dayz screenshot showing a character  fighting against bear
DayZ's new map is full of thick forests and bears

DayZ's free weekend will start one day before Valentine's Day and go on until Monday, 17 February 2020 at 6:00 p.m. GMT. The base game and its DLC will be offered up at a discount during the free weekend. DayZ won Steam's Better With Friends award.

Bohemia Interactive - the developer studio behind the survival title DayZ just announced that the game will host a free weekend. The free weekend will start on Thursday, 13 February at 6:00 p.m. GMT and end on Monday, 17 February at 6:00 p.m. GMT.

To take advantage of the free weekend you'll just need to go over to the DayZ store page on Steam and install the game.

Those who wish to continue playing DayZ after the free weekend comes to a close on 17 February, can do so by purchasing it at a discount. The base game will be 40 per cent off and its newly released Livonia DLC will be up for grabs at 10 per cent off.

The free weekend will be held to celebrate the launch of the 1.07 update. The update brought some tweaks, optimizations, squashed some annoying bugs and introduced a couple of pieces of fresh content - a new weapon and ammo types.

DayZ - zombie survival madness in an open world of fear

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A man with an axe running through a forest in SCUM

The 1.07 update also brought an addition to the game's map in the form of Amusement Parks.

DayZ recently took home the Better With Friends award on Steam. With the co-op nature of the game, it's only fitting that the free weekend falls on Valentine's Day. With this in mind, grab a friend or a loved one and go shoot some zombie's face off. Who said romance was dead?

Other games in Steam's Better With Friends category were:

  • Risk of Rain 2
  • Dota Underlords
  • Age of Empires II: Definitive Edition
  • Ring of Elysium

More information about DayZ can be found on its official website .

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