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Dayz gets claymores and grenade launchers with the new 1.18 update

Published: 08:23, 16 June 2022
Youtuber RavPlays
M79 in action
M79 in action

The long-awaited explosive update has come to DayZ bringing launchers, claymores, plastic explosives and more.

Bohemia Interactive keeps updating DayZ in 2022 every couple of months, with this 1.18 being the third update in less than half a year, which shows that they are still fully invested in the game.

The update is nicknamed as an explosive update, as the most exciting and major changes related to adding explosive items to the game: grenade launchers, claymores, and craftable improvised explosive devices (IED).

The grenade launcher added is an M79 which used 40mm grenade launcher ammunition. Ammo will come in 6 variants, four of them are smoke with different coloring (black, white, green, red), the gas variant which could be used against Campers, and probably the one that going to get used the most: explosive variant. The launcher has a decent distance as you can hit the target at about 300m.

Claymores are also added to the game and will help players defend their parameters with booby traps and alarms. Once the player places the claymore, he gets a remote unit that allows him to detonate the device. The explosion can be set off by shooting at the claymore as well.

And third major addition is the craftable explosive device that the player can make out of many different items. The number of variants is currently unknown as the players are left out to think of possible options themselves.

Youtuber RavPlays Craftable improvised explosive device Craftable improvised explosive device

Along with the explosive weapons update, new regular weapons have been added as well:

  • Derringer pistol
  • Sawed-off Revolver
  • Sawed-off Blaze

Bethesda keeps its struggle with keybindings once again, as they have to make changes once again. This time the gesture keybindings will be reflected in the radial menu and will be adjustable in the in-game settings.

Other changes in this update include:

  • Abandoned trains dynamically spawning across Chernarus and Livonia
  • Steam Achievements
  • Rotten meat now gets burned when smoked
  • It's now possible to skin dead chickens, rabbits, carps, and mackerels with the screwdriver
  • Added a UI prompt to exit the game credits
  • Adjusted the modern compass to be more readable in sunlight

Fixed include:

  • Opening doors by force on several structures
  • Fixed an exploit related to fireplaces
  • Land mines no longer disappear upon disarming
  • Issues that would result in skipping animations
  • An animation glitch related to going prone
  • Food losing quantity when baked with lard

For the full list of changes and fixes, visit the official Dayz forum.

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