DayZ Experimental patch kills infinite backpacks, adds a shotgun and hacksaw

Saturday, 18th January 2014 14:55 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

DayZ developers are working on an Experimental patch which will put an end to the ability to carry an infinite number of backpacks. The patch also adds a shotgun and hacksaw to loot spawners.

The experimental build is expected on Monday and a stable release is planned for January 24.

“We do not expect that this build will be quickly posted to stable branch as we anticipate at least one more update will occur to Experimental prior to being pushed to stable,” said Dean Hall. “Only a limited number of servers will be running this version, so be aware slots may be limited.

“Once we have confirmed this build is functioning correctly we will announce more information about the release to stable branch.”

You can view the full patch notes over on the DayZ forums.

The standalone version of the game has sold over one million units through Steam Early Access, and the beta version is expected no sooner than “end of 2014.”

Thanks, PCgamesN.



  1. NeoGalaxy

    I am not a player who likes to test games and pay for the option of testing it while the producers just wait and see what we can find wrong with a game they wanna sell lol. Thus I never bother with stupid ideas like “early access” or betas. But I do think that a game maker wanna make a good game and sell it, there’s one good solution to that and 2-3 bad ones.

    #1 11 months ago
  2. Panthro


    Think of it as pre-ordering it at a lower price.

    No one forces you to play it, you just have access to the game if you want to while it’s being made…

    It’s all optional, how can you possibly think early access is a bad?

    #2 11 months ago
  3. SplatteredHouse

    “how can you possibly think early access is a bad?”
    The most compelling point I have heard against the scheme(‘s prevalence) is that the developer is NOT obliged to finish their game, and there’s even potential to disincentivise teams from doing so

    (if they’re getting paid anyway, then…Same with the fixing of bugs – “but it’s in Early Access!” the bought-ins may crow in order to hush criticisms) and; the game is currently able to stay in early access status indefinitely. see also the recent: A Discussion on Early Access

    #3 11 months ago

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