With the 1.10 update of DayZ, the cold has become a bigger threat. That’s why we show you how you can easily make a fire in DayZ.
That’s why it’s important: It’s funny how easy it was just a few weeks ago to survive the zombie apocalypse in DayZ. Unfortunately, this walk has ended with the last update 1.10 – more on that here.
The temperatures and the influences of your status icons now play a more important role. Therefore, you should not only wrap yourself up in clothes like an onion but also be able to make a fire. You can now find out how this works & what bonus it gives you!
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What you need: Making a fire consists of several stages. So you have to work through a lot, but don’t worry. Once you know how it’s done, it will become an easy routine:
All the items you need:
- Axe or hatchet
- Short sticks
- Tinder (bandage, scraps, paper or bark)
- Optional: stones, cooking tripod & pot
1. Fireplace Kit & Tinder
In the first stage, you need to build the foundation on which you will then build up the rest of your campfire. To make the “Fireplace Kit” you have to collect the following resources:
- Short sticks
- Bandage, bark, paper, or scraps (only one of them)
Then you combine the sticks with one of the tinder variants to get the kit. You can now place it either on the floor, in a barrel, or in an indoor fireplace.
In the case of the indoor placement, the following procedure remains the same. To use a barrel instead, all you have to do is punch holes in it with an axe, screwdriver, or crowbar. We will come to the other differences in placement later!
2. Make the fire burn
So you placed the kit. Now of course you have to make sure that it burns too. Depending on where you are, it is sometimes easier and sometimes more difficult.
If your wood, matches or your tinder is wet, it can happen that nothing goes up in flames apart from the dream of making a fire. Strong winds can literally blow out the lights for you so look for a good location! But now to light the fireplace. You need:
- Or Fire drill
How it works: You take your matches and light the fireplace kit. If you don’t have any matches, you can also build a fire drill.
To do this, use your axe or knife to cut off a piece of bark from any tree. Now you combine this piece with a short stick. And the fire drill is ready, which you can use at the fireplace as well as matches.
If your fire is burning, you will still need firewood. You can get this by cutting down a tree. These then give you firewood. Add these to your fire to make it burn longer and bigger. You can also use sticks alone, but then you will lack the bonus of firewood.
3. Make Fire in DayZ with Style: These are the Upgrades
If you stay longer in one place, then you can also consolidate your fireplace. To upgrade your fire to an oven, you have to attach 16 stones.
Pay Attention to This When Making a Fire in DayZ!
As in the real world, the smoke has to be vented somewhere. That happens through the chimney. Fireplaces are seldom used, especially in a world that is populated by the dead. The plume of smoke is therefore doubly noticeable.
You get this buff: If you warm up by a fireplace for a while, the small thermometer symbol at the bottom right of the screen has a plus. That means you have a buff that also keeps you warm even when it’s arctic cold.