How To Install The DAYZ Mod

As recently discussed on the podcast we around the office have gotten into the amazing DayZ mod for Arma 2. We are going to run through a really quick installation process to get you up and running.

There are a number of ways to do this, but the easiest and quickest that we have found is using a Thrid party software launcher called Six-Updater. The handy thing about Six-Updater is that it will automatically install the latest ARMA II: CO beta patch as well as update your DayZ mod files. It also includes a DayZ server browser.

So first off you need to buy both ARMA2 and ARMA2:Operation Arrowhead. KJBcast recommends doing this through Steam and making use of their ARMA2:Combined Operations multipack.

  1. Once you have them downloaded load up each of the games just so all updates and codec’s are installed.
  2. Next head over to Six-Launcher and download the latest version.
  3. Run the Six-Updater.exe file and install to the location of your choosing.
  4. When installation is complete, there will be two "Six" programs (Six Updater and Six Launcher). Run "Six Launcher."
  5. You should see a DayZ themed program with a server browser. Click the Update button in yellow on the left.
  6. When update is complete, select a server and pres Join.

That’s it your ready to go. Good luck and watch out for the Zombies and of course the other human players.