[Fixed] DayZ Errors, Crashing, Freezing, FPS and Connectivity Issue

[Fixed] DayZ Errors, Crashing, Freezing, FPS and Connectivity Issue

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Overview: DayZ is a multiplayer survival first-person shooter video game developed and published by Bohemia Interactive. Gamers are facing many issues such as loading, crashing, freezing, connectivity, and graphics issue while playing the game. Today in this article we will troubleshoot these issues and help you to get the best gameplay experience on the PC.

Solution 1: Check the System Requirement

Most of the issues occur when your computer does not meet the minimum system requirement to play the game. You may experience significant problems while playing the game, so please make sure your PC meets the minimum configuration to play DayZ. Both Minimum and recommended PC requirement is mentioned below. For best gaming experience recommended configuration is preferred.

Minimum System Requirement to Play DayZ

Operating System: Windows 7/8/10

Architecture: 64 bit

Direct X: Version 11

System Memory: 8GB

Processor: Intel Core i5-4430

Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760 or AMD R9 270X

Hard Drive Space: 16GB

Sound Card: DirectX-compatible


Operating System: Windows 10

Architecture: 64 bit

Direct X: 11

System Memory: 12GB

Processor: Intel Core i5-6600K or AMD R5 1600X

Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 or AMD RX 580

Hard Drive Space: 25GB

Sound Card: DirectX-compatible

Solution 2: Perform Hard Reset.

Most of the time hard reset fixes the issue. Unplug all external devices from your computer. The only devices you should leave connected to your computer are your monitor, mouse, and keyboard if the computer is a desktop. Now Shut down your desktop and unplug the power cable from the desktop.

In case of laptop unplug the charger and remove the battery if applicable.

Now press and hold the power button down for approximately 15-20 seconds then plug in the power cable back to the desktop. Plug in the battery and charger back in case of laptop and start the system and launch DayZ. In case the issue still persists move on to the next step.

Solution 3: Update Graphics Drivers to Run DayZ

Visit your system manufacturer’s website to update system BIOS, sound card and all the necessary driver especially the graphics card driver.

NVIDIA Users: GeForce Experience can be used to check and update the drivers automatically, visit the below link to auto update or update it manually.

Update Nvidia Driver

AMD Users: Visit the below link to autodetect or manually select your driver.

Update AMD Driver

Solution4: Disable Direct X 12

As DayZ recommended system requirement says to use DX11 so please disable DX12 to fix low FPS, graphics Issue and Stuttering.

Solution 5: Run Steam and DayZ as an Administrator

To run Steam as an administrator, make a right click on the Steam icon on the desktop and click on Properties.

Now click on the Compatibility tab and check the box at the bottom under settings where it says Run this Program as an administrator and Click Apply and OK.


Perform the same steps with DayZ icon on the desktop or if you don’t have a shortcut icon go to the path %steam%\steamapps\common\%game%\%game%.exe – right click – compatibility tab- run as Administrator

Solution 6: Bad or Wrong DirectX installation

Update Direct X by installing the most current version. Direct X is the software which the game uses to communicate with your PC. If it’s outdated or bad it can cause crashing and freezing. Visit the below link to update the Direct X to the latest version from Microsoft website.

Update Direct X

Solution 7: Use Recommended Settings to Play DayZ

Please keep in mind that higher settings maximize the workload for the system hardware overall, even if your system exceeds the minimum system requirement for the game.

Opting for reduced graphical features in the game is recommended if you are experiencing an issue with performance and stability.

Solution 8: Repair Game From Steam

  • Start your computer and launch Steam
  • From the Library section, right-click on the DayZ game and select Properties from the menu.
  • Select the LOCAL FILES tab and click on the Verify integrity of game files… button.
  • Steam will verify the game’s files; this process may take several minutes.
  • Once verified click Play game to finalize the installation and repair process.

Solution 9: Update Windows 10

Open Windows 10 setting by pressing Windows + I key on the keyboard, then click on Update & Security, now click on Check for updates to update Windows 10.

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Solution 10: Perform Clean Boot

Type in msconfig in Windows search box and click on System Configuration.

Click the Services tab and check the box to Hide all Microsoft Services, then click the Disable All button.

Now click on the Startup tab, then click on Open Task Manager.

Task Manager

Click each of the Startup programs in the list then click the Disable button. Disable all.


Close the Task Manager window.

Click OK on the System Configuration window to save your changes.

Restart the system and try launching DayZ game again.

Solution 11: Stop the Windows 10 Apps from Running in the Background

Open Windows 10 setting by pressing Windows + I key on the keyboard, then click on Privacy and then scroll down and select Background apps and disable all the apps which you do not need.


In this way, it will run DayZ smoothly.

Solution 12: Do Not Overclock or Turbo Boost a Processor or GPU

In case you are opting for Overclocking or Turbo Boosting hardware in your computer, then we suggest resetting the processor or GPU to the manufacturer specifications, as doing so may prevent any crashing and freezing.

Also, disable Intel Turbo Booster from BIOS settings and in case you are not able to figure out contact your system manufacturer

Solution 13: Add Exception to Antivirus and Firewall/Disable Windows Firewall and Multiple Antivirus

In case you are facing DayZ loading or launching issue then it might be antivirus or firewall which does not allow the game to load because it recognizes game files as potentially harmful and blocks it from running. Add exceptions for DayZ. Call your Antivirus company if you need help in adding an exception for DayZ.

Most of the time Antivirus causes your game to crash or freeze so if you have multiple security running on the system then disable all the antivirus except one or try switching to another antivirus if one particular antivirus is causing the issue.

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Solution 14: Flush Your DNS

This troubleshooting is for the connectivity issue when you are getting kicked off from the DayZ online

Type cmd in the Windows search box and then make a right click on Command Prompt to Run as an Administrator.

When the command prompt opens, type ipconfig/flushdns and press Enter.

Repeat the same process for below commands.

Type ipconfig /release and press Enter.

Type ipconfig /renew and press Enter.

Type netsh winsock reset and press Enter.

Reboot your computer and launch DayZ.

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Solution 15: Fix Blurred Screen, Whitelist, Battleye Installation, Sharing IP Connection Issue

Blurred Screen Error

  1. Go into your game’s video options and it will go away. Disable Post Processing to stop it from reoccurring.
  2. Fix your rendering resolutions to whatever is most comfortable for you.

Fix for Not Whitelisted Error

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BattlEye Installation Failed

Solution 1

Delete the BattlEye files in your DayZ directory.

Go to the path   C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\SteamApps\common\DayZ\BattlEye

After deleting the files from BattlEye folder run Steam as Administrator and disable your firewall while it re-installs the files.

Solution 2

Press Windows + R on the keyboard and type in services.msc and hit ok

Find Battleye Service and make a right click on it and select Properties

Under the General tab put the Startup type to Disabled and click Apply

For Sharing IP Connection Issue follow the steps provided below

Solution 1

Make a right click on the DayZ game in Steam and select Properties

Select the General tab and click on set launch options

At the end of the launch options, put a space and write -port=52302

Set every client to use a different port.

By default, the game is set to use port 2302. The game also uses the ports 2 and 3 numbers higher than the designated port (ie. 2304 and 2305 if the designated port is 2302). So, make sure the numbers you use are at separated by at least 4. It is safest to use ports over 49151. I would suggest using 52302, 52312, 52322, 52332, 52342 etc. One client can keep using the default.

Solution 2

Enable UpnP on your router

Enable port forwarding on your router, and forward the chosen port for each computer to that computers IP

Restart your router

Update your router firmware, contact your ISP in case you need help

Get a new router

Source: DayZ Forum

Solution 16: Uninstall and Reinstall DayZ

If somehow game files have gone corrupt then uninstalling and reinstalling DayZ may fix the issue.

  • Launch Steam
  • Go to the Library Section
  • Make a right click on the DayZ game and select Properties from the menu
  • Select the Local FILES tab and click UNINSTALL… button

After uninstall restart the system and then reinstall the DayZ and launch the game.

Solution 17: Reinstall the Windows 10

Sometimes corrupt OS does not allow you to play the game properly. Reinstalling Windows 10 may fix the issue.

Please note that you will lose all the data on your computer when you reinstall the OS.

Please visit this link to learn how to reinstall Windows 10 using USB flash drive


I hope this article helped you to resolve DayZ crashing, freezing, and connectivity issue.

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