The popular DayZ mod for Arma II has just received a brand new patch that takes the whole zombie survival thing to a whole new level. We can now set up traps in the game world to catch unsuspecting survivors or zombies alike and we also have dogs introduced to the game, among many other fixes and tweaks.

I am here to share with you all the changes brought to us by the DayZ patch 1.7.2, so check out the complete changelog below:

* [FIXED] Infected hear perfectly through objects (noise reduced by 50% through an object)
* [FIXED] Animal bodies despawn way too fast (now despawn automatically after 2 minutes)
* [FIXED] Corrupted update data causes people to spawn in debug forest (now will not save corrupted position data)
* [FIXED] States where animal might stop walking around (now should walk around more)
* [FIXED] Animal AI routines consuming large amounts of FPS (now in line with Infected AI routines, reduced FPS usage)
* [NEW] Player Syncing system replaced (increased performance and ammo quantity tracking)
* [FIXED] Error reports are almost invisible (has now been fixed)
* [FIXED] Daylight calculations causing slight FPS issue
* [NEW] Visibility now smoothly alters based on sun, moon, cloud, rain, and fog state
* [NEW] Aubility now dampened in rain and increased by fog
* [FIXED] Object cleanup causing significant (huge) performance issue on servers (reduced by up to 50%, means more players + zombies possible)
* [FIXED] Use of “allMissionObjects” causing performance issue on clients (new engine command “entities” used to improve FPS on clients)
* [FIXED] Too easy to break legs due to infected (reduced probability of leg damage, reduced amount of leg damage)
* [FIXED] Inspection of dead bodies does not work (fix only applies with ArmA2 Beta 94033 and above)
* [NEW] Exponent driven probability introduced into visibility calculation
* [FIXED] Hatchet/Crowbar requires reloading ( )
* [FIXED] Unlimited Wire fence/Sandbag/Tank Trap Bug ( )
* [FIXED] Duplication Exploit on object pickup ( )
* [FIXED] Not full magazines disappear when you reconnect ( )
* [NEW] Set Bear Traps that break player and infected legs, kills animals, when activated
* [NEW] Authentication process streamlined with new ArmA2 Beta commands (publicVariableServer and publicVariableClient)
* [NEW] Authentication for duplicate IDs supportive of the new beta patch (ArmAX users)

Some pretty exciting fixes and new additions, and I am sure that now visiting the zombie infested world of DayZ will become even more pleasant.


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