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On occasion, I connect to a stable branch server only to have the game freeze, and I have to Ctrl+Alt+Delete my way out of it.
At first, I thought this had to do with the server host, but then it started happening on other servers as well, so as far as I can tell, it happens randomly.

It has since the first time I encountered this started happening some time after connecting as well.

Another effect of this is that Steam also freezes completely, in a way that I have only seen after DayZ, and it does not happen with other games that have frozen for me.
The only way to get out of Steam freezing like that was to go into the activity manager and abort all processes related to Steam and DayZ: the DayZ.exe, GameOverlayUI and Steam.exe, though Steam.exe doesn't always abort properly, so then I have to reboot the entire system.

As far as I know, it has nothing to do with my system or connection, as those have been able to support DayZ in the past, and I have since upgraded the hardware, allowing it to run at maximum graphics. Right up until it freezes, DayZ runs great. Some sessions it doesn't freeze at all.


Legacy ID
Game Freezes
Steps To Reproduce

Random occurrence, no discernible steps to reproduce.

Additional Information

This freeze bug should be classed as high priority, given that it is game-breaking, and occurring randomly.

Event Timeline

MonaMoonlight edited Additional Information. (Show Details)
MonaMoonlight set Category to Game Freezes.
MonaMoonlight set Reproducibility to Random.
MonaMoonlight set Severity to None.
MonaMoonlight set Resolution to Fixed.
MonaMoonlight set Legacy ID to 614509529.May 8 2016, 6:56 PM

Tried reinstalling to solve, it seems to have worked. Will mark as fixed if it doesn't come back.

Edit: As of 17/8 2014, the bug is not fixed.

I've had this issue for weeks, just keep bumping for visibility.

R834 added a subscriber: R834.May 8 2016, 6:56 PM
R834 added a comment.Aug 17 2014, 8:15 PM

When reporting a crash you need to upload a dxdiag report and the files from

Pack the files into a .rar file - if the RAR is smaller than 5000KB, you can attach it here. If it's larger, please upload it to a file sharing website and link it here.


Uploaded the files and dxdiag report.

andy added a comment.Oct 29 2014, 1:21 PM

Hi MonaMoonlight,
is this still an issue?
There have been some recent tweaks aimed at performance, hopefully they might have helped with your problem.

The issue seems to be less severe, if not completely fixed.

Encountered a freeze upon connection loss, but that would be unrelated to this issue.

andy added a comment.Nov 3 2014, 10:16 AM

Thanks for letting me know, happy to hear the issue has gone away!