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Modifications to car reset after running away.
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I know there are currently known issues with cars and persistence. I will let you decide if this issue overlaps with those, or is a separate problem.

If you find a car spawn, and then make modifications to the car (add/repair wheels, replace other parts, put items in the inventory). Then run far away from the car - I will guess it's related to the network bubble so maybe >1km?. Then return to the car, you will find it has reset back to the state you found it in when it spawned.

I'm assuming this effects all cars, but I have personally seen it happen to the sedan and the offroad.


Operating System
Windows 10 x64
Steps To Reproduce
  • Find car spawn
  • Make modifications to the car. Add items to the inventory.
  • Run at least 1km away from the car.
  • Return to the car
  • The car will be reset to its original state. Items in the inventory will be gone.
Additional Information

I don't believe that this issue is related to the time spent away from the car, rather it's the distance the player moved from the car. If I spend several minutes gathering parts for the car, but manage to do so without leaving the general area where I found the car, this problem does not happen.

I can make a video to demonstrate the issue, if requested. Though I suspect that it may be tied to other issues with cars that you're already aware of.

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Geez claimed this task.Sep 1 2016, 9:56 AM
Geez closed this task as Resolved.Sep 1 2016, 4:28 PM

Hello sanguine00 and thank you for the report.
We have confirmed the issue, it has been fixed internally and should be fixed on Steam soon.


Hi Geez,
I hate to bother you with this but is there no possibility to tackle that vehicle persistent sooner than with the next exp patch? Something like a hotfix or a small update? Cause I noticed that for a huge amount of people the vehicles in DAYZ are game breaking... In addition to that the whole persistence used to work so well that it is a real pity that suddenly you can't use vehicle properly... (and as I wrote in my last comment this may also be the case regarding tents)
I assume it's probably a lot of work and I know the whole team is trying their best but seriously - no car driving until the next exp patch - can that be a solution?