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Character does not transfer between public servers
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Characters do not transfer over to same-hive servers.


Operating System
Windows 7
Operating System Version
Steps To Reproduce
  1. Join a Public 1./3. person server
  2. Wait until you have a character
  3. Join another server of the same hive
Additional Information

Happens 100% to everybody I play with. Has been reproduced countless times.

Edit: Some additional information I have found out. It appears that the character transfer does work for official servers.

Event Timeline

Iqfish created this task.Jun 7 2017, 9:53 PM
Iqfish edited Additional Information. (Show Details)Jun 8 2017, 2:01 AM
Burrito added a subscriber: Burrito.Jun 8 2017, 4:00 AM

Me and my friends are having the same problem. I can assure you that we are joining public 1st/3rd person servers. I have a geared character in the north that I can use on the official servers all the time and some community servers, but some random servers will only let me use the other character I apparently have on the coast. For now a solution would be to only play on official servers.

It seems that the official servers do not share the same hive as rented public servers.

I wonder if this intentional or not? I surely hope not.

Geez changed the task status from New to Reviewed.Jun 8 2017, 10:43 AM
Geez added a subscriber: Geez.

Hello everyone and thank you for the report.
Currently the official public servers have a different hive from the rented public servers. The change has been intentional so the players have an option to play on the purest public hive without server storage resets, pre-made loot camps on the servers and similar.

Hello Geez,

While I see the good intentions, I really think that this change will mean that these official servers will not get populated enough.

The servers are already divided enough, that dividing it more will only hurt the player base.

Hmm, I don't know if I like the idea of 2 different public hives. I liked it better when there was just private or public.

r0m added a subscriber: r0m.Jun 8 2017, 1:11 PM
Iqfish added a comment.EditedJun 8 2017, 4:10 PM

Hello geez,

that's horrible! There is no clear way to know where your character is and you get a new one for every public server you join. Apparently your new system is not working for rented servers.

You have to either work up a solution for that or revert the changes, cause this is pretty gamebreaking for my whole group right now.

Hello Geez,

Will there be an option to filter out which servers belong to the rented hive and which belong to the official hive?


Geez added a comment.EditedJun 12 2017, 1:29 PM

Hello Geez,

Will there be an option to filter out which servers belong to the rented hive and which belong to the official hive?


Hello TheAmazingAussie.
We are working on a system which will allow the players to distinguish between the official and rented servers.

Hello everyone,

me and my DayZ-playing friends have the same problem. We think it divides the community and gives players less opportunity to build bases on "save" servers. I think, two hives for public and private are enough, we don´t even need three different hives.

@Geez: Did you or some players have any problems with the old system?


this is game breaking for me and my friends as well 2 hives was enough now there's no reason for me to build a base since i can not take it between the two also no reason to rent a server any longer

Geez added a comment.Jul 25 2017, 12:21 PM

Hello OshiMajor.
Can you please send us the server IPs of the servers where do you have an issue with the transfer?

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