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You can randomly hear zombie sounds (often sounding cut off) everywhere on the whole map with absolutely no zombies around.


18/12/13 @ 0014 - Made Primary "Random Zombie Sounds" bug report ~ Mag.

NOTE: This issue is known to be caused by Wildlife (Bunnies etc.) ~ Mag.


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Happens all the time by itself every couple of minutes.

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Atanar added a subscriber: Atanar.May 8 2016, 1:59 PM
Atanar added a comment.Jan 5 2014, 2:58 PM

Why is this marked as low priority? Sound is important in a game like this.

Well if you search you can actually find the new sounds for dayz in a youtube video. So it is probably low priority because they think it will be fixed next patch. if everything starts making zombie sounds then they will mark it high.

f1v3 added a comment.Jan 9 2014, 3:55 PM

Just a NOTE on this I found in the forum:

Animals & Hunting
Target Delivery: Early 2014

The AI for animals is based on the new AI for zombies (some will notice the old local ambient animals making zombie noises and acting aggressively!). We have a cutdown version of this we will be using for hosting animals, including those from ArmA2 as well as new animals such as a deer.........

So I think no fix is coming yet, until this is implemented first.

Unknown Object (User) added a subscriber: Unknown Object (User).May 8 2016, 1:59 PM
Unknown Object (User) added a comment.Jan 9 2014, 4:15 PM

Why is this marked as low priority? Sound is important in a game like this.

I had this happen while playing last night it started north of NEAF when I went into a town despite being clear a random zombie came running from a building. After that it stopped for a while. I'm guessing it "de-glitched" when it went through a building?

Johnson added a subscriber: Johnson.May 8 2016, 1:59 PM

Dear survivors.

We are aware of issues with these sound files and are working on a fix.

Thank you for your reports!

Soda popping, people eating and reloading needs to be added here.

f1v3 added a comment.Jan 11 2014, 10:15 AM

Please just limit the postings to registered users. Those damn spammers are annoying.

Ounissi added a subscriber: Ounissi.May 8 2016, 1:59 PM

Yes, i have same problem

Confirmed, BUT i wouldn't mind a distant groaning or sth similar when in the woods, just to keep your guard up. Makes it a bit scarier, supporting the atmosphere

R834 added subscribers: rotteck, R834.May 8 2016, 1:59 PM
R834 added a comment.Jan 29 2014, 7:19 PM


The gate noises are part of the background ambient sounds

there are also random (i call them) "gate-opening" sounds.
it doesnt do this sound when opening a real gate, but you can hear it randomly :D

(you will get scared so hard if looting Military bases :D)

Yeah i am having this problem as well. It messes with me and makes me anxious when I'm looting and I hear a zombie.

Rabbits! Got the new Zombie AI..
Drives me crazy, cause i get freaking paranoid everytime a rabbit is around.

i agree with maakai, seems to fit when i usually hear them near a lake or some island village someplace

Maakai added a subscriber: Maakai.May 8 2016, 1:59 PM

Confirmed, sounds like a duck

I chased these sounds down to a little bunny hopping around. Thinking the animals have not received the correct sound files yet??

I hear dead people!

I also experimented this BUT THE ZOMBIE HITS ME i needed to exit game that zed was going to kill me but he was invisible

This gives me an idea! Maybe there could be like guilt so that when someone kills another player they'll start suffering from random sounds that will make the player get nervous. Depending on how much murders you do, the worser the guilt gets, therefore more scary noises appears like a gun reloading or even gunshots nearby. Could make the game really interesting, increasing horror and giving reasons to stop killing on sight! I have a post suggesting this if you wanna check it: [^]

I'm not trying to spam as I'm posting this on a related issue and I'm just hoping people that may think this a good idea will find it's way through this


I'll be running around and I'll hear a random zombie scream. I do a 360 and wait for a zombie. Nothing happens. I continue with my run.

Baras17 added a subscriber: Baras17.May 8 2016, 1:59 PM

Dear Devs, you can also use zombie sounds from other dayz mods what are currently played in the dayz commander. One mod with good zombie sounds would be dayz overwatch. copy them into the game and mix them with the old ones. Then we have a lot of zombie sounds and they sound more creepy and also better :D

ililft added a subscriber: ililft.May 8 2016, 1:59 PM

same problem
fake drink, eat or reload sound

Fflint added a subscriber: Fflint.May 8 2016, 1:59 PM

It seem to come from the your own char and after taking painkiller or morphine it gose away untill you reloge!

Juljan added a subscriber: Juljan.May 8 2016, 1:59 PM

I have the same issue. Makes the game experience weird :-)

f1v3 added a comment.Feb 24 2014, 11:18 AM

Finally they are working on it!
Any ETA on a fix?

lol i thought this are bird sounds xD

I don't know about the Soda sound error, but for the zombie...
It may only be a zombie stuck inside an area that player cannot reach/see.

  • Room in house that we cannot open door.
  • Zombie spawned underground/under floor.

Just an idea

This seems to happen much more in 0.37 experimental than it did in the previous build, maybe to do with zombie respawning? I hear dead people!

Today was hearing zombie sounds every 20-30 seconds and clearly were no zombies around. Also random drinking and eating. Seems like the sounds are happening a lot more often then before...probably with the latest patch.

This is not a glitch or a bug it is intentional. Drink some water and eat some food and you will see that you no longer hear these sounds.

kingj added a subscriber: kingj.May 8 2016, 1:59 PM
kingj added a comment.Mar 3 2014, 11:55 AM

i've nearly crapped my pants at times hearing this. Unsure whether this is sound issue or the fact there are zombies glitched under the map.

Karakoz added a subscriber: Karakoz.May 8 2016, 1:59 PM

I have a random zombie sound on experimental every 5 seconds, it's not stopping and it has been lasting for hours. It's starting to get on my nerves.

Was hearing random zombie aggro sounds around the town at coords 121 015.
Experimental version 0.42.116002

I experienced this last night. I wasn't just hearing zombie sounds either. I could hear sounds of chewing, gulping, opening of soda, gun shots, grunting, and moaning.

The server was empty with exception to myself and a friend but we both definitely heard gun shots at the same time while being very far apart. The noises seemed to be synchronized across the clients in the server.

heard this yesturday there was 4 of us in bolota one by the barracks one in the hangers, one by the north prison, and one at building one. eveyone heard the noiss at the same time. we where on teamspeak. so confirmend.

The sounds are still there in .42116177.

For me the amount of random Z sounds has increased since .42

Also here, since 0.42 version I can hear more of these random sounds. Zombies, gate openning, steps, reloading weapon ...

synik4l added a subscriber: synik4l.May 8 2016, 1:59 PM

Same. Im hearing double the amount of sounds I used to. Its getting rediculous. This needs to be fixed. Its hard to tell the difference between real and fake sounds

AmmokK added a subscriber: AmmokK.May 8 2016, 1:59 PM

A fun thing about this is, that when friends of mine are fighting some Zs and they are on the other side of the map, i can hear it.
Freaks them out every time i ask them "you fighting a Z right now?" and in most cases they are (about 90% i am right, the other 10% are based upon my paranoia i guess^^)
So, could it be the sounds aren´t random at all but have an origin from some player on the map that is fighting a Z?

e_xil added a subscriber: e_xil.May 8 2016, 1:59 PM
e_xil added a comment.Apr 7 2014, 11:59 AM

strange i dont hear something of this, really rare some sort of reload or shoot or zombie roars, but this was always so in standalone, and i dont know if really someone theres (in neighbour building or so..)

additional: i hear so often ghost squeak fence door

e_xil added a comment.Apr 7 2014, 3:03 PM

the fence door is indeed there since beginning, i thought this belongs to the "atm" sounds

zokeszt added a subscriber: zokeszt.May 8 2016, 1:59 PM

The more players on the server the more sounds you hear. Not just zombie sounds, you hear eating, drinking(coke/pepsi) and ammo splitting.

SpYdR added a subscriber: SpYdR.May 8 2016, 1:59 PM
SpYdR added a comment.Apr 12 2014, 1:29 PM

Very annoying. Always present on highly populated servers. Seems like the more the players the worse it gets...

Maybe it's sounds other players hear going to the wrong person through server client connection errors or something of the like?

NIKSU added a subscriber: NIKSU.May 8 2016, 1:59 PM
NIKSU added a comment.May 10 2014, 6:06 PM

Random sounds are annoying, fix it guys.

Sandman added a subscriber: Sandman.May 8 2016, 1:59 PM

I am still having this problem even in 0.44. Very displeased as it makes it hard to identify other players actions. I randomly hear soda cans being opened and bullets being combined into one pile as well as zombie noises when there is clearly no one in the area

BORNA added a subscriber: BORNA.May 8 2016, 1:59 PM
BORNA added a comment.May 15 2014, 7:41 PM

Im haveing the same problem-scares me so much.

Hi everyone,

Closing issue since this should now be resolved.