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never ending unconsciousness. ive waited for like 30 mins expecting it to be like in the mod... not sure if intended, doubt it though


18/12/13 @ 0007 - Made Primary "You Are Unconcious" bug report ~ Mag.


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Creams added a subscriber: Creams.May 8 2016, 2:00 PM

Hit Esc and click Respawn, problem solved.

f1v3 added a subscriber: f1v3.May 8 2016, 2:00 PM
f1v3 added a comment.Dec 18 2013, 9:03 AM

Respawn IS NOT AN OPTION! Not when you gathered a lot of gear like the damn can opener for example!

It should go away like in the mod.
This IS A BUG and should be treated as such. So stop the useless comments like: "Hit escape and Respawn".

Nasdero added a subscriber: Nasdero.May 8 2016, 2:00 PM

This must be high priority, I do not have a problem to play with the bugs, but I played a couple hours with my teammates and were not able to meet up, cause nearly everybody had this problem and after we respawned we had to run across the map to meet us again.

...and u dont know what the problem exactly is... illness, hunger or something because no indicators and double messages...

Muck added a subscriber: Muck.May 8 2016, 2:00 PM
Muck added a comment.Dec 18 2013, 1:14 PM

Same Problem

this still has not been fixed please disable unconcious till it is fixed...

there is a second bug where you will randomly log on unconcious for no reason wich makes this even more frustrating.....

you still can become unconcious ! read the update notes! they reduced the level!

jim added a subscriber: jim.May 8 2016, 2:00 PM
jim added a comment.Dec 18 2013, 4:34 PM

I don't even truly want to say it, but I miss the old hour-glass of doom...kinda.

You are unconscious.

Bloggz added a subscriber: Bloggz.May 8 2016, 2:00 PM

do you guys have made the new update?!

Managed to wake somebody up last night after 3 blood bags, 2 epis, and 6 defibrillator attempts.

Silene bags or whatever they are called seem to work in one!

cranmor added a subscriber: cranmor.May 8 2016, 2:00 PM

Yep! Saline bags work in one go. I was unconscious and a friend used one on me and brought me back to life

Bohemia added a subscriber: Bohemia.May 8 2016, 2:00 PM

Please can you internally assign this as a priority as it is a gameplay block for most people. In essence, it is pretty much like your game crashing now and then.

Thanks DayZ Devs!
Awesome work so far

f1v3 added a comment.Dec 19 2013, 9:07 AM

How come this issue has so many votes but it hasn't been assigned yet to any developer?

I was unconscious for atleast 20 minutes, when a buddy came and gave me Saline, then the screen was gone and i could play again, but he said i could look around.

Hi there f1v3,

Sometimes a few of the bugs end up being intertwined and are fixed without having to be assigned.

BI also uses an internal tracker for keeping a closer eye on issues that they are fixing, the developers are definitely aware of the situation though.

It will be fixed, you can Monitor this thread for updates on the matter.

f1v3 added a comment.Dec 19 2013, 2:11 PM

Thansk for the update Rossums.
You can always assign it to me :)

Fun aside: I thought you guys were using another tracker tool, but I also thought that the status of the issues here (at least the popular ones) was going to be updated regulary.

Good job so far guys! Keep it up.

ACAMX added a subscriber: ACAMX.May 8 2016, 2:00 PM
ACAMX added a comment.Dec 20 2013, 4:37 AM

I got punched three times and went unconscious forever.

ps.punch damage needs to be changed.

XD4NIKX added a subscriber: XD4NIKX.May 8 2016, 2:00 PM

i think in this game it is now uncouncios = Dead

Safire added a subscriber: Safire.May 8 2016, 2:00 PM

Happened to me 2x today, was lucky to have my friend to keep my gear, it must to be very annoying if youre playing alone tho. Must to be fixed ASAP.

This needs attention I just respawn since there is no way around it which can be very frustrating.

Unconsciousness should last at very most 30 seconds IMO. Passing out for any amount of time longer than this just makes playing the game one massive waste of time. Players very regularly get knocked unconscious in fights and as it is currently unconscious = dead.

same here :-) support that report

i was knocked out once. i woke up a couple seconds later. sliding towards the ocean. i could bandage a wound but couldn't stand up or stop sliding. thank goodness for log out.

Uriel99 added a subscriber: Uriel99.May 8 2016, 2:00 PM

I think you are actualy dead. I got hit with bat and went uncouncious. My mate stopped my bleeding and used epi pens on me. Nothing. My character was moaning and apeard alive but epi pen and waiting 10 minutes did nothing...

Dabu added a comment.Dec 24 2013, 2:01 AM

I was inconcious, i relog and i respawned with a new character...
I used a desfibrillator to my friend like 30 times. He never stand up.
I used epinephrine on inconcious friend. Nothing happends.
A friend used Saline Bag on me. Nothing happends.
I get punched in the head and i was inconcious for 5 seconds, my character stand up like it nothing happends.

I love this random things :D

f1v3 added a comment.Dec 24 2013, 12:15 PM

If saline bag doesn't help you get conscious, nothing will.

I got shot and went unconscious. Friend used my saline bag on me which did the trick.

Simple as that.

epinephrine worked when i helped a friend but he had to relog to be able to stand up!

If you are dying (blood loss, hunger, thirst) you will be unconscious until you die or until someone force feeds you water or food or gives you a saline bag

azra1l added a subscriber: azra1l.May 8 2016, 2:00 PM

my theory for regaining consciousness: your bloodlevel needs to reach a certain level to wake you up again.
this would explain why some people wake up on themselves after waiting for an hour (regenerating blood / "healing"), and also why people instant-wake up when getting a transfusion with blood or saline.

In my honest opinion, i think this shouldn't be considered a bug, but a feature - with some issues.

if you fall unconscious in real life, your chances to wake up again on your own, within a few minutes, are not THAT big. for that you'd normally need the help of another person, just as in dayz.

on the other hand, waking up shouldn't be bound to blood level alone, and it should be random - given that a low amount of blood should make it unlikely to wake up, a higher blood level will raise the chance, just like the other way around with falling unconscious. and waking up on your own should also be a random chance, but the chance should only raise with time moving on - starting with 0% from instant to like 75% for 1-2 hours maybe.

if you have a friendly person around, this person would have three options to wake you up:

  1. slap in the face - if nothing else at hand, low chance to succeed depending on blood level
  2. shower - if you have water in a bottle, you can use that to spill on the patients face, decent chance to succeed depending on blood level
  3. chemical wake up remedy thing - in movies, those things they use in military and torture scenes to wake people up - it looks like a huge pill, break it in half and hold it under the persons nose - person will wake up from the smell/fumes/whatever - can't think of a name. should be very rare military/medical equipment, 100% chance to succeed

this should improve the willingness of people to team up - leading to less KoS, leading to more intense gameplay, etc...

another thing came to my mind: anesthesia
bringing another person to unconciousness on purpose, usually to do surgery stuff.
could be knocking the person out with the fist, or use narcotic medical supply.
this could be used instead morphine to treat broken legs, benefit being it doesn't have the HIGH chance to get you addicted, downside being it will take above methods to wake up again.

before i get bashed on from all sides, i want to remind everyone that this game aim's to be hard and unforgiving (assuming that the stance on that didn't chance from mod to game), and thats exactly what i want it to be. if i want an easy game, i go play bf4.

your thinking of smelling salts. it needs tweaking to say the least

My experience is that unconsciousness times are not far different from the mod. I've fallen unconscious too and woke up not even a minute later.

BUT if you fall unconscious and bleed out or get eaten by a zombie or get killed, the game does not tell you "You are dead, now" - you simply are, though it still shows "You are unconscious...".

I started bleeding out from a zombie attack. When the "You are unconscious" screen popped up, I figured, "Okay, I'll probably die soon"

After waiting 30 minutes, I felt it was going no where and hit "re-spawn"

Nothing happened. After five minutes a "You are dead now" screen popped up and I respawned.

Being unconscious doesn't particularly bother me, however; I don't know if another player can help you regain consciousness or not. If there were ways for other players to help wake you up, that'd be nice.

I'd prefer to not be unconscious forever. :I

@VerifiedRobot There are Epi-Pens (rare, but there) which, if they work like in the mod, can get you back to consciousness. Of course you need somebody to give it to you.

Only happens to me with bloodloss. With punches, I wake up after about 15 seconds.

Had this happen me twice, never woke up either time

Luckily I had a friend with an epi-pen!

mAus added a subscriber: mAus.May 8 2016, 2:00 PM
mAus added a comment.Dec 30 2013, 8:16 PM

Add time when you are inconscious.

^^^ Same here

Very popular problem as well. Get punched in the head, fall unconscious, never wake up and when you decide to re spawn it works some of the time, other times it leaves you at the waiting screen.

dev0 added a subscriber: dev0.May 8 2016, 2:00 PM
dev0 added a comment.Jan 5 2014, 11:46 AM

I just watched the following video on how health + blood works in the SA today:

It explains why and when your character will become unconscious. One reason for becoming unconscious is dropping below 500 blood. You will however not die when you reach 0 blood, but only after reaching 0 health. However, bleeding alone will not reduce your health. If you drop unconscious by bleeding, you will stay unconscious until you receive a saline bag or blood transfusion. You will never die in this state.

Possible solutions:
a) Players instantly die from 0 blood.
b) Dropping below 500 blood will make you loose health. Continuous blood levels of below 500 will eventually kill you (in whatever time frame the game designers think fits).

After understanding the health / blood / hunger / thirst system better I get the feeling that a lot of bug reports are actually due to confusion how the entire health and survival system works and not actual bugs.


I understand what you are saying but if that is true, for the sake of the players they need to make it more clear whether or not you are dead. For instance, check out my case.

Some guy knocked me out, jacked my stuff and proceeded to bash my head it for a good while, like over a minute. It just kept saying I was unconscious. Eventually, I talked him into bandaging me. He said I stopped bleeding and was looking around but all I saw was the black screen. I had to respawn. I'm wondering if once going unconscious there is a bug preventing you from dying?

Currently this was an amalgamation of bugs and intended features, so I shall explain the system.

In the implementation as of our next patch,

If you receive injuries that take you below 500 blood you will fall unconscious. You will stay unconscious if you have less than 500 blood until you have over 500 blood.
That can be achieved by;

  • Having a friend give you a blood or saline bag.
  • Getting a friend to administer a shock via the defibrillator item.
  • An ally using an epinephrine auto-injector on you.

These will then remove you from that unconscious state.

It is also possible to be become unconscious when your shock value (being hit in or around the head is the best way to increase this value), is greater than your blood amount. However the shock value decreases over time so you will regain consciousness when this happens.

Hopefully this fully explains the situation.

Redklaw added a subscriber: Redklaw.May 8 2016, 2:00 PM

Knowing how the medical system works in DayZ SA versus the mod, I feel that this is not a bug, it's an undocumented feature (feels funny to use that in a non-sarcastic way, but the shoe fits.)

Please stop voting this up and begin voting it down. This is how the game mechanics are currently supposed to work. Once your character's blood level reaches below 500, you will become unconscious until you have reached that level again.

Flubb added a subscriber: Flubb.May 8 2016, 2:00 PM

Happened to me today as well. I got shot a few times and fell unconscious.

A friend went to scrounge for an Epi-pen and a saline bag. The Epi-pen had no effect, but the saline bag brought me back to consciousness. He had also tried a morphine pen which didn't work (no surprise).

According to some youtube-videos, you get unconcious when <500 Blood.
Some people here stated, they were able to regain conciousness after a blood bag/saline bag. Maybe they just got over 500 Blood again?

Same here. Used a defibrillator, epi-pen, saline bag. He was 'cured' from unconciousness but screen stayed black

knip added a subscriber: knip.May 8 2016, 2:00 PM
knip added a comment.Jan 15 2014, 5:29 AM

wasted adrenaline shot on friend, about a case of water and tons of food. Never came back from unconscious state.

Please fix this in a new patch! :D Also, I don't think zombies or players can kill you when your unconscious. I tried to kill an unconscious person, shot him in the head, he didnt die, just kept standing up. I also think zombies dont kill them either.

I've never woken up from unconsciousness, then again, I've never waited that long. Just want to play, so I exit and rejoin (since respawn doesn't work). Always wondered if "unconscious" was broken or if I just didn't wait long enough...

  • unconscious bug -

Disconnect server and reconnect and your alive.

Unknown Object (User) added a subscriber: Unknown Object (User).May 8 2016, 2:00 PM
Unknown Object (User) added a comment.Jan 13 2014, 10:45 AM

i think dev0 is right. i think many people don't know how the health / blood / hunger / thirst system work.

I maked some test:

case 1:

I was unconscious and bleeding:

I died after ~ 50 mins

case 2:

I was unconscious and not bleeding:

I woke up after ~ 1 hour

case 3:

I was unconscious and a friend shooted at me

I died

case 4:

I was unconscious and a friend give me saline/blood

I woked up BUT: i can't move! a logout and login help here!

I think the only bug is, that if you woke up you can't move

has someone the same experience?