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I have been unable to play for 3 days after logging 52+ hours previously.
I log in but can not interact with any of my gear; can not equip a weapon or food or flashlight or anything. I can "move" around for about a minute then get a yell d/c icon and a red d/c 10 secs later --- and then d/c at about a count of 80.
When I log in again, a few times I have moved approx 30 yards - but only 2xs in over 40 log in attempts.

I do not get any ladder or door prompts. I can see items on some occasions but can not target or interact with them. I try to drop gear and only once have I logged in and had a soda missing. I can not load things into my backpack.

I can not target zombies and they do not notice me.

I esc out to menu and my "Respawn" tab is greyed out. I jump off a tower roof and take no damage.

Settings change when I adjust gammas etc.

I repeat this scenario everytime I log in; whether on servers with 35+ or with less than 4. Whether in day or in night. Whether on servers with friends or no friends.

Please wipe my character or fix this so I can play.


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every time I log in

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Payton edited Steps To Reproduce. (Show Details)Dec 27 2013, 5:27 AM
Payton set Category to Other.
Payton set Reproducibility to Always.
Payton set Severity to None.
Payton set Resolution to Suspended.
Payton set Legacy ID to 3804945394.May 8 2016, 3:31 PM
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Payton added a subscriber: Payton.May 8 2016, 3:31 PM

My friend had the same issue. We believed it was because we had 4+ packs inside packs. Eventually after doing nothing but trying endlessly to unload my pack the server rest and when I was able to log back in I was without a pack (and it was not on the ground) but I had all my equipped gear and was now able to interact with items. Somehow we think the game was not able to recognize or identify all the bags we had that were all stacked into one another. Inside those bags we also had filled every space we could of 4 area clothing or containers with 6 slot capabilities.

komin added a subscriber: komin.May 8 2016, 3:31 PM
komin added a comment.Jan 10 2014, 4:19 PM

Please let us know in note section if you are still able to reproduce this issue in latest Development build.

If so, please provide us with video (you can make it via Fraps, upload it on some sharing service and post link on it in comment), DxDiag and files from this folder: "C:\Users\<Name>\AppData\Local\DayZ\"

Can you pack the files in winrar and upload it somewhere?
When the *.rar will be smaller than 2.097k, you can attach it here. Thank you.

For future reporting please refer to "How to guide"

Same. Currently unplayable in its current state. Massive reports exist on the tracker, forums, and reddit.


This has happened to me as well. My friend was playing with me at the time and was using his microphone to tell me what was happening. He stated (after pressing P) that I had a desync value of 100k. Some times this value dropped, but even if it did, it never went below 12000.
For me as the sufferer I was unable to click on any items, move any items in the inventory, equip/un-equip in the bottom bar, unable to see anyone move around realistically, do any form of hand signals (finger up/wave) or vault.

Below are some of the things I tried to do to solve the problem.

1)Restart PC (didn't help)
2)Restart modem (didn't help)
3)Start game in administrator only also set compatibility mode (didn't help)
4)Change server x3 (included night and day) (didn't help)
5)Drop all items on my character (helped on first and second)
6)Drop all my items on my character (didn't help on third desync)

To explain no 5) and 6)... I suffered a Desync problem three times in 1 evening. The first time is where I attempted 1) through to 5) as above. No 5) was where I basically made my character naked, I logged out of the server then logged back in. Everything returned to normal [as the game should be] instantly. I picked up all my stuff, walked down the road and then hit another desync (no 2). I THEN, removed all my items (went naked) logged out, then logged back in and the game went back to normal instantly. So I removed the last few items that I picked up in the game and went off walking [with all my other items back on my character]. The game didn't desync for at least another 20mins.

For no 6) I was in a house and the game desynced again. I removed all of my items [went naked] logged out then logged back in again. I was still having a desync of 100k. I tried this method 3 more times to make sure and every time it failed. I then just quit the game and called it a night.

During every desync if I was to remove an item [put to the floor] my friend would see it straight away, but it wouldn't register on my character that it had been dropped. If I walked anywhere he would see me move, but I couldn't see him move. If I did any action, he would see it but I wouldn't. You get the gist.

I am going to record a video next time it happens to me, I hope this will help you dev guys! Great game! :)

mieffer added a subscriber: mieffer.May 8 2016, 3:31 PM

I had this for the past few days. I think I managed to fix it for myself.
It seems to be connected to BE, since lot of people report no problems on unprotected servers.
Here are the things I tried in order to get rid of the issue (always checked few servers):

  1. Restarts (PC, Router) = no luck
  2. Verify game = no luck
  3. Admin mode = seemed to work, but only for a bit
  4. Reinstall = no luck
  5. Putting WHOLE steamapps/DayZ folder on exceptions list in antivir (AVG) AND switching firewall (comodo) to game mode = 5h without problems so far.


i think issues is related to this one:

After cleaning my files the game is much more playable. After reading the attached code (see post), i think that this can be a reason for high desync. It looks like the code sends a mass of request to the server.

Can someone test it?

Sir G.


Very interesting Phugoid. I will try that later and post up here the results of playing. Me and my friend have been trying for a couple of days to play together so we will know straight away if playing on a non-battle-eye server has helped.


Phugoid added a subscriber: Phugoid.May 8 2016, 3:31 PM