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After Update to .42 (steam) game is unplayable (Multible bugs)
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So, we was able to run to Krasnostav then the hell begins:

  1. The game stops responding. Only the char is running. Unable to change items, open doors etc
  2. reconnect (wait 60 to 300 sec.)
  3. 1 min please wait. In this time Zombies hit you bloody because you are ingame but can't do anythink. You are only see "please wait"
  4. you are ingame, you can only run. Then all becomes 5, 6, 7 times gray, you get damage then you see the Zombies. Kill them.
  5. game not responding (starting at 1))
  6. ingame, game minimize (see attachment) {F30609} {F30610}


Legacy ID
Game Crash
Steps To Reproduce

try to Play the game in the city

Additional Information

We (yes, we are two and both have the same Problem after updating the game) try it on 6 Server and each server the same.

And by the messenges from battleye ingame: most Player have the same or equal Problems because they get be kicked by time out or wrong signature

Event Timeline

Bohemia edited Steps To Reproduce. (Show Details)Mar 19 2014, 9:57 PM
Bohemia edited Additional Information. (Show Details)
Bohemia set Category to Game Crash.
Bohemia set Reproducibility to Always.
Bohemia set Severity to None.
Bohemia set Resolution to Fixed.
Bohemia set Legacy ID to 2526496998.May 8 2016, 5:35 PM
Bohemia added a subscriber: Bohemia.May 8 2016, 5:35 PM

And i lose all the time the Connection to the session.

We try to escape this bugs over 30min now and try to come out of the city

The game crashed 3 times in 10 minutes for me. This is happening on all servers. They really crapped things up with this pre-alpha patch.

despise added a subscriber: despise.May 8 2016, 5:35 PM

I can confirm the same issue is happening to me and my team

I keep getting kicked from the Servers I've tried now and keep getting a 240 sec wait time!!

Seems the Session is getting lost somewhere after a few minutes of joining.

Session lost is my new best friend. We play on every server together. Sometimes Wait for host shows up (also my new friend).. so we chat like forever. And sometimes he brings up his little sister Please wait, she is like her brother, she stays up forever too.

btw: Thanks for fixing ledders in mid-panel buildings. Keep awesome!

Rich678 added a subscriber: Rich678.May 8 2016, 5:35 PM

I see the same problem.

Little Update: Okay... additional to what i wrote in the top, we have actually managed to leave the city after 15min more. After this and some more crashes in the attempt we were able to play.
We had no problems (except lag or drop in fps in north berezino) to play, like on the airfield.
So, for all: Krasnostav kills you by not responding, please wait (see top) and zombie-spawning

Yesterday, my team and me played on 5 or 6 servers and that was unplayable. Connection lost, reset character, ping ...

Same here...Connection Lost...Mega Lags...everytime the game laggs me and my two friends hear zombie sounds (like one is attacking)

same to me... could only connect to a couple of servers, yesterday.
when finally got on server, game was laggy as f*ck... about 15 zombies on me, cause of lagg couldnt see them, game stands still, can walk around but cant interact with anything. after about 30 seconds i get about 200 zombiehits bleeding as f*ck.. disconnect. starting at coast. running to berenzino again laggy... disconnect. damnit, didnt notised this features at the changelog. hope will get fixed till saturday, cause we planned a LAN :/

okay, same in berezino. Try to put somethink in my backpack and have to restart

Trivium added a subscriber: Trivium.May 8 2016, 5:35 PM

What I noticed from playing yesterday on the new patch - if you can't open doors and use stuff, just run around for 30secs to 1 min and everything goes back to normal.

And session lost (see pic)

Same Issue here. Whole group of 6 Persons can´t play since 0.42. With 0.37 everything was ok.
Now we connect and after a long loading we can finaly try to play. But no chance... you cannot pick any item, cannot pick up your weapon. Zombies attack you and you cannot defend or even bandage some bleeding wounds. 2 of us died because bleeding.

This sucks

chryses added a subscriber: chryses.May 8 2016, 5:35 PM

everything of the above has happened to me.

Dear mod(!),
i'm just a Little bit confused. I look on my own picture and what do I see? Steam community get the update to .42116177 and the Server in the list we get have 42.116181?
42116177 =! 42116181
Come the problems from here? We get only the wrong list of server? Or is it normal that the server version is different to the client version number?

Edit: Now i have also 81 on my client. Whatever the reason is!?! I will test a little bit. Yesterday it was 77.

derhans added a subscriber: derhans.May 8 2016, 5:35 PM

My char has been deleted after reconnecting... normal playing is not possible, because of random server desyncs, I got hit by zombies which are not there...

just tried experimental 0,43... and its even worse than stable. on stable I got only session lost or wait for host problems but experimental is like some trip on acid

So, I tried it and this is the result:
81 is standing in the start screen.
81 are the server Version.
While connecting, 77 was Standing in the left upper Corner. Unfortunately it was not possible for me to make a screenshot of it.
I log me out and reconnect to try make another screenshot then my char was deleted/killed... what ever. I was on the beach

Btw: I was unable to interact with anythink

Confirm identical issues (heavy lag on connection and desyncs).

have same problem (attaking by zombis during waiting time)

Dave added a subscriber: Dave.May 8 2016, 5:35 PM
Dave added a comment.Mar 21 2014, 1:21 AM

This is the first time I've had problems with DayZ and I can only take a guess that it has something to do with the new update. I spent two hours trying to log in and got all of the above problems. I had about three successful attempts at logging in but they only lasted 1-5 mins before I was kicked again.

sparti added a subscriber: sparti.May 8 2016, 5:35 PM

Playing is very dangerous because of lag, unresponsiveness and frequent disconnects. You cannot protect yourself even against zombies.

Got the same problem here. It occurs randomly. Usually after 2 Minuts after joining on any server. I got session lost and then there is the changing of confirmation Error.

I lost in 12 / h cause this round about 8 Characters cause they dont saved correctly. Just bought the game , but hey ... its an Alpha ;) .
Would be n1 if you could fix this via Hotfix.

My Friends ( 7 ) on the same server were kicked / get session lost too. 7People at the same time.


Same here...
After update i can't play game. I lose my all stuff and i can't loot again becouse of this interceptions.

Kira added a comment.Mar 21 2014, 1:53 PM


We are aware of these problems and are working on a fix. Please be patient and if you encounter any crashing, report it in a new report with the files required.

Thank you!

taras added a subscriber: taras.May 8 2016, 5:35 PM
taras added a comment.Mar 21 2014, 2:07 PM

I also have problems with session lost. In addition, wait four minutes each time is too much. Today I lost a lot of sessions, it's been almost 15 minutes before can play.

maybe we will see some information about incoming fix or it will be for 2-4 weeks as often?

I've started seeing a pattern where recently restarted servers don't have these issues. This is the third freshly restarted server I play on that's currently (at time of writing) free of these issues

@DanielEEF if it is and stays this way, your post is making me happy :)
can you continue reporting yr experience after about an hour?

A Hotfix would be great

and pls not on experimental. pls hotfix on stable.

calixus added a subscriber: calixus.May 8 2016, 5:35 PM

I experience the same probs and I saw the pattern every time the rain started or stopped. From that moment on, I had no inventory control (weapon-change, accessing items in there) for about 1-2 minutes. So my guess would be on the side of the weather-system.

tested it on experimental, none of this lags, disconnects, etc happend, was able to play very clearly. time to put that hoftix on stable :)

The same happened to me. Totally unplayable. Not even for 5 minutes. Session times out eventually.

Game run may be 1 minute and crash with "Authentication timeout". Unplayeble or login to game.

Dave added a comment.Mar 22 2014, 1:51 AM

Game works now guys. Switched back from experimental and Dayz had an update of about 130mb. Seems to work fine although only played for 20 mins as it's time for me to hit the sack. Logged in fine and could play just fine for full time though.

@Dave, you always have to update your game after you switch back from experimental to stable! the hotfix isnt implemented at the moment, cos zombies were still onehitting me to bleed. if there are 3-4 persons on a server, the desync doesnt happen so hard

Dave added a comment.Mar 22 2014, 2:02 PM

Ah ok my bad, sorry. It was the first time I'd used experimental. There were only 3 people including me on the server when I switched back to stable.

If there is any possibility of any bugs like this (lags, random disconnects and othe networking issues) devs shouldn't implement dicsonnection timer at this time. It should be disabled for now.

Update on my end with the fresh restart etc. It seems like it built up steadily and after about half an hour to an hour the issues came back more and more until it once more became unplayable. But freshly restarted servers work for a while at least. Might be a leak somewhere in the serverclients.

Since .043116251 i have not this problems.
Only the minimizing is still there but in 8h only 2 times.
Thanks(!!!) for the hotfixes and let me test it some days.

Edit: for me it looks like the Problems are gone.
Deleting all files in the DayZ folder and then the last hotfix fixed it. I don't know if this is the same for the other 50 people.
Minimizing is still there.

Actually this is started for me really long time ago, not from the last update.

since the last server-update(.43) its again that there stands "please wait" and i'm ingame :S Its not as long as the last bug/problem. But its enough time to be killed :S

Edit: Wrong word inside the text. Changed it

can this be closed?

ACTUALLY, yes, but this bugs we have it in the 0.46 version again

andy added a subscriber: andy.May 8 2016, 5:35 PM
andy added a comment.Oct 29 2014, 12:08 PM

Hello everyone,
we believe this has been fixed.
While there might be similar issues with the latest builds, the specific problems here have gone away.
Please submit a new ticket for any issue you encounter.
Thank you for your feedback,