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DayZ freezes/crashes completely if blocked by a firewall. (Unkillable by task manager).
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If DayZ is unable to connect due to being blocked by firewall it will crash and only way to get rid of it is by computer restart. Task manager or any other program designed for killing other programs will fail to get rid of it.


Legacy ID
Game Freezes
Steps To Reproduce

Launch Dayz.
Have whatever conflicting firewall on.
Go into change server.
No game server will show up.
(This is the point where you can still kill it with task manager).
Now if you press cancel or on any other tab the game will hang and only way to get rid of it is to completely restart your computer.

If you disable the firewall servers will show up. If you connect the game will play fine up to the moment where you leave the server, at which point it will hang up completely as explained above.

Event Timeline

nexdemise set Category to Game Freezes.
nexdemise set Reproducibility to Always.
nexdemise set Severity to None.
nexdemise set Resolution to Suspended.
nexdemise set Legacy ID to 1127657003.May 8 2016, 6:02 PM
Kira added a comment.May 9 2014, 3:17 PM


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

If so, please send us a dxdiag report and files from this folder: "C:\Users\<Name>\AppData\Local\DayZ\"

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In case it's larger than that, please try uploading it to a file sharing website and link it here.

For future reports please refer to the "How to guide"

Thank you.

Kira added a comment.Jun 10 2014, 3:25 PM


I am sorry but this issue has expired. If you are still encountering these issues, report it in a new ticket with the files required.

Thank You.