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Old Character Lost after Windows Reinstall
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I recently re-installed windows, and along with that re-installed DayZ. I had a character with some gear before the re-install. I logged into game now and there is no character in the background of the main menu.


Legacy ID
Have Not Tried
Steps To Reproduce
  • Have not tried reproducing.
  1. Create character.
  2. Acquire some gear.
  3. Close game and save character.
  4. Re-install Windows, Steam, and DayZ.
  5. Log-in to find the previous character gone.

Event Timeline

dhaval-vashihotmailcom set Category to category:characters.
dhaval-vashihotmailcom set Reproducibility to Have Not Tried.
dhaval-vashihotmailcom set Severity to None.
dhaval-vashihotmailcom set Resolution to Fixed.
dhaval-vashihotmailcom set Legacy ID to 3684301155.May 8 2016, 6:08 PM
dhaval-vashihotmailcom edited a custom field.
app0815 added a subscriber: app0815.May 8 2016, 6:08 PM

I recommend you read the message that pops up when you load up the game. You will lose your character many more times, better get used to it and man up. The magic word is: ALPHA.

Bohemia added a subscriber: Bohemia.May 8 2016, 6:08 PM

if this happens, its not nice.
I have to reinstall windows too because my SSD crashed complete.
But i had no problems with my char.
Sorry, can't confirm (i don't vote)

I reinstalled windows 2 days ago, had to reinstall steam and DayZ, my character still had all of his gear and inventory... up until the dude at NWAF put a bullet in my head.

sinuto added a subscriber: sinuto.May 8 2016, 6:08 PM
sinuto added a comment.May 8 2014, 4:06 PM

I feel something like a character reset or death on your log-out happened. Feel free to try to reproduce this issue.


Glad to hear that your character is still intact.

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