DayZ is a hardcore open-world survival game. The game was initially released for PC in December 2018 but was launched for Xbox and PlayStation platforms in 2019. As a player, your primary goal is to survive and stay healthy during a zombie outbreak In order to survive; you will have to collect food and water as well as weapons that can help you fight against these enemies.
To get a better gaming experience, many players tend to create their own servers because these servers are not officially available. Thankfully, the DayZ team also shares an official way to create your private server for a popular platform. They also have a FAQ page to help you find answers to frequently asked questions.
The FAQ page defines a private server as a customized online game session. What differentiates a private server from a dedicated gaming server is that it gives you much better control over the players and rules of the game. You get to decide which player can join the game and how many of them can play simultaneously. Additionally, you can also set your own rules. One thing that you should keep in mind when setting up a private server is that players on a private server can not be transferred to different servers.
In this article, you will learn about ways to set up a private DayZ server for PC, Xbox One and Play Station 4.
Private servers are available in four different configurations and you can choose one based on the number of players.
● Infection Level 1
● Infection level 2
● Infection level 3
Custom will cost $5.20 and allows anywhere from 5-200 players to play the game simultaneously. Meanwhile, infection level 1 gives you room for 4 survivors and a 30-days runtime, which means that you can expand it anytime. Infection level 2 will cost you $13 but will give you access to 10 survivors along with 30-day runtime. Lastly, infection level 3 will cost you $20.15 and offers you 20 survivors and 30-day runtime.
Once you have selected a single option, you have to choose a server location. Make sure you choose a server location that is not only near your current location but also delivers the lowest latency for a smoother gaming experience. Create an account and pay the fee for your chosen configuration. Next, you will see a customization screen that gives you options to change certain settings before starting the server. Once you are done with customizations, you can change the server status to live so it can go live. Now, you can add other players to the game so they can join in on the action.
Let’s say you have an Xbox One and you want to create a private DayZ server. How can you do that? The process is a bit different from the PC because you are not allowed to purchase an Xbox One private server from the Nitrado website. First of all, you need to install the Nitrando app for Xbox One. Once the app is downloaded, follow the on-screen instructions to set up your own private DayZ server.
Just like setting up a private server on a PC, creating a private DayZ server for PlayStation 4 is also similar. It also offers four different options for users to choose from. The custom package will cost $13 and allow 10 to 100 players while providing you customization options.
Even though infection level 1 costs the same $13 as custom but it gives you support for 10 survivors and you can also extend the month-long runtime by paying an extra fee. By paying a little extra, you can extend that to 16 survivors by paying $16.90 and also get the option to increase the runtime from 30 days. As you move up to infection level 3, the cost increases to $24.05, but it can also give you 24 survivors.
Next, pick your server host location. Nitrado will automatically select the best location for your server, which is not only nearer to you but is also have the lowest latency. Create a Nitrado account to pay the fee. You will be taken to a customization screen with a lot of customization options to choose from. Once you have customized your server, it is time to turn it on. When your server goes live, you can add other players. Now, you are ready to play the DayZ game with your friends on your Play Station 4 gaming console.
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