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Hardware[ | ]

This section will cover any physical components involved in playing DayZ. Here, you'll find information about display compatibility, input devices, SLI, and more.

Display[ | ]

In theory, there should be enough adaptability in your operating system, video card drivers, etc. to account for practically any display you might want to use with DayZ. Native support for your specific resolution will result in the best experience however, and below you will find a list of those that have been tested and confirmed to work properly. Note that the game will only display resolution options in the settings menu that will fit your display's aspect ratio.

The number of displays that DayZ can be "stretched" to is also only limited by the machine that is running it. The operating system, video card drivers, and the video card(s) all need to be able to manage and push those pixels however. Considerations include what type and how many video ports you have available, how powerful your CPU & GPU(s) are, the resolution of each monitor, etc.

The game's video settings include options for V-sync, and also support the ability to use Windowed Mode. If Windowed Mode is enabled, the combination of Ctrl+Alt+↵ Enter can be used to switch to Borderless Windowed Mode.

Some non-standard display settings are accessible through editing the configuration files (see below).

Compatible Resolutions -- Single Display
Resolution (WxH) Aspect Ratio Designation Notes
800x600 4:3 SVGA
1024x768 4:3 XGA
1280x720 16:9 HD Also known as 720p.
1280x1024 5:4 SXGA
1366x768 16:9 N/A Sometimes labeled "HD Ready."
1440x900 16:10 WSXGA
1600x900 16:9 HD+ Also known as 900p.
1920x1080 16:9 Full HD Also known as 1080p.
2560x1080 21:9 Full HD Ultrawide
2560x1440 16:9 Quad HD Also known as 1440p or 2K.
3440x1440 21:9 Quad HD Ultrawide
3840x2160 16:9 Ultra HD Also known as 2160p or 4K.

Compatible Resolutions -- Multiple Displays
Resolution (WxH) Aspect Ratio Notes
3840x720 48:9 3x 720p (horizontal)
5760x1080 48:9 3x 1080p (horizontal)

Input Devices[ | ]

  • Mouse
  • Keyboard
  • Console Controllers
  • Eye Tracking

Virtual Reality[ | ]

Internal Hardware[ | ]


Software[ | ]

Operating System[ | ]

DayZ Standalone is currently only compatible with the Microsoft Windows operating system, and cannot be run natively on any other platform. Some users may be comfortable enough with their skills to utilize emulation or dual booting in order to use Windows where it is not the primary installed operating system, but it is still necessary in some way in order to run the game.

Moreover, DayZ currently only supports DirectX 11, and support for DirectX 9 was dropped entirely with the 0.60 update. This means that older versions of Windows which are not compatible with DX11 are unable to run DayZ either.

List of Compatible Platforms
Operating System Notes
Windows Vista Must be upgraded from DX10 to DX11.
Windows 7 No extra work necessary.
Windows 8 No extra work necessary.
Windows 10 No extra work necessary.
Other Platforms
Operating System Notes
macOS Must use compatible Windows OS via Boot Camp or emulation.
Linux Must use compatible Windows OS via emulation.

Other Programs[ | ]

Image & Video Capture
Program Information Notes
Dxtory Link
Open Broadcaster Software (OBS) Link
ShadowPlay Link
Graphics Alteration
Program Information Notes
ReShade Link May not work on DayZ 0.62.