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DayZ Requirements (Hardware/Software)

Please note the below listed system requirements for DayZ:



OS: Windows XP or Windows Vista

Processor: Intel Core 2.4 GHz or AMD Dual-Core Athlon 2.5 GHz

Memory: 1GB

Graphics: Nvidia Geforce 8600GT or ATI Radeon 3650 or faster with Shader Model 3 and 512 MB VRAM

DirectX®: DirectX 9.0c

Hard Drive: 10 GB free space


OS: Windows 7

Processor: Intel Core i5 or AMD Athlon Phenom X4 or faster

Memory: 2GB

Graphics: Nvidia Geforce GTX 260 or ATI Radeon HD 5770 or faster with Shader Model 3 and 896 MB VRAM

DirectX®: DirectX 9.0c

Hard Drive: 20 GB free space


As DayZ is a modification for an existing game it is a requirement that both ArmA 2 (A2) and ArmA 2: Operation Arrowhead (OA) are installed on your system prior to installing or running DayZ.


When installed and launched together A2 and OA are known as Combined Operations (CO). A2 and OA can either be purchased separately and launched together or purchased as the CO pack. DayZ is compatible with all legitimate known retail and digital distribution methods (including Steam).


If you are yet to purchase A2, OA or CO we recommend visiting the Bohemia Interactive online store, this helps to directly support the original creators of ArmA.

Bohemia Interactive Studios - Online Store (opens new window)


If after everything you are still unsure as to whether you will be able to run ArmA or DayZ you can visit the below website and check your system against ArmA 2: Operation Arrowhead;


CanYouRunIt? (opens new window)


Note: System Requirements Lab is not associated with DayZ. We do not offer support or take responsibility for anything regarding their systems or processes. All third party applications or software is downloaded/used at the users own risk.

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