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DayZ Xbox One Development Update October 24th, 2018

The DayZ Xbox One Development Update for October 24th, 2018 have been revealed with a number of future fixes and tweaks to the experience. This is of course the console version of the massive open world zombie survival game. Players battle against each other and zombies in a large persistent world. The Development Update can be found below, note that things tend to change over time and they really are vague about any important details such as timelines or dates for this content to release.

The DayZ Xbox One Development Update:
Missing key assignments/actions (such as fire mode switch, free-look, Mosin reload etc)
-All button assignments will be redone in a new user actions system, which is still in the process of stabilizing. The estimate is to have a stable version of the user actions in a couple of weeks. The re-work and test of button assignments will take additional time. It will take at least a month until all missing key assignments and fixes will be released.

Improvements for the inventory?
-Yes, there are plans for improvements on the inventory, no further details given.

Night time? (It should be noted this is in the game right now, might not have been intended)
The appearance of night time is just a matter of server settings and not at all a missing feature. Right now, servers are starting at 9 AM server time and running until 2 PM before restarting at 9 AM.
DayZ Xbox One Screenshot
Current Bugs and Exploits:
What will be done about server hopping and ghosting?
On October 24th they added a logout timer on Xbox, forcing players to stay inside the game for a short period before being able to log out safely. To punish server switching, we will also enable waiting times between 60 and 90 seconds before joining a new server.

Glitched character (floating backpack, dwarf, "invisible")?
The team is working on a fix for this issue. However, it is quite complex, so the fix will take some time until it is implemented.

Inventory freezes?
Optimization of the inventory code is being worked on. This will be in with the next major update of the Xbox build.

Beta Build
-Being explored and looked at for the future to assist in streamlining production.

These adjustments should help players with survival as its already hard enough dealing with the undead and any bandits that might be out there roaming around the desolate country landscape.

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Gamerheadquarters Reviewer Jason Stettner