Error Fixes for DayZ 1.0 PC- Crashes, Black Screen, Server, Low FPS, Stuttering, Doesn’t start

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DayZ 1.0, probably one of the most successful Survival games ever released, has finally left the early access and it’s now available to buy and has a free week beta for steam users. It’s been five years since the early access was underway and finally here’s the release of DayZ 1.0. Even after having such a prolonged early access, the game has still failed to release a stable bugless version without any errors, crashes, and bugs in DayZ 1.0. Now, this post aims to resolve all those errors in DayZ 1.0


    • OS: Windows 7/8.1 64-bit
    • Processor: Intel Core i5-4430
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760 or AMD R9 270X
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 16 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX®-compatible
    • Additional Notes: Internet connection

    • OS: Windows 10 64-bit
    • Processor: Intel Core i5-6600K or AMD R5 1600X
    • Memory: 12 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 or AMD RX 580
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 25 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX®-compatible
    • Additional Notes: Internet connection

These are the system Requirements of DayZ. Make sure that your PC meets the requirements and if not, you have to upgrade your computer as soon as possible.

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Error Fixes in DayZ PC:

Connection Failed To server in DayZ 1.0 Fix:

Make sure that you have active internet connection with high speed broadband. Also, make sure that you have enabled external in DayZ beta tab. Steam > right click on Dayz > props > BETAS TAB > choose “experimental” > Update.


If you are using Windows 10, then most probably this error occurs. Sometimes, corrupt files might also cause this issue. So, verify the integrity of game cache files and restore any missing files.


  • Go to Task manager.
  • Find the DayZ exe file.
  • Right click on it, click on ” set priority” and put it high,

Low FPS and Lag Issues in DayZ 1.0 Fix:

Stuttering, freezing, Low FPS and lag issues are quite common these days in each and every game and DayZ 1.0 is no surprise here. Just follow the workarounds given below to solve these issues.

  • If you are using a laptop, then make sure that you have switched from integrated graphics to dedicated ones.
  • Try disabling V-sync.
  • Close all the running background tasks.
  • Set High priority to the exe file in the Task Manager.
  • Switch from DX 12 to DX 11.

Out Of Memory Error in DayZ fix:

Check out the system requirements. As mentioned, at least 16 Gb of empty space is required in order to install DayZ successfully. So, delete all the unwanted files and make sure that there’s 16GB of empty space in the download folder.

DayZ Crashes on Startup/ Crashes to Desktop Fix:

Try the following workarounds

  • Update the Graphics card drivers.
  • Verify the integrity of game cache file and if any files are missing, load them up and install the game again.
  • Sometimes your antivirus might come up with false positives. So, disable your antivirus and install the game and check if it’s working fine
  • Run the Game as Administrator.

DayZ Doesn’t start Fix:

  • Disable your antivirus
  • Whitelist the game in Windows Firewall.
  • Make sure that you have installed the Vulkan drivers from Nvidia website.

Make sure that you comment your issues below if you do not find it here.