How To Buy DayZ Standalone and Download Q&A

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Over 3 million copies of DayZ standalone have been sold. You came to this page because you don’t have your own a copy, right?

Let me show you the way!

Should You Buy DayZ Standalone?

If you have played the DayZ Mod for ARMA 2, and liked it, I would suggest you get in early for 2 reasons. The first reason is that it will save you money to buy it now. The second reason is so that you will be familiar with how things work. There are a lot of new features and items and more are on the way.

If you are new to DayZ, you might be turned off by the lack of content, bugs, glitches, etc. If you aren’t aware, DayZ Standalone is still Alpha right now. Here is the disclaimer. You’ll see this disclaimer again, but it’s important to read and understand it.

DayZ Early Access is your chance to experience DayZ as it evolves throughout its development process. Be aware that our Early Access offer is a representation of our core pillars, and the framework we have created around them. It is a work in progress and therefore contains a variety of bugs. We strongly advise you not to buy and play the game at this stage unless you clearly understand what Early Access means and are interested in participating in the ongoing development cycle.

How To Buy DayZ Standalone

You can buy DayZ directly through STEAM. Here are a few simple steps:

  1. Create a STEAM account and download the STEAM client.
  2. It helps to already be logged in to your STEAM account before you go through the check out process. So go to and log in.
  3. In the search box, type “dayz” without the quotes and press the search button.
  4. Click on DayZ and enter your birthdate, since it’s required. Click on “add to cart”.
  5. Click on “Purchase for myself” and follow the rest of the checkout process.

How to Download DayZ Standalone

Once you have completed the checkout in STEAM successfully, you will receive a notification that you have a new item in your inventory. Click on the inventory menu. Find DayZ on the inventory screen, click on it and on the bottom right you should see “Add to my game library”.

If you purchased the game through the STEAM client, a display box will appear telling you that you have successfully purchased and are ready to install. Click on “Finish” and the game will begin downloading. Once the game has completed downloading, you will be able to play DayZ by going to your games library and clicking on “Play.”

If you purchased DayZ through Bohemia Interactive or another source, you may have a STEAM gift code or product key. In this case, load your STEAM Client. Click on “games” at the top. And then click on “Activate A Product on STEAM…” After you agree to the terms, you can paste your product key and follow the directions. The game should automatically download if you were successful in activating the product key.

Other Questions and Answers

When will the game be finished? When will the beta begin?The beta is expected to be introduced in late 2014. The final game has no date as of yet.

Is there a DayZ Standalone Beta signup? No. You will simply update your game when beta has been released.

How much will DayZ SA cost? Currently, the Standalone on STEAM costs $34.99USD. If you purchase from the Bohemia Interactive website, there are two options:

  1. DayZ ($34.99 at the time of posting)
  2. DayZ Supporter Edition ($79.99 at the time of posting)

What’s the difference between regular DayZ on STEAM and the Supporter Edition through Bohemia Interactive? The supporter edition also includes access to a Supporter Forum, which is not the same as, ARMA2 Complete Collection, and a digital map of Chernarus. Personally, the digital map is useless since is free and updated frequently and accordingly.

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