DayZ Update 1.13 Introduces Legendary New Weapon: the M16-A2 assault rifle

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A fresh server wipe comes with some key quality of life changes and new attachments to go along with the new weapon PRAGUE, Czech Republic, July 13, 2021 – Bohemia Interactive is delighted to announce the release of update 1.13, which includes a legendary new weapon, new weapon attachments, balance improvements, new types of infected, and some interesting tweaks to the infected AI. The update, which is available now, also comes with a server wipe.

Watch the 1.13 Teaser Trailer Here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M_piFw1O_eg

The first thing of note is the introduction of the new M16-A2 assault rifle. Featuring its iconic 3-round burst mode, the renowned weapon uses standard 5.56x45mm NATO ammunition and is compatible with most M4-A1 magazines. But that’s not all! There are also new weapon attachments available like the brand new ATOG 6×48 optic, and two new magazines: a 45 round for KA-74 rifles, and an impressive 60 round standardized magazine for 5.56x45mm rifles. Next up are the balance changes. The unconscious state during firearm combat has been tweaked and its length now depends on which caliber has been used to knock down a target. The devs also made changes to player damage zones, which will reduce the chance for double punishments. Also reduced is the strength of police and plate carrier vests, which are less durable now and require higher repair kit consumption.

The infected AI got a makeover as well with the addition of new types of infected. Further changes include making stealth approaches more viable, making infected attacks blockable, reducing infected attack speed, and the increased likelihood of the infected leaving unconscious players in peace, thus avoiding the dreaded “waking up – unconscious” loop.

Update 1.13 also introduces the chance for wounds to get infected. You’ll need to either disinfect the wound or treat it with antibiotics, depending on the nature of the wound. There’s a new fever condition too, which can be triggered during influenza.

You can check out the complete changelog at the DayZ forums. About DayZ

The post-soviet country of Chernarus is struck by an unknown virus, turning the majority population into frenzied infected. Fighting over resources has bred a hostile mentality among survivors, driving what’s left of humanity to collapse. You are one of the few immune to the virus – how far will you go to survive? DayZ is an unforgiving, authentic, open world sandbox online game where each one of 60 players on a server follows a single goal – to survive as long as they can, by all means necessary. Every decision matters – with no save games, and no extra lives, every mistake can be lethal. If you die, you lose everything and start over. 

About Bohemia Interactive

Bohemia Interactive a.s., is based in the Czech Republic, was established in 1999, and develops PC, console, and mobile games. Our story began with our first game, Arma: Cold War Assault (originally published by Codemasters as Operation Flashpoint) which was released back in 2001. It sold 2 million copies, received numerous industry awards, and was praised by critics and players alike. Since then, we’ve grown from a ragtag bunch of garage devs to an international family of over 300 professionals – working on games like Arma 3, DayZ, Ylands, Vigor, and various other projects. Our ambition: to make games that act as platforms for people to explore, create, and connect. More information is available at www.bohemia.net.

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