Last Updated on April 30, 2013

Category: Minecraft Mods

Zombies seem to be the most popular enemy in today’s movies, TV shows, and video games. From the Walking Dead to video games like Left 4 Dead, there’s no shortage of zombie-related content for us to consume.

And thanks to the Day-Z Mod for Minecraft, you don’t have to leave your favorite game in order to encounter walking dead people.

If you’ve already played the Day-Z Mod for ARMA II, then you know what to expect from the Day-Z Mod for Minecraft: the world was hit with a deadly infection that wiped out most of the population. You’re one of the few survivors and you need to scavenge for food and weapons in this new world while competing against (or banding with) other players for survival.

Here’s what the Day-Z Mod for Minecraft brings to the table:

-A new health system where players can bleed out and experience severe bleeding effects depending on how badly they’re injured. Bandages restore five hearts of health and blood bags completely restore a player’s health.

-Zombies chase players across the map and can break open doors

-Bandits spawn throughout the Day-Z Mod world, increasing the challenge for players

-Several different world types for players to explore

-New melee weapons and working guns, including the Remington Shotgun, AK74u, and Makarov

-New crafting recipes for all sorts of survival items, like matches, sandbags, blood bags, bandages, etc.

-Buildings are generated randomly throughout the Day-Z Mod world

-Zombies have different skins according to their ‘professions’, like farmers, scientists, military zombies, etc.

There are currently a few Day-Z Mod servers available for Minecraft. So if you’re looking for friends to play against, check out the ‘Server List’ section in this forum thread. The main server has 250 slots and is free for anybody to join, so it’s worth a try if you want some zombie apocalypse-oriented fun.

Think you’ve got what it takes to survive in a Minecraft world overrun by zombies, bandits, and other players? Check out the Day-Z Mod today and see how long you can survive.

How to install Day-Z Mod for Minecraft 1.6.4/1.7.2/1.7.4/1.7.5

Step 1) Download and install Minecraft Forge

Step 2) Download the latest version of the Day-Z mod from this forum thread

Step 3) Drag and drop the DayZ.jar folder into the .minecraft/mods directory that Forge created

Step 4) Start Minecraft and choose the world –Opion “DayZ” in order to start playing in the Day-Z world

  • josh

    my game crashes every time i open my inventory, and every time i open/destroy a spawned chest. please fix