Connect to a DayZ PC Server

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There are 4 different ways to connect to a Dayz Gameserver:

Approach 1: Steam favorites list

  • Start Steam
  • Navigate to View -> Servers in the header bar
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  • Add your server to the FAVORITES tab using the IP address and query port
    (NOTE: Always use your game query port (number that follows the colon), you can see it at the bottom of your Dashboard in the web interface of your server, For example, when your game port is "27015", then you would use the query port number "27016" when adding to your Steam favorites)
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  • The added server should show up now, if not, click on REFRESH
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    • From here you can select your server, click on CONNECT and DayZ will start automatically.
  • Start DayZ
  • Once in the launcher go to SERVERS, select the FAVORITES tab and refresh the search:
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  • Hover over your server and click on the JOIN button
    • If your server is modded or has DLCs installed the launcher will ask you to set up requirements in order to join

Approach 2: Direct start option

  • Start Steam
  • Navigate to LIBRARY
  • Right-click on DayZ
  • Select the Properties... menu point
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  • Click on the button labeled SET LAUNCH OPTIONS
  • Enter +connect 127.0.0.1:27015 into the text input field (change the example IP with your Gameserver's IP address)
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    • Use +connect 127.0.0.1:27015 +password "YOURPASSWORD" if the server is password protected
  • Confirm with OK
  • Start Dayz via Steam and it should directly connect to the defined server

Approach 3: DayZ launcher

  • In order to connect to the server, you will need to use the server's name.
  • Start Steam
  • Start Dayz
  • Once in the launcher go to SERVERS, then select the COMMUNITY tab.
  • Type the server's name in the search bar.
  • Hover over your server and click on the JOIN button
    • If your server is modded or has DLCs installed the launcher will ask you to set up requirements in order to join

Approach 4: In-game server browser

  • In order to connect to the server, you will need to use the IP Address or the name from the server's web interface.
  • Copy your Server IP address or server's name
  • Start DayZ
  • Click CHANGE SERVER
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  • Select the COMMUNITY tab.
  • Enter your IP Address or server's name, then apply filter
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  • Select your server
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  • Enter your password (if needed) and click Connect
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