DayZ mod comes to Steam | PCGamesN

DayZ mod comes to Steam

In a triumph for clarity, half of your Steam Friends’ activities will today stop reading ‘In a non-Steam game’ and instead proclaim that’s they’re playing DayZ, as they have been for months.

Join the scores of desperate survivors in the free award-winning and massively popular persistent multiplayer mod for Arma 2: Combined Operations!,” exclaims the listing.

“Go Solo, team up with friends or take on the world as you choose your path in this brutal and chilling landscape using whatever means you stumble upon to survive. However the infected are not your only threat. You will be forced to fight for your life against other survivors, over rare necessities like food and water, in your constant battle to survive in this wicked world.”

Will you relocate within Valve’s fetchingly grey walled garden to play DayZ, or continue to find shelter elsewhere?I spent about thirty seconds wondering whether DayZ is the first mod to get its own Steam listing, before remembering Garry’s Mod, Action Half-Life and a half score other Valve-related efforts. Still, it’s yet another indication that Valve would rather you be playing your free games inside than out there in the uncurated unknown - and you’ll still want to buy Arma 2: Combined Operations for £16.99 on Steam first, so there’s that.

Apart from anything else, DayZ on Steam provides a simple one-click alternative to the more involved installation and modding tool, DayZ Commander.

“Join the scores of desperate survivors in the free award-winning and massively popular persistent multiplayer mod for Arma 2: Combined Operations!,” exclaims the listing.

“Go Solo, team up with friends or take on the world as you choose your path in this brutal and chilling landscape using whatever means you stumble upon to survive. However the infected are not your only threat. You will be forced to fight for your life against other survivors, over rare necessities like food and water, in your constant battle to survive in this wicked world.”

Will you relocate within Valve’s fetchingly grey walled garden to play DayZ, or continue to find shelter elsewhere?

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