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DayZ 1.7.3 patch adds protections against cheats


Released today, the latest DayZ patch prevents players from alt+F4ing out of the game. It’s a common tactic used by people who want to escape combat or stop the person who killed them from looting their body. It’s been a problem that even DayZ’s designer Dean Hall’s mum has heard about. There are multitude of other changes have been included and they’re detailed below.

BeefJack spotted a new forum post over on DayZ’s site, it details the 1.7.3 patch which “is the product of a huge community + DayZ Devteam effort, spearheaded byR4Z0R49”.

The changes range from small things, like tents no longer being able to be pitched on concrete, to larger Alt+F4 disabling changes. Here’s the full list for your perusal:

* [NEW]Tents can no longer be placed on concrete.
* [FIXED]Building checks for tent placement (No longer place tents in buildings).
* [FIXED]Tents now are one click place.
* [FIXED]Fixed function for checking if in buildings.
* [UPDATED]Vehicle repair menus now all replaced.
* [NEW]Vehicle menus now list all damaged parts no matter if you have the item or not.
* [NEW]Vehicle repair menus will now let you know the exact item you need to repair on failed repair attempts.
* [FIXED]Vehicle Damage is now fully working.
* [FIXED]Vehicle Killed is now in effect fully destroyed vehicles will now set correct in db.
* [FIXED]Tents Now add and remove from db.
* [FIXED]Food can no longer be consumed if the player does not have in inventory.
* [FIXED]water can no longer be consumed if the player does not have in inventory.
* [UPDATED] Updated UI control.
* [NEW]Toolbox is now needed for all repairs.
* [NEW]New Combat System If you fire a weapon, someone fires a weapon near you, or a bullet/object impacts near you, then you go into combat.During combat, “ABORT” is disabled.If you ALT-F4/close anyway, your character is considered “combat logged” and instantly killed and leaves a body.
* [NEW]Alt-f4 is now locked and will only open your status menu.
* [Fixed]No longer possible to drink/eat/pitch a tent/put on clothes/build sand bags/cat wire/hedgehogs/consume medical supplies/free filled water without consuming the item.
* [FIXED]No longer possible to create axes out of thin air if you already have one
* [FIXED]Switching skins no longer repairs pain shakes/broken legs/resets/dupes/screws/resets ammo
* [FIXED]Duping no longer possible through zombie corpses/backpacks/etc
* [FIXED]Tents Now add and remove from db.
* [FIXED]It should now be impossible for a new spawn to spawn unconscious.
* [FIXED]You can no longer cook infinite free meat from camp fires
* [FIXED]Survivors should no longer pickup a single item at the same time and both receive it.
* [FIXED]You can no longer generate multiple tents while packing up a deployed tent.
* [FIXED]You can no longer change clothes/eat/drink/etc. while in a vehicle
* [NEW]combat 30 sec timer.
* [FIXED]Zombie death animation is delayed (now it plays instantly)


* [FIXED]Object Gear syncs happen based on radius not just on menu.
* [FIXED]Vehicle Position is now updated with client position.
* [FIXED]Vehicles save fuel properly