The hit PC survival game DayZ comes to mobile platforms in Mini DAYZ! In this 16-bit demake of the original zombie survival game, you’ll roam the wastelands in search of supplies to keep yourself alive. With the help of our Mini DAYZ cheats and tips, we’ll show you the basics and intricacies of surviving the zombie hordes.
Don’t let the name fool you – Mini DAYZ features a large world to explore and conquer, so let’s get started with our Mini DAYZ cheats, tips and tricks strategy guide!
Plan your route
The first thing you should do is take a look at your map. You usually spawn into a new world right by the coast, so your first order of business is to find a nearby town. Running around in the wilderness will usually get you more lost.
Once you get to the road, stick to it so that you can check out any cars on the way. Pay attention to the map icons too. The house icon means a small neighborhood, while the two buildings represent a city.
The other factory looking icon designates a facility of some sort. You’ll find a variety of different items from each.
Be careful – sticking to the road means you’re more likely to encounter those pesky zombies! Keep your wits about you because zombies will emit very loud growls when they’ve spotted you, even if they’re off-screen. Stay alert and you should be fine.
Bundle up in some heavy clothing
You’ll find random articles of clothing throughout your adventure. You should aim to replace your standard T-Shirt whenever you get the chance.
Certain pieces of clothes have slots making carrying things around MUCH easier. Try to find a heavy piece of clothing like a jacket of some sort as they usually have 2-3 slots. They will also keep you warm, preventing your temperature from dropping too low.
One thing we’ve noticed is that it’s possible to get too cold, but there doesn’t seem to be any detrimental effects if you’re too hot.
Don’t let your old clothes go to waste! Light clothing like the T-Shirt you start out with can be ripped to make a bandage. Do this every time you find new light clothing to keep your bandage stock high.
Avoid melee combat
Melee combat should be avoided at any cost! It’s still pretty dangerous even if you’re fully clothed with a good melee weapon equipped. Any strike can cause you to bleed and in rare circumstances infect you.
Neither of these are fun status ailments to have so if you can help it, it’s better to run than fight. You can lose zombies by running around obstacles and trying to get them stuck on them.
Zombies will always run at you in a straight line no matter if they have line of sight or not, so you can use this to your advantage.
Stay still for greater accuracy
Your accuracy with guns will improve if you stay still for a while. A crosshair will appear over a zombie when your auto-target is locked on them.
Moving will cause it to turn red which signifies that you have a high chance of missing.
Standing still will make it slowly turn back to green, which means you have a good chance of your shot landing.
Look for the Rice
If you’re having hunger problems, fear not! Plain old rice is the way to go! Rice comes in a red and white can – keep an eye out for them. Rice will restore about 80% of your hunger gauge upon eating it, so you can see why it’s so good!
Choose your perks wisely
Depending on how ambitious you are with exploring, you’ll earn points at a very slow rate. You’ll need to pick your perks carefully because you don’t know when you’ll get your next one.
For starters we recommend grabbing the Sprinter perk, which permanently increases your movement speed by 10%. It may not seem like much but it can make all the difference when you’re trying to lose a group of zombies.
Build your base
You can craft a makeshift base by building a Campfire and surrounding it with a fence. To do this you’ll need to find a hatchet or fireaxe to chop down trees. You can craft the items using the materials you get from the fallen trees.
You can also craft a makeshift backpack in case lady luck is against you and you can’t seem to find one randomly, though you need rope and a burlap sack, two somewhat uncommon materials.
Keep yourself well nourished
Above all, the most important thing to remember is to keep yourself well nourished. The only way to recover your blood directly is to use a bloodpack which are extremely rare.
That’s why in most cases you’ll need to rely on your natural regeneration to recover from your wounds.
As long as your hunger and thirst aren’t too low you will slowly regenerate blood over time. Treat your body well and you just might survive through this nightmare!
That’s all for Mini DAYZ! If you’ve got any other tips for our survival guide, let us know in the comments below!