Connecting to DayZ Mod Servers

UPDATED as of 8/19/2016!!!

Changes have been made to the way you can launch and connect to “Vanilla” DayZ Mod servers. This is any server that doesn’t require an extra mod to download (like epoch, overpoch, etc). The Dead Return is one of those servers.

You can now connect to The Dead Return using DayZLauncher OR Steam-Arma2: DayZ Mod (previously broken).  No matter which method you use, make sure that you have downloaded Arma2: DayZ Mod via Steam (search the store). It is free.

If you are getting a session lost error using DayZLauncher, make sure you have version or greater. You can force an update under the settings page. Goto the Settings page and check the box that says “Launch DayZMod as Steam App”. DONE!

If you want to use a batch file to connect to The Dead Return, cut and paste the code below into DeadReturn.bat, make sure STEAMPATH and ARMA2PATH are correct, save it on the desktop and double-click!

@echo off
REM Connect to The Dead Return

set ip=
set port=2302
set prams=-high -maxmem=2047 -noPause -nosplash -skipintro -world=empty 

SET _STEAMPATH=C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam
SET _ARMA2PATH=C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Arma 2

"%_STEAMPATH%\steam.exe" -applaunch 224580 "-mod=%_ARMA2PATH%" "-mod=EXPANSION;ca;@DayZ %prams% -connect=%ip% -port=%port%

Any issues, feel free to hit me up on the Discord or send me an email

Your friendly admin,

Ski Goggles


2 thoughts on “Connecting to DayZ Mod Servers

  1. This is a great server. This server is what got me started on Day Z mod. I now play Arma3 Dayz recreation mods but maybe i’ll come back on this server one day.


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