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DayZ fan film is accurate, funny

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I love how DayZ's early access foibles have been appropriated by its community. Take MiniDayZ (opens in new tab), the fan-made, Bohemia supported retro demake. In that game, if you melee attack a wall you'll hear a bullet ricochet—just like in DayZ proper. There's no reason for that bug to be carried across, but, at the same time, it's so recognisably DayZ. There's every reason to carry it across.

Which brings us to FireFilms' excellent live action fan film. What initially looks to be serious and atmospheric instead turns into an entirely accurate representation of the DayZ experience—bugs and all.

Phil Savage
Editor-in-Chief

Phil has been writing for PC Gamer for nearly a decade, starting out as a freelance writer covering everything from free games to MMOs. He eventually joined full-time as a news writer, before moving to the magazine to review immersive sims, RPGs and Hitman games. Now he leads PC Gamer's UK team, but still sometimes finds the time to write about his ongoing obsessions with Destiny 2, GTA Online and Apex Legends. When he's not levelling up battle passes, he's checking out the latest tactics game or dipping back into Guild Wars 2. He's largely responsible for the whole Tub Geralt thing, but still isn't sorry.