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DayZ
6 Accessibility Features

We've documented 6 accessibility features for DayZ, including Directional Audio Cues, Audio Cues, Proximity Chat, Voice Chat and Balance Audio. Its accessibility is strongest in Visual and Communication but it also has features in Navigation and Audio to reduce unintended barriers.

This report is created with input from accessibility experts and the player community to help people find games that have the accessibility features they require. Once you have found potential games on the database, there are excellent specialist accessibility sites that offer in-depth reviews to guide your purchasing decisions.

DayZ is a post-apocalyptic open-world survival game. The population are infected with an unknown virus and you play as one of the few who are immune. You fight other survivors for limited resources and weapons. However, If you die there are no extra lives and you have to start over.

Our accessibility examiner, Andy Robertson, first checked DayZ accessibility 2 years ago. It was re-examined by Jo Robertson and updated 7 weeks ago.

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 13/12/2018, updated in 2019

Out Now: PC, PS4, Xbox One and Xbox X|S

Skill Rating: 14+ year-olds

Players: 60 online

Genres: Adventure, Shooting (Action, Collecting, Creative, Simulation and Traversal)

Accessibility: 6 features

Components: 3D Third-Person, Day and Night, Open World, Persistant World and Weather

Developer: Bohemia Interact (@BohemiaInteract)

Costs: Purchase cost, In-Game Purchases and In-Game Pass

 

ControlsControls

We haven’t documented any accessibility features for Controls in DayZ which deal with how you control the game, different options for alternative inputs and whether you can remap these settings to suit your needs. The following games are similar to DayZ, and offer accessibility features for Controls:

DifficultyDifficulty

We haven’t documented any accessibility features for Difficulty in DayZ which deal with how you can adjust the challenge of play, and whether this is locked once chosen or can be adjusted as you play. The following games are similar to DayZ, and offer accessibility features for Difficulty:

Getting StartedGetting Started

We haven’t documented any accessibility features for Getting Started in DayZ which deal with what support is offered to get started with the game. This includes customising the experience when you first open the game via any onboarding processes it provides as well as tutorials and other assistance when you first start playing. The following games are similar to DayZ, and offer accessibility features for Getting Started:

ReadingReading

We haven’t documented any accessibility features for Reading in DayZ which deal with how much reading or listening comprehension is required, how well the game provides visual and audible access to the text and whether subtitles and captions are a good fit for purpose. The following games are similar to DayZ, and offer accessibility features for Reading:

NavigationNavigation

We've documented 1 accessibility feature for Navigation in DayZ which deals with how the game provides guidance and assistance to navigate its worlds. These are only for games that have traversal and exploration in 2D and 3D spaces.

Head-Up Display

Game Map: View a map of the game world during play, with the landscape, points of interest and missions highlighted throughout the entire game. This enables the orientation of the player and the world, confirming a direction of movement and the location of destinations or points of exploration.

 

Similar Games With More Accessibility Features for Navigation

If you want to play DayZ, but it doesn't offer the Navigation accessibility features you require, these similar games extend the Navigation accessibility:

VisualVisual

We've documented 2 accessibility features for Visual in DayZ which deal with how you can adjust the visuals to suit your needs, and offer additional information if you can't hear the game.

Audio Cues for Visual Events

Audio Cues for Visual Events: Audio is provided to indicate visual events. Game events or progress highlighted by visual icons, effects or animations are also accompanied by audio to signify that progress. This is useful for blind players.

Audio Depiction of Event Location: Indication with positional/stereo audio of where directional events are on the screen for things like damage, footsteps, environmental elements. This is useful for blind players.

 

Similar Games With More Accessibility Features for Visual

If you want to play DayZ, but it doesn't offer the Visual accessibility features you require, these similar games extend the Visual accessibility:

AudioAudio

We've documented 1 accessibility feature for Audio in DayZ which deals with how you can adjust the audio of the game and whether audio cues compensate for aspects of the game that are hard to see.

Adjustable Audio

Balance Audio Levels: Set music and game sound effects separately. This enables you to select your preference as well as ensure critical game sounds aren't obscured by other audio.

 

Similar Games With More Accessibility Features for Audio

If you want to play DayZ, but it doesn't offer the Audio accessibility features you require, these similar games extend the Audio accessibility:

CommunicationCommunication

We've documented 2 accessibility features for Communication in DayZ which deal with how you can communicate with other players in the game and what options are available to customise and control this interaction.

Player-to-Player Online Communication

This is how players communicate with each other in online games. This can be to plan strategy, chat as they play or co-ordinate resources.

Voice Chat: Chat to other players on your team or friends list by speaking with headset.

Proximity Chat: Chat to other players who are near you in the game, whether or not they are friends or on your team, by speaking with headset.

 

Similar Games With More Accessibility Features for Communication

If you want to play DayZ, but it doesn't offer the Communication accessibility features you require, these similar games extend the Communication accessibility:

System Accessibility Settings

In addition to the accessibility features provided in the game, you can also use system-wide accessibility settings:

PC
Windows has extensive accessibility features. Some, like colour correction, work with games. Lots of accessibility software can be used with PC games, from voice recognition to input device emulators.
 
PlayStation 4
PlayStation 4 has a range of accessibility settings. Some are system only, some work in games (invert colours and button mapping).
 
Xbox One
Xbox One has a system features, the excellent co-pilot share controls mode and adaptive controller support for all games.
 
Xbox Series X|S
Xbox One has a system features, the excellent co-pilot share controls mode and adaptive controller support for all games.
 
Read more about system accessibility settings.

VSC LogoAccessibility Report supported by VSC Rating Board, PlayabilityInitiative and accessibility contributors Andy Robertson and Jo Robertson


Taming Gaming Book Written by parents for parents, the database complements the in-depth discussion about video game addiction, violence, spending and online safety in the Taming Gaming book. We are an editorially independent, free resource without adverts that is supported by partnerships.

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