DayZ: Showdown Tournament Kicks Off Saturday, September 15th

The team here at FPS General has been hard at work organizing our very first DayZ tournament and we're proud to announce that it will be kicking off on Saturday, September 15th at 4:00PM Eastern Time!

DayZ: Showdown is a totally custom way to play DayZ where survival of the fittest is the order of the day. In DayZ: Showdown, a custom game modification created by MartinCreek and Rawr-Tech, players are spawned in an arena and equipped with the bare essentials to survive and hunt their enemies.

32 players will spawn in separate locations on a very specialized cut-down version of Chernarus, alone and poorly armed. Competitors will be given only a hunting knife, a hatchet, some bandages and very little else. To survive, players will make use of their foraging skills and the ability to remain unseen until you have managed to equip yourself with something more powerful than a Revolver with no ammunition. All high-powered rifles and snipers have been removed except the CS50 and any normally spawned weapons.

Food and water will be available in limited quantities with lengthy spawn times in between appearances.

To ensure that players don't wander beyond the specified play area, there are signs warning you that you're going in the wrong direction. Of course, the generous amount of land mines that we've littered around the out-of-bounds areas will also encourage players to stay within the specified boundaries.

Keep reading for more on the inaugural running of the FPS General DayZ: Showdown, including a full set of rules and regulations as well as information on how you can enter to be a competitor!

We have invited several top DayZ streamers to compete in the DayZ: Showdown but we still have around 25 of our 32 player slots available. If you're interested in participating, please send an email to [email protected] with 'DayZ Showdown Application' as the subject line. Please include a description of your experience in the world of DayZ as well as your best contact information (Skype, Twitch, Steam, etc).

Streaming is available for competitors, but you must use a delay server if you are going to stream.

FPS General will be streaming the entire event with our shoutcasters Jonni and Martin at and Make sure to follow us on Own3d to stay up to date!

Our first place winner will receive a brand new Razer Naga MMO Mouse and all of our top 5 players will receive an FPS General t-shirt.

Remember, if you're interested in entering or have any questions, feel free to contact us at [email protected]!

Below, you can find the full set of rules and regulations for the FPS General DayZ: Showdown.

Gameplay Rules:

*32 Players
*All will be spawned at various points, spaced out, along the coast
*Each player will spawn with:

  • Hunting Knife
  • Hatchet
  • Revolver (No ammo)
  • 2 Bandages
  • 1 Painkiller
  • Matches
  • Map
  • Compass

*Once all players are spawned, the games will begin and all players will be free to do as you wish.
*Only 1 player may remain to win, so groups are fine, but there may only be 1 winner.

Map Changes & Map Info:

*This version of the map has been heavily modified for our purposes including but not limited to:

  • New Buildings
  • Added vehicles, bikes, and atv’s
  • A minefield wall surrounding the map to keep players inside
  • Names have been disabled
  • Encampments newly built, survivor homes, etc
  • Medical tents and other supplies strewn about
  • Food is heavily limited and has a slow respawn timer.


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