Day Z patch welcomes ladies to the apocalypse
by Alice O'Connor, shacknews.com, May 28, 2012 10:45AM PDT
Women are hugely important in any zombie apocalypse scenario, as those baby factories shall be needed rebuild the human race. Accordingly, smash hit Arma 2 mod Day Z added lady characters in a new patch on Sunday. Oh, and bandits now look like everyone else. Good luck with that.
Day Z's ladies look a little something like this. Players will be presented with a one-time option to switch to female characters when they first connect to a server after applying the patch.
This is irreversible, tied to your CD key, and applies to all future characters you make, so you may not want to be a lady for a lark. Especially considering how charmingly hostile some players can be to ladies in multiplayer FPSs, and how easy Day Z makes it for someone to ruin your fun.
As well as adding ladies and changing the bandit code so players don't automatically don a mask when their humanity dips low, patch 1.6.0 adds switchable outfits. You can persuade a player to part with their vestments, perhaps at gunpoint, or go scavenging for your own.