DayZ Map Recreated in Minecraft

A project years in the making, the Chernarus map featured in DayZ and Arma 2 has been faithfully recreated in Minecraft.


For those who have a poor sense of awareness or simply don’t get out much, we are living in the year 2017. Hearing about some thing or place being recreated in Minecraft is certainly not the novelty that it was in 2012 (or 2010 for that matter), so to make waves with a project in in 2017 with Minecraft, builders must have something special. Map-maker Criand has such a project, the Chernarus map from DayZ.

Chernarus made its debut back in 2009, with the release of Arma 2. It is an enormous map with multiple square kilometers of forest, hills, farmland, and a few Eastern European villages. It remains very popular and has seen release in Arma 3 via fan ports. The map was well suited to the variety of mission and skirmish types found in the Arma series. The same qualities made it the perfect choice to be the foundation of the runaway PC mod hit, DayZ.

Veterans of Arma and DayZ will find the Minecraft recreation instantly familiar. The project took almost 3 full years to complete, according to Criand. While the map has not been publically released, it can be experienced in-game via this server address:

A zoomable, interactive map is available and there is a full image gallery over on Imgur.

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