According to multiple reports, whenever DayZ players try to enter the gameplay in co-op mode, it says “zero servers available,” which is a type of error notice. Nothing changes even after refreshing the loading. It appears that either your internet connection is down or the DayZ servers are unavailable at the time you attempt to load into co-op mode. But you have nothing to be concerned about.

How to Fix DayZ Servers Not Showing

Issues with your corrupted internet configuration or a temporary glitch with the router/modem can also cause such problems. Server issues can also be caused by security software blocking issues, server filter issues, an outdated or corrupted game, invalid accounts, and so on. This problem could arise for a variety of reasons, which we’ve listed below.

Fortunately, there are a couple of workarounds that should come in handy. So, without further ado, let’s get started with the guide below.

Examine your Internet Connection

You should always double-check your internet connection because a bad or unstable network can cause a slew of problems when connecting to online game servers. To avoid slow internet speeds, make sure to disconnect any unnecessary devices from the same network. If your internet network isn’t stable or fast enough, contact your service provider for additional technical assistance.

It’s also a good idea to try performing a power cycle on your Wi-Fi router because temporary glitches can cause network connectivity issues. To do so, turn off the router and unplug the power adapter from the power source > Wait about 30 seconds before reconnecting the power cable > Turn on the Wi-Fi router to check for problems.

Verify the DayZ Server Status

The second thing you should do is check the DayZ server status by going to the @DayZ Twitter account for real-time updates and information about the server as well as the game patch. You can also visit the third-party DownDetector DayZ status webpage for a detailed real-time report. We can see that many DayZ players are experiencing server connectivity issues in the last 24 hours at the time of writing this article.

Restart the computer or console.

Restart the PC or console, whichever you use, to clear the system glitch (if any). Though it’s a simple thing, some players found it useful in a few situations.

DayZ Update

It is also advised to update the DayZ game on your PC, Xbox, or PS4 to ensure that there is no conflict with the outdated game patch version. To do this:

For PC:

  1. Start the Steam client > Visit the library.
  2. Select DayZ from the list by right-clicking it > Select Manage.
  3. Select Properties > Updates > Automatic Updates from the drop-down menu.
  4. If you enable it, the Steam client will notify you whenever a new update is available.

Xbox 360 Consoles:

  1. Navigate to the My Games and Apps section and select Manage.
  2. Select Updates and install the most recent game version.

For PlayStation systems:

  1. Open the game Library from the home menu and select the DayZ game.
  2. Select Check for Update from the Options menu.
  3. If an update is available, ensure that it is installed.

Check for and repair game files (PC Only)

You should also verify and repair the game files on your Windows computer to ensure that no corrupted or missing game files are interfering with your ability to connect to the game server. To accomplish this:

  1. Start Steam > Select Library.
  2. Right-click on DayZ in the list of installed games and select Properties.
  3. Now, select Properties > Local Files.
  4. Select Verify Game File Integrity.
  5. You’ll have to wait until the process is finished.
  6. Simply restart your computer to apply the changes.

Install System Software

In most cases, your device’s software version may become obsolete for a period of time. In some cases, an outdated system version or build can obviously cause multiple issues with the program running. To accomplish this:

For PC:

  1. To access the Windows Settings menu, press the Windows + I keys together.
  2. Then, under the Windows Update section, click Update & Security > Check for updates.
  3. If a feature update is available, choose Download and install.
  4. The update may take some time to complete.
  5. After that, restart your computer to allow the update to be installed.

For PlayStation systems:

  1. Navigate to the PlayStation console’s Settings menu.
  2. Select System Software Update from the menu. Check for available updates and then follow the on-screen instructions to finish the update process.
  3. After that, restart the system to apply the changes.

Xbox 360 Consoles:

  1. To access the Dashboard menu, press the Home button on the Xbox console.
  2. Now, at the bottom of the menu, select Settings > Select All Settings.
  3. Navigate to System > Updates.
  4. Select Update Console if the update is available.
  5. To finish the update, simply follow the on-screen prompts.
  6. Once finished, restart the console to apply the changes.

Remove DayZ Server Filters

Some of the game servers do not appear to be visible at your end because the filter has hidden them. In that case, you should clear the DayZ game’s game server filters. To execute this:

  1. Start the DayZ game > Navigate to the Server Selection screen.
  2. Now, click Clear Filters > Apply Filters to save your changes.
  3. After that, restart the game to check for any issues.
  4. Finally, your servers should appear, which may resolve the issue

Sign out and re-sign in

You should also sign out and back into your game profile account to confirm whether or not there was a temporary glitch with the account. This trick was useful to some affected DayZ players.

Restart Winsock.

Netsh is a command-line utility tool that assists Windows users in restoring network connectivity on their computers.

‘Winsock’ stands for windows Sockets.’ It is a collection of files that enable Windows programs to connect to the internet and other computers. If you are experiencing an unexpected lack of servers, you can use this method. How to do it:

  1. To open the Run dialogue box, press the Windows + R keys together.
  2. To open the Command Prompt, type cmd and press Enter. [If prompted by UAC, select
  3. Yes to grant the permission]
  4. Now, enter the following command and press Enter to reset your PC’s entire network stack:
  5. reset netsh winsock
  6. After that, restart your computer to apply the changes.

Check for Adware and Malware

It’s also a good idea to scan your computer for potential adware or malware viruses to ensure there are no harmful files on your system. Such virus files will cause system files to malfunction and eventually block ongoing system connections, resulting in server connectivity issues. Whatever security software you use, make sure to run a deep scan to look for the problem. Otherwise, Windows Defender will be activated by default.

Turn off your antivirus and firewall software.

You can also try disabling Windows Defender on your PC to ensure that no antivirus software is preventing the game files from running properly.

  1. To open the Windows Settings menu, press the Windows + I shortcut keys.
  2. Select Update & Security > From the left pane, select Windows Security.
  3. Now, press the Open Windows Security button.
  4. Navigate to Virus & Threat Protection > Select Manage settings.
  5. After that, deactivate the Real-time protection toggle.
  6. To proceed, select Yes when prompted.

If you have a third-party antivirus program installed on your computer, simply disable it. Additionally, disable your PC’s firewall protection because it can prevent continuous connectivity.

  1. Select Start > Search for Firewall.
  2. From the search results, choose Windows Defender Firewall.
  3. Now, in the left pane, click Turn Windows Defender Firewall on or off.
  4. For both the Private and Public Network Settings, select the Turn off Windows Defender
  5. Firewall (not recommended) option.
  6. Once you’ve made your selection, click OK to save your changes.

That’s it, fellas. We hope you found this guide useful. You can leave a comment if you have any further questions.


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