DayZ | How To: Change Loot Duration (Lifetime) / How long till loot despawns Print

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Before editing any of the server configuration files, please make sure you have made a backup copy.

We can only provide you with an original/default file if you break yours.

This guide covers how to change the time it takes for a piece of loot to despawn.


  1. Using the File Manager or an FTP program of your choice, navigate to the following directory on your server...
    Chernarus: mpmissions\dayzOffline.chernarusplus\db\
    Livonia: mpmissions\dayzOffline.enoch\db

    *if you've changed the mission your server runs, the path will be different!

    Download the "types.xml" file to your PC and then open it with a text editor of your choice, we suggest Notepad++.

    If using the File Manager, double-click the file to open it for editing.

  2. Where it says "Lifetime" under the item, change it to any number you want (number is in seconds - 604800 (seven days), 3888000 (45 days)).

  3. Save the file.

  4. If using FTP method, re-upload to the same location on your server, replacing the old types.xml

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