DayZ Tutorial – Where’s my Debug Monitor after update?

Posted 09 Sep 2012 in DayZ News, News, Tutorials

Howdy survivors, if you play DayZ, you’ve probably gotten accustomed to the Debug Monitor in the top right hand corner. It will show a player:

  • Zombie Kills
  • Headshots
  • Murders
  • Bandit Kills
  • Blood
  • Zombies Alive
  • Name
  • Humanity

After the update, your debug monitor might have disappeared. You can make it visible again by following these steps.

1. Click ESC to access your game menu.

2. Click “Game Options” in the menu.

3. Look towards the bottom for “DayZ UI” and click the left or right arrows to scroll through the options.


4. “Default” is the normal option. (no debug monitor)
“Debug” is (well, that’s self explanatory lol)

I will share though, I’ve noticed if you have the debug monitor on, your game indicators (eyes, ear, food, drink, etc) don’t work correctly. They always stay green. So it might be hard to see if your thirsty or loosing blood.

If you turn the debug monitor off, your indicators should work as normal again. Not sure if everyone has experienced this, but it’s happened to me and some of my team mates.

Do you always have the debug monitor opened, or do you play without it? Share your thoughts or comments below. Thanks for reading.

Posted by -TX- Ryan


  1. avatar
    dayzrocks (09 Sep 2012, 18:31)

    Thank you so much bro! been looking for a fix for this for hours now 🙂

  2. avatar
    joe (10 Sep 2012, 15:55)

    OMG i thought mine was broken, i need this monitor!
    thank you very much

    • avatar
      -TX- Ryan (12 Sep 2012, 11:33)

      No problem! Glad to help you out 🙂

  3. avatar
    Avery (01 Oct 2012, 15:05)

    When I put debug back on the sight and hearing meters dont animate or work? IS there a fix for this?

  4. avatar
    napOm (02 Oct 2012, 21:21)

    Only use it when you need to know your blood level. Otherwise keep it set to default.

  5. avatar
    knifepsycho666 (15 Oct 2012, 15:16)

    thank mate!!!!!!!! but i aggree the only time you will look att it is tii look at your tempature or most imortant blood lvl. other wise have defoult on

  6. avatar
    dangerman400 (16 Oct 2012, 3:06)

    but now the food and blood meters dont work no more 🙁

  7. avatar
    romperstomper (06 Dec 2012, 3:15)

    Hey I know this is getting old… but i just started playing and I followed these steps. However, DayZ UI is greyed out and you cant select “default” or anything… theres no left or right arrows. Is this the latest patch or do some servers actually disable the debug monitor nowa”dayZ” ?

    • avatar
      -TX- Ryan (12 Dec 2012, 10:56)

      I think they changed the settings in the new patch update to get rid of the debug monitor.

  8. avatar
    darkmystry (17 Dec 2012, 10:13)

    i cant even do that i cant change my DAY Z UI

Leave a Reply