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Friday, July 12th, 2024

Mini Server-side Update

All X-Weapons now have a small chance to be found assembled like other craftables.

  • These cannot be looted in DR or RR.
  • There is now a small chance to get a 3x multiplier on ammo found.
  • All 110 Prof weapons can be dismantled into Uncommon Metal Bars
  • You can now trade any size ammo stack.

New implants have been introduced to different outpost vendors:

Nastya's Holdout

  • Runner Implant: 5% Movement Speed

Dogg's Stockade

  • Brawler Implant: : 10% Damage Reduction

Precinct 13

  • Enforcer Implant : 5% Experience Gain

Fort Pastor

  • Quartermaster Implant: 10% Cash Find, 10% Ammo Find, 10% Weapon Find, 10% Armour Find, 5% Search Speed


  • Secrolink: 2% Damage, 2% Exp, 2% Speed, 2% Attack Speed
  • Neurodrive: 3% Speed, 3% Attack Speed, 5% Search Speed
  • Adrenastim: 3% Damage, 3% Exp, 5% Search Speed

Wednesday, July 5th, 2024

Hey everyone, we hope everyone enjoyed the HCIM event! Thanks to everyone that participated and gave feedback so that we could make this as enjoyable as possible! For those of you that placed on the leaderboard for rewards, please be patient as we hand them out!

Note: anyone who wants rewards transferred to their main account, please DM me in game here:;u=5565842 . Make sure you haven't opened the box you want transferred. Message me with your HCIM account and then the account you want it transferred to, it **must** be your account otherwise the request will get denied. Thank you! PS: please wait until the boxes show up on your account before requesting a transfer.

Monday, July 1st, 2024

Updated milestone rewards for HCIM

  • Top 1: Free HCIM shop (1 of each item)
  • Top 10: HCIM shop for 1-3 weeks (TBD)
  • Top 11-30: One HCIM item of choice (prices will be posted later)
  • Level 60 - Dusk Reward Box
  • Level 65 (previously 70) - Dusk Reward Box
  • Level 70 (previously 80) - X-Dusk Reward Box
  • Level 80 (previously 90)- X-Dusk Reward Box.

Note: these may change slightly at the end depending on how many people end up reaching them.

Friday, June 28th, 2024

Independence Day Event & Sale!

From now until July 7th everyone gets the following boosts:

  • +200% exp
  • +50% misc loot chance
  • +100% weapon/armour loot chance
  • +100% cash/ammo loot chance
  • +35% search speed
  • +40% loot spots
  • +200% pvp points

annnnd +20% credits with all purchases!

Have a great July 4th!

Tuesday, June 18th, 2024

Balance Update

Main thread:

Tuesday, June 11th, 2024

Mini Update for Ironman Event (V244)

  • Added the ability to dismantle Metal Bars and Fabrics into their base materials.
  • Changed Armour so that it dismantles into more Metal Scrap / Bars based on armour tier.
  • Ironman character now get their level 50 and under free stat reset back on Reincarnate for fairness.
  • Ironman characters can now craft .50 and 12.7 ammunition.
  • Fixed a bug that made it always Afternoon daytime.
  • Fixed a bug where Ironman characters could not barricade.
  • Fixed a bug where Ironman characters could not complete item retrival based missions.
  • Fixed z fighting textures with roads.
  • Vendor now cycles weapons and armour every 4 hours instead of daily.
  • Supplies for food and meds increased for Ironman Vendor, but only resets once a day (or lvl up).
  • Prof 50 weapons can now be dismantled for Uncommon Metal Scrap instead of Metal Scrap.
  • Tier 2 120 weapons and armour can now be dismantled for 2 Rare Metal Scrap instead of 1.

Quick development side note:

The team is currently hard at work on the move to Unity 5. This includes some system rewrites, bug fixes, QoL editions, reworks, performance improvements, etc. Stay tuned.

Sunday, June 9th, 2024

HCIM small update

  • Hardcore Ironman accounts can no longer profession change into the HCIM class again for a second free stat reset. (choosing to profession change on a HCIM will mean you cannot change back into HCIM ever again on that account)
  • You can no longer GC items in the yard with credits. (this was a mistake left in on my part)
  • A barricading fix for HCIM accounts is currently being worked on, we will have an update on this when we fix it.

Tuesday, June 6th, 2024

Hardcore Ironman Event 2024

Hey everyone, its finally time for the hardcore ironman event to take place. We appreciate everyone's patience thus far as we've been working to implement this as an official part of the game. Please keep in mind that despite running previous ironman events in the past, this becoming an official part of the game means we may have to change things in the future as we learn ourselves what needs to be changed. Anyway, all the boring stuff aside! Lets get down to the important stuff.

The Hardcore Ironman event will be starting on Friday, June 7th, around 7-8am EST forum time and ending exactly 1 month later on July 5th. We will post an announcement when the event starts that day as well. In order to enter all you have to do is create a new account after the event has started and select the "Hardcore Ironman" class. In the previous events we had rules that had to be manually checked by staff however this time anything that is not allowed while playing as the Hardcore Ironman class will be blocked automatically. This means that if you try to access the marketplace you will simply be redirected back to the outpost page so there will be no fear of accidentally being disqualified.

  • Hardcore accounts will PERMANENTLY lose all items and character progress on death.

For more information such as ironman restrictions and rewards please visit the announcement thread on the forums located here:

Saturady, May 11th, 2024

Dead Frontier Hardcore Ironman 2024


Hey everyone! Sorry to keep you waiting, I know some of you have been waiting to hear more about this years hardcore ironman event and we're going to post a little bit of teasers about this years edition. For those of you unfamiliar with what a hardcore ironman event is, please see this post on our previous HCIM to get more information.

The most important part is the start & end date, however currently we don't have a set in stone start time as of right now. However, we do want to try getting this event out to you guys sometime this month. I'll have a more exact date for you guys soon hopefully once we make enough progress behind the scenes on what we're working on.

Speaking of which, this years HCIM is going to include the implementation of a new *PERMANENT* profession(s), the Hardcore Ironman class! Instead of having to register into the event via discord and/or the forum post like previous events, to enter this years version all you have to do is create a new account when we release the event and select the new profession and it will automatically put you into the event. Since any trading and/or market usage will not be possible, this class will be capable of repairing its own armor. If you die on the hardcore account, you will be greeted with a reincarnation screen and a choice.

Alongside this new profession there will also be an entirely new and unique hardcore ironman shop similar to how the dusk/xdusk shop works. We can't reveal too much just yet, but I will attach a small teaser below this post for those who are interested.

We will have more information such as the start/end date along with more details about the level rewards when we're ready to release them, we just wanted to give you guys a little bit of a teaser until the event comes out πŸ˜„

HCIM Teaser1

I've read over the forums and discord channels since the announcement post and saw a few questions that I think should be addressed. Firstly, I linked the old hardcore ironman thread as a reference for people to see what the old event was about, the rewards from last year (that being x-dusk) will NOT be the same. The rewards for placing in this event will be entirely new and only obtainable from playing as the new profession. With that being said, the items shown in the teaser post are just a small teaser and there will be more included as rewards during & after the event but we just wanted to tease one of them to start off. Lastly, players are wondering about the venditron. Currently our plan is to include it however make it entirely custom for the HCIM class, meaning we are looking into making items limited per account. We'll have more information on everything closer to release of the event, but if you are unsure of anything or have questions please post them on the announcement post here I will try to answer them as I can.

Monday, May 6th, 2024

More Wiki Weapon Updates

Through lots of complaints and research from other users, it is concluded that there had been some misrepresentation in how reloading mechanic works: In addition to the normal 0.25s @ 124 Reloading, weapons take another 0.05s to actually "ready", increasing the total reload time to 0.3s.

DPS @ 124 Reloading stats will be fixed to reflect this.

Monday, April 29th, 2024

Webplayer & Custom Browser Support Ending

We have decided that going forward, we will stop supporting Unity Webplayer and the Custom Browser (Crominium). This is because very few players actually still use them and the work required to keep them functioning simply isn't worth it anymore. In the past, the standalone client had issues which meant some people were forced to use the webplayer. However most of those issues have been fixed for quite a long time, so almost everyone should now be able to enjoy the game in standalone.

We are also planning to upgrade the game engine to a newer version of Unity, where the webplayer is no longer available. Overall we feel that the improved performance and features of the newer Unity version will far outweigh the any benefit of having the webplayer available.

For the moment the webplayer and custom browser will still be available to use. But once we release our next update, the webplayer option will be completely removed. The custom browser will probably continue to work for longer, but you may start to encounter issues over time so it's probably better to switch to a more modern browser as soon as you can.

Thanks for understanding πŸ™‚

Monday, April 22nd, 2024

The following cosmetics should now support all dye colors!
(White, Grey, Black, Brown, Red, Blue, Green, Yellow, Cyan, Orange, Pink, Purple)

  • Exterminator Helmet
  • Hockey Mask
  • Insanity Mask
  • Eye Patch
  • Bio Helmet
  • Bandana
  • Berret
  • Bobble Hat
  • Cowboy Hat
  • Crash Helmet
  • Tin Helmet
  • Trench Coat, Winter Coat, Furr Coat, Motorcycle Jacket, Leather Jacket, Bomber Jacket
  • Shirt, T-Shirt, Vest
  • Cargo Pants, Combats, Jeans, Leather Pants, Trousers

Sunday, April 21st, 2024

πŸŽ‰ πŸ§Ÿβ€β™€οΈCelebrating 16 Years of Dead Frontier: The Behemoth Returns!πŸ§Ÿβ€β™‚οΈ πŸŽ‰

Today marks a significant milestone in the history of Dead Frontier - our 16th anniversary! Sixteen years of surviving the zombie apocalypse, battling hordes of the infected and building a resilient community that stands strong against the odds.

To our players: thank you for your unwavering support, your invaluable feedback, and your enduring commitment to the world of Dead Frontier. You are the heart and soul of this community, and we couldn't have made it this far without you.

To celebrate this special occasion, we're excited to announce our 16th Anniversary event and it starts RIGHT NOW!

From now until *May 5th* here's what you can expect:

  • The fearsome Behemoth has returned to Fairview! Head into the Inner City and duke it out with this 2D era monstrosity once again!
  • Death Row is now populated with an array of new enemies, will you survive their onslaught?
  • Keep an eye out for secret supply crates popping up throughout the game world and get a huge array of rewards
  • Grab the new Limited Edition Symbiont Implant and the Parasitic Husk Armour from the credit shop!
  • Get a massive +200% EXP, +200% PvP Points, +40% More Loot Spots, +35% Looting Speed, +100% Weapon/Armour Loot, +50% Blueprint Loot AND +100% Ammo/Cash for the entire 14 days!
  • Get an extra 20% credits with all purchases!

Miss it at your peril! πŸŽ‰

With heartfelt gratitude,
The Dead Frontier Team


Friday, April 5th, 2024

Client 240

  • Alt fire toggle will now try to remember the weapons toggle state between weapon swaps.
  • Fixed a bug that allowed the weapon HUD to display a weapon as "Alt" fire even if it had no alt fire mechanics. Purely a visual bug.
  • Fixes for enemies staggering when they are not lower in health.
  • Fixes for weather and daytime visuals. Including the no sunlight bug when loading from an interior initially and exiting to an exterior area. Fixes for some bugs with weather transitions.
  • Fix for the Valkyrie firing too many grenades causing bans, 3 cluster restored.
  • Fix for Wastelands police cars using the incorrect texture.
  • Breacher 730:

Damage: 56 -> 58
Spread: 15 -> 11
Capacity: 14 -> 20

Wednesday, April 3rd, 2024

Client 239

  • Alt Fire was changed to a toggle, Press Q to turn it on or off
  • Impaler was given an alt fire that is more of a burst, while the main fire remains "automatic" feeling.
  • Warhawk X10 and Sandstorm S19 were given an alt fire that doesn't pierce, but does higher single target damage.
  • Grenade Launchers were all given Armour Ignore property so direct fire no longer bounces off of armour.
  • Grenade Launcher Direct Fire now explodes hitting more enemies behind the first target hit, rather than spawning the explosion directly on the first target.
  • Stagger mechanic now considers current infected health, the lower their health the easier they are to stagger.
  • Icons should no longer lower in resolution for those that use Very Low potato settings.
  • Reverted Rifle Noise radius to original levels.
  • Moved the mission text up so that boosts no longer cover it.
  • Fixed the Valkyrie, it should now be shooting 3 direct fire grenades
  • Fixed the missing textures on a couple of Chemical Plant boilers.
  • Fixed an issue with crates not despawning when leaving an office exterior area.
  • Fixed a bug with torchbolt bolts being overly bright due to new particles.
  • Fixed a bug that gave infected dementia when staggered

Tuesday, April 2nd, 2024

We're working on a new client that addresses the remaining Easter issues, we've run into some technical issues with the installer and need a little more time.

Non-Client related changes live now:

  • SB Gaurds have Pocket Cannons for the day
  • Amulet and Crown treasure were made less rare so you can combine them more often.
  • Easter Egg images have been changed in color to help players differentiate them.
  • Commander 10 given a small damage boost and capacity boost to 24 rounds.

The following holiday lootable or craftable (free-to-earn) weapons now have 0 proficiency requirement:

Santas Slayer
Blood Machete
Harvester of Sorrow
Northpole Axe
Butcher Saw
Stocking Stuffer
Handtalon 38 / 55
Frostshot FX-50
Wolfsbane Lever Action / 127
Silver Slugster
Santa`s Little Helper
Amber Raider
Hare Trigger 47

Good news everyone,

I've redone the Artisan mastery so now the Creation Decrease gain is 0.05% per level and the Use Hunger Decrease gain is 0.1% per level. They both still max at 20%.
Happy Easter 🐰πŸ₯š

e. A little bunny told me that service classes that administer their own medicine, repair their own armours, or cook their own food now gain points towards Artisan mastery.

Monday, April 1st, 2024


Friday, March 29th, 2024

Easter Clients


  • Grenade Launcher rework with direct firing mechanic.
  • Upscaled higher resolution textures.
  • Non-GMs can now loot tier 1 120 weapons and armour
  • New Jackhammer 10G prof 120 shotgun.
  • Item Name color in loot menu changes.
  • Pistols buffed
  • Balancing, QoL, bug fixes.

Full list:

Tuesday, March 26th, 2024

🐰 DF1: COTTONTAIL CARNAGE (Coming Soon!) 🐰

Take part in our upcoming Easter event! Starting March 29th and continuing until April 21st you will be able to:

  • Track down the hidden Easter Egg loot spots and earn some festive rewards
  • Craft the new Bunny Backpack!
  • Complete a challenge and earn the new Easter Assault Rifle!
  • Collect FOUR new Cottontail cosmetic items complete with recolors!
  • Take on the Cottontail Bandits
  • Get a massive +200% EXP, +200% PvP Points, +40% More Loot Spots, +35% Looting Speed, +100% Weapon/Armour Loot AND +100% Ammo/Cash for the entire 23 days!
  • Grab the new Limited Edition Shotgun and Scavenger Hunt Implant from the credit shop
  • Get an extra 20% credits with every purchase!

Miss it at your peril! 🐰


Saturday, March 23rd, 2024

Dead Frontier: Corner Shop Released!

Zumb has now completed the fifth instalment in his series of Dead Frontier 2D remakes! This mini-game allows you to play out the events surrounding scene from the Corner Shop intro movie.

You can play Dead Frontier: The Corner Shop by visiting the Arcade section of any outpost, or by following this link:

Friday, March 22nd, 2024

A quick look at the new Explosive primary fire. Shoot grenades directly into the infected for bonus knockback, however, this attack does not go over walls... but will bounce once off of objects that are not infected.

Don't worry, the grenade launcher utility of shooting over objects isn't gone. That is now the explosives alt fire mode.

Sunday, March 17th, 2024

Quick rundown of what we're working on and events.


  • Easter event will start March 29th
  • Obligatory Rick Roll April 1st *probably?*
  • Dead Frontier's 16th Anniversary April 21st, new Death Row Content
  • Hardcore Ironman Event with new Unique rewards (after April, likely)

Dev Work

Raven Ridge was a major success. Thank you so much for all the support and feedback.

We saw that the new server was easily capable of supporting 6,000~ concurrent users (Dead Frontier's highest concurrent count ever, after nearly 16 years!) with room to easily support even more. The success of RR has put us in a position that allows us to continue focusing on upgrading and working on Dead Frontier's core. This includes things like engine improvements, multiplayer improvements, reworking game systems, improving / fleshing out enemy AI, Quality of Life changes, and building on social elements like clans and clan HQs. That's where we've been the last couple of weeks.

The Easter Event client will not only feature the new event but also addresses some recent discussions on the forums and in Discord.

  • Grenade Launcher Rework
  • Upscaled HD textures for most game assets / particles
  • Tons of bug fixes game-wide
  • Quality of Life changes game-wide based on feedback

We want to spend some time really polishing out the game and get the experience smoother as a whole while addressing long standing issues with gameplay. That said, I am still working on a Raven Ridge pt2 update that expands on visual variety throughout the area and more points of interest. Afterwards, the Inner City will also be getting more points of interest and visual variety such as new buildings and bosses with specific boss-only loot. Expect these smaller content releases sprinkled in over the next few months.

Saturday, March 4th, 2024

We've implemented a system for arena that makes players more anonymous. A players looks and name is randomized when you load into the arena. We're testing this implementation to help combat "teaming" in the free-for-all arena.

Friday, March 3rd, 2024

The weekly challenge that asks you to:

  • Complete Missions
  • Explore Blocks
  • Loot Bosses

Was made a top priority and was fixed last night by hotrods20. There was an issue with tracking boss loots which should now be resolved. Go get those rewards.

Challenges that were previously capped at level 325 should have now been extended to level 415s to complete as we work on more.

Thursday, February 29th, 2024

We decided to disable crafting recipes for ammunition.

Initially these recipes were intended to help *lower* levels (level 50 and under) with a way of getting ammunition when the markets for those supplies were bought out by high levels for their weapons like the Clawshot 10, X-MP5, etc.

Unfortunately this led to high level players theorizing that you could now buy out the low level market items (weapons, clothing, etc) to craft that ammo extremely cheaply for themselves. Which was an oversight on our behalf and resulted in low level player equipment being bought out instead.

Towards the end of the Raven Ridge development cycle, the Vendor was introduced and this solved that problem in a much better way as it is localized to the Outposts where this issue is relevant. We didn't see an issue with leaving crafting recipes for ammunition in at the time, but as a safegaurd of sorts we introduced crafting recipes to convert high level weapons into different ammunition types to encourage high level players to use ammunition they can find in their appropriate level zones.

Unfortunately the introduction of these conversion recipes (and the conveniences of being able to find your own ammo through that) wasn't enough to deter higher level players from buying out low level ammunition. We'll be moving forward with the vendor route for now and keeping an eye out.

Based on feedback, we've reordered the Devils Implant and Volatile Implant crafting recipe requirements and stacked the additional needed Devils Hearts and Volatile Hides onto the Volatile Devil Implant crafting recipe. If you crafted a Devils Implant or a Volatile Implant (not the Volatile Devil Implant) in the last 2 weeks then ping me in a global support ticket and I will check the date you crafted the item and refund crafting materials you lost with this change.

Monday, February 26th, 2024

Because we had some issues with people not being able to receive their authentication emails over the weekend, we have decided to extend the event by 2 more days πŸ™‚

Friday, February 23rd, 2024

The looter mastery bonus for "Item Find Chance" has now been corrected and should appropriately display ingame as well as provide a better bonus per level earned. The skill requires level 500 to max out the search speed bonus which remains unchanged, and looter level 1,000 to receive the full 5% item find chance bonus. πŸ™‚

Marketplace Services Bug

Hello everyone, unfortunately due to a bug that occurred last night causing many services to be delisted and service types to be changed, we were forced to clear all service listings across all outposts.

We are making this announcement so you are aware of this and can relist your services. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Thursday, February 22nd, 2024

All end-game Grenade Launchers should now have reduced delay between firing and the grenade exploding. This should help make them much more viable in end-game areas with high movement speed enemies.

Wednesday, February 21st, 2024

Small Server side update

Based on feedback the Craftsman Profession can now:

  • Turn Cloth Scrap into Thread
  • Turn Fabric into Cloth Scrap.
  • Turn Metal Scrap into Metal Shards.
  • Turn Metal Bars into Metal Scrap.

  • Thread is used to craft into Cloth Scrap (all tiers).
  • Metal Shards are used to craft into Metal Scrap (cmmon/uncommon).
  • These recipes are in the Crafting menu and only available to Craftsman.
  • Treasure category added to crafting menu.
  • Crown treasure added to Death Row.
  • Combine with Amethyst (DR), Sapphire(RR), Emerald (RR), and Ruby (RR) for increased scrap value similar to Gem Amulet.


  • Dusk / X-Dusk / Dawn Blade

Given a small 15% range buff to help them a little in end-game zones.

  • Implant Battery/ PCB/ Interface

Scrap Value: $10,000 -> $20,000

  • Chemical Plant Hazmat

Explosion Damage: 250 -> 200

  • Chemical Plant Strong Hazmat

Explosion Damage: 250 -> 200

  • Titan Hunter Mesh

Absorption: 65% -> 70%


Work is being done on a new client update that should fix up the few remaining bugs (mostly visual) that came with RR.

Tuesday, February 20th, 2024

Treasures to be found!

A new treasure category of loot has been added.

All throughout Fairview you can now find various levels of old-world comforts, jewelry, gems, and ornate pieces that are sought out after by the survivors that run The Yard and scrap for a pretty penny!

First player to craft a Gem Amulet, screen shot it, and pings me in #df1-cool-loots will win 100c!
Awarded to Ricky77

Monday, February 19th, 2024

  • It was brought to our attention that the Sand Scorcher was dealing more damage than before the Raven Ridge update released. After investigating this, we've found that it was due to a merge conflict between our test environment beta stats and live server and was an unintended change that slipped through. The damage will be reverted to it's previous damage of 17 instead of 21 (same value stated on the wiki and past forum posts). We'll be looking at tuning fire resistance stats on enemies based on this new info.
  • EX Boosts are a temporary seasonal item, and will be removed from the shop as the Lunar New Year event ends on February 25th. So a little less than 1 week from now they will no longer be available. EX Boosts bought before this date will remain in your inventory / storage, but once expired they can no longer be consumed. Remember to check the expiration date and time on the tooltip.

More Death Row Exclusive Loot:

Exile Mesh

  • A rare variant of the nomad mesh that gives increased durability and +15 movement speed!

Vitalcore Reactive

  • A rare variant of the Bio Reactive that gives increased durability, absorption, and +10% movement speed!

Commuter Backpack

  • Requires blueprints found in Death Row.
  • 5 slots, no movement speed penalty.

Trekker Backpack

  • Requires blueprints found in Death Row.
  • 8 Slots, -2% movement speed.

Thursday, February 15th, 2024

  • Dusk, X-Dusk, and Dawn Carbine have gotten a little bit of a damage boost and slow amount to help them be at the same tier other Dusk / X-Dusk / Dawn items were sitting at compared to new items.
  • If you didn't see the last post edit a few days ago, Dawn Enforcer was given a little bump in damage to 48 base damage and slowamount as well.
  • Wyvern RX8 was given the proper 100% Armour Penetration tag in tooltip. Damage was increased from 275 to 300. Flame projectile speed was increased from 22 to 28.
  • Elemental Penetration stat tooltip should be displaying on items that have that stat type now. (Hailstorm C12, Torchbolt, Cryo Launcher, TN8 Flamethrower, Dragon's Maw) - If you see it say 0.2% it's actually 20%, 0.1% is 10%, etc etc. hotrods is working on it now and will be fixed shortly.
  • Missions at Dogg's Stockade, Precinct 13, Fort Pastor, and Secronom Bunker that were too far away from the outpost have now been moved much closer to their respective outposts. This should help low to mid-game players complete more missions.

More Death Row Exclusive Rare Item Variants Added

Tier 1, 120 Weapon Proficiency, Rare Variants with improved and unique alterations to their stats. These are more powerful than tier 2 120s but a little more rare. They can be dismantled into Rare Metal Bars.

  • Gorespike Waraxe *(Spiker)*
  • Mutilator G12 *(Ripsaw G12)*
  • Pierceshot 33-P *(Ironsight 33-F)*
  • Scourgeshot 10 *(Painshot 10)*
  • Furyclaw PDW *(Uziel 14mm)*
  • Sandstorm S19 *(Sentinel S19)*
  • Dreadnought AD *(Immolator AD)*

More variants to come in the future (in other biomes/areas as well).

Tuesday, February 13th, 2024

Rare Weapons

There is now a chance a weapon will roll into a rare variant. Some of you have probably started seeing our test variants being looted already. These variants will have altered/improved stats (increased scrap values) and alternative outpost appearances compared to their original counter parts. We'll be rolling these alternative versions out over time.

  • BM14 Savage
  • Noble Nodachi
  • AS-VAL Ghost
  • Golden Sledge Hammer

Sunday, February 11th, 2024

There are still some bugs that need sorted but we've tackled enough of them so I don't have to stay up until 4 AM anymore.

Here are documented changes for the last 2 client versions:

Client 233

  • Reduced the number of exploding Hazmat Zombies in the Chemical Plant by 30%.
  • Fixed a bug where loading the game initially wouldn't give you a weather type at all and would remain blank for that entire session.
  • Fixed loot spots and asset issues in Prison Cell Block A, Prison Cell Block B, Prison Dining Hall, and Prison Dining Hall.
  • Fixed loot spots and asset issues in all 4 Cabin building layouts.
  • Removed transparent floor on the second floor of Cell Block A and Cell Block B as it caused too much of a performance dip to see the floor below.
  • Fixed some flickering texture issues in the Prison exterior courtyard and made barbed wire fences on the ground less burried so they are a little easier to see.
  • Made yellow exits around Raven Ridge blocks more visible so players do not accidently leave.
  • Made Rat Zombies attack collider more narrow and shorter to make align more with the enemies attack animation.
  • Made Rat Zombie slightly darker in texture as players said it was too bright.

Client 234

  • Added menu block to RR similar to Death Row based on difficulty feedback and players exploiting menu pausing with bosses and hordes.
  • Changed day time brightness settings so all three (morning, afternoon, evening) were less blinding to the player.
  • Increased the humanoid infected spawn rates for all biomes to be roughly 15-20% of the spawn population based on feedback. (Hiker, Cloaker, Military, Firefighter, Chemical Plant Worker (Not Hazmat) Zombies)
  • Removed Gold name on Rare Food and medical items and made them green.
  • Fixed a bug that made certain bosses have massive loot zones on their death ragdoll that covered half of the block.
  • Fixed a bug that made the Wolf Zombie in the forest biome run slowly when player aggros them.
  • Fixed the FPS and Ping HUD display so that it was no longer covered by players Health and Hunger status bars in-client.
  • Fixed a bug where the players flashlight was turning on when inside interiors despite being in very low quality settings causing performance issues for those on low end hardware.
  • Fixed a bug that made zombies with alternative texture swaps switch to their original texture on their death ragdoll when in very low quality settings.
  • Fixed the texture issue on the Harvestor of Sarrow weapon making it appear black.
  • Fixed a bug that was enabling light sources in very low quality settings causing performance issues for low end hardware.
  • Fixed a bug that was allow weather settings to overwrite quality settings enabling light settings for interior windows.
  • Fixed a bug that was making boss loot not follow their death ragdoll correctly, resulting in loot spots being further away from their body.
  • Fixed a bug that was causing the players flashlight to flicker when loading or unloading the game map menu.
  • Fixed issues with Chemical Plant building assets highlighting yellow even if not lootable.
  • Reduced brightness settings for day time cycles even further based on feedback.
  • Made yellow exits around Raven Ridge blocks even more visible based on feedback.
  • Reduced the scale/size of bears and rats to be more proportional to the player based on feedback.

Misc / Today

  • Made Prof 90 weapons appear in RR again as some are still near 20k scrap value.
  • Removed the level 35 armour from RR
  • Increased Dawn Enforcer damage to 48 base

I will begin editing the wiki with any information missing relating to Raven Ridge initial release and continue answering questions on the forums and in Discord.

Previous Wasteland and Death Row Enemy Changes 2/7/2024

Charred Bone

  • 50% Fire Damage Resistance

Charred Tendril

  • Enraged Speed: 9 -> 11
  • 50% Fire Damage Resistance

Hell Hound

  • Enraged Speed: 11 -> 12

Wasteland Titan

  • Enraged Speed: 9 -> 12

Death Row Longarm
Death Row Armoured Longarm
Death Row Rumbler
Death Row Cystic Rumbler

  • Enraged Speed: 11.5 -> 13

Friday, February 9th, 2024

Lunar New Year Event & Sale

From now until Feb 25th everyone gets:

  • +100% EXP
  • +200% PvP Points
  • +100% Weapon, Armour, Cash and Ammo loots
  • +50% Blueprint & Misc loots
  • +40 Loot spots
  • +35% Loot Speed
  • AAANNND +20% credits with all purchases!

Have fun πŸ™‚

Wednesday, February 7th, 2024


  • Raven Ridge Map Expansion
    • New end-game outpost!
    • 4 different area biomes featuring new infected with elemental variants and environmental hazards!
    • 2 new points of interest! (Prison and Chemical Plant)
    • 15 New end-game weapons to loot or craft!
  • Game Wide Content
    • New backpack item to craft and expand your inventory!
    • 13 new professions and small profession revamp across all combat and production classes (no changes to RP professions).
    • 50+ new weapons to find or craft! Proficiency 5-120 (not including Raven Ridge weapons!)
    • New weather and day time system that changes how zombies spawn and behave.
    • Complete balance overhaul for all weapons, armour, and enemies.
    • New Vendor at each outpost that sells non-transferable basic supplies and items.
    • New Collection Book to store and display your collection of items to other players.
    • Crafting recipes for upgrading Tier 1-3 implants with trade offs.
  • Credit Shop
    • Grab the Limited Edition Pioneer Implant
    • Brand new seasonal EX boosts that stack with Ultra Boost and existing boosts! Only available for event duration!
    • Three new (non-LE) implants: Obsidian Implant, Challenger Implant, Prowler Implant
    • Profession Change cost reduced from 800c to 400c.
    • Overhauled Credit Shop prices and item stats for most items.
  • New Server

We've upgraded our servers meaning things should run way more smoothly from now on, especially during events and big updates.


You may be forced into the level up screen upon logging in! This is due to how we adjusted the amount of experience required for each level, so you may log in as a slightly higher level than you were before this update and your stat points free to use.

You will still have 1 free stat reset after this! This can be used any time through the Credit Shop page and selecting Stat Reset at no charge, once.

Thursday, February 1st, 2024


I'm happy to announce that we will be releasing the highly anticipated Raven Ridge (aka Ashwoods) update and moving Dead Frontier to much more powerful servers on Tuesday February 6th!

We will take down the live Dead Frontier servers at approximately 8am EST and proceed with making the necessary changes. Because this is such a large update, and because we're also upgrading our hardware, we will need an extra long maintenance window to make sure we have time to complete all the necessary steps and test it all. Therefore we expect the game to be down for anywhere between 6 and 12 hours. If for some reason it should take any longer than this, we will keep you updated via our Discord.

P.S I should warn you, that there will be bugs and possible performance issues even after the long maintenance window. If you're the type of person who is likely to find that frustrating I'd recommend not playing on your main account right away. Once things have been out a couple of days everything should settle down and your overall experience will probably be much better.

P.P.S Please note that once the update is complete you will need to reach level 415 instead of 325 for Dusk Shop access. People already at 325 will keep their access however. So if you're a maniac, it might be worth reaching 325 before the update.

P.P.P.S Remember, EXP gained after 325 does not count towards 415!

Monday, December 18th, 2023

Trade-Off Implants Released

There are now 4 new implants available in the credit shop. Each of these will give you a big boost to some stats, but at the penalty of making another one weaker. Essentially you can use these implants to further customize your character based on your goals and play style.


Friday, December 8th, 2023


Take part in our upcoming Christmas event! Starting December 15th and continuing until January 10th you will be able to:

  • Take on the fearsome Frostbite Followers and the deadly Frostbite Giant!
  • Take part in epic Christmas boss rushes (exact dates TBD)
  • Track down the Christmas Gift loot spots to earn some festive rewards
  • Complete our new festive challenges to earn two new weapons and a new Christmas implant
  • Earn SIX new cosmetic items complete with recolors!
  • Find the Gingerbread Cookies and Hot Cocoa; enjoy the sugar rush!
  • Get a massive +200% EXP, +40% More Loot Spots, +35% Looting Speed, +100% Weapon/Armour Loot AND +100% Ammo/Cash for the entire 26 days!
  • Grab a new Limited Edition weapon and implant from the credit shop
  • Get an extra 20% credits with every purchase!

Miss it at your peril!


Wednesday, October 25th, 2023

Impaler Crossbow Temporary Nerf

The damage of the Impaler Crossbow was temporarily slightly adjusted, as its previous damage caused rounding issues that could have resulted in unfair bans with certain damage boost values. This has been reverted.

Impaler anti anti cheat

Saturday, October 21st, 2023

Ashwoods Preview

As promised, Ashwoods pre-release details:


  • New Raven Ridge map area and Camp Valcrest outpost
  • Adding backpacks
  • 2 new character stats, Stealth and Dexterity
  • Collection Book: collect and display your favorite items
  • Adding 70+ weapons and armour items
  • Rebalanced and overhauled existing weapons, armour, enemies, and loot pool.
  • Real time dynamic weather with mechanic changes
  • QoL / Bug Fixes

New Dyes

Due to popular demand, the Cloak can now be dyed Cyan, Orange, Pink, and Purple as well! πŸ₯³
We'll roll these colors out to other items over time.

Friday, October 20th, 2023

Client V130

Some of the following changes will be active beginning tomorrow at the world reset time.

  • Halloween Event preparations.
  • New difficult Quick Reaction Force event mission near the Secronom Bunker outpost. (Beginning tomorrow at world reset)
  • There is a counter on the Arena that will display the number of players playing it.
  • Outpost Attacks will now occur every 4 hours instead of 4.5 hours.
  • The maximum bonus for outpost attacks has been increased from 1 million to 1.5 million base experience.
  • Additional optimizations and bug fixes.

Monday, October 16th, 2023


Take part in our upcoming Halloween event! Starting October 20th and continuing until November 12th you will be able to:

  • Take on a variety of brand new Halloween bandits including the fearsome Butcher
  • Track down the Halloween loot spots to earn unique rewards
  • Craft a brand new Halloween themed weapon
  • Earn EIGHT new pieces of clothing, all of which have a large number of possible recolors!
  • Get a massive +200% EXP, +80% More Loot Spots, +35% Looting Speed, +100% Weapon/Armour Loot AND +100% Ammo/Cash for the entire 24 days!
  • Grab a new Limited Edition weapon and implant from the credit shop
  • Get an extra 20% credits with every purchase!

Miss it at your peril!


Friday, August 4th, 2023

Scorching Sands Event & Sale 😎

From now until until August 27th :

  • Enjoy the new Scorching Sands Inner City reskin
  • Battle two new bosses: Nefertiti and Scarab Knight!
  • Find the hidden Sand Urns to get special loot!
  • Get a massive +200% EXP, +40% More Loot Spots, +35% Search Speed, +200% PVP Points, +100% Weapon/Armour Loot AND +100% Ammo/Cash for entire 23 days!
  • Grab the new Sand Scorcher flamethrower and Scorchstone Implant from the credit shop!
  • Get an extra 20% credits with every purchase!

Miss it at your peril! 😎

EDIT: A lot of people have been saying nice things about the reskin. All this artwork was actually created by Slur so I think he deserves the majority of the praise for this one. Well done mate


Friday, June 30th, 2023

Independence Day Event & Sale

From now until until Sunday July 10th :

  • Get a massive +200% EXP, +80% More Loot Spots, +100% Weapon/Armour Loot AND +100% Ammo/Cash for the entire 11 days!
  • Grab a the July 4th Hat from the credit shop
  • Get an extra 20% credits with every purchase!

Miss it at your peril!


Tuesday, May 23th, 2023

Dead Frontier: Night Four

@Zumb has now completed the fourth instalment in his series of Dead Frontier 2D remakes! This latest version allows you to re-live the original Dead Frontier 2D Outpost Attack in high resolution.

You can play Dead Frontier: Night Four by visiting the Arcade section of any outpost, or by following this link:

Miss it at your peril

Monday, April 24th, 2023

15 Year Anniversary Event Has Begun!

From now until May 14th:

  • Compatibility update for Dead Frontier 2D that restores multiplayer, missions and looting while adding support for new items, and more! See this guide for full details:

  • Collect SEVEN 15th Anniversary "Survivor" weapons that celebrate and reference the Dead Frontier night series.
  • Keep an eye out for secret supply crates popping up throughout the game world and get a huge array of rewards inspired by Dead Frontier's early history.
  • Get a massive +500% EXP, +200% Weapon/Armour Loot AND +200% Ammo/Cash, +40% More Loot Spots, +35% Looting Speed, +200% PvP Points for the entire 22 days!
  • Grab the new Limited Edition collectable "Crow Slayer" weapon from the credit shop!
  • Re-live the 2D era nostalgia with a genuine Unlimited GAU-19 from the Credit Shop
  • Get an extra 20% credits with all purchases!

Miss it at your peril!

Thursday, April 20th, 2023

Client Update V126

  • Players will no longer disconnect from multiplayer for AFK if in a private instance.
  • Seasonal lootables are now more random and shouldn't overlap as often.
  • The HUD chat font has changed, now supporting special characters in multiple languages.
  • Private instances now reflect lowercase and uppercase in the text box.
  • Named items will now show in the loot popup with a coloured name.
  • Rifle Aggro radius has been reduced but is still higher than its original value.
  • Storage has had its maximum increased from 400 -> 480 slots
  • All pistols in the arena no longer have a damage nerf.
  • Surprise 15th Anniversary event preparations

Friday, April 7th, 2023


From now until April 23rd you will be able to:

  • Find the hidden Easter loot spots and get a huge array of previous seasonal rewards
  • Take on the new Vigilante bandits
  • Craft the new Prowler P225 pistol and Silver Rabbit Implant
  • Loot FOUR new cosmetic items!
  • Get a massive +200% EXP, +40% More Loot Spots, +35% Looting Speed, +100% Weapon/Armour Loot AND +100% Ammo/Cash for the entire 17 days!
  • PvP Arena Madness! Get +200% PvP Points for the duration of this event
  • Grab a new Limited Edition weapon and implant from the credit shop
  • Get an extra 20% credits with all purchases!

Miss it at your peril!


Server Updates

This is a brief post about non-easter updates, the announcement for the event will follow a little bit later.

  • A new boost option has been added to the credit shop, offering exp, damage and speed boost for a slight discount.
  • Crafting recipes for Dawn and Dusk items require more Rare Metal Scrap.
  • ALL SMGS received a significant buff by increasing critical hit from low to average chance.
  • Death Row and Wastelands boss nests have been added.

Fast Travel Rework:

  • Fast travel now requires you to visit outposts at least once to travel there. By default, all players can travel to Nastya's and we have given everyone the ability to fast travel to their last main outpost.

Arena Balance Changes:

  • We are trialing some experimental arena balance changes for the duration of the easter event. (with the possibility of remaining after) Over the duration we will be monitoring feedback and making changes to get this right.
  • Rifle damage has been reduced 35%.
  • Revolver (pistol type) damage has been reduced by 15%.
  • Auto pistols damage has been reduced by 10%.
  • Melee damage has been increased by 20%.
  • Pistols are able to cap at 90 critical hit instead of 80 while in the arena.
  • Pistols now support the aim assist mechanic similar to rifles.

For the duration of the event, players will receive:

  • 200% pvp points boost
  • 35% speed boost while in the arena
  • 60% damage boost while in arena
  • 30% damage reduction boost while in arena

Additional Hotfixes

  • Reaper Bunny's health was reduced to 60k, and damage was reduced to 200.
  • All SMGs were given roughly 15% more damage. (Heat Pit 75 and SLH given roughly 20%)
  • X-Eggsploder-MM1 changed to Heavy Grenades and given a 10% damage buff.

Armour Penetration Rework:

  • Armour Penetration now works AFTER full damage is dealt to PvE armour. This should make pistols in particular much more effective with armour penetration.
  • Example based on wiki values:
Rhea 55
Damage per Hit: 49.8 (249)
50% Armour Penetration
249 damage is applied to the PVE armour. Then 249 * 0.5 (50%) is applied to the infected health.

Thursday, April 6th, 2023

Client Update 124

  • Easter event preparations.
  • Torso rotation speed for the player was slightly increased.
  • The colour green has been darkened in the inner city.
  • Adjustments were made to the crosshair code to try and make it more accurate to your bullet trajectory.
  • A number of other optimizations and code rewrites.

Bug Fixes:

  • Fixed a bug where critical hit damage numbers were not displaying in some cases.
  • Fixed a bug where flamethrower projectiles sometimes had trouble hitting smaller enemies.
  • Fixed a bug where cryothrower projectiles were shooting through walls.
  • Fixed a bug where blond hair on avatars was not working correctly.

Balance Changes:

  • The aggro radius for rifles has been increased.
  • Crafting recipes for Dawn and Dusk items require more Rare Metal Scrap.
  • ALL SMGS received a significant buff by increasing critical hit from low to average chance.

These balance changes for SMGs will go live shortly after server reset, and are part of a series of changes that we have planned. We will share more details in a post after Easter that goes over our plans for each category and specific items.

Client Update 124 Additional Info

  • The SMG buff will be live tomorrow after our scheduled maintenance, we apologize for the confusion.
  • There is a one time settings reset that was included with this client update, this was necessary to improve our development workflow. We apologize for any inconvenience.

If you are having performance issues as a result, consider the following in the client settings:

  • Check if VSync is toggled on, if it is disable it and increase your fps cap.
  • Increase your cpu core count higher than 1, this will significantly increase performance.

Changes that will be live beginning tomorrow:

  • Fast Travel Rework:
    • Beginning tomorrow after maintenance players will need to visit fast travel locations to unlock them. By default, players will unlock Nastya's Holdout and the last outpost they visited before the start of the maintenance period.
    • This rework was necessary to add support for future non-outpost fast travel locations.
  • Arena:
    • We are trying a number of balance changes to the arena as a trial run for the duration of the easter event alongside an additional 200% pvp points boost.
    • Rifle damage has been reduced by 40%.
    • Melee damage increased to 80%. (up from 60%)
    • Pistols have been granted the aim lock mechanic in addition to rifles.

Client Update 125

  • Fixed a bug that broke melee knockback.
  • Fixed a bug in the school building that caused some rooms to have a dark fog.

Monday, January 30th, 2023

Client 119

Full Changelog:

  • Masteries
  • Boss Nests
  • Looting Competition
  • Private Instances
  • Bandit Expansion
  • Item dismantling
  • New crafting recipes and balance tweaks
  • Dawn Reactive, Dawn Mesh, an Dawn Helmet added.
  • Changes to Dusk and X-Dusk items/shop
  • The Yard: Rename Removal and Scrap/Dismantle Item Recovery
  • Ghost Ammo in the Credit Shop

Edit: We will be releasing client 120 to address an issue with barricade kits.

Monday, January 16th, 2023

Dev Progress Report 2

View the whole post with all the details and teaser images here:


  • Masteries

Warrior mastery split into Melee Expert, Chainsaw Expert, Pistol Expert, Rifle Expert, Shotgun Expert, SMG Expert, Machinegun Expert, and Explosive Expert. Final round of balancing tweaks.

  • Crafting and Dismantling

When dismantling a 120 proficiency weapon or level 75+ repair armour you will receive 1 Rare Metal Scrap, a non-transferable material. Crafting Recipes will be rebalanced to utilize Rare Metal Scrap instead of specific weapons.

  • Looting Competition

For every object you loot, you gain a point. The player or clan with the most points at the end of the week wins!

  • Boss Nests and Horde Blocks

Adding event and boss support for interiors/buildings. Rebalancing Boss Nests to happen a few times a day rather than once a day.

  • Misc.
    • Private instances are ready!
    • Dusk items will be available in the X-Dusk shop.
    • The Yard will now have a scrapped item recovery system.
    • The Yard will now have a rename removal service for 50c.
    • Ghost Ammo will now be purchasable from the Credit Shop.

We'll be rolling out an update on January 30th for these changes, so there will not be another Dev Progress Report until next month

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