A catastrophic event has occurred on the coast of Chernarus and the population has been decimated by an unidentified outbreak. Those who remain are either infected and no longer human, or have hidden from the infected and are desperately struggling to survive.
A month after the event, a merchant ship becomes shipwrecked and dumps thirty people into the middle of this chaos. As the thirty wash up on the coast of Chernarus, the battles begin - the battle to survive: against the infected; against the environment; and against destructive human nature. They battle each other for scarce resources.
A battle of man against man.
Civilization is long gone; only survival remains.
Who will prevail?
Cherno Journo is a writer who has braved the chaos and bandits of DayZ to record the stories of the players. More than just a game, DayZ has evoked real emotions from virtual actions: guilt from murder, anger at being betrayed, and the sense of camaraderie that can form when a group of strangers band together to achieve a common goal. This special edition of Survivors and Bandits contains the entire fictionalized story written by the Cherno Journo, along with the bonus content of interview transcripts, and Cherno Journo's own survivor diary entries, including the recollection of his first and only murder.