How to turn on Head Torch in DayZ


Turn on Head Torch in DayZ - Soldier walking around a camp

Nobody likes wandering around in the dark. Particularly in survival games, such as DayZ, it is important to keep your surroundings in check at all times. So let's find out how to turn on the Head Torch in DayZ and see clear as day.

DayZ is a multiplayer game set in a sprawling sandbox, where the sole goal is just simply to survive. You can gather resources and food to keep you alive and stave off hunger and sickness, but there's also the ever-looming threat of zombies at your back. More often than not, however, it will be fellow players who give you a run for your money (and loot).

If you want more tips on how to survive DayZ, we've got guides on how to spawn near friends and where to find the wrench. But in this article, we'll help you learn how to turn on the head torch in DayZ so you don't have to be kept in the dark.

How to turn on Head Torch in DayZ

First things first, what you want to do is to hold the head torch, because only then you can turn it on. Just follow these simple steps:

  • Equip the head torch.
  • Turn it on, but remember that you need to also have a 9V battery.
  • Now, simply put the torch on your head and it should light up your surroundings.

Sometimes that light can be red, which might make it a bit harder to see, but still better than being left in the dark. But now, what about that battery?

Where to find a 9V battery for the Head Torch?

There is not one singular place to find the V9 battery. Overall, we would recommend checking any electronic devices you find for batteries, such as walkie-talkies. Open them up and see if there is a spare one inside that you can use. Also, check the clothes that you find on your exploration, and like in real life when your TV remote dies, you can also check your smoke alarm.

Another useful thing to keep in mind is that the head torch will use around 0.01 energy per second. That means a single 9V battery should power up your head torch for around 83 minutes.

But there you have it, that's all you need to know about how to turn on the head torch in DayZ. For more tips and tricks on the game, check out our guides on how to use a splint or how to cure sickness.

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