The Dead Zone Gazette is a feature in The Last Stand: Dead Zone. It is used to inform players of any major updates to the game and special events.
HERC Supply Boxes Found (22 May 2012)Edit
Recycler Accelerated (22 May 2012)Edit
We've jury-rigged the Recycler to work in overdrive for a limited time. The time it takes to recycle multiple items has been reduced dramatically. This should help clean up your inventory to make room for more loot.
Crafting Coming Soon (28 May 2012)Edit
Crafting will be here very soon. Start holding on to your higher quality items as they will provide new materials that will be necessary to craft with! Not long now.
Crafting Now Available! (7 June 2012)Edit
New Crafting Items Available (7 June 2012)Edit
There are new crafting items available for making quality weapons and gear. To get them, you'll need to recycle other high quality items from your inventory.
Fuel Drop Increases (7 June 2012)Edit
Achievements and Tasks Fixed (22 June 2012)Edit
New Achievements Available (25 June 2012)Edit
Fuel Trading Post: Battle Axe (25 June 2012)Edit
Get medieval with this new premium melee weapon. High damage, large range and good knockback all result in much needed carnage. Now available in the Fuel Trading Post.
Apocalyptic Styling (27 June 2012)Edit
In between updates we thought you might like to personalize your compound a bit. Check out the new Miscellaneous section in the Construction Menu.
4th Of July Decorations (2 July 2012)Edit
Celebrate Independence Day by decorating your compound in patriotic pride. These unique items can be found in the Construction Menu and are only on sale until July 11th.
Defensive Preparations (12 July 2012)Edit
Flags for All (12 July 2012)Edit
Let raiders know who you are and where you're from with an assortment of flags. Now available in the Construction Menu.
Washing Station (19 July 2012)Edit
PvP Update (30 July 2012)Edit
Barricade Improvements (30 July 2012)Edit
Defensive barricades can now be connected to each other. They can also have survivors assigned to them. Fill the gaps in your defenses now!
Get Protected (6 August 2012)Edit
Weapon Balance (10 August 2012)Edit
We've done a damage overhaul on all the weapons to make your Green, Blue and Purple items more valuable. ALL weapons have had a damage reduction. Infected health has dropped to match.
Keycard Pack Sale (21 August 2012)Edit
Key Card packs of all levels are currently 20% off their usual price for a limited time. Unlock HERC supply boxes for random quality loot!
The ultimate in "Hey look at me" weapons is on sale for a limited time. A whopping 40% off. Be the first on your block to show off some shiny.
Traps (September 18 2012)Edit
Communications System Live (September 18 2012)Edit
The communications system is now live. Build a Radio Receiver, Radio Tower and Two-Way to communicate with your fellow survivors!
Ammunition Supplies Running Out (September 25 2012)Edit
The amount of ammunition available in the Dead Zone is dwindling, rapidly. We might need to start rationing soon. Suggest that you start sharpening your blades and ready your hammers!
Deathmobile Weekend (September 28 2012)Edit
Someone poured something into the Deathmobiles gas tank overnight. Mission return times have been slashed for THIS WEEKEND ONLY.
Go bust some heads and return quicker!
Melee Update (October 8 2012)Edit
High level melee weapons as well as some big changes to the melee mechanics are now in place. Infected now have a chance to knockback survivors so beware!
DPS Calculations Updated (October 8 2012)Edit
The way DPS has been calculated has been fixed to include Reload, Burst and Capacity as factors. This change provides more accurate Damage Per Second estimates for your weapons.
Reduced Return Times (October 11 2012)Edit
Deathmobile Upgrade! (October 11 2012)Edit
You can now upgrade your Deathmobile return vehicle for a one time fee. With this upgrade, you'll reduce ALL of your mission return times by over 90% permanently.
Ammo System Is Live (October 25 2012)Edit
Ammunition is now a necessary resource. You've been given some to start out.
MAKE SURE YOU BUILD YOUR NEW AMMO STORAGE AND DROP-OFF BUILDINGS!
Halloween Weapons (October 25 2012)Edit
Halloween Decorations (October 25 2012)Edit
Hanging trees, skull piles and pre-filled coffins are all available for trade in the Misc tab of the construction menu. While you're there - check the traps menu too!
Brookvale North Unlocked (October 25 2012)Edit
Halloween Weapons 50% Off (October 31 2012)Edit
Attention: Dead Zone (November 13 2012)Edit
All survivors are ordered to execute the directive outlined in your tasks list. View your objectives to view Dead Zone tasks.
Thanksgiving Sale - 30% Off All Fuel (November 23 2012)Edit
To celebrate Thanksgiving and Black Friday all Fuel will be 30% off until November the 25th.
Get in and get your discounted fuel now!
Unique And Rare Items (November 28 2012)Edit
Rare and Unique items have started appearing in the Dead Zone. Weapons and gear of legendary status all with unusual names. Report any finds of this type in the communications channel!
Merry Z-Mas (December 18 2012)Edit
It's Z-Mas time. That means Infected Santa will be coming down your compound chimney soon. He also brought some high level enemy friends.
Dead Zone Task! (December 18 2012)Edit
Everyone needs to seek out the parts for their Z-Mas Tree in time for Z-Mas morning. Otherwise, no presents for anyone! Build the Z-Mas Tree from the Misc tab in the Construction Menu.
Z-Mas Boxes (December 18 2012)Edit
In both the naughty and nice variety. One has a plethora of riches, the other, well it's mostly coal. Complete the Z-Mas Tree Dead Zone Task to get your hands on some free Naughty Z-Mas Keys!
Trading! (December 20 2012)Edit
Player to Player trading is now available. There's a Transport Cost to keep things balanced and stop exploitation. You can start a trade through the Communications System and using the new Trade channel.
Apocalypse in the Apocalypse Sale! (December 21 2012)Edit
Apparently it's the apocalypse is coming, we say it's already here. Get 30% off Fuel for the next 24 hours before the world ends, again!
Merry Z-Mas! Again! (December 22 2012)Edit
We've created a new task to make sure everyone who starts building a Z-Mas tree before December 25 this year gets their gifts! Check your task list!
Half Price Trading (January 8 2013)Edit
The transportation cost for trading has been cut by 50% for the next few days!
Activate your communication system and get into the Trade channel to see if you can find yourself a deal.
The Store (January 10 2013)Edit
The Fuel Trading Post was overrun and is now under new management who've reopened it under the much more sensible name "The Store".
Books Have Arrived! (January 10 2013)Edit
Use the slots in the top left to assign books to your compound. Books can do everything from reduce your return times to increase the number of infected attacks you'll see. Find them in the Dead Zone or The Store now!
Packages! (January 22 2013)Edit
10 New Books! (January 22 2013)Edit
New Suburbs (January 23 2013)Edit
A Crudely Written Note... (January 31 2013)Edit
A dirty handwritten note was nailed to the compound wall this morning.
"We can make things easier for you and your friends if you just do w(h)at we say."
Another Note... (February 5 2013)Edit
The handwriting looks the same as the last note, once again it's nailed to the wall.
"We will have a proposition for you soon." is scrawled across it.
Yet Another Note... (February 11 2013)Edit
Left in the doorway to your compound, another note.
"It is almost time to light the fire. We will provide the starter". Once again it's signed X.
X's Proposition (February 12 2013)Edit
A hooded and masked figure approaches your compound, this must be the person leaving the notes.
"Destroy the order in this place. Bring down those around you. Start the fire if you're game."
Survivors! (February 14 2013)Edit
This note appears to have been printed, it is slightly faded and partially readable.
"Survivors! We are concerned by the recent actions you have taken, this is not the way forward!"
Active Gear Slot Unlocked! (February 19 2013)Edit
Fragmentation grenades, smoke grenades and explosive charges are now available to find and craft in the Dead Zone.
Right click to activate them when equipped.
Happy 1st Anniversary! (February 22 2013)Edit
Times might be tough, but it's been a year since we started our new life in the Dead Zone.
It's not much but we managed to get a few gifts together.
Anniversary Sale! (February 22 2013)Edit
Get in before they're gone!
F.U.E.L Generator (February 26 2013)Edit
Bounty Office - Now Open (March 13 2013)Edit
Raiders can now be punished by placing a bounty on their head. Doing so will expose them to the entire Dead Zone.
You can also hunt for bounties to claim the Fuel reward!
No Loot For Failure (March 13 2013)Edit
Fuel Bonuses Updated (March 13 2013)Edit
Clothing and Customization (March 20 2013)Edit
Hats in the Dead Zone (March 21 2013)Edit
There's a selection of hats now being found out in the Dead Zone. They're extremely rare but wearable by any survivor.
A Message From The Foundation (April 10 2013)Edit
A flyer found in the street reads: "Survivors of this great tragedy, we appeal to you today to ask your co-operation. The founding of new structure and order is hard fought and required for our survival."
New Message From The Foundation (April 16 2013)Edit
A printed flyer, held by a dead survivor: "The beacons are the answer, do as instructed, do as you are asked. Safety and deliverance are in your reach."
Construct The Beacon (April 23 2013)Edit
"Find the parts required and construct the Beacon. All able citizens participate. All able citizens will be rewarded." - The Foundation
[Check your Community Tasks]
Notice! (May 3 2013)Edit
"Time is running out for us to complete the beacons. Our scouts suggest parts can be found amongst military equipment. Construct them quickly!" - The Foundation
[Check your Community Tasks]
Injury Update (May 15 2013)Edit
Medical Bench (May 15 2013)Edit
Inventory Update (May 15 2013)Edit
We've started updating the inventory screens across the whole game. The update allows for more filtering and an expanded list of item categories.
Item Changes (May 15 2013)Edit
We fixed the calculations for ALL WEAPONS AND GEAR that have modifications to them. The formula now correctly shows the total of their underlying stats instead of an inaccurate number.