The Dead Zone Gazette is a feature in The Last Stand: Dead Zone. It is used to inform players of any major updates and special events in the game.
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.
Injury Tweaks (May 23 2013)Edit
Fuel Sale! (May 27 2013)Edit
For this Memorial Day weekend, we've taken 30% OFF most fuel purchases. Stock up now!
Fuel Sale Ending! (May 28 2013)Edit
There's only a short time left to get 30% OFF fuel packages. Get in and stock up before the offer expires!
Recycler Update (May 29 2013)Edit
We've improved the interface on the Recycler to make it easier to get rid of those excess weapons and gear items.
You can now filter items by type, quality, and level.
Brookvale South Now Open (May 31 2013)Edit
This Level 27-30 area is now unlocked and brings with it a bunch of new weapons.
There's also a new Gun Store environment available to help you start your collection off.
Upgrade Your Inventory (May 31 2013)Edit
You can now purchase an upgrade to permanently increase your inventory size from 500 to 1000 item slots.
Premium Crafting (May 31 2013)Edit
Alliances Stage #1 (June 16 2013)Edit
The first step in Alliances is here! You can now create, join and communicate with other survivors through your Alliance. Get your banner up and start recruiting in the chat!
Alliance Banner (June 16 2013)Edit
You can find it in the General section of the construction menu.
Injury Changes (June 16 2013)Edit
Injuries now heal over time, also getting minor injuries only occur once survivors health goes into the red (below 50% of their total health).
Show some patriotism with Uncle Sam's hat and beard set. Only available until the 8th of July, 2013. Can be worn by anyone all year round!
4th of July Decorations (July 4 2013)Edit
Compound Doors (July 9 2013)Edit
Small Alliance Update (July 9 2013)Edit
New Fuel Packages (July 26 2013)Edit
Alliance Ranks (August 1 2013)Edit
Founders of Alliances can now assign and edit ranks within their Alliance. Giving permissions to your members to post on your Alliance Wall, recruit members and issue promotions.
New Weapons and Gear (August 28 2013)Edit
Packages Available (August 28 2013)Edit
New Locations (August 28 2013)Edit
Crafting Bench Upgrades (September 2 2013)Edit
Happy Labor Day (September 2 2013)Edit
To celebrate your labors in the Dead Zone, we've got 33% OFF Fuel Packages until 12:01 on Tuesday September 3rd.
Alliance Wars Are Here! (September 10 2013)Edit
Compete with other Alliances for top ranks on the War Leaderboard. Work with your alliance members to complete Alliance Tasks and earn Tokens.
Alliance Wars Trials Rounds (September 10 2013)Edit
For the first week, we'll be running test rounds of the Alliance Wars. During these rounds there will not be any Fuel Rewards.
The War For Fuel Begins (September 16 2013)Edit
Alliance Wars are now in full swing. You'll have 2 weeks to compete for Fuel rewards, complete War Tasks and gain War Boosts through spending Tokens.
Raid Return Weekend (October 11 2013)Edit
Raid Returns will take a maximum of 1.5 hours for this weekend only! Finish this War Round in a flurry and leave a trail of destruction in your wake!
Alliance War - Rule Changes (October 14 2013)Edit
You can't lose points from raids now, so raid without fear. New rules for Abandoning and Alliance wide lockouts for attacks to stop scouting.
Halloween is Here! (October 21 2013)Edit
Halloween Packages (October 21 2013)Edit
Grab the Huge Halloween Hamper or pick up Halloween limited time clothing items individually. Dead Zone mostly has your costume needs covered. Mostly.
Medical Item Bug (October 25 2013)Edit
We had a serious bug which caused players to lose all of the medical items they used to heal an injury! To apologize, we're giving some items and fuel to all players over level 6. We've also doubled the drop rate of medical items for a while.
Free Medical Recovery Package (October 25 2013)Edit
Check your packages for your Free Medical Recovery Pack if you're level 6 or above. The packages are scaled based on your level. Again, we're really sorry about the loss of these items.
Lucifer's Trident (October 29 2013)Edit
Halloween Fuel Sale Tomorrow! (October 30 2013)Edit
Halloween Fuel Packages (October 31 2013)Edit
Halloween Hunt (Community Task) (October 31 2013)Edit
Halloween Crafting Re-Do! (November 19 2013)Edit
Some players had trouble with their limited time crafting of Halloween items last week, so we've brought them back for 3 more days. Last chance to craft these!
Happy Thanksgiving! (November 28 2013)Edit
Happy Z-Mas! (December 19 2013)Edit
Z-Mas Gift Hunt! (December 19 2013)Edit
Collect the gifts that Infected Santa has dropped in his undead stupor. There's keys and a gift in it if everyone pitches in!
Z-Mas Crafting (December 19 2013)Edit
We've made new, higher level versions of a large number of weapons. As a result, the old versions are now marked as Vintage. There's no change to stats, just a new Vintage tag. Items marked as Vintage won't drop anymore.
Winter Update (February 5 2014)Edit
2 Year Anniversary Weekend! (February 21 2014)Edit
Dead Zone is all grown up now. To celebrate, we've got a Birthday Box and Birthday Card-Key for you. Check your packages to claim yours now!
Birthday Hats (February 21 2014)Edit
To celebrate, we're having a Cowboy Fairy Princess Unicorn Pirate Robot Party. Check the store for hats and a sale on the 22nd!
Survivor Updates (February 26 2014)Edit
You can now re-spec your Leader's stats. Your survivors also have voices, you can change them as well as your survivors gender and skin tone now!
Improved Raid Log (February 26 2014)Edit
We've added much more detail to raid reports, including an export function which will give you the report in image format. Full details of your attackers and actions are now shown!
Long XP Weekend (March 14 2014)Edit
Long Rifle and PvP Changes (March 24 2014)Edit
Alton (April 16 2014)Edit
High level players can now access Alton, a suburb on the east coastline of the Dead Zone. The suburbs meets with industry and urban constructions.
Warren Has Brought Discounts (April 18 2014)Edit
Meet "Warren". He's brought discount fuel with him. Check the store for cheap fuel and your very own Warren masks.
New Map Variants (May 15 2014)Edit
Old Map Re-Vamp (May 15 2014)Edit
We've done a pass over all 40+ of the existing maps to update them with newer search items and new decorations. It's like a whole new city, kind of.
New Fuel Bundles (May 27 2014)Edit
Speed Week (June 2 2014)Edit
Collect Infamous Components from breaking down Uniques and Rares & find some Infamous Notes in the Dead Zone to start crafting them today!
4th of July Week (July 2, 2014)Edit
Raiding Practice (July 2, 2014)Edit
You can now practice raiding against your own compound. Practicing is free and harmless and you'll be fighting against clones of your own survivors.
Infected Bounty Masks (August 12, 2014)Edit
Over Level 10? Complete Infected Bounties for a chance to get exclusive Bounty Ballistic Masks. They're not available anywhere else!
Make Your Own Luck (August 19, 2014)Edit
New Infamous Items (August 29, 2014)Edit
Time to put some infected in their place. Rasputin, Vanguard and Boomstick are new infamous items now available to craft at level 30+
Fall Sale (September 8, 2014)Edit
Limited Time Only!
We Will Speak Soon (October 16, 2014)Edit
I will occupy your precious time soon. Await my return.
I Have A Task For You (October 17, 2014)Edit
I need you all to show me that you are ready to ascend. Collect the artefacts of the Hallowed and I will help you in your preparation. [Dead Zone Community Task Now Active]
Well Done (October 19, 2014)Edit
Most of you have done well to meet my demands. For those who have not there is little time. For when the time comes, those who followed will be rewarded.
Replica Bundle of Halloween Past (October 23, 2014)Edit
Build The Hallowed Shrine (October 24, 2014)Edit
Individual War Rewards (November 18, 2014)Edit
Fight for your Alliance and for yourself. All War Points you earn during the war will count towards an individual reward. The more War Points you score, the higher tier the reward!
Thanksgiving Sale! (November 27, 2014)Edit
We've got discounted fuel bundles in your packages. Happy turkey day!
Z-Mas is here! (December 17, 2014)Edit
Location Updates (February 3, 2015)Edit
We've added around 30 new location variants across all types so there's more variety on missions! We also introduced some smaller variations to lower levels and some larger locations to higher levels.
Crafting Kits (April 30, 2015)Edit
Reporting System (June 22, 2015)Edit
To help with chat moderation, we've added a Report Comment option to the communications system. This will send a report for our team to investigate.
The Raid on Union Island (July 27, 2015)Edit
The time has come for level 50 players. Load up 5 survivors, prepare for the unexpected and be careful!
Arrows! (August 17, 2015)Edit
Got a bow that needs a little bit more kick? Track down arrows that can be equipped in your Gear slot to deal more damage, fire further and fly truer!
New Inventory Upgrades (August 24, 2015)Edit
You can now purchase additional Inventory Upgrades. Collectors of the Dead Zone, you can now expand your inventory up to 2000 slots total!
Better Infected Bounty Rewards (September 26, 2015)Edit
We've finally improved the rewards for completing Infected Bounties. Less ammo and medical supplies, more chances to get items like Premium Keys and even Rare weapons and gear!
New Infamous Items (October 5, 2015)Edit
Communications Update (October 12, 2015)Edit
We've added a new Recruiting channel for players who are looking to join an Alliance and existing Alliance members looking to recruit. Also, there's a new Veterans public chat room available for level 50+ accessible via the
Hello Again (October 14, 2015)Edit
"I've prepared something special for you all...my creations are already in the zone waiting for you...enjoy."
New Crafting Items! (October 14, 2015)Edit
Defeat the Berzerkers (October 19, 2015)Edit
Mr.X's Reserves (October 23, 2015)Edit
We've spotted gargantuan creatures that have to be the reserves that Mr.X was talking about. Be careful out there!
Mags of Mayhem (October 27, 2015)Edit
Ivan has supplied us with the plans to a new type of trap, the Mag of Mayhem. Build one to contribute to the Dead Zone task and earn a reward!
Halloween Fuel Sale (October 31, 2015)Edit
Check your packages for discounted fuel and Halloween items. There's also a short time left to get your hands on the Halloween bundles!
Research Update (November 19, 2015)Edit
Build a research bench, search the Dead Zone for rare Research items and get to work improving your compound and equipment!
There's so much science to be done!
Thanksgiving Sale (November 26, 2015)Edit
Raid on Union Island - Second Wave (December 2, 2015)Edit
Superior Active Gear (December 2, 2015)Edit
Kill Counters (December 2, 2015)Edit
New found weapons will have a small chance of having a Kill Counter attached to them. The counters will track either Survivor or Infected kills and will stay with the weapon for life!
The Great Z-Mas Hunt (December 15, 2015)Edit
Hunters of the Dead Zone, it's time to celebrate Z-Mas, hunting style. Gather the parts to build your Z-Mas Hunt Mount and take down some Z-Mas infected while you're at it.
Find War Targets Easier! (February 22, 2016)Edit
You can now find Individual War Targets through the War page. Targets are much easier to find and we hope it'll make the War experience better for everyone!
Points only available through these lists. Manual reload on raids has been disabled.
New Clothing! (March 15, 2016)Edit
It's time to survive in style!
Super Alliance War (May 23, 2016)Edit
The round starting May 22nd/23rd will be a Super Alliance War. We have doubled the prize pool and doubled the number of players in the winning alliances that will earn fuel!
Clothing Bundles (May 27, 2016)Edit
Elite Infected (June 14, 2016)Edit
Starting at level 15, you will very occasionally run into Elite Infected. They are stronger and more deadly than any you've seen so far! Kill them to earn some fuel and Infamous Trophies or Components!
New Infamous Items (June 14, 2016)Edit
Freedom Week (July 1, 2016)Edit
Presented by Woody Hackett, beloved TV host and Union City native. He's got a collection of items for you to find and craft to celebrate Independence Day.
The Yankee Doodle (July 1, 2016)Edit
Freedom Fuel Sale (July 4, 2016)Edit
Check your packages for 30% OFF fuel and item bundles. These packages are only available for a limited time and include some exclusive items, don't miss out!
HERC Prototypes (August 6, 2016)Edit
Starting with the HERC-BODYARMOR-1 prototype, there will be new premium crafts available periodically. For this first prototype, Prototype Parts Boxes can be randomly earned by completing LVL 50+ infected bounties and on the Island raid.
Terror Dome Now Open! (September 22, 2016)Edit
Tech Terror (October 20, 2016)Edit
HERC scientests [sic] have been experimenting for years with biological and mechanical integration. The result is a series of EXO items for you to craft!
EXO-RIGS (October 20, 2016)Edit
Collect EXO Parts Caches in the Dead Zone to start crafting your own exoskeleton gear that enhances abilities and survivability.
It's Time for Taking (December 14, 2016)Edit
Raider Compounds have appeared on your map! These are AI controlled enemies and they've got the Stolen Seasonal Steel that you need to save Z-Mas!
Z-Mas in the Terror Dome (December 21, 2016)Edit
New Prize Boxes (January 16, 2017)Edit
When you complete the Terror Dome, Island Raid or Infected Bounties, you'll now have a chance of getting an "Unusual Crafts Box". They come in 3 varieties and contain RARE or UNIQUE versions of crafted weapons!
5th Birthday (February 21, 2017)Edit
Can you believe it? To celebrate DZ's 5th birthday, we've got gifts, some blast from the past Bootleg versions of old event crafts, oh and SALES! Check your packages and crafting bench for details!
Death Mobile Sale (February 21, 2017)Edit
For the first and maybe last time ever, the DMU is on sale at 50% OFF. Now is your chance if you don't already own it!
Tactics Manuals (April 3, 2017)Edit
Level up your tactics planning skill by crafting Tactics Manuals!
Rabbit Season (April 12, 2017)Edit
Buck is here and he's brought some new goodies from trusted outdoors manufacturers Manning and Skogr. Just in time for Rabbit Season, you can craft these on your bench for a limited time!
Buck in the Terror Dome (April 20, 2017)Edit
High Activity Zones (May 25, 2017)Edit
HERC will now mark High Activity Zones on your map periodically. More infected, better loot and highly dangerous!