After surviving a gunshot or fall, players may end up with a fracture in either their arm or leg. In this case, it’s essential to craft a splint to avoid taking continuous shock damage while walking.
To craft a splint, players will need to combine wooden sticks with rags, bandages, or duct tape and then hold the left mouse button with the splint in their hands for 10 seconds to apply it.
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In this guide, I will explain how to make a splint in DayZ and showcase how to use it.
What is a Fracture in DayZ
A fracture is a status effect gained when falling from high ground or taking a shot at your legs or arms. You will notice it via the broken bone symbol in your hud.
While having that, you will be forced into the prone position. Standing up and trying to walk will make you take shock damage. After a few ticks of shock damage (2-3 steps), you will fall unconscious.
Therefore, unless you want to remain prone, it’s essential to craft a splint to be able to walk again.
How to Make a Splint in DayZ
There are three ways to make a splint in DayZ and each of them can be made on the spot without needing special equipment. Here are all the ways to make a splint:
- 4x Rags + 2x Sticks = 1x Splint (rags must be clean)
- 1x Bandage + 2x Sticks = 1x Splint (bandage must have 100% use left and be clean)
- 1x Duct Tape + 2x Sticks = 1x Splint (this recipe will use only 10% of the duct tape)
And that’s all. Based on the items you’ve got with you, craft the recipe of your choice and you’ll have a splint.
As for where to find these items, sticks can be gained by chopping down bushes with any axe melee weapon. Rags are easily available when destroying or cutting down any t-shirt or clothing (with a knife).
Lastly, bandages and duct tape can be looted from industrial buildings all around the map.
Just make sure to have a melee weapon that can cut bushes and duct tape. Worst case scenario, you can cut up your shirt for rags and make a splint through that.
How to Use a Splint in DayZ
To use your newly-crafted splint, place it in your hands and hold the left mouse button continuously for 10 seconds until the animation finishes.
And that’s all. However, that doesn’t fully fix your fracture. Instead, the splint allows you to walk and climb over small obstacles (fences). You cannot jump or run.
With the splint equipped, reach the healing status to start healing your injury slowly. This process will take about 30 minutes in total while having the splint applied. Without a splint, you can also heal your injury but it will take twice as long.
To sum up, that’s everything you need to know on how to craft and use a splint in DayZ.
When you get the broken bone status, combine rags/bandages/duct tape with sticks and you’ll craft the splint, which will allow you to keep walking and slowly start healing your injury.
Now that you’ve managed to start walking again, consider checking out our guide on how to make a fire in the game. This way, you’ll be able to get warm, cook some food, and start healing slowly.
How did you get a fracture in the first place? Did you manage to treat it quickly? Let us know in the comments below.