Just when you thought that DayZ couldn't get any more hardcore, a new Bounty Mode plans to let players to bet and win real money by killing each other.
Bounty Mode will act as a series of community servers where players buy packs of limited lives and basic equipment for $5, $10, $15 or $20. Cash will then be awarded for killing survivors, zombies and bandits. Zombies will earn players $0.10 for each ten you manage to take down, while the player with the highest kill tally is worth upwards of $5.
Creative development lead Jake Stewart, who is technically unaffiliated with Dean Hall, told PC gamer that Bounty Mode evolved out of some drunken shenanigans.
"We started a kind of hero clan, 'Super Hero Medic Squad'," he said. "All we did was try and help people. "One night, we got drunk and started messing around, and I was like, 'Screw it. I'm bored. I'm tired of helping people. I'm going rogue.' We all started killing each other."
"I'll give you five dollars if you can take me out," Stewart continued. "And all of a sudden, I thought: this is a fun way to play. This'd be great if we had a whole community of people that were doing the same type of thing."
Bounty Mode will take place on a competitively rebalanced Chernarus map with an extra level of detail, featuring live rankings, leaderboards and stats. Frankly, I hope they make it an eSport.