Dean Hall

January 22, 2014

I am Dean "Rocket" Hall, Creator of DayZ and submitter of Mount Everest, AMA!

I'm Dean Hall, known as Rocket, and I created the "DayZ" mod for ArmA2, which I then developed as a standalone game and just sold over a million units in the month since release.

I also climbed Mount Everest in May last year.

This is a well known account for me on reddit (see r/DayZ), but here is my proof on twitter:

Ask me anything!

Edit: Dammit. I spelt the title wrong, that should say "I summitted Mount Everest" not that weird typo/grammar thing I did.

Edit 2: Last few questions now guys, we're getting ready to finalize the current build so I'll need to focus on that.

AMA FINISHED: Thanks guys! It's been a blast! Sorry I couldn't answer more questions, got really hard to read them. Hope some good info came out. If I missed anything, you can read my latest interview at

This interview was transcribed from an "ask me anything" question and answer session with Dean Hall conducted on Reddit on 2014-01-22. The Reddit AMA can be found here.