Factions are the source for much of the lore driven here on our servers. They interact in unique ways, create stories to tell or for others to take part, and are the official “groups” of the server as a result. We also have many different unofficial groups on DayzUnderground, and although they have less “official” status they are often a driving force for interaction and storytelling. Below are a list of our Factions and Groups. To find more information on groups, check out some of their bios on the Teamspeak server; or on our subreddit wiki for more in depth info. 


Pavlovo Trade Union

A neutral trading group focused on the exchange of supplies and loot with many different groups, factions, and survivors. They are primarily based in and around Pavlovo.

The Brotherhood

A militaristic lawful good group that have banded together to eliminate cannibals and cannibalism from the area. They are primarily based out of the city of Stary Yar.

The Cult of Papa

An evil group of survivors that are focused on roleplay and story telling. They claim no land, but wish for all of Chernarus to worship their deity Papa…at any cost.

Black Paw


A chaotic neutral group that focus their efforts on hunting, espionage, and keeping the land in its isolated and chaotic state. You can find them mostly on the western edge of the map, including near the Tisy military base.

Dark as Midnight

An evil apocalyptic gang focused on keeping the place in anarchy and doing whatever necessary to protect their haven of Gorka and the surrounding area.


neutral Good group dedicated to helping survivors in their journey by promoting peace and creating various community camps. They are based out of the northeastern area of the map, especially around the city of Cernaya Polana.

United Nations

neutral good group working to bring peace, justice, order, and security back to the country of Chernarus. They are primarily based out of the northwest area, especially near Novaya Petrovka.

Fire Keepers

A neutral good group dedicated to peacekeeping and doing the right thing, even when it’s difficult or unpopular. They claim the northern central area of the map, including their hub of Severograd.

Rangers Chernarus

neutral evil group of bandits driven by greed and attaining all they desire. They are mostly based in and around the south/central area of the map, including their hub of Kaer Morhen (Zub Castle).



Here is a list of groups on DayzUnderground, current as of January 2018. For more information on them, check out their Teamspeak channels or the wiki on our Reddit forum.

The 506A group of freedom fighters who believe in a better future through freedom rather than the shackles of the government of old.

The CarnivalA band of strange and psychotic clowns just trying to get by and have a good time in the end of days.

Chernarus Daily – a news organization that interviews factions, groups, and individuals across the map.

Chernarussian Defense Force –  an organized military unit consisting of surviving personnel from the 4/3rd Regiment of the Chernarussian Army.

Chernarus Defense League –  a group trying to establish normalcy for the North, through any means and cost.

The Dusty Cowboys – a group of rugged individualists, intrepid traders and skilled survivalists that value tradition, home, and above all else: their fellow cowboys.

The Golden Jackals – group dedicated to arms dealing/outfitting, fixing vehicles, and hosting fight club events.

New Chernarus Republic – a group seeking to restore order to the lands especially around Vybor.

Risen Coalition – militaristic mercenaries looking for clients to defend and protect.

Shield – a chaotic good group who wish to exterminate all who wish to cause harm to the remaining good people of Chernarus.

Zagoria Emergency Medical  Association – medical outfit of survivors provide reliable, consistent, and readily available medical care to others.