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. 


The 506

DayZ Underground Group 506

A chaotic good faction that has created the Western Free State and punishes those who would bring evil to their home.

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.



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.




The Carnival

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


The Lucky Bastards


A neutral group of civilians, mostly former sailors, who have taken refuge up in the city of Stary Yar.



RISE-dayzunderground faction logo

An evil group of anarchists and survivors who value freedom and spreading the word of “The Cause”.



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.


Ace of Spades – a splinter mercenary group of NAPA who want to stop the Chernarussian government from re-forming.

The Black Market – a mysterious group of traders who will buy and sell items with no questions asked.

Black Paw – a new version of an older faction from DUG’s past, they believe in isolation and protecting each other within the pack.

The Black Sheep – a friendly group that helps passerby’s in Guglovo and defend their town.

Chernaruskaya Bratva – a group of Russian mobsters who have included Chernarus as part of their business.

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

Forsaken Loyalists – an evil motorcycle club that has a strict code of conduct and looks to make a name for themselves in Chernarus.

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

Minutemen – an evil nomadic group of guerrilla fighters who answer to no one.

Rangers Chernarus – a neutral evil group of bandits driven by greed and attaining all they desire based out of Zub Castle.

The Scribes – a chaotic neutral group that strives to collect information and technology.

Serdtse Volka – a mysterious splinter group of the old Black Paw that believe in stronger isolationism and walking the line of good and evil.