DayZ Standalone: How To See In The Dark

Note: the techniques described here are often seen as an exploit, and close to cheating. Use at your own discretion.

The night time in DayZ Standalone is very dark, and, normally, you will need a light source to find your way around. However, due to the inconvenience of using torches and the fact that the lighting engine isn't particularly good (no diffuse lighting from point sources, light illuminates both sides of objects), it is often not favourable to use a torch and make yourself a beacon for everyone to see.

Luckily, it is possible to make the night completely visible by changing a few settings in the options menu:

Brightness: Full
Gamma: Full
HDR: Low
Clouds: Disabled

The world will now be completely black and white, but very visible without any illumination.