DayZ Weapons

Every single weapon in the DayZ Standalone is being re-built from scratch. With a limited number of weapons, the focus is on the accuracy and detail and the weapon attachment system is adding a whole new level of weapon customisation. Find out which weapons and which attachments make for the best combo's - for all sorts of different play styles.

Check out our DayZ Weapon list below - you can sort weapons by Power, Effective Range, Accuracy and Noise Levels - use this information to decide on which DayZ weapon suits your play-style best.

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1911 Pistol

The 1911 Pistol is a single-action, semi-automatic pistol designed in 1911 by John Browning. The pistol was widely used by the US military throughout the twentieth century and it fires .45acp rounds. It is popular both as a military pistol and as a civilian weapon. Where To Find: The 1911 is primarily found in residential locations….

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AK 101

The AK 101 is a modified version of the AK74M designed for the world export market. The Ak 101 offers up the reliability and familiarity of a Kalashnikov weapon while allowing the user to fire 5.56x45mm ammunition – the same as the M4A1. The AK 101 has a handful of compatible attachments – and a…

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The AKM, an upgraded version of the massively popular Ak-47 is an extremely effective weapon developed in the 1970’s  – still currently in use worldwide. It’s an effective, accurate and lightweight weapon with a high rate-of-fire. It was a popular weapon in the mod and there has been much hype about the completely re-modeled version…

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Amphibia S

The Amphibia S is a rimfire, single-action, semi-automatic pistol manufactured by Sturm, Ruger & Company in the 1980’s. It was at one point used by Us Navy Seals and has a long, thin barrel designed for use with the .22 rounds, making it integrally-suppressed. Where To Find: The Amphibia Sis primarily found in military locations….

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B95 Hunting Rifle

The B95 ‘Hunting Rifle’ is an ‘Over & Under’ rifle, meaning it has two barrels, one on top of the other. Many OU Rifles have one larger barrel and a smaller barrel, meaning they can fire two different types of rounds but this particular model fires two of the same rounds, specifically the 7.62 round…

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Baseball Bat

The Baseball Bat is a more common, less effective melee weapon within DayZ. It can be decent for scoring knock-out blows to the head but it’s lack of ‘stab’ means it will cause minimal bleeding and take a longer time to beat a zombie or a player to death. Where To Find: The Baseball Bat is…

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[CONFIRMED BUT NOT YET IN-GAME] The Chainsaw was confirmed for DayZ long ago, with images of it even showing up in the official DayZ trailer made by Dean Hall himself. It is not yet in-game, and the mechanics of how the chainsaw works are not yet known.

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Combat Knife

The Combat Knife is a recent addition to the game. The length of this knife means it has a very short range however it’s use in combat seems to be comparable at least to the splitting axe. Further tests are needed before we can properly judge where the combat knife sits in terms of damage….

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CR 527

The CR 527 (based on the CZ527) is the second bolt-action Rifle to be added to DayZ Standalone – after the Mosin-Nagant. It’s very popular in Europe, with it’s size and weight making it ideal for use as a small hunting rifle. Although still accurate, the lack of a scope option makes this weapon inferior…

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As of the latest patch, the Crossbow is officially in-game. The crossbow is an incredibly efficient, silent, and powerful weapon. It’s re-usable ammunition makes it the perfect post-apocalyptic weapon. Crossbow bolts are currently not craftable, but you will find them in small stacks – sometimes with a quiver. A Quiver functions as a ‘magazine’ for the crossbow,…

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The CR75 is powerful semi-automatic pistol made in the Czech Republic. It is popular throughout the world and known for it’s quality and versatility, while being reasonably priced. As it stands the CR75 pistol packs much less power than the 45s or .357 pistols in the game. Where To Find: The CR75 is primarily found in military…

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Electric Cattle Prod

The Electric Cattle Prod is a new non-lethal weapon in DayZ Standalone. Attaching a battery allows you to deliver a strong electric shock to a player, doing a small amount of damage but it has the ability to disarm your opponent – making them drop their weapon to the ground.

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Explosive Grenade

The Explosive Grenade, based on the M67 Grenade used by the US Armed Forces is a powerful throwing weapon in DayZ Standalone. The Explosive Grenade is armed by pushing the ‘action’ key (F) while the Grenade is in your hand. The Grenade will then explode a few seconds after it is thrown. The grenade will…

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Firefighters Axe

The Firefighter Axe is the most powerful melee weapon in DayZ. The pick-shaped pointed poll ensures maximum damage on striking both zombies or players. Aiming for the head will frequently land as a knock-out blow and cause sever bleeding. Where To Find: The Firefighter Axe is primarily found in residential locations. The main residential buildings with…

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The Flashbang, based on the M84 Stun Grenade used by the US Armed Forces a powerful, non-lethal throwing weapon in DayZ Standalone used for disorientating enemies. The Flashbang is armed by pushing the ‘action’ key (F) while the Flashbang is in your hand. The Flashbang will then explode a few seconds after it is thrown. The grenade will…

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FNX 45

The FNX 45 is a basic, semi-automatic pistol with a capacity of 15 rounds. The FNX 45 in DayZ was the first pistol introduced in the game. It’s a standard military style pistol with a 15 round capacity and moderate range and damage. Although the FNX is not extremely rare, sometimes you find them without…

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Improvised Short Bow

The Improvised Ashwood Short Bow was the first of the craftable weapons in DayZ. It can be crafted with a Rope and an Ashwood Stick – both of which are fairly common items. It can fire either Composite Arrows or Improvised Arrows. Ammunition Composite Arrows are fairly rare and can be found around Chernarus. Improvised…

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IZH 43

A short barrel classic side-by-side hunting shotgun produced by the Russian Firearms manufacturer Izhevsky Mechanichesky Zavod, well known throughout the world, under the trademark Baikal. It’s excellent balance ensures convenient and quick aiming. The IZH 43 in DayZ is a powerful, short-range shotgun which provides maximum power in close ranged combat. Firing either one shot or two…

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The Longhorn pistol is a new pistol just added to the DayZ Experimental patch. It’s based on a ‘G2 Contender’ and is famed for its ease of use, accuracy and caliber range. It is compatible with the Long Range Scope and fires .22 rounds. Where To Find: The  Longhorn  is primarily found in residential locations….

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The M4A1 carbine, is a fully automatic variant of the M4 widely known for being one of the most popular rifles in the US special operations units including the Navy SEALS and the Army Special Forces. It is favoured by special forces for it’s close-quarters combat capabilities due to its compactness, fire-power and accuracy. The…

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The Machete is a recent addition to the game. The length of this machete means it’s reach is a little longer than that of the combat knife but from tests so far, it seems the power of this weapon is considerably lower than you would think. We would expect the machete to be at least…

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Colt Python

The Colt Python (also called Magnum, in-game), is a .357 Magnum caliber revolver first introduced in 1955. Widley described as one of the finest production revolvers ever made, they have a reputation for power, accuracy, a smooth trigger pull. The Colt Python in DayZ is a powerful weapon. It does not require a magazine so…

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The Makarov is a Russian semi-automatic pistol widely in use by the Soviet Union up until around 1991. The Makarov was one of the more common weapons in DayZ mod and it looks like it may be a more common weapon in DayZ Standalone also. It fires the new .380 Auto ammunition. It is not…

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The Mosin-Nagant (or “nugget”) is a 7.62 bolt-action rifle, internally magazine-fed, military rifle. It was developed by the Imperial Russian Army at the end of the 19th century and was widely-used for many years by both Russian forces and forces throughout the world. It was dropped by the Russian Army after World War 2 in…

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MP-133 Shotgun

The MP-133 Pump Action Shotgun is a Russian-made shotgun popular for both military and civilian use, based on the earlier IZH 43 shotgun. The MP-133 is currently in DayZ’s Experimental Branch only. It fires both the current shotgun shells found in DayZ, the ‘Buckshot’ and the ‘Slugs’. It holds 4 rounds at a time. Where…

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The MP5 is a popular  german-made submachine gun, developed in the 1960s. It’s one of the most widely used guns in the world with over 100 variations. This version – the MP5-K – has a slightly shorter barrel than the standard MP5 and a vertical forgrip. The MP5-K is a lightweight, relatively short ranged submachine gun…

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P1 Pistol

The P1 pistol is based on the P38 – a 9mm semi-automatic pistol developed at the beginning of WWII in Germany. Developed to replace the costlier ‘Luger’ pistol, it’s an accurate and cost-effective weapon that was mass produced for the German military. In DayZ, the P1 pistol performs very similarly to the other pistol in…

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The PM73 RAK is a polish designed submachine gun. It was used for a time in the Polish Military as a light-weight defensive weapon. In DayZ Standalone, the PM73 RAK is the second submachine gun after the recently released MP5k. It fires the new .380 auto rounds – it is not yet clear which attachments,…

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RDG-5 Grenade

The RDG-5 Grenade, based on the RGD-5  Grenade used in WWII by the Soviets a powerful throwing weapon in DayZ Standalone. The RDG-5 Grenade is armed by pushing the ‘action’ key (F) while the Grenade is in your hand. The Grenade will then explode a few seconds after it is thrown. The grenade will not explode in…

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Repeater Rifle

The Lever-action Repeater Rifle is a single barreled Rifle which can be loaded with multiple rounds of ammunition whereby the next cartridge can be loaded via a lever-action. Based on the ‘Rossi Model 92′ and similar to the legendary ‘Winchester’ Lever Action Rifle, this Rifle promised to be both accurate and deadly, firing the powerful .357…

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Sporter 22

The Sporter 22 is now in-game. It is a popular hunting rifle used throughout the US and popular for it’s low cost, low recoil, low noise signature and is often used for recreational shooting and hunting. It may not be very effective at ranges much more then 400 meters and will most likely be more…

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The SKS (Samozaryadnyj Karabin Simonova = Simonov Self-loading Carbine) is a gas operated, magazine fed, self-loading weapon. The SKS is fed from the integral 10-rounds magazine, which could be loaded from the top through the open bolt by loose cartridges or by using special 10 rounds stripper clips.  In general, the SKS is an excellent all-around weapon…

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Splitting Axe

The Splitting Axe, named for its ability at cutting and striking wood is a powerful weapon in DayZ, coming second only to the Fire Axe. Aiming for the head increases your chances of striking a knock-out blow and a few more hits to the head or body will ensure maximum carnage for your zombie or…

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Stun Baton

The Stun Baton is a new non-lethal weapon in DayZ Standalone. Attaching a battery allows you to deliver a strong electric shock to a player, doing a small amount of damage but it has the ability to disarm your opponent – making them drop their weapon to the ground. The Stun Baton is the fastest…

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Telescopic Baton

The Telescopic Baton is a new addition to DayZ Standalone. It’s a police-style baton – normally made from solid steel which makes a great impact weapon. The damage of this weapon is currently comparable to the baseball bat. It is a fairly powerful weapon which can be concealed easily due to it’s small inventory size….

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