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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, or head over to the weapon attachment page to find out more about the new DayZ Weapon Attachment system.

Weapon List

Assault Rifle
AKM
M4A1
Bolt Action Rifle
Mosin–Nagant
Bow
Improvised Ashwood Short Bow
Crossbow
Crossbow
Double Rifle
B95 Hunting Rifle
Melee
Baseball Bat
Chainsaw
Combat Knife
Firefighters Axe
Machete
Splitting Axe
Pistol
1911 Pistol
Amphibia S
Colt Python
CR75
FNX 45
Longhorn
P1 Pistol
Pump-Action Shotgun
Remington 870
Semi-automatic Rifle
SKS
Sporter 22
Shotgun
IZH 43
submachine gun
MP5-K
1911

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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AKM

AKM

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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Chainsaw

[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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Crossbow

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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CR75

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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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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FNX

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 Ashwood Short Bow

The new Improvised Ashwood short Bow has just been introduced to the experimental branch of DayZ Standalone. It is the first of the ‘craftable’ weapons in DayZ, crafted using an ‘ashwood stick‘ and a ‘rope‘. simply combine the two items and you will be left with an Improvised Ashwood Short Bow. Ammunition Ammunition for the…

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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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Longhorn

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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M4a1

M4A1

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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Machete

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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Mosin

Mosin–Nagant

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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MP5-K

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

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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Remington 870

[CONFIRMED BUT NOT YET IN-GAME] The Remington 870 is a U.S pump-action shotgun, used all over the world by law enforcements and military organisations. It’s on of the best-selling shotguns in history and was confirmed by Dean Hall to be making an appearance in DayZ Standalone.

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sporter 22

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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SKS

SKS

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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