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Ghillie Suit

The Ghillie Suit is the most sought after clothing in the game as it not only provides excellent camouflage, but also hides the survivor's backpack. While the ghillie suit provides great camouflage for the wilderness (which Chernarus is mostly comprised of), it can potentially be more obvious in urban areas.

With a ghillie suit, your gun often stands out the most and may make it worth acquiring a camouflaged weapon such as the M4A3 CCO, M4A1 CCO SD, M4A1 Holo or SVD Camo.

Important notes:

  • Female players cannot wear the ghillie suit due to a bug.
  • Ghillie suits and Camo Clothing were removed in the patch, but were re-added in
  • Putting on a Ghillie suit or Camo Clothing is known to glitch and change your backpack for a old one or an empty version of what you currently have. It is advised you remove your backpack before placing the suit on, this will place a bugged bag on your back which you will have to take off before you can pick up loot.

Usage tips:

  • Camouflage tends to work best when you aren't in motion, so it may be preferrable to use the Free Look key ("Alt" by default) to look around as this moves only your head leaving the body stationary and hidden.
  • While the camouflage is decent even in good light, shadows can make the difference between being noticed and remaining undetected.

A white Ghillie suit can be found in recent versions of Namalsk.

By MipitTheTroll on 2012/07/19 at 8:30am

Cannot be used by female characters.

By JD78 on 2012/08/21 at 12:52pm

People shoot you no matter what you have.

By conster57 on 2012/10/11 at 6:23am

female carecters cant wear... Damn sexist games :P

By Mach3t3 on 2012/08/08 at 8:22pm

drop your backpack before you get into your ghilli! sometimes it change the backpack!

By SwagSensei on 2012/08/06 at 5:25pm

If you do find this be careful. People will assume you have good gear and kill you on sight. Any chance of you making friends with strangers who see you with this on will disappear even if you have crap otherwise. I wouldn't even use it until you're well into the wilderness and have gear you can actually should protect but it is hard to resist putting it on :).

By Junk667 on 2012/07/29 at 8:53am

Clothes not spawning was fixed in

As read in the Changelog

By samuraikitsune on 2012/07/25 at 9:27pm

it appears that if they are wearing the ghillie suit, you can't actually get the suit off of them.

By GraduateArc8298 on 2013/05/24 at 7:01pm

THIS DOESN'T WORK IN BUILDINGS.....,just throwing that out there.

By TheOneBandit on 2012/08/16 at 8:39am

The suit also works well with the m24 since its pretty much the same camo as the m4a1 Camo SD

Edited by TheOneBandit on 2012/08/16
By Mr Stagger Lee on 2012/08/08 at 10:13am

If you do find this be careful. People will assume you have good gear and kill you on sight. Any chance of you making friends with strangers who see you with this on will disappear but depend on who spots who BUG ISSUE i found so far but i play a black guy in game so slight script change but I put it on and i loost my back back reset to normal one but find new and replace not a problem so in future take of your bag first, Also they CAN NOT be LOOTED from corpse ATM

Edited by Mr Stagger Lee on 2012/08/08
By Complex on 2012/07/30 at 7:44pm

Found it once. Dropped everything except a empty soda can. Put it on. Went swimming through the floor. Soda can was gone. Dun dun duuuuun!

By flamex444 on 2012/12/10 at 10:24pm

is there any way a female can get camoed, i accidently clicked female :S someone heeeelp

By NomNomMeatball on 2012/12/03 at 8:31am

I put a ghillie suit on... Script Restriction #41 and didn't get the suit. It's happened twice now.

By Mongrell on 2012/11/27 at 6:22am

Backpack bug is still there, just yesterday after putting on the suit my pack was empty, losing al my extra ammo and medical supplys I had to help out my fellow clan members

By Hisoka on 2012/11/17 at 3:42am

Pretty sure the backpack glitch has been fixed. I haven't had it since updating to 1.7.3

By killmazombie on 2013/06/17 at 11:08am

YAY no one cs me hehehe

By StealthAssassin on 2013/05/26 at 9:14am

Just founded Ghillie on crash site

By NomNomMeatball on 2012/12/06 at 5:12am


  1. Get a ghillie suit
  2. Go on a MAJOR server (One of the top servers that are not private hive)
  3. Put it on. Feel free to hop servers after that.

Larger servers usually have it so you can wear them. It's a glitch in the game's coding for you to not be able to wear them.

By Jules on 2012/09/30 at 2:23am

I found mine in Cherno, aswell with cammo clothing and a bandit with M4A3 CCO

By Dance on 2012/08/14 at 3:17am

I can confirm Mr Stagger Lee and Mach3t3:s advice about that you should always drop your existing backpack before putting on the ghillie. This eliminate the risk of the bug that causes you to lose your backpack and all the stuff in it if you donĂ'´t take it off. Sometimes there is also a bug that spawns an empty Coyote Backpack on you if you had no backpack on when putting on the ghillie (happened to both me and a clanmate when we got into our ghillies). Sounds a lot better to risk a bug that causes you to gain stuff rather than to lose stuff, doesn't it? :) So take off your backpack before you wear the ghillie!

By sanbaldo on 2012/07/29 at 1:30pm

any images of this vest?


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