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DayZ has a wide variety of weapons available to find. They can generally be divided into three tiers: common, military, and rare.

Common weapons are found in all areas of Chernarus in residential, industrial, and farm buildings. They will almost always be the first type of weapon a player obtains, as the dangers associated with the higher tiers of weapons make it very difficult to safely acquire one without the ability to defend yourself.

Military weapons come from Deer Stands, military camps, and airfields. Military weapons generally have larger clips and do more damage, either through higher rate of fire or higher bullet damage compared to common weapons. Many also include optical sights for improved aiming ability.

Rare weapons only spawn in random Helicopter Crashes. Some of these weapons use ammo only available from crashes, so their usefulness can be somewhat limited due to the scarcity of available ammo.



Submachine guns

Assault rifles

Sniper rifles

Machine guns

Melee weapons



By SatiX on 2012/07/09 at 9:21pm

Weapon dmg is count this way..... AKM = 9 DMG

So.......9^ (9 x 9) = 81 And now You ALWAYS multiple scoore by 55.55 and You have gun dmg. Few examples now...

For AKM/M1911/Revolver it look like that: (9 x 9) x 55.55= 4499.55 dmg/per hit

For Lee enfield it look like that: (15 x15) x 55.55 = 12498 dmg/per hit

For Mp5/Mp5SD/Bison/M9/PDW/G17 it look like that: (5x5) x 55.55 = 1388 dmg/per hit

CZ550/DMR/FN FAL/M14 AIM (12 x12) x 55.55 = 7999 dmg/per hit

AK74/AKS - 74 Kobra/M4A1 (8 x 8) x 55.55 = 3555 dmg/per hit

Headshot = always one hit

I hope this is helpfull :)

Edited by SatiX on 2012/07/11
By Player2_DZ on 2012/07/05 at 4:47pm

A good addition to all weapons pages would be the firing range of each weapon.

By Spectral on 2012/11/11 at 2:42am

I found an svd camo in a barracks, so it isn't only found in heli crashes.

By Immunity on 2012/07/14 at 11:28am

Both "original" damage and the final blood damage should be displayed. Then everyone can be happy.

By alayton on 2012/07/06 at 5:07pm

Damage numbers go into an exponential formula, not linear. So those numbers still work, 5^2 + 5^2 = 50, 9^2 = 81.

By KingPThe1st on 2012/12/29 at 12:20am

Update Pls !!!!! Taviana Weapons and CarĂ'´s

Edited by KingPThe1st on 2012/12/30
By DieInVain on 2012/08/13 at 9:16am

A few days ago I found a camp in the forests. There were 6 tends with all kinds of things. I found: -6 x AS50 with at least 30 clips -7 x m107 -3 x L85 -5 x Ghillie Suit -10 x Range Finder -3 x NV Goggles

I'm glad that some people place their camp behind a house where anyone can see it. I would like to thank the owner of this camp.

Edited by DieInVain on 2012/08/13
By MonstaKekz on 2012/10/29 at 4:54am

I found the ER7 RFW on Namalsk in the Bunker in Object AII. It is SOOOOO Epic it looks like an Alien Gun und sounds relly coool. The Ammo is very rare for that gun.

By Babydel on 2012/08/12 at 12:41pm


Anything not on this list is a hacked item.

By Nuke on 2012/07/11 at 10:19pm


do the math, 5^2 x 55.55= 1388.75. thats 3~4 shots with a zombie having roughly 4.4k blood but m1911 is 9^2 x 55.55= 4499.55. More than enough to kill a zombie

By CryoBurnZ on 2012/07/10 at 1:47am

SatiX, you are the greatest person to have walked the earth.... thanks for the correction, and I hope everyone else finds your post as useful as I did!

Edited by CryoBurnZ on 2012/07/10
By Techercizer on 2012/07/07 at 3:24am

Wait, then isn't the real damage of those rounds 25 instead of 5? I feel that would be a lot easier to understand. Additionally, does this mean the minimum damage to kill a zombie is between 64 and 75?

Thanks for clearing this up.

Edited by Techercizer on 2012/07/07
By nellyboy on 2012/07/05 at 9:34pm

When clicking on one of the table of contents above, the logo hides the first couple of items in the list.

By jimjo on 2012/11/29 at 10:20am

one nice thing that could be added would be the sounds of each gun, and the sound at different distances.

Edit: and the types of ammo for the M203 luncher

Edited by jimjo on 2012/12/03
By experiment123 on 2012/11/27 at 11:44am


By ResponsiveReg on 2012/11/27 at 6:52am

i aslo found it in elektro fire station!

By jimjo on 2012/11/19 at 10:25am

do ALL guns one hit kill players with a head shot (Axes and things like that)?

By noigel on 2012/11/14 at 6:46am

Someone add the L85A2 ACOG GL to this list and tag it as Namalsk... the page is there but the link can only be gotten to using Google... :)

By DayZFrost on 2012/11/13 at 3:55am

A few G36 variants have recently been found on the server I regularly play on, but I've been able to find no info about it. The server admin says he didn't spawn them, nor did he add them to the game's database. So can anyone else confirm finding a G36 variant on other servers?

Also, in that screenshot depicting all the DayZ weapons, there is a VSS on the table in front of the guy looking at all the guns... why isn't that weapon in game? I love that rifle!

By Bluehornet2297 on 2012/09/23 at 9:59am

Just a suggestion to the maker of the dayzDB. You should post pictures showing the sights for each weapon on each individual page. That would be very useful to see, especially for the sniper rifles.

By SniperzZGER on 2012/09/22 at 5:50am

wow guys i found a G36c SD Camo with 6mags after lothing a survivor ;)

By Fronix on 2012/09/07 at 10:58am

I'm pretty sure 9^(9x9) is 81 :P But i get your point.

By Vertigo on 2012/08/27 at 11:40am


By Tmx on 2012/08/13 at 4:49am


Are you sure? My friend found it after looting a survivor that he murdered on a normal public server. And he didn't have any problems with it.

By Tmx on 2012/08/12 at 3:48am

Makarov SD is missing in the sidearms list.

By aphex on 2012/08/01 at 10:47pm

i think for the weapons section there should be pictures of the sights just to give some extra information regarding weapon choice eg. M1911 vs Revolver etc..

By TerrorMachine on 2012/07/31 at 6:11am

I just got a sniper rifle called a M40A3. It has camo like the SVD, but it shoots combined DMR mags or M15(i think) mags.

Seems to be missing from the page

By rancor1223 on 2012/07/31 at 3:03am

(After patch) Great weapon. One of the best wepons against zombies. One hit to the body kills. Ammo is everywhere. Only disadvantage is loud is it. It works like a magnet in the cities.

By alayton on 2012/07/22 at 7:07am

The M4A1 HWS M203's proper name in DayZ is M4A1 Holo, and it's here.

By Ujinty on 2012/07/22 at 1:39am

One weapon is missing from this page: M4A1 HWS M203

By Vylent on 2012/07/16 at 7:47am

I didnt visit this page for a few days and comeback to quite a few amazing improvements. Heli crash map and blood damage on weapons.(favorites)

Awsome job guys!

By Techercizer on 2012/07/07 at 2:45pm

I'd rather a calculation to get from weapon damage numbers to blood be listed. Keeping the numbers in this format is closer to the raw data, and therefore more informative.

By Vylent on 2012/07/07 at 1:43pm

The damage that weapons do need to be based off of blood..... or switch it to something like M14 AIM Zombie: 1 shot Player: 1H/2B Or M14 AIM Dmg: 8000

By Smegskull on 2012/07/06 at 10:57pm

why not put the damage guns do in blood? everyone understands that scale and it would make deciding what rifle to keep easier.

By Techercizer on 2012/07/06 at 2:23pm

Some of these numbers don't add up. According to what's listed here, two shots from an M9SD should do more damage than a M1911 bullet (5 + 5 = 10 > 9), but a zombie dies in 3 M9SD bullets or 1 M1911 bullet.

Do these damages not directly add with each bullet fired?

By gypsy on 2012/07/05 at 7:59pm

Another bit of info that could be helpful on each weapon page is the caliber of the ammo it takes. Also, maybe a page on the Combine Ammo feature, i.e. changing a .45 ACP into M1911 mag, vice versa, et al. TY!

By Mr-Zer0 on 2012/07/24 at 10:00pm

There's one weapon missing, the VSS Vintorez. It's actually in the game, but very very very few people have acquired it. Not sure about it's spawns, I know people who found some at Barracks and Deer Stands. It has a built-in silencer, and it has an effective range of 200 meters. That's all I know...

By CryoBurnZ on 2012/07/09 at 11:12am

I think the guns do show damage values, but they only show the damage to players, not zombies... for example, the Lee Enfield does 15 damage (x 1000 [a player has 12k blood, so it kills in one shot]) or the G17 does 5 damage per shot and kills in 3 shots because 3 x 5 = 15 (x 1000). This also explains why the M1911 ( which does 9 damage) kills in one shot on zombies, while the G17c still takes 3 shots to kill a zombie, even though 2 shots with it does 10 damage. I hope this helps everybody!

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