Let’s have it out. What is the best gun for PvP in DayZ. Comment below and at the end of the week we will have a poll to find the ultimate best PvP gun in DayZ. There might not be an easy winner here because there are so many ways to go about PvP in this game. Do you like to be up close and personal? Snipe from afar? Do you like to ninja in and pew-pew-pew with your beloved MP5SD6? Are you a straight up AS50 whore?
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Everyone has their favorites, and different reasons for why. I am going to start off the debate by saying that I think the best gun in DayZ is the AKS-74 Kobra. The AKM can be zeroed and has more power (and is much more common for both the gun and ammo). The M4CCO has a similar sight and more plentiful ammo. Click here to view the weapons comparison chart.
I just have to say for running around the city there is no better gun than the Kobra. It is accurate up close and has a very clean, easy to use sighting system. Believe it or not, it is a pretty good zombie gun as well. At a deer stand or helicopter crash you can stay way back and head shot the zeds, and if you are careful you can pick them off one at a time without aggroing the others. But we are not here to talk about sniveling, slobbering zombies.
What is the best PvP gun in DayZ and why? Comment below, lets get a lively debate going and after a couple days I will take all the suggestions, put them in a poll and we will vote.
I know most of the readers out there are salty dogs that eat snakes and piss gasoline, however there is currently a MASSIVE influx of new players. Some people might be mad at me for helping newbies out so much, but I appreciate the competition, I don’t mind if everyone gets better at the game. Who knows maybe some of this training will help when the REAL zombie apocalypse hits. Bath salts anyone?
The following video was graciously made by our friend Sacriel. I actually watched this when I was pretty new. I found it (or he made it) a little too late to help me as I had figured most of this out, but if you bought the game during the current Steam Sale you are going to want to watch carefully.
Enjoy, and comment below to let me know what kind of videos you want to see in the future.
There have been many suggestions before me that have asked for less European/American weaponry and more Soviet/Russian weaponry, or at least weapons that would be considered “more common” in Chernarus, considering it’s a pseudo-russian state. Rather than just ask “Can we replace some weapons?” I’ve decided to do some research. Here I will list just what weapons make good counterparts (and thus replacements) to the current set of Euro/US weapons. Should the story of DayZ remain in Chernarus, and not move to a distant shoreline or somesuch in a later build, this list will make a very easy comparison table for the Devs to use. I’ll also give modeling the weapons a go, because I might as well, it’ll help my own portfolio, and I like the look of a lot of these weapons.
Please note: My own preference would be to heavily reduce the spawnrate of all NATO weaponry and also implement all these Russian counterparts with an average spawnrate, that way the NATO weapons would still exist, but not be as common as they are at the moment.
DayZ has a variety of different weapons. There are many different factors to consider when choosing which weapon to use. The main thing I worry about is how loud the weapon is, in other words what range can the weapon be heard. There are 2 types of audio ranges one for players and one for zombies, sometimes they overlap, sometimes they don’t.
The next thing I think of is how easy it is to find ammo for the weapon. This chart does show the ammo type, but does not show the scarcity or rarity of the ammo. For example, it is not too hard to find an AK-74 or it’s variants (Kobra, AK-74U). These are pretty nice guns because although the damage is not high, they are kind of quiet in comparison to the AKM or M-16. The problem is that the AK ammo (the orange magazines that come in green pouches) can be very hard to find sometimes. AKM ammo (looks like a black AK mag on the ground) is very common.
Use this chart to compare the various audible ranges, ammo types, damage amount, and fire modes. Unfortunately it does not show the weapons firing range. obviously the sniper rifles have a very long range while the shotguns have a very low range. I read somewhere that the revolver has a higher range than the M1911 so keep that kind of thing in mind as well.
This quick little video shows how easy it is to fire from the hip in the ArmA2 engine. For those that don’t know, firing from the hip means that you do not raise the gun and look down the iron sights, or in the scope. You simply learn where the bullets come out (for most games it’s the center of the screen, in ArmA2 bullets exit from the gun barrel itself.
Knowing this should make you better at firing from the hip which can save your ass in a firefight. Sometimes it isn’t quick enough to raise the iron sights. For example, if you run around a blind corner (tip #2 – don’t run around blind corners!) and an enemy is right there a couple meters away you have to fire from the hip.
This is a great .PDF that teaches you how to use sniper rifles in DayZ. I am not big on sniping myself, so to challenge myself and stay interested I am going to read it. A lot of the stuff in this guide is from real-world tactics and situations. Every DayZ player should have/read this.
Scroll all the way to the bottom to download the guide.
Dslyecxi is a long-time veteran of the ArmA series. He also happens to be buds with Rocket and the rest of BIS so you know he knows his stuff. This guide is designed for ArmA 2 specifically, but 99% of the info in the guide can be used for DayZ. Everyone from solo players to bandits to groups can benefit form reading and following this guide.
The guide is perfect for FPS noobs, DayZ pros, and everyone in between.