M4A1 Weapon Info for DayZ


Assault Rifle
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The M4A1 uses the 5.56x45 rounds. While the M4A1 is harder to obtain than most guns, it is a very versatile Assault Rifle with its large amount of different weapon attachments. The M4A1 is considered to be one of the best firearms in DayZ for its great damage and range.
"Selective-fire assault rifle, fed from a standardized detachable magazine. Offers a lot of customization with attachments. Uses 5.56x45mm rounds."
Fire Modes: Semi Auto + Full Auto
Chance to jam: 0.128%



Fires 556x45 Rounds

M4A1 Ammo

Overview of the M4A1 in DayZ

Description when inspecting the M4A1 in DayZ:
"Selective-fire assault rifle, fed from a standardized detachable magazine. Offers a lot of customization with attachments. Uses 5.56x45mm rounds. "

The M4A1 is a powerful assault rifle in DayZ. Because of its high accuracy and rate of fire, it is ideal for close to medium-range combat. It features a 60-round magazine that fires .556 rounds, allowing it to swiftly destroy many targets. Because of its adaptability, damage, and accuracy, players who seek to gain an advantage in battle will profit from using the M4 A1 in nearly all scenarios. The M4A1 is a favorate firearm for many players in DayZ for a good reason.

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M4A1 Damage Drop-off

0m 96.72
100m 85.43
200m 75.45
300m 66.64
400m 58.86
500m 51.99
600m 45.92
700m 40.56
800m 35.82
900m 31.64
1000m 27.94


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M4A1 Gun Sounds

Very Close

100 Meters Away

200 Meters Away

500 Meters Away

Suppressed - Very Close

Rapid Fire - 100 Meters Away

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M4A1 Weapon Crack Distance

The 556x45 Rounds fired by the M4A1 become subsonic at 650 meters.

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M4A1 DayZ Weapon Summary

The M4A1 uses 556x45 Rounds and can fire at 900 RPM (Rounds Per Minute) inflicting 96.72 health damage and 96.72 shock damage per shot with 495 recoil rating out of 2289(lower is better).

The M4A1 is capable of doing a full reload in 4.533 seconds, containing a maximum ammo capacity of 61.

With the M4A1's Accuracy stat of 0.002, Max Zeroing Distance of 25 and Muzzle Velocity of 765 meters per second, the M4A1 has a Base Range of roughly 300 meters without any attachments.

Because the Muzzle Velocity is 765 meters per second and the caliber stat is 1 for the ammo used by the M4A1(556x45 Rounds), this weapon has a Penetration Power of 765 out of 977.5(higher is better).

The M4A1 can be heard up to 2600 meters away without a suppressor(unless the suppressor is a fixed suppressor weapon), and has a Sway Rating of 4.4 out of 8.125(lower is better).

The inventory size of the M4A1 is 24 total slots, weighing 2276 grams with a length of 81.4784 centimeters without any attachments.


Other DayZ Assault Rifles like the M4A1


The AS VAL is one of the quietest weapons in DayZ as standard. The AS VAL is not only suppressed as standard, but always has subsonic bullet speeds and won't make a weapon crack sound as a result. Similar to the VSS in terms of stats. Fires 9x39mm rounds.


The AS VAL is one of the quietest weapons in DayZ as standard. The AS VAL is not only suppressed as standard, but always has subsonic bullet speeds and won't make a weapon crack sound as a result. Fires 9x39mm Armour Piercing rounds.


The AUR A1 is based on the AUG A1 and is very similar to the AUR AX(AUG A3) in DayZ. This version of the AUG has a fixed optic that allows switching between iron sights on top of the optic and the 1.5x zoom fixed AUG optic itself. Both the optics and sights allow zeroing up to 400 meters but zero independently of each other.


The AUR AX is based on the AUG A3 and is very similar to the AUR A1(AUG A1) in DayZ. This version of the AUG allows NATO weapon optics and sights to be attached. The AUR AX or AUG A3 is one of the best Assault Rifles in DayZ.


Otherwise known as the AKM, the KAM uses the 7.62x39 rounds. This firearm has a very high ammo capacity with its drum magazine, allowing 75 7.62x39 rounds per magazine. The KAM is a great gun for suppressing enemies but the AKM has a slower bullet speed compared to other Assault Rifles.


The KAS 74U or AKS 74U is the little brother of the AK 74. It has much the same stats, but the AK 74 is superior for many reasons. AKS 74U uses the 5.45x39 rounds like the AK 74 does.

KA 101

Otherwise known as the AK 101, the KA 101 uses 5.56x45 rounds which have high penetration power. Although it uses the same rounds as the M4A1, the M4A1 is considered to be a superior firearm. One of the reasons for this is that the AK 101 only has one magazine, and contains 30 5.56x45 rounds at a maximum.

KA 74

Otherwise known as the AK 74, the KA 74 fires 5.45x39 rounds that have low air friction but lower damage. Unlike the AKS 74U, the AK 74 has a handguard, giving it reduced recoil when attached to this firearm. The KA 74 and AKS 74U have a lot of the same stats but the AK 74 is better due to its weapon damage and increased range.


Otherwise known as the FN FAL, the LAR is an extremely powerful battle rifle that dominates at all ranges that fires .308 rounds. It's in the Assault Rifle category as it fits here best for now. The LAR is a difficult firearm to find and also loot the magazine for. However, if you do loot the LAR and attach a gun optic to it, it becomes one of the best weapons in DayZ.


The LE-MAS Bullpup Assault Rifle, otherwise known as the FAMAS, has an extremely high rate of fire and good damage. This makes it very effective in close quarters combat and one of the best Assault Rifles in DayZ. You can saw the handle of the LE MAS off, which improves visibility but reduces durability slightly. Sawing off the FAMAS has no other penalties.


The M16-A2 is very similar to the M4A1, but doesn't allow full-auto as a fire mode and has fewer firearm attachment slots. Instead, the M16 fires 3 shots in a burst when you hold down the fire button allows for quick burst of damage with the M16's 5.56x45 ammunition.


DayZ Assault Rifle Category

Weapons that shoot fast and do moderate damage. Due to this, they are favourites in not only DayZ, but almost any game that has these easily adaptable guns. In DayZ, these firearms have good range, damage and rate of fire. The range, recoil and sway can be impacted with various weapon attachments. Because DayZ Assault Rifles are some of the most powerful firearms in the game, they are usually found in high tier loot spawn areas and are considered good loot.

In essence, an assault rifle is a type of weapon with rapid firing, intermediate cartridges, selective fire, a detachable magazine, and a small size. This provides a tremendous deal of flexibility in a variety of combat circumstances.


About DayZ Weapons

Weapons in DayZ can be split into serveral weapon categories that are as follows: Assault Rifles, Sniper Rifles, Sub Machine Guns, Rifles, Shotguns, Pistols and Projectile Firearms.

DayZ weapons have a lot of stats that impact how a weapon will react to different situations. These stats can be changed slightly or drastically by attaching attachments to your weapons in DayZ.

Rifles are long firearms that are powerful and can hit targets accurately at range. Making them a great choice stealthy players that like to shoot from a distance.

Shotguns are incredible dangerous up close, but lack in effectiveness at medium and especially long distance. Shotguns are best used in urban combat for this reason.

Handguns are compact firearms that can only be shot and handled with one hand. They are less powerful and accurate than rifles, but they are more concealable and portable. They are classified into several categories, including revolvers and pistols. While the cylinder of a revolver rotates in place of a magazine, the magazine of a handgun may hold a significant number of rounds.

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