- This page covers the Standalone version of DayZ. For information on the Mod see Mod:Weapons
Weapons, one of the four primary categories of loot in DayZ Standalone, refers to any wield-able item that a player can use to injure or kill wildlife, the Infected or even other survivors. Weapons also includes ammunition, attachments and magazines used with firearms or other ranged weapons. Most weapons in DayZ Standalone are closely modeled after their real-world counterparts and behave as such. There are several types of weapons, organized by their primary combat use.
Melee weapons are items, tools or weapons that are used in close-range combat. Since just about any usable object can be used as a makeshift weapon in DayZ Standalone, items that are listed in this category either have use only as a melee weapon or when used as a melee weapon, inflict more damage than a survivor's punches.
Ranged weapons are weapons that fire a projectile and are used in mid- to long-range combat. Although all ranged weapons require ammunition in order to function. These weapons are typically the most effective.
In DayZ Standalone explosive weapons consist of lethal, non-lethal and multi-function explosive devices. Almost all of the weapons in this category are thrown and all of them can be used as a trap/improvised trap.