The AK-74 in DayZ.
Damage: 2722 Blood
Raw Damage: 7
Effective Range: 300m
Rounds: 30
Fire Modes: Single, Full Auto
Slot: Primary
Magazines: 30Rnd. AK
"Assault rifle
Caliber: 5.45x39mm
— In-game description

The AK-74 is an assault rifle that takes thirty 5.45×39mm cartridges in a 30Rnd. AK magazine in DayZ.

The AK-74's cartridges deal moderate damage of 2722 blood, have moderate recoil and when fired, have an audible range to zombies of up to 80 meters from the shooter's position. The effective range of the AK-74 is up to 300 meters.

The AK-74 can kill a player in up to three shots to the body, or one shot to the head as with all weapons and ammunition in DayZ.

The AK-74 is an uncommon assault rifle that has a 3.14% chance of spawning in Military loot spawns, excluding Barracks which have a lower 2.26% chance and Deer Stands which had no spawn chance. This is equal to 157 out of 5 000 and 113 out of 5 000.

The AK-74 has no special finish and no attachments. The zeroing of the iron sights cannot be changed.

Real lifeEdit

The AK-74 is an assault rifle developed in the early 1970s in the Soviet Union as the replacement for the earlier AKM which itself was a refined version of the AK-47.[1]


Firing-Single-Shot Weapon-Sounds-Icon DayZ-Wiki Firing single shot
Firing-Full-Auto Weapon-Sounds-Icon DayZ-Wiki Firing full auto
Reload Weapon-Sounds-Icon DayZ-Wiki Reloading


Related pagesEdit


  1. AK-74, viewed 28 September 2013, <>.