The M16A2 in DayZ.
Damage: 3555, 2722 Blood
Raw Damage: 8, 7
Effective Range: 400m
Rounds: 30
Fire Modes: Single, Burst
Slot: Primary
Magazines: 30Rnd. STANAG, 30Rnd. STANAG SD
"Assault rifle
Caliber: 5.56x45mm NATO
— In-game description

The M16A2 is an American assault rifle that takes thirty 5.56×45mm cartridges in 30Rnd. STANAG or 30Rnd. STANAG SD magazine in DayZ.

The M16A2's 5.56mm cartridges deal moderate damage of 3555 blood, have moderate-low recoil, and when firing, have an audible range of up to 80 meters from the shooter's position.

When using 30Rnd. STANAG SD cartridges, the damage is reduced to 2722 blood, the recoil is similar and the audible range is reduced to 0.35 meters. The effective range of the M16A2 using both types of ammunition is up to 300 meters.

The M16A2 can kill a player in up to three shots to the body. One shot to the head kills, as will all weapons and ammunition in DayZ. The weapon can kill a zombie in up to two shots.

The M16A2 is a rare assault rifle that has a 2.04% chance of spawning in Military Barracks, a 2.25% chance of spawning in other Military loot piles and a 1.85% chance of spawning in Deer Stands. These chances are equal to 51 out of 2 500, 9 out of 400 and 37 out of 2 000, respectively.

As the M16A2 uses 5.56mm cartridges, it has great versatility and quantity of ammunition available. It can fire 30Rnd. STANAG SD rounds, but the sound suppression effect will only apply to zombies; player's will see and hear the same muzzle flash and unsuppressed shots.

The M16A2 has a no attachments but the standard iron sights which cannot be zeroed. It occupies ten slots in a backpack, as do all primary weapons.

Real lifeEdit

The M16A2 is based on the M16A2 variant of the M16 rifle. It belongs to a family of 5.56mm assault rifles used by the United States Army since 1962.


Single fire
Burst fire


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