The M4A1 found in DayZ.
Damage: 3555 Blood
Raw Damage: 8
Effective Range: 300m
Rounds: 30
Fire Modes: Single, Full Auto
Slot: Primary
Magazines: 30Rnd. STANAG, G36 Mag.
"Assault rifle
Caliber: 5.56x45mm NATO
— In-game description

The M4A1 is an assault rifle that takes thirty 5.56×45mm cartridges in a 30Rnd. STANAG or G36 Mag. in DayZ.

The M4A1's 30Rnd. STANAG cartridges deal moderate damage of 3555 blood, have moderate recoil and when fired, have an audible range to zombies of to 80 meters from the shooter's position. The effective range of this weapon is up to 300 meters.

The M4A1 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 M4A1 can kill a zombie in up to two shots to the body.

The M4A1 is an uncommon assault rifle that has a 2.09% chance of spawning in any Military loot spawn and a 2.26% chance of spawning in Military Barracks.[1] The spawn chances are equal to 209 out of 10 000 and 113 out of 5 000. The M4A1 does not spawn in Deer Stands.

As the M4A1 takes 30Rnd. STANAG and G36 Mag., it has some versatility. The magazine themselves that are very versatile as many weapons use STANAG magazines.

NOTE: Update 1.8 prevents non-suppressed weapons from using SD magazines and vice versa.

The M4A1 is the carbine version of the M16A2, with an adjustable stock and fully automatic firing mode instead of 3-round burst. Since the M4A1 is much shorter than the M16A2, it is better suited for close quarters combat, but is somewhat less accurate over long range.

Real lifeEdit

The M4A1 is the A1 variant of the M4 carbine. A gas-operated, magazine-fed, select fire weapon with a telescoping stock. The M4 family are carbine versions of the M16 rifle.[2]


Single fire
Full auto fire


Related pagesEdit


  1. DayZDB, DayZ Map: M4A1, viewed 29 September 2013, <;item=M4A1>.
  2. M4 Carbine, viewed 29 September 2013, <>.