The PDW in DayZ.
Damage: 889 Blood
Raw Damage: 4
Effective Range: 75m
Rounds: 30, 17, 15
Fire Modes: Single, Fully automatic
Slot: Sidearm
Magazines: PDW Mag., MP5 Mag., MP5SD Mag., G17 Mag., M9 Mag., M9SD Mag.
"Submachine gun
Caliber: 9x19mm
— In-game description

The PDW is a sidearm that takes thirty, seventeen or fifteen 9×18mm cartridges in a PDW Mag., MP5 Mag., MP5SD Mag., G17 Mag., M9 Mag. or M9SD Mag. in DayZ.

The PDW deals moderately-low damage of 889 blood, has low recoil and when firing, has an audible range to zombies of up to 52.8 meters from the shooter's position. The effective range of this weapon is up to 75 meters.

The PDW can kill a player in up to five shots to the body, and as with all weapons in DayZ, it can kill in one shot to the head. The PDW can kill a zombie in shot to three shots to the body.

The PDW is an uncommon sidearm that has a 2.25% chance of spawning in Military loot spawns excluding Deer Stands. The spawn chance is equal to 9 out of 400.

The PDW has a high rate of fire at the expense of accuracy; firing in short bursts is recommended. The weapon has a short barrel reducing its effective range to that of most other sidearms; because of this, it is recommended that this weapon be used for close targets such as indoors or between buildings in dense cities.

The PDW shares the same magazines as all 9×18mm weapons and therefore has unsurpassed versatility and quantity of ammunition available. The PDW can load magazines with suppressed ammunition (M9SD Mag. and MP5SD Mag.) and although this will make the shots fired soundless to zombies, players will hear and see (muzzle flash) unsuppressed shots.

Real lifeEdit

The PDW based on its real life counterpart, the Uzi, specifically the Micro-Uzi variant. The Uzi is a family of Israeli submachine guns.

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