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The M4A1 found in DayZ.
Category WeaponsAssault rifles
Required slots • Main Weapon Slot
• Hands
Cartridge 5.56mm Rounds
Packet 5.56mm 20 rounds
Magazine(s) 10Rnd 5.56mm CMAG
20Rnd 5.56mm CMAG
30Rnd 5.56mm CMAG
40Rnd 5.56mm CMAG
30Rnd STANAG (coupled)
Bleed chance 200%
Blood damage -500
Fire mode(s) • Semi
• Full Auto
Health damage -200
Shock (Head) 20000
Shock 500
Bayonets M9A1 Bayonet
Bipods ATLAS Bipod
Buttstocks M4 buttstock CQB
M4 buttstock MP
M4 buttstock OE
Handguards M4 handguard MP
M4 handguard RIS
M4 handguard plastic
Illumination Weapon flashlight
Optics and sights M4 carryhandle optics
M68 CompM2 optics
RV1 RDS Optics
ACOG optics
Suppressors and compensators Suppressor 5.56
Wraps Ghillie Gun Wrap
Location(s) UH-1Y Wrecks
Rarity Very Rare
Variant(s) • Green
• Black
Class name(s) m4a1
Absorbency 10%
Fragility Unknown
Dexterity 3
Dispersion • Full Auto 0.0015
• Single 0.0015
The M4 carbine is a family of firearms that was derived from earlier carbine versions of the M16 rifle, which was in turn derived from the original AR-15 rifle that Eugene Stoner designed and ArmaLite made. The M4 is a shorter and lighter variant of the M16A2 assault rifle, with 80% parts commonality.

The M4A1 is an American military-grade assault rifle.[1] The M4 family are carbine versions of the famous M16 rifle, with this particular model being the family's A1 variant.[2] It is a gas-operated, magazine-fed, selective fire carbine used by the United States and many other countries around the world.


The M4A1 fires 5.56x45mm (NATO) rounds, which can be chambered into the M4A1 individually, by using a 30rnd STANAG magazine, or with 10, 20, 30 or 40rnd CMAG magazines. The STANAG, although not as large in terms of capacity as the 40rnd CMAG, can be coupled - making a 60rnd magazine that does not have to be interacted with (switched) mid-way through, thus making it the highest capacity magazine for use on this weapon and in the game (alpha). It can also have various optics attached to it via the Picatinny rail atop the gun, after removal of the standard carry handle. Other attachments can be added, and parts swapped out ... the gun itself can be sprayed with paint aswell, as can some individual parts. This can be slightly advantageous if using green, as this will make the weapon more camoflagued when outside of urban environments.

The M4A1 can only be found at the UH-1Y wreck; however, new players are advised against travelling to these wrecks unless in a group or ideally on empty or sparsely populated servers at first, as there is a high chance of being killed.

Image galleryEdit

M4A1 A pristine M4A1.


Weapons in DayZ
Assault rifles AK101AK74AKMM4A1Steyr AUG Automatic Rifle
Bows CrossbowImprovised Ashwood Short Bow
Carbines AKS-74USKS
Handguns 19111911 EngravedAmphibia SCR75DerringerFlaregun
FNX45LongHornMagnum .357Makarov IJ70P1Red 9
Rifles Blaze 95 Double RifleCR527 CarbineIzh 18 RifleMosin 9130Repeater
Sawed-off Izh 18 RifleSawed-off Mosin 9130Sporter 22TrumpetWinchester Model 70
Shotguns Izh43 shotgunMP-133 shotgunMP-133 Shotgun with pistol gripSawed-off Izh43 shotgun
Sniper rifles SVDVSS Vintorez
Submachine guns MP5-KPM73 RAKUMP 45
Planned weapons FN FALGolden EagleRecurve Hunting BowRemington 870
RDG-2 Smoke GrenadeScorpion CZ-61
Up-to-date as of update 0.57.128177


  1. DayZ Devblog 7 September 2013, YouTube.
  2. Wikipedia, M4A1, viewed 12 September 2013, <>.

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