Weapon Changes in ArmA2 1.62

by alayton at 3:00pm

ArmA2's latest patch was officially released yesterday after months of beta patches, and it unexpectedly brought with it a number of nerfs to weapons used in DayZ. The thing that the most people have noticed is that revolvers and M1911's can't one shot zombies anymore... but it gets worse.

All pistols and submachine guns have had their damage reduced. Shotgun slugs, the Lee Enfield, AK-74, AKS-74U, and AKS-74 Kobra had their damage reduced as well.

We've updated our Weapon Comparison chart with all of the new data. Here's the list of weapons that changed:

WeaponOld damageNew damage
G171389889
M91389889
M9 SD1389889
PDW1389889
Makarov PM2000889
M191145001389
Revolver45001389
MP5A51389889
MP5SD61389889
Bizon PP-19 SD1389889
Double-barreled Shotgun67224500
M101467224500
Remington 870 (Flashlight)67224500
AK-7435552722
AKS-74U35552722
AKS-74 Kobra35552722
Lee Enfield125006722

It's not all nerfs though! The Dinner Bell may be losing its name: the audible range on the Lee Enfield went down from 234m to 162m. It's now more in line with guns like the AKM or FN FAL. That's a nice usability improvement, and in my own opinion, a more reasonable amount of damage for the gun. I'm curious to see how all of these changes will affect the game in the coming days.

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