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8-M4 Flashbang
Category Weapons > Explosives
Type Non-lethal
Delivery Thrown, Trap
Size 2x2 (4 Slots)
Weight 236 g (0.52 lb)
Absorbency 0.5%
Fuse 2 sec.
Maximum Radius ~5 m
Blindness ~2.5 sec.
Blurred Vision ~5 sec. (After Blindness)
Hearing Loss ~5 sec.
Stamina Loss Instant (100%)
Locations Military
Rarity Very Rare
Variants None
Stun grenade used to temporarily overload senses of the enemy combatant, leaving them disoriented and vulnerable. — In-game description

The 8-M4 Flashbang is a non-lethal explosive device in DayZ. Used to temporarily disorient an enemy's senses, it is designed to produce a blinding flash of light and loud noise without causing permanent injury.

General[ | ]

The 8-M4 Flashbang features a magnesium-based pyrotechnic charge inside a thin aluminum case, contained within a perforated cast steel body. The pyrotechnic charge produces a subsonic deflagration, minimizing the blast effects. With an effective radius of approximately 5 meters, it is intended to be thrown into enclosed spaces to distract and temporarily incapacitate enemy personnel for easier capture, or when risk of collateral damage during urban warfare or hostage rescue operations contravenes the employment of traditionally lethal and destructive fragmenting high explosive ordnance.

How to Use

Prior to throwing, the flashbang must have its pin pulled in order to arm the device, which is done by utilizing the action button (F by default). The flashbang will not detonate until thrown, even when the pin is pulled. Throwing the flashbang will result in a high arc that can be difficult to predict without practice. The use of a flashbang on an entrenched enemy/player can cause hearing loss, temporary blindness, blurred vision and Stamina loss, making flanking or charging the target easier or more effective.

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Trivia[ | ]

  • The Flashbang is based on the M84 Stun Grenade, currently in use by the United States Armed Forces.