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Handcuff keys
Handcuffs keys
A pair of handcuff keys found in DayZ.
Required slots: 1
Purpose: • Unlocks handcuffs
Location(s): Fire station
A pair of universal, metal keys that can be used to unlock any set of handcuffs. Cannot unlock non-standard handcuffs such as maximum security handcuffs.
— In-game description[1]

Handcuff keys are part of a restraining tool in DayZ.

The primary and only know use of handcuff keys are to unlock handcuffs. The handcuff keys appear to be a damageable item.[1]

Game history

The 0.33.114926 update fixed handcuff keys from disappearing after uncuffing thereby allowing repeated use of handcuffs.[2]

Image gallery

Handcuffs keys An handcuffs keys in pristine and worn condition.

Handcuffs keys An handcuffs keys in damaged and badly damaged condition.

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

See also


  1. 1.0 1.1 DayZ Devblog 7 September 2013, YouTube.
  2. rocket, 2014, Changelog: Stable Branch: 0.33.114926, viewed 8 February 2014, <>.