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M16-A2
M16-A2.png
General
Version 1.13
Category Weapons > Ranged
Type Assault Rifle
Cartridge 5.56x45mm Rounds
5.56x45mm Tracer Rounds
Repairable With Gun Cleaning Kit
Characteristics
Size 27 Slots (9x3)
Weight 4 kg (9 lb)
Absorbency 0%
Internal Magazine 1-Round (Chambered Round)
Performance
Fire Modes Semi-Auto, 3-Round Burst
Range Medium
Rate of Fire Very High (~800 rounds/min (3-Round Burst))
Medium (~480 rounds/min (Semi-Auto))
Noise 4 (Loud)
2 ((Quiet) Standardized Suppressor/Plastic Bottle Suppressor)
Zeroing 25m - 200m (Hip-Fire/Iron Sights)
Attachments
Magazines 10Rnd 5.56mm CMAG
20Rnd 5.56mm CMAG
30Rnd 5.56mm CMAG
30rd Standardized Mag
40Rnd 5.56mm CMAG
30rd Coupled Standardized Mag
60rd Standardized Mag
Muzzles Standardized Suppressor
Plastic Bottle Suppressor
Bayonets M4-A1 Bayonet
Wraps Ghillie Rifle Wrap
Occurrence
Location Military
Rarity Rare
Variants M4-A1
Selective-fire assault rifle, fed from a standardized detachable magazine. Although it lacks support from custom optics, the long barrel and high rate of fire offer remarkable firepower. Uses 5.56x45mm rounds. — In-game description


The M16-A2 is a "Tier 3" assault rifle in DayZ Standalone.

Overview

The M16-A2 is a weapon suited to short-medium range firing. The high rate of fire in burst mode makes it suitable accurate shots at low to medium ranges, and its semi-auto fire mode allows for greater control at further distances, however long range firing is not recommended as you only have access to iron-sights.

Attachments

Weapon attachments are any accessories or devices that attach to a firearm in order to add, improve or modify the weapon's functionality or performance. In DayZ Standalone these attachments take the form of sights/optics, handguards, buttstocks, muzzle devices, barrel and handguard attachments and gun wraps.

Magazines


Muzzle


Bayonets


Wraps



Trivia

  • The M16-A2 is based upon the real life M16A2 rifle, chambered in 5.56×45mm NATO. Issued shortly after the Vietnam War in 1982. This rifle was primarily burst-fire only, as soldiers in Vietnam tended to squeeze the trigger and mag-dump mag after mag. With the burst mode they intended for better hit probability as the shooter had to manually pull the trigger for multiple shots.
  • The M16-A2 was teased in an online podcast at The DayZ Podcast on June 6, 2021. Ahead of it's release in Experimental 1.13 on June 17, 2021


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