Note: this page covers the Mod version of DayZ; for information on the Standalone, see Baseball Bat.
The baseball bat is a primary weapon that can sometimes be found in residential loot areas.
It does very little damage per swing, and takes several hits to kill a zed, although a headshot from this weapon will kill instantly.
Other melee weapons such as the machete and hatchet are desirable over the baseball bat as they do far more damage.
In update 1.7 the Baseball bat and the Crowbar will be able to knock a player out with a hit to the head.
The baseball bat can be modified to increase damage inflicted. There are two differing versions of the baseball bat: