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Note: this page covers the Standalone version of DayZ; for information on the Mod, see Mod:Rangefinder.

Version 1.07
Category Equipment
Repairable With Electronic Repair Kit
Size 2 Slots (2x1)
Weight 270 g (0.6 lb)
Absorbency 0%
Locations Hunting, Military East, Military West
Rarity Uncommon
A laser based rangefinder, it uses a laser beam to determine the distance to an object. It operates on the time of flight principle by sending a laser pulse in a narrow beam towards the object and measuring the time taken by the pulse to be reflected off the target and returned to the sender. — In-game description

The Rangefinder is a distance-measuring device in DayZ Standalone. It allows its operator to measure a distance between him and the target spot via optical means, determining the distance to it within 1m accuracy. It is commonly used by snipers or sniper teams (a sniper and a spotter) for the purpose of zeroing shots from their weapons.

To be used, attach an Alkaline Battery 9V to the Rangefinder. Then, hold the left mouse button and you should zoom in. A red number bottom right of your crosshair shows the measured distance (see Gallery section).

The Rangefinder consumes 0.01 energy per second and therefore consumes one battery every 83 minutes of active use.


  • During versions 0.59 and 0.60, the Rangefinder was unable to measure distances beyond 6 meters and always resulted in a reading of "6 m" (ground) or "7 m" (sky). Even under 6 meters there are inconsistencies. This rendered the item almost useless. This was fixed in the 0.61 update.