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Category Weapons > Ranged
Type Shotgun
Cartridge 12ga 00 Buckshots
12ga Rifled Slugs
12ga Rubber Slugs
Repairable With Gun Cleaning Kit
Size 7x3 (21 Slots)
Weight 4 kg (8 lb)
Absorbency 0%
Internal Magazine 1-Round (Chambered Round)
Fire Modes Semi-Auto, Full-Auto
Range Very Low (Buckshot)
Medium (Slug)
Medium (Rubber Slug)
Rate of Fire Medium (~48 rounds/min (Full-Auto))
Medium (~48 rounds/min (Semi-Auto))
Recoil High
Noise 5 (Very Loud)
Zeroing 25m (Hip-Fire/Iron Sights)
100m - 1000m ((100m default) PSO-1 Scope/PSO-1-1 Scope)
100m (Kobra Sights)
200m (P1-87-L Scope)
100m - 700m ((400m default) 1PN51 Scope)
Magazines 5Rnd Vaiga Mag
8Rnd Vaiga Mag
20Rnd Vaiga Drum
Optics Kobra Sights, PSO-1 Scope, PSO-1-1 Scope, P1-87-L Scope, 1PN51 Scope
Buttstocks Vaiga Lightweight Buttstock
Wraps Ghillie Rifle Wrap
Location Military
Rarity Rare
Selective-fire shotgun fed from a detachable magazine. Similar in design to the KA assault rifles, it can mount most compatible scopes. Uses both 12ga bucks and slugs. — In-game description

The Vaiga is a magazine-fed, selective fire shotgun in DayZ.


The only selective fire shotgun in DayZ, the Vaiga can fire in both semi-automatic and full-automatic modes and is fed from 5, 8, or 20 round detachable magazines. The Vaiga's larger magazine size, selective fire capability, and rate of fire give the user unparalleled control and put it head and shoulders above other shotguns in DayZ. Capable of wiping large crowds of zombies very quickly, the Vaiga can quickly and easily take down even armored players at close range.

For a full overview of the gun characteristics with different types of shells, check out Wobo's site for the following ammo types:


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.


Sights and Optics




  • The Vaiga is based on Kalashnikov designed Saiga-12 [1]
  • The Vaiga was originally teased by Lead Artist Chris Torchia on Oct 30, 2015

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