State of Decay Weapons Guide – Explosives, Melee and Guns


In State of Decay, there are many weapons at your disposal which you can use from time to time against different kinds of enemy that you encounter throughout the game. Roughly, there are 99 different types of guns present in the game.

State of Decay Weapons

While the weapons are classified into three main categories:

  • Explosive
  • Melee Weapons
  • Guns

Players can make their own explosives or melee weapons from the comfort of their home base along with finding them across the city. However, when it comes to guns, players must find them spread throughout the city as these can’t be made at home.

It is also necessary to maintain a firearm after acquiring one else you might lose it forever. And since it is one of the basic means of shoving zombies away, it might put your survival at risk.

The firearms you encounter in this game have its very own unique ammunition. For example, a shotgun ammo will only work on a shotgun. But that’s quite obvious, isn’t it? Furthermore, you will be able to attach some equipment on them like reticule scopes or silencers.

The different firearms that you will find in the game vary greatly in terms of their attributes like magazine capacity, recoil, mass, etc.

Now I will breakthrough all the different kinds of weapons (firearms) that you will find during the game. So let’s get right into it!

Assault Rifles

Assault rifles are great hordes of zombies from medium to long range. These weapons are subject to upgrading at your home base and are very effective against enemies.

416 QCB
416 QCB has a loudness of 35db, the ammo type it uses is 5.56 mm and the magazine size is of 30 rounds. The overall weight of this gun is 30.0lbs.

This gun has a relatively larger life and overall durability and due to this fact it is also quite heavier when comparing to other weapons in the game.

416 D
416 D also uses 5.56 mm with a magazine size of 30 rounds and having a weight of 7.3lbs. This assault rifle is quite easy to find but is also quite loud at the same time.

It is beast at killing zombie at short range and can be upgraded at your home base.

AK-47
The Ak-47 uses 7.62 mm ammo with a magazine size of 30 rounds. It has a weight of 10.0lbs so it means it’s quite heavy.

You are more likely to come across this weapon in certain home bases and military bases.

It’s long durability time and accurate fire rate with less recoil makes it one of our favorite guns in the game.

AR 15
AR 15 has a loudness of 35db with a magazine size of 30 rounds. It weighs 35lbs and uses 5.56 mm ammunition. It has a very little recoil which makes it for its higher accuracy. However, this weapon needs a lot of maintenance.

This weapon is also easy to find as you will see some of your survivors holding it.

M4A1
M4A1 uses 5.56 mm ammo and have a magazine size of 30 rounds. It weighs 6.4lbs (Also a heavy weapon).

This weapon can be upgraded with a silencer but is incapable of having a scope on it. You might be able to find it at military bases and certain home bases.

M14
M14 has a weight of 9.8lbs, uses 7.62 mm ammo and having a magazine size of 30 rounds.

It has a very high recoil making it less accurate than other assault rifles in the game.

MK 16 MOD 0
This assault rifle weighs 7.2lbs, uses 5.56 mm ammo and have a clip size of 30 rounds. Like other assault rifle, it can be found in certain home bases and military bases.

It has very less recoil and is accurate from medium to long range. Both silencer and scope can be attached on this weapon.

AUG A3
AUG A3 has a clip size of 30 rounds and uses 5.56 mm ammo. It has a high recoil thus making it less accurate. Also the loudness of this weapon is quite high so you may want to use a silencer on it.

It weighs 4.7lbs and is quite durable.

Light Machine Guns

Light machine guns has a very high rate of fire along with a high clip size. These weapons have a lot of recoil and weight but their fire power makes up for it.

M249 SAW
This light machine gun weighs 60.0lbs. Heavy, isn’t it? It uses 5.56 mm ammo and has a loudness of 35.0db. It can be found near military bases and has a magazine size of 100 rounds.

M60 E4
M60 E4 uses 7.60 mm ammo, has a weight of 22.5lbs and the magazine size is capable of holding 100 rounds in it.

Pistols

Pistols work against weak zombies from close to medium range. And can be equipped with a silencer.

75BZ ST
This pistol has a magazine size of 14 rounds, weighs 2.4lbs and is capable of having silencer attached to it.

1911 Officer A1
1911 Officer A1 is a semi-automatic pistol which uses 0.45 mm ammunition. It has a weight of 2.4lbs and has a clip size of 9 rounds.

1911 Carrier
The biggest drawback of this weapon is the large loudness that it has which is 40db. It weighs 7.0lbs, magazine size is of 7 rounds and uses .45 mm ammo.

It needs a lot of maintenance as it gets dirty quickly.

BZ 75
BZ 75 is a semi-automatic pistol which uses 9.00 mm ammunition. It has a clip size of 16 rounds, weighs 2.2lbs and it can be equipped with a silencer.

This is a good pistol with a good accuracy.

D 1911
D 1911 is deadly at close range using 0.45 mm ammunition. It weighs 2.4lbs having a clip size of 7 rounds with a lot of loudness that will possibly draw zombies towards you.

It is also capable of having a silencer on it due to the noise it makes.

Desert Eagle
Who is not familiar with Desert Eagle? This popular gun weighs 1.6lbs with a notorious loudness and great accuracy.

G17C
G17C weighs of 1.4lbs having a clip size of 17 rounds and using 9.00 mm ammo. It is semi-automatic pistol with a relatively less noise than the others but still can be equipped with a silencer.

G20
This 0.45 caliber pistol weighs 1.7lbs with a clip size of 15 rounds and a large loudness that can be suppressed with a silencer.

G21
The G21 is a semi-automatic pistol having 0.45 caliber ammunition. It has a magazine size of 13 rounds and weighs 1.6lbs. You can attach a silencer on it.

G21 is a great weapon for clearing hordes of zombies from close range and it is also very handy in in-door encounters.

G26
G26 like other GLOCK pistols is a semi-automatic pistol having a caliber of 9.00 mm.

M9
M9 is also a 9.00 mm caliber semi-automatic pistol. It has a great draw timing with a great accuracy.

M1.LE
M1.LE is 0.40 mm caliber pistol weighing 4.5lbs and having a magazine size of 15 rounds. It needs a lot of maintenance and can be equipped with a silencer.

MK.3 Target
MK.3 Target has a 10 rounds clip size, weighing 1.9lbs and uses 0.22 mm ammunition. It is a great weapon as it requires minimum of maintenance and less sound.

M11
This semi-automatic pistol – M11- uses 9.0 mm ammunition and has a clip size of 13 rounds. It weighs 7.0lbs and has a loudness of 30db.

OHWS 40
OHWS 40 uses 0.40 caliber ammunition, weighs 1.6lbs and has a clip size of 13 rounds. It is advised that you use a silencer on it as it has a loud sound.

P226
P226 utilizes 9.00 mm ammunition, has a magazine size of 15 rounds has a loudness of 30db.

P229
P229 uses 9.0 mm ammo and has a magazine size of 13 rounds. It weighs 2.0lbs and has a faint noise but can be equipped with a silencer.

TAC Master 1911
TAC Master 1911 is a very durable weapon having a clip size of 7 rounds. It weighs 1.8lbs and uses ammo caliber of 0.45 mm. It has a loud noise and can be equipped with a silencer.

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By Arslan Tufail

Arslan is a competitive Tekken and Call of Duty player and crushes pretty much everyone at the office in these games. He loves reading and writing about games and is deathly allergic to half-boiled potatoes.


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