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The AS50 sniper/anti-materiel rifle is a .50BMG (NATO 12.7x99mm) developed to take down targets at very long range or engaging against lightly armored targets such as vehicles. This makes it absolutely devastating against soft targets, requiring just one hit to kill any player (or zombie, if someone were to actually shoot one with it) no matter where the bullet hits.

Note: the AS50 and the M107 no longer spawn in the official mod. The damage for both rifles has been set to zero to prevent hackers from using them.

Its counterpart in the game, the M107, is depicted as being less accurate and powerful, which holds true to reality. However, the M107 can be found at the northwest airfield barracks, while the AS50 can only be found at helicopter crash sites, making the M107 more common. The AS50 can, in addition to using its own specialized ammo, use M107 magazines but it lowers the base damage to equal the M107.

The weapon features two levels of zoom, the second one being accessible via the "+" key with the default key mapping. It is zero-able up to 1600m using the Page Up and Page Down keys in increments of 100m below 1000m, and 200m above. Being an anti-materiel rifle means that a single shot to the engine may be able to set a car aflame and possibly kill its occupants.

It will attract zombies in a large area, so when combined with the scarcity of ammo and few rounds per magazine, using it to kill zombies makes very little sense. Another downside is that the size of the gun creates a blind spot to the right of the player and can also reveal your position as it towers above your shoulder. On the other hand, a positive for the AS50 is its relatively quiet firing sound. Unlike the M107, which can reverberate around the area, the AS50 only has a low, albeit loud, popping sound. This makes the AS50 harder to find by its sound than the M107. Also keep in mind that these rifles fire supersonic bullets, traveling faster than the speed of sound. If you're the target and the sniper can aim properly, you'll get hit and probably die without hearing a thing.

By Taliman on 2012/07/10 at 1:56pm


By wobix on 2012/08/13 at 5:08am

me and my friend, was walking to cherno, to get some blood (my friend had 4k blood) and we heard someone talking from the tree line, some guy came up, spawning a AS 50 TWS or something, was not noisy at all, still killed everything with one shot had thermal vision and shit like that o.0 we decided to drop them seeing that we dont want to get banned, so annoying just found a m4a3 which he destroyed :(

By MrGreen on 2012/09/05 at 3:51am

What is "Raw damage"?? :P

By R3TRI8UTI0N on 2012/07/19 at 4:48pm

Actually, it's quite a quiet gun for it's power. No where near the loudness of the M107, and possibly as loud or quieter than the FN FAL.

By GreenMountainRangers on 2013/04/05 at 3:49pm

unless theres a heli or hummvee i use my dmr

By sweeneykfh-dk- on 2013/03/22 at 10:09am

Found one of these beautiful snipers on namalsk, in one of the chopper crash sites, but without ammo tho.

By alayton on 2012/07/11 at 5:28am

The two different magazines it can use have different amounts of damage.

By Noltz on 2012/07/19 at 4:52am

Shoot a round from this into an engine block of a vehicle to destroy it.

By -YLH-Tlomz on 2013/09/04 at 6:21pm

Well we can all say goodbye to this beauty, DayZ removed it but it still is in all forms of Arma 2 games.

By Thaua on 2013/01/11 at 3:04am

Raw damage is how ArmA2 calculates damage to entities (enemies, vehicles, zombies, e.g. anything that moves).

In vanilla (unmodified) ArmA 2, soldiers doesn't have blood value. Instead they have a damage value, which is an integer appended to each limb, that defines if they are hurt (the player swears and aim gets rough), limping (the player visibly limps in 3rd person view and cannot sprint), leg broken or dead. It is also possible to be incapacitated in combat, making you need someone else's assistance, but to me it never happened outside the campaign and I don't know what are to ifs for a soldier to be incapacitated. a Vanilla ArmA 2 soldier can take a 9 total of raw damage before they are dead, the same as a DayZ zombie, or 4500 in blood damage. This value is calculated by the damage of the weapon, distance traveled (drop in speed due to air resistance) and limb hit (headshot might be a 999999, for torso hit is full damage and limbs look to take 1/2, maybe 2/3 damage).

The reason we got two values of damage is for the human controlled player to bleed out. Also, is a more user friendly value. The damage the weapon deals to you is converted into blood damage.

By tksniper on 2012/09/25 at 1:10am

ASS50 are very good snipe can take down buildings if used enough ammo

By Tid on 2012/08/26 at 3:45am

found a group of tents with an AS50 TWS (i think) and 12m ammo in each tent...had a fantastic thermal scope on it which was nearly the size of the screen when viewing....used it for a couple of days on the same server...than my brother wanted to move to another server on the other server and was instantly dead. Moral of the story don't listen to your brother lol or drop a hacked weapon off before you go to another server.

Edited by Tid on 2012/08/26
By sinigang93 on 2012/07/14 at 4:26pm

Alayton, that would be correct, the AS50 mag spawns with the gun at the heli crashes, and does about 5 times more damage (at range) than the m107 round. Bullet travel time is also slightly faster with the AS50 round. AS50 rounds are also quieter when fired from this gun. Note that though travel velocities differ, the gun remains properly zeroed no matter the ammunition type.

By sinigang93 on 2012/07/14 at 4:25pm

Taliman, I disagree. The AS50 when using AS50 rounds is actually remarkably quiet. This, combined with an effective range of up to 1200 meters should put the shooter far outside of any zombie aggro ranges. If you happen to be trying to snipe someone with an AS50 with zombies that close, you are doing it wrong.

By Maxthe222 on 2013/05/30 at 6:54pm

I'd use the Barrett for people, but for AM, this is the best. If you use the 5 round 12.7mm It's unmatched for vehicle attacks. This is great for hiding in a forest, watching a chopper fly over, and then hitting one or two times and swatting it out of the sky.

By GraduateArc8298 on 2013/05/24 at 10:33pm

Packs a punch but after firing run like hell!

By BDUDE360 on 2013/04/16 at 3:16pm

@Indy2 you can get banned for picking up modded weapons and using them on almost all don't talk endless u know Ur stuff

By BackSlaSherS on 2013/03/13 at 2:50am

The AS50 CAN be the ultimate sniper in any situation, if the person using it knows how to shoot, i play in a clan with 9 other guys, and i have an As50.. And a DMR.. DMR for scouting and cover on suply runs, due to the 20 round mag. But for long distance and taking down helis, the AS50 is the best, one shot in the main rotor or engine of a heli, and the heli is a gonner. But if you arent used to use the AS50 then dont get it. It needs a really good sniper to use it. Otherwise, it is a waste of ammo and time.

Edited by BackSlaSherS on 2013/03/13
By Noorwiix on 2013/01/20 at 2:59am

me and my friend was playing on Taviana, we were killed on the bridge several times, untill server restart. then we found a jeep with pkm mounted on it, we rushed the bridge, found to dead guys, fully geard'up with 2 as50, we lotted them as quicly as we could, then we found a car longer down the bridge with another one! :D

By haraldmartin on 2012/12/25 at 2:22am

Found this with an M107,FN-FAL and a M14 AIM at Arnoldstein Airport on Panthera Island

By IceTalon on 2012/11/29 at 2:13am

@ malau the 2 damages are the two ammo types. The 37.5k is for the M107 and the 174k is the AS50's special 5 mag ammo. The AS50's ammo is rare and found only with the gun while the M107 ammo I have found not only with the gun but in deer stands, civ buildings, etc. But the AS50 ammo can easily bring down a vehicle, but FYI I am sure others have more to say but do not try and shoot a heli down with it, even with the special ammo. I have tested it with friends and it does almost no damage to it. Also I have heard at long ranges the M107 ammo is more accurate because it does not drop as much, while the AS50's bullets drop more but I have heard they travel faster, so you will hit what you are aiming at much quicker. But once you fire prepare to move! Because this thing does not sound to loud when you fire, it has a very distinctive sound and aggros zombies pretty much all around you. I have had zombies run up hills from nearby cities to me after hearing this thing lol

Edited by IceTalon on 2012/11/29
By malau on 2012/11/11 at 11:20pm

What are the 2 different damage settings listed ?

By iZallen on 2012/10/05 at 2:24pm

I have considering taking this gun when I found it, But I came to the conclusion that holding this and finding ammunition would be too much of a hassle to do, especially if you are going solo. Im going to stick to my DMR for now. (Found the AS50 with no ammo, just saying.)

By Bigboi on 2012/10/04 at 5:10am

I still prefer m24

By BigJ on 2012/09/24 at 12:37am

Do these do any damage to buildings? Can you shoot through a wall of a smaller wooden or block building?

By BamXx on 2012/09/17 at 2:31am

@ Bosnac , because of the two ammo types it can use

By zippy1 on 2012/09/11 at 11:31pm

Actually just found this at a crash site. Only time I've picked it up knowing most aren't legit

By Ganthor on 2012/08/17 at 11:02am

Alright, well i just found this at the NW airfield off a spawn, in a pile of m107 ammo, so i'm not sure what happened there. And i also found a fully loaded coyote backpack so i'm pretty positive the server was spawning things odd.

By DieInVain on 2012/08/13 at 9:06am

The audible range of an AS50 is at least 600m. I tested that with a friend and I could hear it over 600m through the forest.

By Thaua on 2012/08/13 at 8:57am

@wobix That gun was hacked into the game. Any gun or vehicle not depicted in this DB found on a legit DayZ server was hacked into it, even minor variations, like a golden revolver. If you see one, don't pick it up. You can get banned from the server or even from playing on all legit servers, however the last is a BattleEye feature and is highly unlikely to get you banned if wasn't you who ran the script to spawn that item.

By WinterBorn on 2012/08/10 at 5:24pm

@yaqu, Are you sure Sacriel's squad weren't Pre-Firing?

By theguy on 2012/08/09 at 6:25am

If you prefer this to an m24 you've never used an as50.

By SwagSensei on 2012/08/06 at 5:18pm

This thing is insane. It is unbelievable overkill, you're basically shooting players/z's with a tank killer. That's armor piercing 50 cal rounds in to armorless flesh.

By MegaBlindy on 2012/08/01 at 10:25am

I used it, i agroed about 30 zombies, then i ran while 3 of my friends were laughing :/

By Thaua on 2012/07/21 at 1:39pm

A test has shown that this weapon have a different muzzle speeds using 5 Round AS50Mag and 10Rnd M107 Mag, and I don't mean the standard variation for muzzle speeds, resulting in inacuracy and less power. Wich doesn't make any sense, since both cartridges are loaded with .50 BMG (or NATO 12,7x99mm) and the AS50 uses a direct inpingement system for semi auto firing. It would make sense in the M107, since it is recoil operated, more pressure that a not full magazine spring would aply on the bolt carrier means more energy to eject the bullet and less to extract the shell

By Diabeti on 2012/07/19 at 3:25am

Found this gun inside of Electro hospital along with 10 clips, NV goggles and rangefinder. Didn't show as possible loot for hospital to my knowledge.

By ScullCandy on 2012/07/16 at 10:41am

So I guess 174205 damage is good for blowing up helis or what?!?^^

By NeroPT on 2012/07/11 at 5:26am

Why does this game have 2 value for damage? Someone knows?

Thanks for the info alayton :D

Edited by NeroPT on 2012/07/12
By FrankWoods on 2013/06/13 at 7:28am

Removed in 1.7.7. Never had it. I don't think i missed something.

By Simpl3Jack on 2013/03/23 at 10:38pm

I use the as50 and a dmr in my backpack mainly the dmr for closer range/night time but i prefer the as50 as its more silent in a way i find it i use m107 mags on players and the NATO rounds on vehicles (helicopers) as it is a 2 hit and disabled bullet

By Indy2 on 2013/02/06 at 9:35pm

@Thaua you can never get a global ban from picking up a hacked weapon, only from scripting it in.

By dancingbanana23 on 2013/02/04 at 10:46am

Believe it or not, the AS50 is the quietest of all the sniper rifles in DayZ.

By hobo on 2012/12/03 at 2:41am

although its said to only spawn at heli crash sites, ive found these in the fire stations and other general military a few times, and i doubt anyone would have dropped it in exchange for a diff weapon at a general military spawn.

By Dude on 2012/10/07 at 11:36am

I just destroyed Heli (Fallujah DayZ) with 2 guys inside with my AS50! I'm not sure how many bullets it need, because I shoot a lot and not saw all hits, but I'm sure not one bullet. I hit other heli before and it was still flying. This second not - (steam SS)

Edited by Dude on 2012/10/07
By sentinel01 on 2012/09/26 at 2:16pm

Ok...I found one of these things in the back of a UAZ. And it has a thermal scope....The poor guy i stole this from :3

By yaqu on 2012/09/26 at 4:50am

Here is a quick guide on proper AS50 usage:

"Proper? What the fuck are you talking about?" I'm talking about the weapon using a different mil-dot system than any other Sniper rifle in the game. Due to this circumstance a very high amount of players wielding this weapon are inable to land accurate shots without a range finder. In single player this can easily be fixed by adjusting your config files, in DayZ however it cannot because servers will simply not let you join with modified files. In order to get accurate results you have to adjust your usual assumption of a standing player to 1.4 meters height (yes, 1.4meters) and that of a crouched player to 1.0 meters height. Doing so will result in an accurate range estimate. This formula however is only correct for any range while using the original 5shot magazine of the as50. Since those are rare most players using the 10shot m107 magazine will continue to have problems hitting targets from ~600+ range to the target. This is due to the fact that the (absolutely illogical fact following) m107 rounds have SIGNIFICANTLY higher bullet drop than the as50 ones. Accurately hitting a target with m107 rounds on 800+ meters will be relatively hard and without a lot of practice it will basically be impossible to hit players at a distance of 1000m.

TL;DR r=1.375/h (standing) r=1000/h(crouched); effective range with m107 rounds falls off harsh at 800+ meters distance.

I don't know why my TRUE statement of the weapon not 1shotting players with m107 rounds @ like 500 meters distance when you do a leg shot was downvoted but it's a fact. If you hit arms/legs/feet/hands or anything non vital for living at a decent range with non nato rounds you will not 1shot players period.

Edited by yaqu on 2012/09/26
By Justputtingitoutthere on 2012/09/18 at 10:59pm

Jut putting it out there that some company is building dayz from the ground up and will be released at Christmas better be praying Santa is looking out for you lol who believes that

By Bosnac on 2012/09/16 at 10:07pm

Why does the AS50 have 2 damage values?

By Bigboi on 2012/09/15 at 4:09am

The most reliable Sniperrifle i have ever used. cant seem to miss with this bigboi!

By jaNsen on 2012/09/04 at 1:41am

Just found an AS50 TWS, took it of a guy i killed at the airfield. its amazing

Edited by jaNsen on 2012/09/04
By Aggesan on 2012/08/12 at 9:27pm

This gun is useless without a rangefinder since the mildots are incorrect. I'd rather use a M107 than this. I'm currently carrying a M4A3 CCO, AS50 and an M24, and I use the M24 for basically every ranged encounter. The AS50 is only used against vehicles for me.

By Arborger on 2012/08/11 at 9:31am

Just logged in at some US server, logged in near Three Valleys(but my loggout was in cherno :/ ??) and found this dead ghillie(his name was fluffy - RIP!) and he had a AS50 with 6 rounds and a M4A1 SD on him with 3 mags.

Gonna test it tomorrow, but with what I read here, I'´m already impressed :)

Thanks "fluffy", where ever u may be, please rest in peace, or stand up like a zombie so I can shoot you.

By J830 on 2012/08/09 at 3:22pm

This sniper is pretty awesome to troll with but other than that its garbage. I had this gun for the longest time just trollin cherno but ive also had a dmr and i prefer the dmr over the as50 for purposes that its quiter and more versaitle and i like night sniping cant do that with as50

By h3retic on 2012/07/30 at 4:11am

M4RCCK man, u just described my character! and a few days ago i was precisely near berezino... just curious, did u kill the guy? (if u did then it snot me lol)

By h3retic on 2012/07/27 at 3:01pm

cant combine with night vision goggles... was very disappointed the other night :(

By SatiX on 2012/07/11 at 1:30am

1 hit to kill player no matter what

By Beiez on 2012/08/25 at 7:04am


By M4RCCK on 2012/07/30 at 12:27am

At the moment i spawn in tree valleys in a barn, i see a grass moving... I was in my way to berezino then i shot various of times at that grass i saw moving whit my M9 SD... then i realize that was a high rank player the top, whit every item at toolbar two wepons, one of them was AS50 and M4A1 CCO ... man... i... AM LUCKY

By Sleyha on 2012/08/23 at 12:10pm

I found one of these in a Military tent with ammo. So they must not only spawn at choppers.


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