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On the whole, the audible range of guns seems to be a tad too low considering how quiet the game is on the whole. Even away from the coast, in a quiet part of land, the gunshots sound very underwhelming when someone else shoots nearby.


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Go somewhere quiet and get a friend to shoot nearby.

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AydinUK edited Steps To Reproduce. (Show Details)Dec 18 2013, 1:26 AM
AydinUK set Category to Sound.
AydinUK set Reproducibility to Always.
AydinUK set Severity to None.
AydinUK set Resolution to Open.
AydinUK set Legacy ID to 3880731385.May 8 2016, 2:18 PM

Yeah, gunshots are too quiet. In Arma 2 they were deafening and it were so cool and realistic. I hope that sound will be corrected

Umbe added a subscriber: Umbe.May 8 2016, 2:18 PM
Umbe added a comment.Dec 20 2013, 8:45 PM

I would like them to be like in the ACE mod.
The 50cal sounded really terrifying (super loud).

Felix added a subscriber: Felix.May 8 2016, 2:18 PM
Felix added a comment.Dec 20 2013, 8:52 PM

Aren't the sounds getting completely replaced?

Umbe added a comment.Dec 20 2013, 8:55 PM

As far as I know are the weapon sound already new. The only thing that is missing is the right volume.

drouz added a subscriber: drouz.May 8 2016, 2:18 PM
drouz added a comment.Dec 21 2013, 3:59 PM

They are redoing soundengine entirely so i hope that will fix this.

sqqeel added a subscriber: sqqeel.May 8 2016, 2:18 PM

I have the oppesite problem with the M4 Silencer, with the Silencer 556 attached it won't reduce the sound noise.

Can't wait to experience dayz with their new sound engine.

DId some testing with the Mosin. Testing was conducted within 2 meters of my friend, fired ran 10 meters (Distance approx)then fired. Repeated this process until the report of the gun was silent. When report fell silence i paced off the distance wich came out to 59 player steps used with walking speed.

Also fired over friends head into wall at 100 meters and no sound.

Umbe added a comment.Dec 26 2013, 4:04 PM

"I have the oppesite problem with the M4 Silencer, with the Silencer 556 attached it won't reduce the sound noise."

In reality you need subsonic ammunition, otherwise only the explosion sound is silenced but the bullet still makes a supersonic crack and that is rather loud.

So maybe it is not implemented yet, or it is just a bug.

Bohemia added a subscriber: Bohemia.May 8 2016, 2:18 PM

@Dean HALL and the whole DayZ-Devteam, moderators send this to them.

Contact Lord Jarhead of the ARMA III Community ,
he will give you the most realistic and impressive sound envoirment
you could possibly create in the RV engine.

Just watch these videos to get an impression :

Features include:

"The biggest feature is the "Distance script" that allows the mod to address different sound effects at different distances
to the player. The scenario: If a shooter is 500 meters away, one extra tuned value sound for this distance will be
played. This gives the impression of being far away of that shooter.

There are also effects like the "First Person sounds" which giving the impression that the weapon is close to your face
by adding mechanical extra sound effects which is only played when the player is playing in the first-person
perspective. The same works for vehicles. When sitting as a passenger in an armed vehicle, you can hear the
mechanical sounds of the weaponry.

The latest addition to the J.S.R.S. Sound modification suite is the all-new "in-room script" which mixes an extra loud
echo over the weapon effects when the player is inside a building and is firing his weapon. The effect results in the
impression that you really are inside a building."

Contact information :

E-Mail :
Website Contact :

Junos added a subscriber: Junos.May 8 2016, 2:18 PM
Junos added a comment.Feb 18 2014, 2:12 AM

Here's another video which shows ACSE in ARMA3: DayZ should really be like this.

Really, why doesn't BIS integrate this directly into ARMA3?

Pretty sure dean hall wants something like this already.
But nonetheless DayZ with a huge sound overhaul would be good.