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Suppressors seem to be just as loud as when you're only using the flash hider. I've tested it, and it seems to me that un-suppressed and suppressed M4A1,sounds the same.


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Steps To Reproduce
  1. Equip M4A1
  2. Shoot a couple of rounds - loud sound
  3. Attach suppressor
  4. Shoot a couple of rounds - Still loud.
Additional Information

My suppressor is in the "orange" condition, "badly damaged". That might be the issue.

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RuwnDecay set Legacy ID to 962393269.May 8 2016, 2:23 PM
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I can confirm that suppressor does not decrease report of M4A1.

Marabon added a subscriber: Marabon.May 8 2016, 2:23 PM

I have noticed this as well.

I have gotten my hands on a pristine suppressor, and it still doesn't decrease the loudness

What are you expecting the suppressor to do? make the gun silent?

Suppressors work by reducing the sound created by firing a bullet so that it cannot be heard at longer distances. They also slow the velocity of bullets to prevent super sonic cracks.

wow such loud

much confirmed
                 no pristine

Vollinchen - I own suppressors, I don't expect the report to match the unsuppressed gun at any damage level

Rossums added a subscriber: Rossums.May 8 2016, 2:23 PM

cockmangledcheezewhiz, this is not a forum.

The notes are to be used for helping with bug problems only, do not abuse this feature.


Keal added a subscriber: Keal.May 8 2016, 2:23 PM
Keal added a comment.Dec 19 2013, 8:57 AM

Can confirm found a pristine suppressor today. Low and behold it does not reduce the sound at all.

Confirmed, 0.30.113860.

I have noticed this as well

Silencers reduce draw of zombies. suppressors in real life don't make a gun of high caliber completely silent only reduces velocity. This isn't Call Of Duty. Welcome to the real world kids.

Noopguy added a subscriber: Noopguy.May 8 2016, 2:23 PM

They sound the same because they use the same sound. The devs are using placeholder sounds. It will be fixed in a later patch

Rambo added a subscriber: Rambo.May 8 2016, 2:23 PM

Confirmed. Still loud even with my pristine condition suppressor.

Lone added a subscriber: Lone.May 8 2016, 2:23 PM
Lone added a comment.Dec 23 2013, 7:25 PM

yeh,it stops the sound like 1/30 i tested with another player

mestido added a subscriber: mestido.May 8 2016, 2:23 PM

I can confirm that suppressor does not work, I have two of them but non of them are working...

komplex added a subscriber: komplex.May 8 2016, 2:23 PM

-Confirmed and tested with pristine 556 suppressor.
-Removed and fired M4 without suppressor as a control in each test.
-Tested with 3x player at various distances (roughly): 50 meters, 100m, 200m.
-Tested while shooting towards and away from players.
-Tested while used inside various buildings.
-Tested using various magazine sizes: 10, 20, 30(both types), 40, and 60 coupled.

RESULTS: ~Not Working~ Doesn't function in any way shape or form, currently just a gun aesthetic.

Bohemia added a subscriber: Bohemia.May 8 2016, 2:23 PM

I have this too

Maybe you need SD ammo to make it suppressed?

Does it affect muzzle flash?


I sincerely hope not, SD ammo was by far one of the most annoying oversights of ARMA/DayZ mod. To create a game on a "realistic" simulation engine and then insinuate that only subsonic ammunition could be used through a suppressor ... developers, if you're reading this, please don't repeat the mistake.

And suppressors in the game do not affect flash from my testing.

WARPIG added a subscriber: WARPIG.May 8 2016, 2:23 PM
WARPIG added a comment.Jan 1 2014, 6:38 PM


And please, make regular ammo work with supressor.

dsmokey added a subscriber: dsmokey.May 8 2016, 2:23 PM

We found a pristine supressor and I'm pretty sure it did work. I can confirm that the badly damaged supressors definatly do not work as i have tried my self. Could be one of those lamp bugs once u change server the supressor doesnt work...

Would like to vote down because of reporting a damaged silencer
wheras good discusion undearneath

icedon added a subscriber: icedon.May 8 2016, 2:23 PM

Suppresors don't remove bullet velocity - supersonic crack still audible. Tested with a friend who listened for bullets passing by.

Would be nice to see later on maybe a silencer crafted from a diesel of petrol filter as a temp silencer (Quick degrade )

and military grade to slowly degrade over time ?

Phugoid added a subscriber: Phugoid.May 8 2016, 2:23 PM

These are suppressors, not "silencers".


A suppressed M4 compared to standard.

Although a rifle will certainly not be silent with a suppressor attached, I do believe the change in sound levels has yet to be implemented.

Hey guys,

this is a known issue. The sounds are still a work in progress and aren't functioning properly.

Thank you for your reports though!

Still not working on 6/1/14

comfirmed, tried it with every possible condition of a suppressor.

I was in the hospital at Elektro and my friend was in the school/office building and he could still hear it as if he was inches away from me.

Suppressors are useless in the current build. Confirmed.

Accolyte said, "Hey guys,

this is a known issue. The sounds are still a work in progress and aren't functioning properly.

Thank you for your reports though" The sounds are constantly are being worked on.

I can confirm too i got a M4A1 with a suppressor 556 every part of the M4A1 are pristine (exept bipod) and the sound is still the same with or without the suppressor when i shot.

I can confirm silences DO NOT STOP ZOMBIES COMING TO YOU AT ALL i have killed over 60 plus zombies in about 20 to 30 mins with a suppressor on going through the map they do not work at all and it is very annoying

Same for .45

Suppressor doesnt work with any of the guns, haters downvoting a real issue

that bullshit m4 supresor is just for cosmetics

ANOXIA added a subscriber: ANOXIA.May 8 2016, 2:23 PM
ANOXIA added a comment.May 6 2014, 4:41 PM

FNX supressor also doesnt work...

NIKSU added a subscriber: NIKSU.May 8 2016, 2:23 PM


jk. I hope the sounds get updated some day in the near-future

Supressors still not working with latest patch (46.124490)

andy added a comment.Dec 11 2014, 3:53 PM

Hi everyone,
this has been implemented and should be fixed after the upcoming update on Experimental.
Thank you all for your feedback.