How to Get a Gun in Mini DayZ

Knowing where to get a gun in Mini DayZ can increase your odds of survival. 

5 months ago by Nate Hohl in Guides

If you recently started playing Mini DayZ, you may find yourself wondering how to get a gun. If you’ve yet to play the game, Mini DayZ is a handheld version of the popular zombie survival title DayZ. Mini DayZ is already blowing up the mobile gaming charts, mainly because it offers the same tense and immersive survival experience in a format that you can hold in the palm of your hand.

Similar to its PC counterpart, an essential element of surviving with any degree of longevity in Mini DayZ usually revolves around your ability to find a gun. To help you out, we’ve put together a quick guide on how to get a gun in Mini DayZ.

Mini DayZ - Where to Get a Gun

The first step in getting a gun in Mini DayZ is knowing where to look.

One of the best ways you can increase your odds of surviving in Mini DayZ is by simply applying a little common sense. If there’s a specific item you’re hunting for such as food, medical supplies, or a weapon, try to think about where you’d most likely find that item in real life. Is your character hungry and/or dehydrated?

Residential buildings will most often contain food and water. Looking for a backpack so you can carry more items? A school building should have what you need. With that logic in mind, it shouldn’t be too surprising that the best place to look for a gun in Mini DayZ is a military base.

Mini DayZ - How to Get a Gun

After you find a military base in Mini DayZ, you'll need to be cautious as you make your way inside to get a gun.

When it comes to getting a gun in one of Mini DayZ’s military bases, the bad news is that you won’t be able to simply stroll in and take whatever weaponry it contains. First, you’ll need to locate a military base to plunder. This can be challenging, as the game’s map is randomly generated, and not every town has a military base, so you might have to search for a while.

Next, you’ll also have to deal with the swarms of crawlers (fast zombies that can sprint at you on all fours) that lurk around outside the base. Fortunately, while crawlers are fast they also tend to have low health, so if you can somehow draw them to you one at a time, you can easily dispatch them with a melee weapon.

Military bases can also sometimes be guarded by hostile soldiers, so make sure you always keep your guard up even if the coast looks clear. Once you make it inside the base, you should cautiously search both the smaller tents and larger structures. Even the tents can contain helpful items like medical supplies, military gear, and of course, firearms.

Since the smaller tents can be exited from either side, they also serve as a great way to break line of sight with any pursuing zombies if you need to make a quick getaway. The steps to get a gun in Mini DayZ may seem like more trouble than it’s worth, but if you can get your hands on one, your odds of survival increase dramatically.

The above tips won’t guarantee that you get a gun every time you encounter a military base, but they will most certainly increase your chances of slipping in and out of the base without becoming some zombie’s lunch.

By reading through this guide, you should now know how to get a gun in Mini DayZ.