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"Standard-issue US Army service weapon. Easily-controlled, and excelent for medium-to-long-range engagements."

The M4A1 is a 5.56 Assault Rifle which appears on State Of Decay and a returning Assault-class weapon featured in State of Decay 2.



The M4A1 itself is based and similar like to the vast majority of the AR-15 pattern weapons and carbines, however it carries the name of the famous Colt M4A1, a modern upgrade to the early, selective-fire M16A2 carbines and the M4 carbines.

State Of Decay

The in-game model features a full black finish, adjustable buttstock, carry handle rear sight, polymer handguard with a fixed front sight.

State Of Decay 2

The in-game model features a full black finish, adjustable buttstock, carry handle rear sight, a RIS-esque railed handguard with a fixed front sight.


State Of Decay
"The standard U.S. military rifle."
  • Class: Assault Rifle.
  • Accuracy: 2/5.
  • Noise: 4/5.
  • Recoil: 2/5.
  • Durability: 1/5.
  • Accept Supressor: Yes.
  • Scoped: No.
  • Weight: 6.4 lbs.
  • Ammo Type: [[5.56mm.
  • Ammo Capacity: 30+1.
  • Firing Modes: Single/Automatic.
State Of Decay 2
  • Class: Assault.
  • Accept Muzzle Attachments: Yes.
  • Scoped: No.
  • Custom Upgrades: No.
  • Firing Modes: Single/3-Round Burst/Automatic.
  • Weight: 7 lbs.
  • Salvage: 53 Parts.
  • Ammo Type: 5.56mm.
  • Ammo Capacity: 30+1.
  • Price/Cost: 325 Influence.

Item List[]

The following item lists contain this item:

Note: S = State of Decay Storyline. B = Breakdown. L = Lifeline.


State Of Decay
  • Can be found inside of Military stashes.
  • Spawns at the locker in the Lifeline DLC.
State Of Decay 2
  • Found at Military Artillery outposts, Trauma Tents and Checkpoints inside of Military-marked containers, green Military crates and blue Military small boxes.
  • Carried by some Military personnel at all maps.
  • Rarely sold by Military Enclaves for 325 Influence points.
  • Possible reward for helping a injured survivor.


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