How to craft a bow and arrow in DayZ


DayZ player shooting an arrow

Trying to figure out how to craft a bow and arrow in DayZ? In this guide, we’ll be showing you how to make this simple yet effective weapon.

DayZ is a multiplayer survival game where players can work together to survive a zombie apocalypse. You won’t always be able to find a reliable weapon just lying around, so crafting your own gear will be your only option at times.

Before we start learning how to craft a bow and arrow in DayZ, feel free to check out some of our other guides on the post-apocalyptic survival game like how to use splint and how to make a campfire.

DayZ player in a forest
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How to make a bow in DayZ

To craft a bow in DayZ, the first thing you need to do is find a stick and some rope. Once you have the necessary components, open up your inventory and drag the rope to the stick and you will be given the option to create an improvised bow.

Sticks are fairly easy to find as you can simply walk up to a tree and cut off a branch with a sharp tool. Ropes are a bit harder to come by, but you can craft an improvised rope by combining two rags.

After applying your rope to a stick, you’ll be able to equip the improvised bow. All you need now is some ammo.

How to make arrows in DayZ

When making arrows in DayZ, the first step is to gather some sticks. The sticks you need for arrows are smaller than the ones required for your bow, so be sure to use your tools on a bush rather than a tree.

Right-click on the sticks after they appear in your inventory then select Sharpen All Sticks. Once that’s done, look for a chicken coop to collect some feathers. With the feathers in your inventory, drag them over to your sharpened sticks and you will obtain five improvised arrows.

That wraps up our guide on how to craft a bow and arrow in DayZ. While you’re here, be sure to check out our guides on how to get a wrench or how to turn on a head torch in DayZ to help increase your chances of survival.

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