A simple Soviet rifle and a reliable comrade in any battle.
—Blueprint description


"A simple Soviet rifle and a reliable comrade in any battle."

The AK-47 is an automatic, ranged weapon, deals a total of 15 damage per shot (unmodified).

It is similar to the M16 but deals three more damage and shoots a bit quicker than the M16 making it a slight upgrade to the M16 itself.

The AK-47 is one of the best weapons to obtain and use in-game, its damage per second is only surpassed by the FN SCAR and the Minigun. It is very useful for killing Frenzied Giants, against Raiders and AI Survivors, and destroying Turrets in Bunker Alfa's lower floors.

The effective range of an unmodified AK-47 is similar to that of the unmodified M16s, Mini Uzis, Winchesters and Glock 17s.


In Bunker Alfa, the AK-47 can be found on Level 1 (underground lobby) level 2, 3, and 4th floors (with and without hardmode activated) and also when opening the yellow, and red coupon crates. (Green crates can still contain them, but there is an extremely rare chance to find one inside.) (The majority of the time you will find a Glock 17 inside).

Some AI Survivors may also carry AK-47's (Rare chance 18% chance outside of rest stop events), can also be found in red resource zones after killing an AI survivor, or a random loot box (more rare chance to find it in a loot box).

Can be found in Weapon Crates (extremely rare chance) (true fact).

When Tungsten Bar is added in-game, the AK-47 will be craftable.

Crafting Requirements


  • Level: 82
  • Craft Points: 2 Craft Point Icon


Location Input Item 1 Input Item 2 Input Item 3 Input Item 4 Input Item 5 Input Item 6 Crafted Output
Screenshot 20170529-184050 Spring + Tungsten Bar + Ash Plank + + + = AK-47
Blueprints Spring Tungsten Bar Ash Plank [[]] [[]] [[]] AK-47
Quantity 4 7 5 {{{qty4}}} {{{qty5}}} {{{qty6}}} 1
Craft Points
2Craft Point Icon


On the Recycler, a AK-47 can be recycled into Spring, Factory Parts, Carbon Composite, and Blueprint for AK-47 in 1 hour at an appropriate level of Firearms recycling skill.

Trivia and Tips

  • Automatic weapons like the AK-47 are excellent for destroying; turrets, small hordes, TBO (The Blind One), raiders attacking your base, and FG's (Frenzied Giants) in Bunker Alfa and zombies while on raids (or if you’re smart, you'll put a silencer on it before going on a raid.)
  • Changed design again in Beta v.1.11.6


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