The Avtomat Kalashnikova, officially known as the AK, and most famously known as the AK-47 in the west, is a 7.62mm assault rifle that was designed in 1947 within the U.S.S.R (Soviet Union). It is a balanced weapon overall and is useful at most ranges.




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Using AK-47

  • The AK-47 is useful at any time during the game, and one would be lucky to get one early-game as it will probably get them kills in the double-digits. The AK-47 and the MP220 make a deadly combination and can almost guarantee a chicken dinner if one plays their cards right.
    AK-47 Being Held

    A fellow Survivr holding an AK-47.

  • Combined with Saiga-12 you could become unstoppable by throwing grenades to flush them out to where you are, then use the AK-47 when they move out of range for the Saiga-12, or by finishing them off with the AK.

Countering AK-47

  • Get in an extremely close proximity of the enemy as the length of the AK-47 is too long to fire at someone that's up in their face. This strategy is best used when you are using a pistol, melee weapon, or short length SMG or rifle.


  • The icon for the AK-47 is actually based on the AKM, indicated by its slanted muzzle brake. A true AK-47 would have a flat muzzle brake. AKMs are often mistaken for AK-47s in media due to their similar appearances.
  • The AK-47 was one of the first weapons to be featured in the game.
  • Although the Woods Map is supposed to only spawn LMGs and Shotguns, It also spawned an AK-47 and a Mosin-Nagant VIA the Cache Feature.


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5 FAMASM249M416M4A1-SMk 12 SPRQBB-97
7.62mm AK-47BAR M1918DP-28M1 GarandM39 EMRMosin-NagantOT-38SCAR-HSV-98
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