The UAZ in DayZ is a Russian made UAZ-469, a military AWD jeep used by Soviet and other Warsaw Pact military forces during the cold war. There are two variants of the UAZ in the game, one is a military variant in green, and the other is a civilian version in red. It is also one of the most versatile vehicles in DayZ since it can keep decent speeds both on and off road while transporting a good sized team of players and their gear.
When it comes to being undetected it is not that noisy and it´s probably one of the easiest cars to hide due to it´s relatively small size and green paint job (unless you have the red one). The UAZ handles quite well and is easy to drive due to it being AWD and compact in size. Be aware that these qualities makes the UAZ a very desirable vehicle among players and that many will try to shoot you or steal it to get it.
- Suitable as a mission vehichle for a team of up to 7 players.
- Consider leaving one player guarding the car when leaving it near known hot spots due to its desirability.
- Be wary of trash piles in the road at speed, the UAZ is easily flipped if one runs over small objects at speed.
- The UAZ is also a great raiding vehicle due to its speed, seating, and how commonly found it is.
To fully repair a UAZ, the following parts are required: