What are the destruction mechanics for the doors in-game?

Do the doors splinter after a specific amount of damage is dealt? Or do some weapons more easily destroy doors than others?

  • They break when you shoot them. They blow open when you use explosives. – n_plum May 24 '17 at 15:09
  • There is some potential to this question, for instance It would be interesting to know if different caliber weapons are more effective at breaking the doors, or if the location that you shoot the doors effects how much damage is done. – Malco May 24 '17 at 20:24
  • This is a good point to bring up. I wonder if the doors have any "soft spots" that allow for it to more easily break? I've also noticed that there are different door types, do these have different health values or do they operate the same in terms of the destruction mechanic? – HazyKingdom May 24 '17 at 21:14
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    @HazyKingdom Wow! I just started doing some tests on this and it is actually far more interesting than I ever thought it would be! (Will update my Answer in the next few days) – Hulkerman Jun 13 '17 at 17:32

So I did dome testing on this topic and I must say, I was pretty surprised by the results!
I documented (almost) all of my testing and uploaded the video to YouTube here.

Doors will only break, if you shoot them fast enough, the amount of damage dealt is not that important. Any weapon, able to shoot fairly fast, will be able to destroy a door easily.
"Just spam it!"

Destruction of doors:
Doors will always have 4 stages of destruction:
(only exception are grenades)

 1. Fully intact (no holes)
 2. Half broken (top, bottom or middle)
 3. Broken (two parts missing, very few peaces of wood left)
 4. Destroyed (Door is completely gone)

In every stage, apart from the last one, the door is still functional.

As you can see in the first clip of my Video, I shoot the door a total of 40 times with an AR, but the door still doesn't break. Note that I shoot one bullet per ~0.85s.
Then I switch to a faster shooting pace and it only takes 3 bullets to destroy a part of the door. (Door is now in stage 2)
For the other half of the door I will also only need 3 rapidly fired bullets.

Firing Rate needed:
I did some very simple calculations on how many bullets per second must be fired in order to break a part of a door:
(These are the results of the M416)

Bullet1: 46;25
Bullet2: 47;08 (13f = 0,4333333333333333s)
Bullet3: 47;22 (14f = 0,4666666666666667s)

1f + 13f + 14f = 28f = 0,9333333333333333s

So it's safe to say, that by shooting 3 bullets within 1 second you will break a part of the door. (using an M416!)

Different Weapons:
Any weapon, able to shoot "fast enough", can destroy a door. Here's a list of weapons:

  • 3 Bullets
    • M16A4 (5.56mm)
    • M416 (5.56mm)
    • Scar-H (5.56mm)
    • AKM (7.62mm)
    • SKS (7.62mm)
  • 4 Bullets
    • UMP-9 (9mm)
    • P1911 (.ACP)
  • 5 Bullets
    • P92 (9mm)

This list is not complete! I haven't had the opportunity yet to test all of the weapons.

Because testing something like this is very time consuming and based on a lot of luck (finding the right weapons whilst not dying) this is all I can answer so far.
I will definitely update my answer in the future.

EDIT: By "I will definitely update my answer" I mean, that I might update my answer...

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  • would you happen to have the source code or web source where you received this information? – HazyKingdom May 31 '17 at 18:00
  • @HazyKingdom First line in my answer: Speaking from my own experience: – Hulkerman Jun 1 '17 at 7:23
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    Quality work @Hulkerman! Solid gold. – HazyKingdom Jun 29 '17 at 17:38
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    What about shotguns? – Shelby115 Feb 6 '18 at 13:46
  • @Shelby115 Oh yeah I forgot to mention those, but at the time of testing every shotgun could break 1 or sometimes even 2 pieces off the door in a single shot. – Hulkerman Feb 12 '18 at 16:29

In addition to @Hulkerman's answer,

I think doors should be breakable with HE Grenades, Molotov's and Simply ramming a vehicle through it.

I will test it this weekend, but it seems logical :D

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  • Fun fact: When I tested this, Molotovs could instantly fully break doors, which meant that you could through molotovs through doors without having them bounce back. – Hulkerman Feb 12 '18 at 16:31

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