The Defender of the Motherland is a firearm and a Legendary Weapon featured in Dead Island. It is a variant of the Auto Rifle with a different texture and is identical to the other Auto Rifles in the game except for its recoil, which is noticeably less. It is one of the Trio Legendary Guns (the other two are the McCall's 9mm pistol and the Crowd Pleaser shotgun).
This weapon, along with the other Legendary Weapons, is a rare drop that can be found on dead enemies or in metal chests. It is usually found in the later stages of the game.
A level 60 unmodified fully-upgraded version of this weapon wielded by Purna (the firearm expert) can have the following stats (note that any weapon in the game, even of exactly the same type, can have slightly different stats):
- Damage: 529+231
- Accuracy: 86
- Rate of Fire: 600
- Reload speed: 32
- Capacity: 30 rounds
- The weapon's name is a reference to the AK-47, often considered an iconic weapon of the Russian military.