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Equipment/Tactics Guide by lamekupo
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1234567890123456789012345678901234567890123456789012345678901234567890123456789 Far Cry 2 Equipment and Tactics Guide Table of Contents: NOTE: To find what you're looking for, use Ctrl+F. The codes in brackets to the right are for this purpose. 1. Legal Info.................[LEGAL] 2. Version History............[VHIST] 3. Introduction...............[INTRO] -Credits -Contact 4. Weapons....................[WEAPN] a) Assault Rifles......[ASR] b) Sniper Rifles.......[SNP] c) Shotguns............[SHT] d) Light Machine Guns..[LMG] e) Pistols.............[PST] f) SubMachine Guns.....[SMG] g) Rocket Launchers....[RKT] h) Grenade Launchers...[GRN] i) Other Weapons.......[OTH] j) Hand-Tossed.........[HND] k) Mounted Weapons.....[MNT] 5. Vehicles...................[VEHIC] 6. Equipment..................[EQUIP] --------[IN PROGRESS]-------- 7. Basic Strategy and Tactics [BASIC] a) Strategy & Planning.[PLN] b) Battlefield Tactics.[TCT] ================================ ~ 1. LEGAL INFORMATION [LEGAL] ~ ================================ Parts of this document may not be distributed or reproduced in anyway without express permission from the author, Colin Lee. This document was intended for the Internet and will remain as such. It is never to appear in whole or in part in a magazine, article, etc. The document may not be copied in whole or in part to make any sort of profit. It is not to appear on any other sites besides the following: www.gamefaqs.com www.neoseeker.com www.supercheats.com www.playhaven.com Copyright © 2009 Colin Lee ============================== ~ 2. VERSION HISTORY [VHIST] ~ ============================== 'Far Cry 2 Equipment and Tactics Guide' started June 24th, 2009. -[Version 0.10] 06/24/09 Completed Table of Contents, Legal Information, Version History and Introduction sections. -[Version 0.35] 06/29/09 Entire Weapons sections finished. Guide released. -[Version 0.65] 01/08/10 After a long hiatus, Vehicles section finished. -[Version 0.85] 02/28/10 After a shorter hiatus, Equipement section finished. -[Version 0.85b] 12/12/10 After a longer hiatus, edited the Rocket Launchers and Grenade Launchers section to more accurately reflect my experiences. =========================== ~ 3. INTRODUCTION [INTRO] ~ =========================== This guide is designed to provide some insight and advice on equipment and basic tactics for Ubisoft's Far Cry 2. I'd like to use this guide to provide a sort of 'advanced tutorial' for FC2 players, though I'm definitely not the expert or anything. This is my first guide, although I've been reading guides on GameFaqs for a couple years now. Time to stop lurking I guess. NOTE: All content of this guide is based on experience from FC2's Singleplayer Normal Mode. NOTE: You may use Ctrl+F to find asterisk footnotes as well. Place brackets around the number of asterisks to find the footnote. ~+CREDITS+~ THANKS TO: - Ubisoft for making FC2 for us! - Gamefaqs, Neoseeker, Playhaven and Supercheats for hosting my guide! - You for reading my guide! ~+CONTACT+~ For questions or concerns, email me at: firstname.lastname@example.org Do contact me with: - Questions - Comments - Constructive criticism - Guide-relevant opinions and rationales - Spelling/gramatical/informational mistakes - Guide-relevant facts Do NOT contact me with: - Spam - Insults - Cursing - Irrelevant topics I'll try to respond to any productive emails as soon as possible. If I do not respond, I either haven't checked my email recently, or your email wasn't very relevant. ====================== ~ 4. WEAPONS [WEAPN] ~ ====================== This section will provide you with specific weapons, their stats as well as upgrades, and some insight on how to optimize their use. Use Ctrl+F and the code in the brackets to find any particular section you need. [*] Includes magazine, Default-Ammo Upgrade a) Assault Rifles......[ASR] b) Sniper Rifles.......[SNP] c) Shotguns............[SHT] d) Light Machine Guns..[LMG] e) Pistols.............[PST] f) SubMachine Guns.....[SMG] g) Rocket Launchers....[RKT] h) Grenade Launchers...[GRN] i) Other Weapons.......[OTH] j) Hand-Tossed.........[HND] k) Mounted Weapons.....[MNT] --------------------------- + a) Assault Rifles [ASR] + --------------------------- Assault Rifles are the bread and butter of FC2 (as well as most other games) and the workhorses out of all the weapons. Assault Rifles are very versatile weapons and achieve mostly in that aspect. All Assault Rifles are confined to the Primary Weapon slot. To increase their maximum ammo capacity, buy the Assault Webbing in Act II of the game. Things to consider in Assault Rifles: -High reliability (Needs to get you through whatever you need) -Nice mix of other stats (Should be versatile) -Available in Leboa-Seko- G3-KA4 ====== Weapon Slot: Primary Magazine Capacity: 30 rounds Ammo Capacity*: 120-180 Fire: Automatic Cost: 6 Diamonds Upgrades: -Ammo: 10 Diamonds -Accuracy: 3 Diamonds -Reliability: 3 Diamonds Stats: -Damage: 1.5/5 -Range: 2/5 -Accuracy: 3/5 -Reliability: 2/5 -Fire Rate: 2/5 Notes: The basic starting weapon. Most agree that this gun is a horrible gun. The damage is terrible; coumpounded with the bad fire rate and pitiful accuracy, it may take a 10-30 shots before you down a single enemy. The range doesn't measure up to other Assault Rifles either. Lastly, the worst tick about this gun, is the reliability. The gun frequently jams in the heat of battle. With all these problems, the G3-KA4 is barely more useful than a pistol. It is highly suggested you spring for the AK-47 as soon as possible. I'd also advise you not to even try buying the upgrades for this gun, it'd only waste diamonds. AK-47 ====== Weapon Slot: Primary Magazine Capacity: 30 rounds Ammo Capacity*: 120-180 Fire: Automatic Cost: 10 Diamonds Upgrades: -Ammo: 10 Diamonds -Accuracy: 2 Diamonds -Reliability: 2 Diamonds Stats: -Damage: 2/5 -Range: 2.5/5 -Accuracy: 4/5 -Reliability: 4.5/5 -Fire Rate: 2.5/5 Notes: Of all the staple Assault Rifles, the AK-47 will likely remain an old friend even after you've moved on to other guns. The gun is a huge leap from the G3-KA4 in all stats, just improving all around. The gun has basic damage and range for an Assault Rifle, the accuracy is pretty good. And the fire rate is average. But the main reason players enjoy the AK-47, even after better-performing guns become availble is the amazing reliability. The weapon will hardly jam, even when highly degraded. Thus, it's a great weapon for any occasion, escpecially long missions. However, the AK-47, amid its greatness, has one flaw: its recoil. The recoil is simply massive, and will build up immensely after 5 or so shots. To minimize this problem, buy the accuracy upgrade. This will help, but not rid you of the problem. The solution to the AK-47's dillema is to either fire in short bursts (recommended) or to aim lower and allow the recoil to collect anyway (wastes ammo, not aiming for the target areas). Silent MP-5 ====== Weapon Slot: Primary Magazine Capacity: 30 rounds Ammo Capacity*: 120-180 Fire: Automatic Cost: 20 Diamonds Upgrades: -Ammo: 10 Diamonds -Accuracy: 5 Diamonds -Reliability: 5 Diamonds Stats: -Damage: 1/5 -Range: 2/5 -Accuracy: 4.5/5 -Reliability: 4/5 -Fire Rate: 3/5 Notes: While the Silent MP-5 (a.k.a. MP-5SD) counts as a SubMachine Gun in reality, the game lists it as an Assault Rifle. All the versatility of an Assault Rifle except silenced- that's the key behind this weapon's success. The main advantage of the gun is its ability to stealthily remove enemies from the picture without revealing your position. However, the target will usually scream, alerting the others that you're somewhere in the vicinity. The gun is quite accurate and the recoil is a bit under average, although the low damage nullifies these two advantages a little. The problem with the gun would have to be the way it actually fires. The low range of the gun means that you'll have to move in slightly closer to make the kill, although range isn't needed where the weapon excels, in urban sprawl, with lots of cover and hiding spots. The core problem is the low damage which is kind of compensated by the accurracy, recoil, and fire rate, but not all the way. Still, it's the best stealth option and a must for infiltrator type players. -Avaialble in Bowa-Seko- FAL Paratrooper ====== Weapon Slot: Primary Magazine Capacity: 30 rounds Ammo Capacity*: 120-180 Fire: Automatic Cost: 10 Diamonds Upgrades: -Ammo: 10 Diamonds -Accuracy: 3 Diamonds -Reliability: 3 Diamonds Stats: -Damage: 2/5 -Range: 4/5 -Accuracy: 4/5 -Reliability: 3.5/5 -Fire Rate: 2.5/5 Notes: For many, this is the next great Assault Rifle as a staple. It exceeds the AK-47 mainly in accuracy, meaning less bursting and more rounds on target. However, for some, the AK-47 is preferred over this gun due to the decreased reliability, a no-no for Assault Rifles. But to those who enjoy the FAL Para, the gun is an accurate, versatile weapon that can quickly adapt to many situations. The increased accuracy and reduced recoil allows the gun to quickly drop enemies in only one or two bursts and hit targets from further away, something the AK-47 cannot follow up on. AR-16 ====== Weapon Slot: Primary Magazine Capacity: 30 rounds Ammo Capacity*: 120-180 Fire: 3-round Burst Cost: 20 Diamonds Upgrades: -Ammo: 10 Diamonds -Accuracy: 5 Diamonds -Reliability: 5 Diamonds Stats: -Damage: 2/5 -Range: 2.5/5 -Accuracy: 5/5 -Reliability: 2.5/5 -Fire Rate: 3/5 Notes: A very unique rifle, the AR-16 sports a Green Dot Scope (GDS), the 3-round Burst fire mode, and an unbelievable amount of accuracy. With these features, you will either hate the rifle, or love it. The GDS is unique to the AR-16, making it the only scoped Assault Rifle out of the entire group. The advantages of the GDS are mainly the magnification and the free range of vision it provides. However, the downsides are that the gun's range cannot support the scope very well, and the green dot will blend into the background sometimes, especially during the daytime in a grassland. The most unique feature of the AR-16 would have to be the 3-round Burst, it being the only gun with that feature. The key to taking advantage of this feature is to tap the trigger button repeatedly, timing each tap directly after the burst to exploit the gun's high fire rate. The disadvantage of the burst is that it will cost you a few, vital, extra seconds to fire the gun correctly, making it more difficult to engage multiple enemies at once. Lastly, is the accuracy; for most, this feature is a good thing, allowing for more shots on target areas, such as the head. For others however, the accuracy means that the margin for error is drastically decreased, coupled with the scope, creates a weapon that's either hit or miss. Additionally, the accuracy is not backed by the range of the gun, meaning that the GDS is almost nullified for shooting farther. With all these features, the AR-16 would seem nice, however, the lack of range can ruin it all for some players. However, I would venture to say that the GDS is less for range, and more for creating a larger margin of error when aiming at target areas. Thus, the would be best utilized by headshot artists. However, this makes for an Assault Rifle which cannot live up to the versatility of the other weapons in its class. It really falls the to the player to decide whether he or she likes the gun. -------------------------- + b) Sniper Rifles [SNP] + -------------------------- Sniper rifles are a must for players who enjoy taking out enemies tactically from a long distance away. Some say that the AI of FC2 has horrible reactions to long distance attacks and thus sniper rifles are too cheap against the AI. Whatever your position on the subject, sniper rifles are a must for countering enemy snipers if you're not the flanking run-'n'-gun type of player. For the ammo upgrade, buy the Marksman Bandolier in Act II of the game. Things to consider in Sniper Rifles: -High accuracy (Needs to hit the target areas, such as the head.) -High damage (Should kill the target instantly.) -Powerful Scope (You'll need to see what you're shooting before you can hit it) -Available in Leboa-Seko- M1903 ====== Weapon Slot: Primary Magazine Capacity: 5 rounds Ammo Capacity*: 30-50 Fire: Bolt-Action Cost: Diamonds Upgrades: -Ammo: 15 Diamonds -Accuracy: 3 Diamonds -Reliability: 3 Diamonds Stats: -Damage: 4/5 -Range: 5/5 -Accuracy: 3.5/5 -Reliability: 2/5 -Fire Rate: 0.5/5 Notes: The M1903 Springfield is the first Sniper Rifle that will become availble for purchase. It's a great starting weapon, especially compared to the G3-KA4 for Assault rifles, and will give you a good taste of the essence of sniping in FC2. The weapon is all around pretty basic for a Sniper Rifle- large range, high damage. It really shines in that it has the highest accuracy of any of the Sniper Rifles. However, there are two major flaws with the weapon. First, and most noticable, is the time-consuming and cumbersome Bolt-Action. Although not the only weapon with Bolt-Action fire, it definitely holds the title of "Slowest Gun" as the fire rate is half of the other Bolt-Action rifle, the Dart Rifle. This means that after each shot, re-acquiring your target will be that much more difficult ; in other words, make your shots count. All in all, a good starter Sniper Rifle, but you should really move on once you get the chance. Dragunov SVD ====== Weapon Slot: Primary Magazine Capacity: 10 rounds Ammo Capacity*: 30-50 Fire: Semi-Automatic Cost: 20 Diamonds Upgrades: -Ammo: 15 Diamonds -Accuracy: 5 Diamonds -Reliability: 5 Diamonds Stats: -Damage: 3.5/5 -Range: 5/5 -Accuracy: 3/5 -Reliability: 3/5 -Fire Rate: 1.5/5 Notes: The Dragunov is definitely on of the best Sniper Rifles, competing for the top with the AS50. The advantages the rifle has over all the others in its class are its reliablitly and fire rate. Those who prefer the Dragunov over the AS50 cite the rifle's higher fire rate and lower recoil, refusing accusations that the Dragunov's low damage is a large disadvantage as one shot to the torso will still down an enemy. These two advantages provide for a weapon that can quickly thin a swarm of enemies from afar without batting an eyelash. However, AS50 supporters say the low damage means the weapon is incapable of an anti-material role, as it takes at least two shots to simply destroy an explosive barrel or ammo/explosive/pyro piles. Additionally, attemepting to engage a vehicle is completely futile with the rifle. Thus, the Dragunov is actually more of an anti-personnel weapon than the AS50. Dart Rifle ====== Weapon Slot: Special Magazine Capacity: 1 rounds Ammo Capacity*: 5-10 Fire: Bolt-Action Cost: 10 Diamonds Upgrades: -Ammo: 15 Diamonds -Accuracy: 3 Diamonds -Reliability: 3 Diamonds Stats: -Damage: 5/5 -Range: 5/5 -Accuracy: 3/5 -Reliability: 2.5/5 -Fire Rate: 1/5 Notes: The Dart Rifle uses pneumatic firepower to keep the gun silent. With this, the Dart Rifle becomes the ultimate counter-sniper weapon as it can take down a sniper quite easily, without revealing your position. However, the target will still scream, alerting nearby enemies. However, killing an enemy far from the others, such as a sniper on a very tall tower, will leave your enemy's scream unheard, concealing your very presence. Thus, if you can attack a sniper before he spots you, and dispatch him without his friends hearing, your presence will be completely concealed until you decide to appear. The only three flaws with this Sniper Rifle however, are the relatively weak scope, Bolt-Action fire and extremely limited ammo. Compared to other Sniper Rifles, the Dart Rifle's scope is a bit weaker, meaning less range for non-marksman type players. Not much can be done about the limited ammo except conserving ammo for more sniper-vital shots and buying the Marksman Bandolier. The Bolt-Action fire, although faster than the M1903's, defeats what would be a large advantage to the gun: little to no recoil. Thus, the recoil advantage held by the gun is nullified by the Bolt-Action which requires one to re-acquire the target anyway. -Available in Bowa-Seko- AS50 ====== Weapon Slot: Primary Magazine Capacity: 5 rounds Ammo Capacity*: 30-50 Fire: Semi-Automatic Cost: 15 Diamonds Upgrades: -Ammo: 15 Diamonds -Accuracy: 8 Diamonds -Reliability: 8 Diamonds Stats: -Damage: 5/5 -Range: 5/5 -Accuracy: 3/5 -Reliability: 2.5/5 -Fire Rate: 1/5 Notes: The other contender for top of the Sniper Rifle list, the AS50 can only lord one stat over the other Sniper Rifles, damage. However, the rifle brings a lot of damage to the table- truckloads. Supporters of the AS50 cite that the gun's incredible damage facilitates easy, accurate destruction from afar. The rifle is capable of setting off explosive barrels and ammo/explosive/pyro piles in a single shot. Addtionally, only a few shots to the hood of the car leaves it smoking, extending the Sniper Rifles' destructive reach to patrol vehicles as well. As well as this, the AS50 sports a significantly more powerful scope than any other Sniper Rifle. However, Dragunov supporters argue that the AS50's ludicrous recoil and slower fire rate create a Sniper Rifle with simply excessive damage, as a Dragunov round to the torso still produces the same effect. In fact, it produces it faster as re-acquiring a target is that much quicker. In essence, the AS50 is an anti-material rifle, designed more for the tactical sniper than the conventional. --------------------- + c) Shotguns [SHT] + --------------------- Shotguns are for the run-'n'-gun, twitchy-trigger-finger players who prefer rushing into and enemy base and getting up-close and personal. In addition to clearing small areas, such as rooms, in seconds, Shotguns can also be used to spray small clusters of enemies simultaneously at mid-range, a.k.a. "flakking", a useful ability for areas with a high density of cover. Buy the Shotgun Bandolier to increase their Ammo Capacity. Things to consider in Shotguns: -Good damage (Should drop close range targets instantly) -Good reliability (There's no where to hide and clear the jam if you're close to the enemy) -Available in Leboa-Seko- Homeland 37 ====== Weapon Slot: Primary Magazine Capacity: 6 rounds Ammo Capacity*: 48-72 Fire: Pump-Action Cost: 4 Diamonds Upgrades: -Ammo: 10 Diamonds -Accuracy: 1 Diamonds -Reliability: 1 Diamonds Stats: -Damage: 3/5 -Range: 1/5 -Accuracy: 2.5/5 -Reliability: 4.5/5 -Fire Rate: 1/5 Notes: For such a cheap weapon, the Homeland 37 actually does get the job done. The gun uses Pump-Action fire, so it's bascially the M1903 of Shotguns with its ever so slow fire rate. Also, like the SPAS-12, it suffers the from a slow reload, as they require reloading one shell at a time. Coupled with the small magazine, this gun may end up frustrating you if you're not the most Shotgun-savvy player. However, the gun does sport one outstanding feature- the incredible reliability. You'll be hard-pressed to get a Homeland 37 to jam on you, as it holds the same amount of reliability as the trusty AK-47. This means that the Homeland 37 will never jam on you when you're in the same room as a trigger-happy mercenary. SPAS-12 ====== Weapon Slot: Primary Magazine Capacity: 12 rounds Ammo Capacity*: 48-72 Fire: Semi-Automatic Cost: 10 Diamonds Upgrades: -Ammo: 10 Diamonds -Accuracy: 3 Diamonds -Reliability: 3 Diamonds Stats: -Damage: 3/5 -Range: 0.5/5 -Accuracy: 2.5/5 -Reliability: 2.5/5 -Fire Rate: 1.5/5 Notes: The SPAS-12's main advantage over the Homeland 37 is the Semi-Automatic fire mode, allowing the SPAS-12 to put off more rounds in shorter time. With this, missing a shot is less likely to be the death of you. To top it off, the gun also has a larger magazine, further minimizing the impact of a flopped shot. Despite these improvements, the SPAS-12 still needs to be reloaded one shell at a time. However, the SPAS-12 really lacks in range, having only half the range of the other Shotguns, making "flakking" clusters of enemies at mid-range harder. However, the SPAS-12 still retains the quality the Homeland 37 possesses in close-range combat. -Avaiable in Bowa-Seko- USAS-12 ====== Weapon Slot: Primary Magazine Capacity: 12 rounds Ammo Capacity*: 48-72 Fire: Automatic Cost: 35 Diamonds Upgrades: -Ammo: 10 Diamonds -Accuracy: 8 Diamonds -Reliability: 8 Diamonds Stats: -Damage: 2/5 -Range: 1/5 -Accuracy: 2/5 -Reliability: 2/5 -Fire Rate: 3/5 Notes: Fully Automatic, the USAS-12 is the best Shotgun for "flakking" clusters of enemies at mid-range. The range not provided in the SPAS-12 also returns, further adding to its role as a "flak" gun. The Automatic fire also makes the USAS more capable of clearing a room of multiple enemies and further reduces the impact of missing shots. Topping it all off, the USAS-12 uses a more conventional detachable box magazine, for much quicker reloading. However, the USAS-12 lacks the quality of the other two Shotguns, with less damage, less reliability, and less accuracy as well. But due to its Automatic fire, the damage and accuracy are made up for. But that said, the reliability is still a problem, jamming on occasion in the heat of battle, this is can be very bad if you're trying to take the fight close to the enemy. Not much can be done about it besides buying the reliability upgrade. Also, the magazine size of the gun is still the same as the SPAS-12, coupled with Automatic fire, could result in you running out of ammo. ------------------------------- + d) Light Machine Guns [LMG] + ------------------------------- For intense conventional firefights, Light Machine Guns, or LMGs, are incredibly useful, able to drop enemies in single bursts with astounding amounts of firepower. LMGs can easily spray withering amounts of lead at the enemy, making them great weapons for any situation, at firefight distance. Additionally, LMGs sport huge magazines, almost ridding you of the need to reload. For more Ammo Capacity, buy the Gunner Pack in Act II. Things to consider in LMGs: -High fire rate (Should spit out a lot of lead to drop the enemy) -Large magazine (You shouldn't need to reload much, but both LMGs have the same magazine size anyway) -Avaiable in Leboa-Seko- PKM ====== Weapon Slot: Special Magazine Capacity: 100 rounds Ammo Capacity*: 300-500 Fire: Automatic Cost: 10 Diamonds Upgrades: -Ammo: 15 Diamonds -Accuracy: 3 Diamonds -Reliability: 3 Diamonds Stats: -Damage: 2/5 -Range: 1/5 -Accuracy: 2.5/5 -Reliability: 4.5/5 -Fire Rate: 2.5/5 Notes: Besides the decreased range and accuracy, the PKM sports stats very similar to the AK-47 in its damage, its reliability, and more disapointingly, its fire rate. Although these stats make it seem pitiful, the PKM is still a decent LMG, as it sports the advantage over the AK-47 in its large magazine, and the M-259 SAW in reliability. However, the PKM, also like the AK-47, sports bad recoil, forcing the player to fire in controlled bursts to keep in under control, nearly nullifying the advantage of large magazines. All in all, the PKM is still a decent LMG and your only choice for basic firepower in the Special weapon slot. -Avaiable in Bowa-Seko- M-249 SAW ====== Weapon Slot: Special Magazine Capacity: 100 rounds Ammo Capacity*: 300-500 Fire: Automatic Cost: 20 Diamonds Upgrades: -Ammo: 15 Diamonds -Accuracy: 5 Diamonds -Reliability: 5 Diamonds Stats: -Damage: 2/5 -Range: 1/5 -Accuracy: 3/5 -Reliability: 3/5 -Fire Rate: 3/5 Notes: In the category of LMGs, the M-249 SAW is definitely the better of the two with its better recoil, accuracy and most importantly, its fire rate. The low recoil and high fire rate of this gun allow the player to quickly riddle an enemy with bullets with a single, sustained but quick burst, then, taking advantage of the large magazine, move on to the next enemy without missing a beat. For these reasons, the M-249 SAW is everything a LMG should be. -------------------- + e) Pistols [PST] + -------------------- Not too much can be said about Pistols to most players. They're Secondary weapons, meant for a little back-up if you run out of ammo, but there are much better choices to fill your Secondary slot with. However, to the headshot artist, the pistol is a viable main weapon choice, with their high accuracy. To increase they're Ammo Capacity, buy the Pistol Belt in Act I. Also, due to the shorter barrel lengths, pistols will not shoot directly behind the foresight, but rather they will hit slightly above it. Keep this in mind when firing any Pistol. Things to consider in Pistols: -Good reliability (Back-up needs to be there whenever you need it) -High accuracy (For the headshot artists out there) -Available in Leboa-Seko- Makarov ====== Weapon Slot: Secondary Magazine Capacity: 8 rounds Ammo Capacity*: 32-48 Fire: Semi-Automatic Cost: 4 Diamonds Upgrades: -Ammo: 7 Diamonds -Accuracy: 1 Diamonds -Reliability: 1 Diamonds Stats: -Damage: 1/5 -Range: 1/5 -Accuracy: 4.5/5 -Reliability: 3/5 -Fire Rate: 2/5 Notes: Not much can be said about the Makarov, it's just the basic pistol. It's Semi-Automatic and has good reliability. It also has indeniably amazing accuracy, unfortunately the astoundingly low damage means lessens its effectiveness. Despite the range rating on its stats, some say the weapon is capable of hitting enemies from Assault Rifle ranges with the same effecitiveness up close. However, these claims can probably be attributed to the high accuracy coupled with the already minimal damage. Silenced Makarov 6P9 ====== Weapon Slot: Secondary Magazine Capacity: 8 rounds Ammo Capacity*: 32-48 Fire: Semi-Automatic Cost: 6 Diamonds Upgrades: -Ammo: 7 Diamonds -Accuracy: 2 Diamonds -Reliability: 2 Diamonds Stats: -Damage: 1/5 -Range: 1/5 -Accuracy: 4.5/5 -Reliability: 3/5 -Fire Rate: 2/5 Notes: As it's name may reveal, the 6P9 is much the same weapon as the basic Makarov, except silenced. For those who need a little stealth every now and then, the 6P9 fits the bill. However, it's imperative that you not be to stingy with your shots as giving the target time to recover and fire back could reveal your position. As with most stealth weapons, the target will usually scream anyway, revealing your presence. Additionally, some say that the silencer, as it does in reality, reduces the range of the weapon, though I contend that there's not much range to reduce anyhow. (See the Makarov's Notes for discussion on the Makarov's "range".) Star.45 ====== Weapon Slot: Secondary Magazine Capacity: 8 rounds Ammo Capacity*: 32-48 Fire: Semi-Automatic Cost: 6 Diamonds Upgrades: -Ammo: 7 Diamonds -Accuracy: 2 Diamonds -Reliability: 2 Diamonds Stats: -Damage: 1.5/5 -Range: 1.5/5 -Accuracy: 4/5 -Reliability: 4/5 -Fire Rate: 1.5/5 Notes: Akin to a better version of the Makarov, the Star.45 has its stats spread around a bit more, making it a more useful gun. With the improved damage and range, the Pistol is a bit better for headshot artists as well as other players in general despite the decreased accuracy. However, the Pistol also sports more recoil, slowing its fire rate. Additionally, the Pistol is the most reliable out of its category. -Available in Bowa-Seko- Desert Eagle.50 ====== Weapon Slot: Secondary Magazine Capacity: 8 rounds Ammo Capacity*: 32-48 Fire: Semi-Automatic Cost: 10 Diamonds Upgrades: -Ammo: 7 Diamonds -Accuracy: 3 Diamonds -Reliability: 3 Diamonds Stats: -Damage: 2.5/5 -Range: 1.5/5 -Accuracy: 3.5/5 -Reliability: 2.5/5 -Fire Rate: 1/5 Notes: The Desert Eagle.50, or Eagle.50 for short, is incredibly powerful for the Pistol category of weapons. The accuracy is a bit toned down though, making it a bit less of a gun for headshot artists, and more of a good back-up for conventional players, able to drop enemies in 2-3 shots. However, the recoil on the weapon is absolutely brutal, slowing the fire rate a fair amount. ---------------------------- + f) SubMachine Guns [SMG] + ---------------------------- SubMachine Guns, or SMGs, are basic firefight automatic weapons such as Assault Rifles or Light Machine Guns in smaller compact form to fit in the Secondary slot. The main role of a SMG is to provide protection in a firefight to players carrying other weapons in their Primary and Special slots. To upgrade the Ammo Capacity, buy the Light Assault Webbing in Act I of the game. Things to consider in SMGs: -Decent damage (Should down enemies without wasting ammo, running out of ammo is a bad idea in a firefight) -Good reliability (Jamming in a pitched firefight is also a bad idea) NOTE: Although the MP-5 counts as a SMG in reality, in the game, it's an Assault Rifle [ASR], check that section if you're looking for it. -Available in Leboa-Seko- MAC-10 ====== Weapon Slot: Secondary Magazine Capacity: 30 rounds Ammo Capacity*: 120-180 Fire: Automatic Cost: 10 Diamonds Upgrades: -Ammo: 10 Diamonds -Accuracy: 3 Diamonds -Reliability: 3 Diamonds Stats: -Damage: 1/5 -Range: 1.5/5 -Accuracy: 4/5 -Reliability: 2/5 -Fire Rate: 5/5 Notes: The first SMG available to you, the MAC-10 is the only choice for an automatic firefight weapon for a player carrying other guns in their Primary and Special slots. Though accurate, the range does not back it, meaning the accuracy is only useful for getting more bullets on target, which may not be needed much in a firefight weapon. The main problem with the MAC-10 would have to be the combination of its low damage and high fire rate. In other words, you'll have to eat up a lot of rounds to take down any enemies. Also, the reliability is a bit low, meaning you will occasionally experience a few jams. The recoil although low, is nullified by the high fire rate, making the weapon a bit difficult to handle. -Available in Bowa-Seko- Uzi ====== Weapon Slot: Secondary Magazine Capacity: 30 rounds Ammo Capacity*: 120-180 Fire: Automatic Cost: 20 Diamonds Upgrades: -Ammo: 10 Diamonds -Accuracy: 5 Diamonds -Reliability: 5 Diamonds Stats: -Damage: 2/5 -Range: 2/5 -Accuracy: 3.5/5 -Reliability: 3/5 -Fire Rate: 2.5/5 Notes: Essentially, the Uzi is an easier to handle and manage version of the MAC-10. With higher damage and a lower fire rate, the Uzi will take down enemies more like a conventional Assault Rifle, and eating less ammo. Additionally, just as in reality, the Uzi has very low recoil due to its weight balancing. The range of the weapon is also superior, only if slightly so. Lastly, the Uzi is more reliable than the MAC-10. ----------------------------- + g) Rocket Launchers [RKT] + ----------------------------- Rocket Launchers are the best means to launch explosives accurately from a position of cover. The user can simply pop out, place the sights in a general area and pull the trigger. Range and accuracy are however, are not their forte as rockets will drop off abruptly at about 600 yrds and have a serious delay before hitting their targets. The delay makes it incredibly hard to hit moving targets from a far away vantage point. To increase their ammo capacity, buy the Rocketeer Satchel in Act II. Also, rockets have a different way of being unreliable than other weapons. The projectiles will fire, however, sometimes the rocket will swerve straight up and fall back down in front of you, come spinning out of the tube, or even fly straight until the last second and set a fire as a swerves straight up. Buy the reliability upgrade to help avoid these issues. (But even with this, you will probably still experience these problems with a notable degree of frequency.) Things to consider in Rocket Launchers: -High damage, high range (Both Rocket Launchers have the same of these stats anyway) -Reliability (Wild rockets are not fun, especially considering you can't carry many of them, you want the intended effect everytime you fire) -Scopes vs. Ironsights -Computer Guided (CG) vs. Unguided ammunition -Available in Leboa-Seko- RPG-7 ====== Weapon Slot: Special Magazine Capacity: 1 rounds Ammo Capacity*: 4-6 Fire: Muzzle-Loaded Cost: 20 Diamonds Upgrades: -Ammo: 15 Diamonds -Accuracy: 5 Diamonds -Reliability: 5 Diamonds Stats: -Damage: 5/5 -Range: 4/5 -Accuracy: 3/5 -Reliability: 3/5 -Fire Rate: 0.5/5 Notes: Despite very similar stats with the Carl-G, the RPG-7 and the Carl-G compete for the top. Though the RPG-7 does not sport a scope or Computer Guided(CG) rocket, it is appreciated by its supporters for its relative simplicity and better reliability. Carl-G supporters say that the range of the RPG-7 is nullified by the lack of a scope, but RPG-7 say a scope can be substituted via the tactic of "ghost sniping". To "ghost snipe" the player uses a scope of another weapon, such as a Sniper Rifle, or even the recon monocular to find their target, then quickly switch to the RPG-7, and fire at the same spot. Even if the target moves, the RPG-7 is delivering an explosive, so pinpoint accuracy is not an issue. RPG-7 supporters also denounce the Carl-G's major con of shooting a jet of flame out the back when fired, setting ablaze anything flammable behind the player, and forcing the player to re-locate to another position as the fire will not only burn them alive, but even in the jungle where fire does not spread far, it will still act as a beacon, like a lighthouse broadcasting their position. Furthermore, RPG-7 supporters contend that the Carl-G's manual reload which requires the player to press the trigger button to load another rocket can become a nuisance quite easily in the heat of battle when the player forgets to reload, acquires a new target, only to press the trigger and start reloading. -Available in Bowa-Seko- Carl-G ====== Weapon Slot: Special Magazine Capacity: 1 rounds Ammo Capacity*: 4-6 Fire: Rear-Loading Cost: 35 Diamonds Upgrades: -Ammo: 15 Diamonds -Accuracy: 8 Diamonds -Reliability: 8 Diamonds Stats: -Damage: 5/5 -Range: 4/5 -Accuracy: 3.5/5 -Reliability: 2.5/5 -Fire Rate: 0.5/5 Notes: Despite somewhat similar stats and several more advanced features, the Carl-G's superiority is contested by those who prefer the RPG-7. Carl-G supporters cite the scope, although not very high-powered, is much better than the RPG-7's peculiar ironsight. Additionally, the Carl-G also sports Computer Guided(CG) rockets, which can be utilized by turning in the direction you want the CG rocket to turn, adjusting your speed to adjust the degree of the turn. Supporters of the Carl-G refuse the idea that the jet of flame emmitted out the back of the launcher is much of a problem as firing from atop a non-flammable surface such as a road, building or rock easily remedies the situation. Carl-G supporters say that the RPG-7's lack of a scope denies it the range advantage Rocket Launchers are expected to have. The "ghost sniping" tactic utilized by RPG-7 users is inefficient at neutralizing moving targets such as vehicles, which explosives should always be able to do. The Carl-G's CG rockets and scope allow players to simply follow the target with their scope then fire for the kill. ------------------------------ + h) Grenade Launchers [GRN] + ------------------------------ Arguably some of the best (if not most overpowered) weapons in the game, Grenade Launchers can deliver explosvies quickly over a long distance. They have a much shorter delay before impact than rockets and do not simply drop off at a certain range. To hold more ammo, purchase the Grenadier Webbing in Act I. Their only deficiency is that they travel in an arc. This leads to two problems with aiming. Firstly, compensating upwards will often give you a terrible view of your target. If it moves, you may not be able to see. Secondly, having to compensate will at least a fraction of a second, exposing you for that much longer as you take your shot- not ideal in a firefight with a lot of enemy guns pointed at you. Also, grenades do not impact on the surface of the water. So when firing at boats, you have to aim short to let the grenade detonate on the bottom or try and hit the boat directly. Things to consider in Grenade Launchers: - -Available in Leboa-Seko- M-79 Grenade Launcher ====== Weapon Slot: Secondary Magazine Capacity: 1 rounds Ammo Capacity*: 4-6 Fire: Breech-Loading Cost: 20 Diamonds Upgrades: -Ammo: 10 Diamonds -Accuracy: 5 Diamonds -Reliability: 5 Diamonds Stats: -Damage: 4.5/5 -Range: 2.5/5 -Accuracy: 3/5 -Reliability: 4/5 -Fire Rate: 0.5/5 Notes: Also referred to as the "Thumper", "Blooper", or even the "Wombat Gun", the M-79 Grenade Launcher brings an explosive delivery system to your secondary slot. The Thumper is a very reliable weapon, on top of being quite accurate with a decent amount of range. It's imperative that you're able to guess arc trajectory to maximize the range past what the stats say however. The only issue with the weapon is the slow Breech-Loading fire mechanism, which for most, is a perfectly acceptable cost for having it in the Secondary slot. -Available in Bowa-Seko- MGL-140 ====== Weapon Slot: Primary Magazine Capacity: 4 rounds Ammo Capacity*: 12-20 Fire: Semi-Automatic Cost: 35 Diamonds Upgrades: -Ammo: 10 Diamonds -Accuracy: 8 Diamonds -Reliability: 8 Diamonds Stats: -Damage: 4.5/5 -Range: 3.5/5 -Accuracy: 4/5 -Reliability: 4/5 -Fire Rate: .5/5 Notes: The MGL-140 is definitely the last weapon to be unlocked for a reason. The weapon is incredibly powerful, able to fire up to 4 grenades in relatively rapid succession. And as if it wasn't enough, the Grenade Launcher also sports a scope, and not just any scope- a very high-powered one. The scope is more powerful than the one mounted on the Carl-G, in fact, its magnification is similar to that of the Dart Rifle. That's right, the weapon as a -sniper scope- on it. Using the good range and amazing scope, you can pretty much blow up anything you want, fast and far. Despite the somewhat long reload time, the MGL-140 is definitely the most powerful weapon out there. For this reason, you actually might want to not purchase this weapon as it might seem overpowered to you and ruin the game for you. The game may or may not get too easy if you can just blow up everything in sight, reload for a few seconds, then do it again. -------------------------- + i) Other Weapons [OTH] + -------------------------- These weapons don't really have any others like them and most are pretty unconventional. Once you figure out the multiple ways to use them, many of these weapons will become devastating in your hands. -Available in Leboa-Seko- Machete ====== Weapon Slot: Machete Magazine Capacity: N/A Ammo Capacity*: N/A Fire: Melee Cost: N/A Upgrades: -Ammo: N/A -Name: N/A -Accuracy: N/A -Reliability: N/A Stats: -Damage: 2/5 (Instant kill for injured enemies) -Range: N/A -Accuracy: N/A -Reliability: N/A -Fire Rate: N/A Notes: No matter what, you will always have your Machete with you. It's your only melee weapon so remember to use it if you need. The Machete is a silent weapon although as with most silent weapons, the target will scream when downed. The Machete can be used on injured enemies as well if you don't want to expend ammo on them. The best time to use your Machete is if you need to escape an area fast, and don't have time to shoot everyting along the way. Simply sprint, stopping only to take down enemies as quickly as you can. Additonally, the Machete can be used to intimidate people for certain missions. Keep that in mind. Improvised Explosive Devices ====== Weapon Slot: Secondary Magazine Capacity: 1 rounds Ammo Capacity*: 4-6 Fire: Remote-Detonation Cost: 10 Diamonds Upgrades: -Ammo: 10 Diamonds -Name: Grenadier Webbing -Accuracy: N/A -Reliability: N/A Stats: -Damage: 5/5 -Range: N/A -Accuracy: N/A -Reliability: N/A -Fire Rate: N/A Notes: Improvised Explosive Devices, or IEDs, are essentially incredibly powerful explosives and a trigger. You have to figure out the delivery system yourself. To use IEDs, simply press the trigger button to drop an explosive, then press the aim button to toggle between another explosive and the trigger. When the trigger is out, simply press the trigger button to set off the explosives. In addition, IEDs can be attached to vehicles. IEDs have a mulititude of uses, the most common is to place them along a road and set them off when a patrol or convoy passes over them. Besides being used for an ambush, IEDs can also be attached to cars for offensive purposes. I suggest attaching the IEDs to the front of the car, as although it would seem better to launch the car at the enemy, the car can actually act as a blast shield, absorbing a lot of the IEDs' massive energy. Additionally, if you're nearby and explosive pile, you can attach up to 9 IEDs to the car. To utilize your mobile bomb, simply accelerate at your target, get out before impact without braking the car, run a safe distance away, and detonate the IEDs. This method easily takes out guard posts. For best results, use Roadsters or Jeep Wranglers as they have the most inertia after you bail out. The IED doesn't simply have to be a bomb either, it will start fires upon detonation as well, making it a superb distraction. Simply plant the bomb away from your entrance point, preferably near something flammable, then detonate it before entering. This method can be vital to stealth players as it will attract a lot of enemies away from you. Flare Pistol ====== Weapon Slot: Secondary Magazine Capacity: 1 rounds Ammo Capacity*: 12-18 Fire: Breech-Loading Cost: 4 Diamonds Upgrades: -Ammo: 10 Diamonds -Name: Pyrotechnic Satchel -Accuracy: 1 Diamonds -Reliability: 1 Diamonds Stats: -Damage: 1/5 -Range: 3/5 -Accuracy: 3/5 -Reliability: 3/5 -Fire Rate: 0.5/5 Notes: The cool thing about the Flare Pistol when the game was in development was that it was supposed to be able to call in nearby reinforcements, such as those from the enemy faction, to come in, and the two factions would start fighting each other. Don't expect this to work. The only purpose for the Flare Pistol now is to create roaring blazes at a distance. Remember that like other Pistols, the point of impact will always be a bit above the foresight. However, the Flare travels in an arc as well, so if you need to get it a bit farther, raise the gun a bit. The Flare Pistol carries an astounding amount of ammo from the start, so don't be afraid to burn the entire place down. Being able to create fires from a distance is more useful than you might think actually. First of all, you can easily light grass and shurbs on fire, and if you can encircle enemies in the blaze with a few shots, their as good as dead. Don't attempt direct hits with the weapon though, it doesn't do much damage, shoot around the enemy(s) for the best effect. It can also be used to create and easy distraction, being able to set fires whereever you aim is very useful in this sense. But the real value of the Flare Pistol, is to the sniper. In addtion to the use mentioned above, the Flare Pistol can be used to draw enemies hiding in cover out into the open as they move to investigate the fire. Additionally, visual barriers such as trees and shrubs can be burned off, allowing you visuals on the enemy much more easily. Or, if you know the position the enemy's hiding behind, you can easily burn him out and force him to find another position. Until then, he's vulnerable. The only downside to the Flare Pistol is that it cannot directly kill any enemies, and once something is burned, it cannot be burned again. -Available in Bowa-Seko- LPO-50 Flamethrower ====== Weapon Slot: Special Magazine Capacity: N/A Ammo Capacity*: 300-500 seconds Fire: Continous Flow Cost: 20 Diamonds Upgrades: -Ammo: 10 Diamonds -Name: Pyrotechnic Satchel -Accuracy: 5 Diamonds -Reliability: 5 Diamonds Stats: -Damage: 3/5 -Range: 0.5/5 -Accuracy: 4.5/5 -Reliability: 4/5 -Fire Rate: 0.5/5 Notes: Definitely a unique weapon, the LPO-50 has several uses. The first would have to be its direct application- running into an area and burning all the enemies out. Secondly, if you need a barrier between you and the enemy for whatever reason, such as a car chasing trying to run you over, or simply for a getaway, drawing a line in the grass is pretty easy. The LPO-50 can be used to set fire under cars, ammo/explosive/pyro piles and explosive barrels; just be sure to get away before they explode. Besides the somewhat limited amount of fuel, the only limitation to the LPO-50 is its incredibly short range. Type 63 Mortar ====== Weapon Slot: Special Magazine Capacity: 1 rounds Ammo Capacity*: 3-5 Fire: Muzzle-Loading Cost: 20 Diamonds Upgrades: -Ammo: 15 Diamonds -Name: Rocketeer Satchel -Accuracy: 5 Diamonds -Reliability: 5 Diamonds Stats: -Damage: 5/5 -Range: 4/5 -Accuracy: 2/5 -Reliability: 2/5 -Fire Rate: 0.5/5 Notes: Another very unique weapon, the Mortar is somewhat more conventional a weapon than the others in the miscallaneous category. The Mortar can deliver shocking amounts of explosive over a long range completely unhindered by cover as it fires in a steep arc. To operate it, simple hold the aim button to ready brace the weapon on the ground (you won't be able to move around as you do this) and use the reload button to toggle between smoke shots, which will show you where your shot will land, and explosive shells, which do the real damage. Smoke shells will be noticed however, so try to use them only if you must. The only catch besides the lack of mobility is the trickiness of the weapon. It's going to take some practice to master, as aiming with its leaf sight is very tough. The best way to master it is to get practice, learn to estimate how much farther each notch on the leaf sight will take the shell and with time you'll master it. ------------------------ + j) Hand-Tossed [HND] + ------------------------ Hand-Tossed weapons, like the Machete, will always have a slot to carry them. The projectiles will move in an arc, so aim up before throwing for better range. Maximum range is about 15-20 yards. M-67 Grenade ====== Ammo Capacity: 3-5 Upgrade: -Ammo: 10 -Name: Grenadier Webbing Notes: Basic Hand-Tossed grenade. As in reality, it contains a lot of explosive, making for a big boom. Fuse is a little over 4 seconds. There's about a 50% chance an enemy will drop a M-67. Molotov Cocktail ====== Ammo Capacity: 3-5 Upgrade: -Ammo: 10 -Name: Pyrotechnic Satchel Notes: Used to start fires. You can use it for distraction, to attract enemies, to smoke them out, or to remove vegetation for a better view of the enemy. A direct hit with one of these will make for an instant kill, so keep that in mind when you're out of options. ---------------------------- + k) Mounted Weapons [MNT] + ---------------------------- Mounted Weapons can either be found on vehicles or mounted in bases and such. These weapons are have unlimited ammo and are pretty powerful. However, the lack of mobility when using them leaves you a sitting duck. Vehicle-mounted weapons are escpecially dangerous as the vehicle could explode, taking you with it. M-249 SAW ===== Available throughout Act I and Act II on Assault Trucks, Fishing Boats, Swamp Boats and mounts. Fire: Automatic Notes: Much like the handheld version of the M-249 SAW, however this one sports unlimited ammo. It will overheat so fire in bursts and make sure to watch for heat waves and smoke. M2 .50 Caliber ===== Available throughout Act II on Assault Trucks and mounts. Fire: Automatic Notes: A much more powerful gun, this Heavy Machine Gun can wreak havoc vehicles. The fire rate may be to slow if you're aiming for perssonel though. It can overheat just like the M-249 SAW so fire in bursts and watch for heat waves and smoke. MK-19 Grenade Launcher ===== Available on throughout Act II on Assault Trucks and mounts. Fire: Automatic Notes: An automatic Grenade Launcher. The sight may be hard to aim with, but a short range hit should impact directly in the middle. Like all Grenade Launchers, its projectiles travel in an arc and will not explode immediately upon impacting the water, so aim a bit short when attacking boats, or aim directly at them. If you're using one of these mounted on an Assault Truck, be sure not to fire to close to nearby walls or cliff faces as the grenade could bounce off and end up blowing up your truck. ======================= ~ 5. Vehicles [VEHIC] ~ ======================= You'll be doing a lot of traveling in FC2 and vehicles are your best source of transportation for medium distances. For long trips use the bus, for short distances, walk or sprint. It has to be noted however, that all vehicles besides the Hang-glider are essentially time bombs waiting to blow up. This makes traveling by vehicle significantly more dangerous, combined with the fact you'll most likely have travel by road, which is shared by a number of patrolling Assault Trucks/Cars, you may want to just walk. You could just take on any patrols, but if you usually use explosives to take down enemy vehicles, and even if you don't, you might end up causing damage to or even blowing up your own vehicle. Assault Truck patrols are manned by a driver as well as a gunner, putting you at a disadvantage even if you have an Assault Truck yourself. All in all, your best option to travel is still by vehicle, even if it is dangerous. You can even turn the fact that cars and boats are bombs into an advantage with the proper application of explosives. Most notable is the use of these applications is that of an IED, attaching it to a car or dropping it into the hull of a boat (It seems that you can't attach IEDs to boats like you can to cars, but dropping it on the deck works just the same.) can create a powerful weapon against guard posts. Also keep in mind that cars and trucks make lethal weapons against small numbers of exposed enemies if you run them over. Ramming enemies with your car can work if you coast it into them as well. (Simply drive at full speed then ditch out of the vehicle without braking.) This is pretty useful for a pronged, shock attack. Simply drive your car straight at an enemy, then ditch out before contact to engage the others. Vehicles can also provide you a bit of cover if you don't have any better positons in your current situation. Vehicles won't take too much gunfire though, or god forbid an explosive like a grenade or RPG. However, if the vehicle is already blown up, it'll be invulnerable to gunfire, thus making them pretty useful if you need a good piece of cover somewhere. Just remember to avoid the flaming engine, lest you burst into flames yourself. You can also buy upgrades for vehicles, improving their stats all around as well as letting you fix them faster. But be warned that unless you are fond of running guard posts and engaging patrols, these upgrades aren't too useful. ------- + Car + ------- The Car is the most common vehicle, pretty standard in every way. The suspension, the handling, the damage it can take, all just "okay". It has no mounted weapon, so be prepared to jump out of the car to defend yourself, or simply run over your enemies. The wide hood and alright speed of the Car make it pretty useful if you prefer to run over enemies. Conversely, if you prefer to step outside and engage your enemy, (This is recomended if there's more than a few enemies, or your enemy isn't standing on the ground.) The Car can provide some legitimate cover. Just don't hide behind it too long as it won't take too much punishment, and you won't want to be next to it when it blows up. ----------------- + Assault Truck + ----------------- The main feature of the Assault Truck is that it always comes with a powerful mounted weapon with unlimited ammo. These weapons include the M249 SAW, the M2 Heavy Machine Gun (HMG) and the MK-19 Grenade Launcher. (The M2 and MK-19 are only avaible in Act II.) To quickly switch from the driver's seat to the gunner's platform, press the jump button. The Assault Truck, while quite heavily armed and sporting adequate armor, the handling and suspension force it to stay on the road, or risk getting caught on a protuding rock. The speed of the vehicle is rather terrible too, so never use it as a getaway vehicle from other vehicles. Alright at ramming enemies, but they may have a chance to dive out of the way due to the vehicle's speed. ------------ + Roadster + ------------ As the fastest land vehicle in the game, the Roadster is your best choice for covering distance. Adding to this, the suspension is pretty good as well, meaning you can jump off the road a bit if need be. However, be warned, this buggy can't take much punishment- a little time off-road can cause this thing to start smoking. Never use it as cover; the thing is useless unless it's moving... fast. Also remember that the engine is behind you, so either look back if you think you've taken a hit or two, or just plain ditch it. When using the Roadster, always remember speed is your best friend. Depending on your situation, your best option is probably to try to outrun the enemy. If they shoot at you, listen for ricochets to keep in mind how much your engine is hit. The Roadster is coasts very well after you bail out, making it a superb choice for an IED car bomb. Lastly, keep in mind that the narrow hood and high speed make the Roadster bad at ramming enemies. ---------------- + Jeep Liberty + ---------------- Essentially a Car with better handling and suspension, the Liberty allows you some off-road capabilities. The Liberty also comes with 4 doors, allowing you a couple more ways into the car if you really need to get out of the open. The Liberty coasts a bit better than the Car as well, making it a better IED bomb. The armor is alright, and the size of the truck should provide you with decent cover in the absence of a better position. ----------------- + Jeep Wrangler + ----------------- A lot like a Liberty (see above), except the Wrangler's suspension and handling are a bit better. ------------- + Big Truck + ------------- A pile if bricks with a toy motor is what this thing is. The Big Truck is incredibly slow, hardly manuverable and easily gets stuck due to a combination of its immense size and terrible suspension. You won't see this thing often, but you'll have to drive it for a optional mission. Still, if you need a vehicle, this is better than nothing. Makes for really good cover in a pinch since it sports high armor, but a tree or a rock still does the job much better. -------------- + Swamp Boat + -------------- This is the main boat of FC2; at the end of almost every dock, you'll see one of these. If you need to get somewhere fast, the water is probably your best option, as most guardposts are located along the roads. The Swamp Boat is a lot like the Roadster- fast but weak. It also has the engine behind you, so remember to keep an eye on it as well. The boat also comes equipped with a mounted M249 SAW, however, as with most mounted weapons, you'll be completely vulnerable to enemy fire as you use it. Add into the equation the fact that neither the boat nor the water provide much cover, and you've got yourself a bad situation. If attacked, you should either ditch the boat and go overboard, or retaliate more quickly than you could with the mounted gun by engaging with your own weapons. However, if you have the element of surprise, and the enemy isn't too large in number, you may just want to engage with the M249 to avoid wasting ammo. When driving the Swamp Boat, remember that to avoid the shore as much as you can, or you can run it ashore. If this happens, you'll have to either get the boat off the sand by simply continuing to drive, or you can jump out and give it a push with the action button. The boat will also coast very well, so if you need to make a silent landing with your gun at the ready, aim the boat towards shore and cut the engine at the right time to glide quietly onto land. ---------------- + Fishing Boat + ---------------- The Fishing Boat is your only other alternative to the Swamp Boat. It only appears in Act II of the game, and is pretty uncommon. Like the Swamp Boat, it carries a mounted M249. Also, it's more heavily armored, and has it's engine is in your view at all times, but is much slower than the Swamp Boat. Due to it's decreased speed, it is recommended you just stick with the Swamp Boat. After all, it is a vehicle, and although it offers much more cover, it won't take all that much punishment. Ditching can also be a bit tough with this thing, since it has high walls. However, if you've mastered the use of boats as a fighting platform, this boat is probably better for the job, as it's high walls make for pretty good cover. Like the Swamp Boat, the Fishing Boat coasts pretty well, so silent landings are also possible. Additionally, the Fishing Boat won't always capsize after exploding, so if you seriously need a fighting platform on the water, you can explode a Fishing Boat a little ways off the shore and fight from there. Keep in mind it'll elminate it's use as an escape and also isn't big enough to keep you completely covered from enemies on the high ground. And also keep in mind blowing up the boat will attract enemies- a lot of them. ======================== ~ 6. EQUIPMENT [EQUIP] ~ ======================== Aside from all the weapons and upgrades, you can purchase Equipment from the shops. These pieces of equipment, save for the Camo Suit, simply offer extra logistical advatanges for your missions. -Available in Leboa-Seko- ------------- + Camo Suit + ------------- Cost: 45 Diamonds Allows for: Increased stealth in crouched still position. The Camo Suit allows a player to better remain undetected when crouching and sitting still. Though expensive, it is highly recommended you buy this as the ability to remain undetected when you need to is very useful. For one thing, the Camo Suit can allow you to sit relatively close to a road and evade patrols without even so much as moving off your intended path. This can also be applied to sneaking around in enemy bases. Even for players not too dogmatic about stealth, the Camo Suit offers advantage in a fire fight too. The ability to change to another position after your original one has been compromised will allow you to easily take down any enemies who decided to advance or your previous position. --------------- + Pistol Belt + --------------- Cost: 7 Diamonds Allows for*: 48 Rounds The basic ammo upgrade for Pistols. It will allow you to carry 48 rounds of pistol ammuniton rather than only 32 rounds. (Including the magazine.) It's cheap, but considering that you most people don't use pistols often at all, it may not be worth the diamonds. ------------------------- + Light Assault Webbing + ------------------------- Cost: 10 Diamonds Allows for*: 180 Rounds The ammo upgrade for the SMG class of weapons. It allows you to carry 60 more rounds than the default. Considering how fast SMGs eat up ammo with their fast fire rate, this is a pretty good buy if you use SMGs even a small amount. ---------------------- + Shotgun Bandlolier + ---------------------- Cost: 10 Diamonds Allows for: 72 Rounds The ammo upgrade for Shotguns allows you to carry a whopping 24 extra shells for your weapons. It can be a pretty good deal depending on how often you use Shotguns and which out of the three you prefer- the USAS-12 will eat up rounds much faster than a Homeland 37. --------------------- + Grenadier Webbing + --------------------- Cost: 10 Diamonds Allows for*: 5 M-67 Hand Grenades 6 M-79 Launcher 40mm Grenades 20 MGL-40 Launcher 40mm Grenades A useful upgrade allowing you to carry extra ammo for your Grenade Launchers and a couple extra Hand Grenades as well. Considering it's two upgrades in one, most consider it a really good buy. However, if you don't find yourself using either Grenade Launchers or Hand Grenades too often, save your diamonds for something else. -------------- + Medium Kit + -------------- Cost: 25 Diamonds Allows for: A few extra Syrettes. This allows you to carry a few extra Syrettes. It's pretty expensive, so unless your play style doesn't involve taking cover too often, you shouldn't need this until at least Act II. ------------------------ + Primary Weapon Crate + ------------------------ Cost: 16 Allows for: Access to another Primary Weapon from Safehouses. If you put a weapon into a Primary Crate at any location, it'll show up in all the other Primary Crates everywhere else. For example, you can put a AK-47 in the Primary Crate from a store, then you can pick up the same weapon from any other location with a Primary Crate. (Namely Safehouses.) Weapons stored in Crates will have the same degree of degradation as when they were stored. You may or may not want to buy this depending on your usual Primary Weapon. If you always use an AK-47, it's not quite worth it. But if you like to switch to a Sniper Rifle once in a while, or use a less reliable weapon like the AR-16, then it's definitely worth the diamonds. -------------------------- + Secondary Weapon Crate + -------------------------- Cost: 8 Diamonds Allows for: Access to another Secondary Weapon from Safehouses. [See "Primary Weapon Crate" for explanation of how Crates work.] Pretty cheap and pretty useful for its price. Considering Secondary Weapons usually sport low ammo capacity for their fire rate and their diversity in purposes, the ability to re-arm with more or a different kind of firepower is a serious benefit. ------------------------ + Special Weapon Crate + ------------------------ Cost: 24 Diamonds Allows for: Access to another Special Weapon from Safehouses. [See "Primary Weapon Crate" for explanation of how Crates work.] This is of questionable usefullness as most prefer one kind of Special Weapon. Considering it's price, it may not be worth it. However, for true adaptability in loadouts, you'll need this. Also, you can simply use it to "reload" your weapon by placing the same weapon you brought along in the Crate, allowing you to simply swap out the empty one for a fresh one when you need it. This can be especially useful for Dart Rifle specialists. -Available in Bowa-Seko- ------------------- + Assault Webbing + ------------------- Cost: 10 Diamonds Allows for*: 180 Rounds The ammo upgrade for the Assault Rifle class. Unless your don't like Assualt Rifles, which is pretty rare, this is extremely useful. Having a lot of ammo for these weapons makes them even more versatile, especially the AK-47 since it can last as long as you have rounds to put through it. ---------------------- + Marksman Bandolier + ---------------------- Cost: 15 Diamonds Allows for*: 10 Rounds (Dart Rifle) 50 Rounds (the rest of them) If you use any Sniper Rifle for an extended period of time, you know how frustrating it is to run out of ammo. Though a little expensive, this upgrade is well worth it for anyone who uses Sniper Rifles as a main weapon. Dart Rifle specialists get a massive bonus as this effectively doubles the ammo capacity. --------------- + Gunner Pack + --------------- Cost: 15 Diamonds Allows for*: 500 Rounds The ammo upgrade for the LMG class. 200 rounds is a whole lot of extra fire power. And for 15 Diamonds, this is great if you use LMGs with any frequency. If you feel the need to constantly unload lead on the enemy, this is for you. --------------------- + Rocketeer Satchel + --------------------- Cost: 15 Diamonds Allows for*: 6 Rockets 5 Shells (Type 63 Mortar) Unless you're an avid user of Rocket Launchers or the Mortar, this upgrade isn't all that worth the price. However, if you like to use either of these weapons, this is a must due to their small ammo capacities. ------------- + Large Kit + ------------- Cost: 25 Diamonds Allows for: A lot of extra Syrettes. Unless you frequently find yourself Swiss cheese, you will never need this. Like the Medium Kit, it's expensive and a tad redundant. Having this many kind of takes the challenge out of the game, similar to the MGL-140. Most of the time, if you need Syrettes, they're a first-aid box very closeby. However, if you really have trouble with the game...