- How to Have Fun Playing Far Cry 2
- Building a Weapon Loadout in Far Cry 2
- Far Cry 2 - Starter Weapon Loadout
- Advanced Far Cry 2 Weapon Loadout
- Far Cry 2 Gameplay Strategies
- Planning Your Attack in Far Cry 2
- Sneaking Around in Far Cry 2
After doing the first faction mission (UFLL or APR) in Far Cry 2 in order to kick start your cash flow, you should do all 4 weapon shop missions right away to unlock all the Act I weapons.
At this point, you'll be able to upgrade your starter weapon loadout to the following advanced weapon loadout:
- Dragunov sniper rifle
- MAC 10 machine pistol
- RPG-7 rocket launcher (new)
- Grenades (with grenadier webbing)
...which will be your:
- Long range anti-personnel weapon
- Close combat anti-personnel weapon
- Long range anti-vehicle weapon
- Close combat anti-vehicle weapon
And a few quick notes...
Dragunov sniper rifle
The Dragunov sniper rifle will eliminate the need to work the bolt action after each shot (á la M1903 sniper rifle) allowing you to make multiple shots one right after the other without having to disengage the scope. This is excellent for killing 3 or 4 enemies in quick succession from a safe distance and hence is especially good for taking down guard posts.
The MAC 10 is a huge upgrade from the Makarov pistol as a close combat anti-personnel weapon essentially equipping you with a one-handed machine gun. However, the MAC 10 eats up ammo like there's no tomorrow so fire in very short controlled bursts and continue to aim for the upper body or head for maximum effectiveness.
RPG-7 rocket launcher
at the weapon shop (note the new wood finish)
The RPG-7 rocket launcher you got at the beginning of the game will eventually start spitting out duds and may at one point even break apart in your hands. You'll recognize a dud rocket because it will just flop on the ground in front of you, spin around while spewing out black smoke and then ultimately blow up (RUN AWAY!) Unlocking and purchasing the RPG-7 rocket launcher will allow you to grab a fresh one every time you visit the armory which will greatly reduce the likelihood of spitting out duds so this is an essential investment.
So now that we've got your weapon loadout all straightened away, let's work on...