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The .44 Magnum is a weapon featured in Far Cry 3 , Far Cry 4, and Far Cry 5; in the latter it appears in Far Cry Arcade, Hours of Darkness, and Dead Living Zombies. It is a swing-out reloaded, double-action, six-shot revolver chambered in the .44 Magnum pistol cartridge, typically gravity-extracting and loaded with a moon-clip speed loader.

Far Cry 3Edit

The .44 Magnum makes its first appearance in the series in Far Cry 3.

“An American-made revolver that packs some serious punch at close range but has limited ammo capacity. It can be used while on the Zipline.”
In-Game Handbook
Far Cry 3

“The Magnum revolvers here on Rook Island are actually part of a shipment originally bound for disgruntled North Korean dictator Kim Jong-il. Vaas, always on the lookout for more firepower, intercepted the cargo ship, seized the handguns and left a present in their place. No one knows what it was, but Kim Jong dropped dead the day it arrived. Coincidence? Do corporate lawyers have souls?”
Survival Guide
Far Cry 3


The standard variant in Far Cry 3 is simply called the .44 Magnum.

It is unlocked for free in the stores after deactivating eleven Radio Towers.

The look of the .44 Magnum can be customized with one of six available paint schemes. Each scheme costs $200 and does not affect weapon performance.

GalleryEdit

“A customized .44 Magnum with extended barrel, optical sight, 6 round chamber, and custom paint. Enhanced for accuracy and damage.”
In-Game Description
Far Cry 3

The Prestige variant in Far Cry 3 is the .44 Magnum Cannon.

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Far Cry 4Edit

“An American-made revolver that packs some serious punch at close range but has limited ammunition capacity.”
In-Game Description
Far Cry 4


The .44 Magnum makes a return in Far Cry 4. It performs similar to its Far Cry 3 counterpart, but is unlocked for purchase much later, after completing the mission Truth & Justice. It costs 60,000 rupees.

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“Add an extended barrel and optics to a Magnum and you get this heavy duty sidearm with improved range and accuracy.”
Cannon description
Far Cry 4


The Cannon also returns as the signature version of the weapon. It is unlocked after completing 5 Hostage Rescue quests. Just like the Far Cry 3 version, it features an extended barrel, optic sight and a custom navy camouflage paint job alongside some significantly improved statistics.

Its high damage and accuracy makes it a good choice for those who like precision shooting when driving and shooting. It also functions as a "pocket sniper", boasting good damage and range, but able to be carried as a sidearm. This makes it useful for players who wish to carry more specialized weapons in their other slots, like shotguns, flamethrowers and grenade launchers.

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Far Cry 5Edit

The Magnum returns in Far Cry 5 in several variants. It retains the break-action, six-shot style, but with the extended barrels being split into the .44 Magnum and .44 Magnum L.

“A powerful handgun that is perfect for close quarters self defense.”
Item Description
Far Cry 5


The snub-nose standard variant, the .44 Magnum can be purchased from shops, or found on the bodies of some NPCs.

It can be fitted with several optical sights, and several skins are available for it.

Unlike the long-barrel variants, it has only 5 points in the range stats, but makes up for this by having 8 in the handling stats.

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“Do you still think this is still one of the most powerful handguns in the world? Well, do ya, punk?”
Item Description
Far Cry 5


The full-length barrel variant, the .44 Magnum L can be purchased from shops for $1,325.

Like the snub, it can be fitted with several optical sights, and several skins are available for it.

Unlike the snub-barrel variant, it has only 7 points in the handling stats, but makes up for this by having 6 in the range stats.

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“This revolver is guaranteed to get you out of dirty and/or hairy situations.”
Item Description
Far Cry 5


The bull-barrel variant, the .44 Magnum "Cannon" can be purchased from shops after attaining nine levels of resistance across the entirety of Hope County.

It can be fitted with several optical sights, and several skins are available for it.

Unlike the snub-barrel variant, it has only 7 points in the handling stats, but makes up for this by having 6 in the range stats.

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“A powerful handgun + a longer barrel = what do you think?”
Item Description
Far Cry 5


A long-barrel variant with a compensator, the .44 Magnum "Sixer" can be purchased from shops for $1,645.

It can be fitted with several optical sights, and several skins are available for it.

Unlike the snub-barrel variant, it has only 7 points in the handling stats, but makes up for this by having 6 in the range stats.

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“This inlaid ivory revolver is straight out of a chief bandit's holster.”
Item Description
Far Cry 5


A long-barrel variant in a stainless-steel and ivory theme, the .44 Magnum Steel & Ivory is unlocked via ownership of the Deluxe Edition DLC.

It can be fitted with several optical sights, but no skins are available for it.[1]

Unlike the snub-barrel variant, it has only 7 points in the handling stats, but makes up for this by having 6 in the range stats.

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TriviaEdit

  • The .44 Magnum in Far Cry 3 is based on the "Stealth Hunter" variant of the Smith & Wesson Model 629.[2]
  • The item description of the "Long" and "Cannon" variants make an unsubtle reference to Clint Eastwood's titular character in the Dirty Harry films.
    • The Cannon variant: The description mentions how the Cannon can get the player out of "dirty and/or hairy situations. [emphasis added]", with the word "hairy" being used both as informal slang for 'difficult' or 'troublesome', and as a play on the name "Harry".
    • The Long variant: this gun's in-game description makes a blatant reference to the iconic scene where Inspector Harold Francis "Dirty Harry" Callahan tells a criminal that he lost track of whether he (Callahan) fired five shots or the full six during a preceding shootout, before asking him, "Do you feel lucky? Well, do ya, punk?" to try and make a grab for his discarded shotgun.[3]
    • The Cannon's Prestige skin is named, "The Empire State", which could potentially be a reference to an early version of the Dirty Harry script, which took place in New York City, where the colloquialism for New York is the Empire State.[4]
  • At launch, the .44 Magnum variants in Far Cry 5 had the same stats across the board, with the snub being the same as the long-barrel styles.[5]
    • This was changed in patch v1.5.0 which reduced the snub-nose's Range to five, but increased the Handling to eight.[6]
  • The "Sixer" variant of the .44 Magnum in Far Cry 5 has an error with the texture when applying and previewing mods, as it will remove the unique silver and chrome appearance and replace it with the texture map of the normal .44 and .44 Long.[7]
  • The Marksman Scope for the .44 uses the texture from the Steel & Ivory variant, and does not have a substitute for the other variants.[8]
  • The Steel & Ivory variant shows an unusable mod slot in the mod list tab of Far Cry 5.
    • It is unknown if it is a leftover code snippet, or if magazine upgrades were originally planned for the .44 Magnum revolvers, as it is the only variant of the .44 with the mod slot.
  • In Far Cry 5 title update six, a bug was introduced that removed all DLC bonus weapons, including the Steel and Ivory variant of the .44 Magnum to disappear from the game after respawning or fast traveling. Exiting the story mode and reloading it would fix the issue until the next time the player died or fast traveled.[9]
    • This was fixed a few weeks later in Title Update 7.[10]
  • The .44 Magnum appears frequently on Viet Cong bodies and as a lootable item in the Hours of Darkness expansion. A .44 Magnum L can be found to the Southeast of the helicopter crash site, a stone's throw from the starting area in a decrepit hut along with a note.

ReferencesEdit

  1. 2018 May 7, Far Cry 5 - In-Game Menu.
  2. 2018 March 13, IMFDB - S&W Model 629. Retrieved 2018 May 7.
  3. 2014 December 31, YouTube: Dirty Harry (2/10) Movie CLIP - Do You Feel Lucky, Punk? (1971) HD Retrieved 2018 May 10.
  4. Internet Movie Database: Dirty Harry - Trivia. Retrieved 2018 May 10.
  5. Far Cry 5 - In-Game Menu. Retrieved 2018 April 27.
  6. Far Cry 5 - In-Game Menu. Retrieved 2018 May 7.
  7. Far Cry 5 - In-Game Menu. Retrieved 2018 May 7.
  8. Far Cry 5 - In-Game Menu. Retrieved 2018 May 7.
  9. Far Cry 5 - In-Game Behavior. Retrieved 2018 June 5.
  10. Far Cry 5 - In-Game Behavior. Retrieved 2018 June 19.
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Far Cry 3 Weapons
Melee: Machete  •  Japanese Tanto  •  Tribal Knife
Sidearms: .44 Magnum (Cannon)  •  1911 ("Shadow")  •  6P9  •  D50  •  Mk.23 (Cut Content)
Shotguns: 1887  •  M133  •  SPAS-12
SMG: A2000  •  BZ19  •  MP5  •  Skorpion  •  Vector .45 ACP
Assault Rifles: ACE  •  AK47  •  F1  •  MS16  •  P416  •  STG-90
Sniper Rifles: M-700  •  SVD  •  Z93
Machine Guns: DShK  •  PKM  •  U100  •  MKG
Launchers: RPG-7  •  GL-94
Specials: Recurve Bow  •  Flamethrower
Other
Explosives: Molotov  •  C4  •  Grenade  •  Mine
Equipment: Wingsuit  •  Repair Tool  •  Flare Gun
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Far Cry 4 Weapons
Melee: Kukri
Sidearms: Mark IV (Sixer)  •  M-712 (HS77)  •  1911 (Sandman)  •  6P9  •  A.J.M. 9  •  .44 Magnum (Cannon)  •  D50  •  D2  •  A99 (Rebel)  •  Skorpion (Stinger)  •  M-79  •  Auto-Crossbow  •  Flare Gun
Shotguns: M133 (Bull)  •  1887 ('87)  •  SPAS-12
SMG: MP34 (Stormer)  •  A2000  •  MP5  •  Vector .45 ACP (Shredder)  •  BZ19
Assault Rifles: AK-47 (Warrior)  •  STG-90  •  F1  •  MS16 (Trooper)  •  P416 (Bushman)  •  A52
Sniper Rifles: Dragunov SVD  •  M-700 (Predator)  •  Z93 (AMR)  •  SA-50
Machine guns: PKM (Driller)  •  U100  •  MKG (Ripper)  •  MG42 (Buzzsaw)
Launchers: RPG-7  •  GL-94  •  GL-A87  •  LK-1018
Specials: Flamethrower  •  Harpoon Gun  •  Hunter Bow  •  Recurve Bow  •  .700 Nitro (Elephant Gun)
Equipment
Items: Grenade  •  Molotov Cocktail  •  Throwing Knife  •  C4  •  Mine  •  Wingsuit
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Far Cry 5 Weapons
Melee: Fists (Brass Knuckles)  •  Shovel (Optimism)  •  Pipe (Socket Pipe - Bolted Pipe)  •  Bat (Baseball Bat - Aluminum Bat - Spiked Bat - Tooth and Nail - Wisdom)  •  Paddle (Whack!)  •  Branch (Bamboo Stick)
Sidearms: 1911 ("The Shark" - "Toaster" - "Golden Aerie" - "Aerial Force" - "Doomsday Prepper")  •  .44 Magnum (L - "Sixer" - "Cannon" - Steel & Ivory)  •  SMG-11  •  P226 ("Amendment 2")  •  M9 ("Red Flag")  •  Skorpion ("Big Spender")  •  A-99  •  D2 ("Sin Eater" - "Outlaw")  •  M-79 ("Shark Shooter")  •  D50 ("Sovereign")  •  P08 ("Pastel Power")  •  Tazer Spazer Annihilazer  •  The Obliteratorrrr  •  6P9
Shotguns: M133 (M133 M - M133 MS - "The Grand Slam")  •  SBS ("The Farmhand")  •  SPAS-12 ("Flameout")  •  1887 (1887-T - "Arcade West")  •  Hellfire
SMG: MP5 (MP5K - MP5SD - "American Muscle" - "Hours of Darkness")  •  MP40  •  Vector .45 ACP ("4 Color Fun")  •  MP34 (Rye & Sons)  •  BZ19
Assault Rifles: AR-C ("The Shark" - "Silver & Carbon Fiber" - "Stars 'n Stripes")  •  45/70 (45/70-T - "Fall's Ghost")  •  MS16 (Trooper)  •  AK-47 (AK-M - "The Whitetailer" - "Warrior")  •  M-16  •  BP-2 ("Infinite Fun")  •  Nerve Reaper
Sniper Rifles: AR-CL ("Sharkbite")  •  308 Carbine ("Old Flame")  •  MBP .50 (Jacob's Rifle - Gold & Steel)  •  SA-50 ("Free State")  •  SVD  •  Grape Popper
Machine Guns: M60 (M60 V)  •  M249 ("Militia")  •  MG42 ("Buzzkill")
Launchers: RPG-7  •  RAT4  •  Shovel Launcher ("Big Farma")
Specials: Compound Bow ("Big Game Hunter")  •  Recurve Bow  •  Slingshot  •  Flamethrower (Flames on Flames - "Flamebearer" - "Cleansing Fire")  •  Magnopulser
Throwables
Slot 1: Molotov  •  Remote Explosive  •  Proximity Explosive
Slot 2: Throwing Knife  •  Smoke Grenade  •  Bait
Slot 3: Grenade  •  Dynamite  •  Pipe Bomb
Other
Equipment: Wingsuit  •  Grapple  •  Parachute  •  Repair Torch  •  Binoculars
Fishing Rods: Fishing Rod (Natural - Wonderboy - Old Betsy)
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Hours of Darkness Weapons
Melee: Fists  •  Bamboo Stick
Sidearms: 1911 (Suppressed Variant)  •  .44 Magnum (L)  •  Skorpion (Suppressed Variant)  •  M-79
Shotguns: M133
SMG: MP40 (Suppressed Variant)
Assault Rifles: MS16 (Suppressed Variant)  •  AK-47 (Suppressed Variant)  •  M-16
Sniper Rifles: 308 Carbine (Suppressed Variant)  •  SVD (Suppressed Variant)
Machine Guns: M60 V
Launchers: RPG-7
Specials: Compound Bow  •  Flamethrower
Throwables
Slot 1: Molotov  •  Remote Explosive  •  Proximity Explosive
Slot 2: Throwing Knife  •  Smoke Grenade  •  Bait
Slot 3: Grenade  •  Dynamite  •  Pipe Bomb
Other
Equipment: Binoculars