The Dart Rifle is a single-shot bolt-action rifle that uses compressed air to fire darts that deliver a neurotoxin. It is available after completing the last weapon shop mission of Act 1 for the low price of 10 diamonds. This gun is a bolt action rifle like the M1903, but unlike that firearm, this one has no magazine and therefore the reload animation runs automatically after each shot; this means that you can never keep the scope engaged after firing.
This weapon guarantees a one-shot kill. Also, it is very quiet since it fires subsonic darts and uses a stream of compressed air as a propellant. Thus, a mere fire would not make the enemies search for the shooter. However, giving a close miss or failing to score a headshot - which causes the casualty to cry out - will make them to do so. Enemies that see a fellow merc drop will also be alerted, as will those who discover a dead comrade, as usual. This weapon therefore needs to be used tactically, especially given how few darts can be carried (1 + 4 darts in Normal up to 1 + 9 with the marksman upgrade or on Easy difficulty). If you have an opportunity to pick up some ammo (and with this weapon, you should look for it), it will be best to top off this 'sniper'.
The dart rifle deteriorates rather quickly. It will usually last about 15 shots before it starts to jam, making it unsuitable for long trips. This is most noticeable on Easy difficulty with the marksman upgrade, since you can carry more ammo (1 + 19 - the maximum possible in Far Cry 2) than the gun can actually fire. Pick up a fresh one at the armoury whenever the opportunity presents itself.
|The Far Cry 2 Weapons|
|Melee||Machete (Homemade Machete · Primitive Machete)|
|Secondary||Star .45 · Makarov · Silent Makarov 6P9 · Eagle .50 · MAC-10 · Uzi · M79 · IED · Flare Pistol · Craftsman Shotgun|
|Primary||G3KA4 · AK-47 (Golden) · FAL · AR-16 · MP5 · Homeland 37 · SPAS-12 · USAS-12 · Silenced Shotgun · M1903 · SVD Dragunov · AS50 · MGL-140|
|Special||PKM · M249 · RPG-7 · Carl Gustav · Dart Rifle · LPO-50 Flamethrower · Type 63 Mortar · Crossbow|
|Mounted Guns||M2 .50 cal · M249 · Mk 19|
|Grenades||M67 Grenade · Molotov|