Far Cry 2Edit
While the SVD is not as accurate or as powerful as the M1903, it makes up the difference with its semi-automatic firing system and much larger magazine. However, this does not mean that the SVD should be used as a close-quarters weapon; it is prudent to keep a Desert Eagle or Uzi or some other such weapon just in case.
It being the least powerful sniper rifle in terms of firepower also means the Dragunov is one of the most tactical weapons in game. Manipulation of enemy AI is made relatively easy with this rifle. For example, a player can use this rifle to wound an enemy by shooting him in the leg, and rather than finishing the job, wait for the enemy to call for help. When a friend comes to the aid of the wounded mercenary, the player can easily finish the two of them off with a well-placed shot, or even wound both of them and use them as bait. The Dragunov is a very good rifle for wounding rather than killing outright, the M1903 requires more careful aiming and does not allow for quick sharpshooting and the AS50 usually kills with one shot anywhere on the upper body.
Far Cry 3Edit
|Ammunition||Sniper Rifle Rounds|
The SVD appears once again in Far Cry 3. It supports no attachments, just paint jobs. It is also left-right mirrored in game vs. its real life counterpart.
The SVD is a semi-automatic sniper rifle and the standard weapon of Pirate snipers. It can be purchased early in the game for $1,100 or unlocked for free by activating 2 radio towers.
The SVD is a powerful rifle which favors medium range combat. Players who prefer a high-damage, medium range play style benefit from the use of this weapon as it can kill all enemies but heavies with a single shot to any body part. Due to its semi-automatic action it tends to consume ammo rather quickly so larger ammo purchases are a necessity.
The SVD is available in Multiplayer at Level 33, and sports a number of unlockable attachments. The SVD in both Campaign and Multiplayer is a good choice for someone who wants a rifle that is capable of getting two or more shots off in a quick time period.
The SVD can be found on Pirate snipers or it can be bought at a gun shop.
|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|