|Maximum Ammunition||30+90 or 30+120 with assault webbing upgrade|
The FAL Paratrooper is a primary weapon in Far Cry 2.
The FAL is a 7.62x51mm NATO Battle Rifle manufactured by FN Herstal. Shortly after its introduction, the FAL went on to become the primary battle rifle of many countries, such as Australia, Argentina, Britain and Belgium, earing it's moniker as "The right arm of the free world". Once smaller caliber rifles became popular, the FAL was phased out in favour of lighter 5.56mm rifles. While no longer manufactured by FN or any country that adopted it, the FAL can be found in many African countries, specifically those that were formerly ruled by Belgium and Great Britain. Even when still in use by Great Britain, FAL's in use were exclusively semi-automatic models, as the weapon is generally considered completely uncontrollable during fully automatic fire. However, during the short Falkland\Malvinas Island Conflict, British soldiers were known to trade their FAL's for captured Argentine models that still had the full-auto function intact.
The FAL is the last automatic rifle that can be unlocked, only becoming available at the beginning of Act 2. FALs are first used by mercenaries at the halfway point of Act 1, before becoming their primary assault rifle in Act 2 until the end of the game.
The FAL degrades more quickly than the AK-47, but it is more reliable than the AR-16, Silent MP-5, and G3KA4. Keeping an eye on how rusted the rifle is and replacing it frequently makes this rifle much more effective. Investing in the Reliability Upgrade and Accuracy Upgrade can make this rifle one of the best in the game.
The FAL combines moderate damage, decent single shot accuracy, fast rate of fire, and good reliability. Due to its high fire rate, the FAL goes thourgh ammo slightly more quickly than the G3KA4 and AK-47: use controlled, short bursts of fire to maximize accuracy and minimize ammo use. It should be noted that with the FAL recoil is still quite pronounced in short bursts as well as automatic firing. It's obstructive iron sights, larger muzzle flash and intense muzzle climb can make the FAL more difficult to use than the other ARs. Regardless, it's rate of fire and long range dictates a very high damage potential.
- Due to the wooden grip on Far Cry 2's rendition, the FAL could actually be an L1A1 SLR, which is also typically referred to as "FAL", although this is unlikely since the L1A1 lacked full automatic fire selection.
- Much like the G3, the FAL features a 30-round magazine in-game while its real-life counterpart is typically seen with a standard, 20-round magazine.
- Despite it being configured for right-handed use, it is still reloaded with the left hand in game.
- Despite its designation, the FAL featured in game is not a "Paratrooper", as it has a fixed stock and not the folding stock actually used in those models.
|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|