|Damage||High depending on range|
|Magazine Size||Until tank busts|
|Maximum Ammunition||Until tank busts|
The LPO-50 Flamethrower is a weapon in Far Cry 2. It becomes available after the third convoy mission in Act 1 or at the beginning of Act 2 and can be purchased for 20 diamonds. No enemies will ever wield this weapon. You can, however, obtain a used LPO-50 as part of the tutorial mission arsenal if you wake up with either Kankares at the Slaughter House or Queipo at the Cock arena after escaping Pala.
The LPO-50 is a flame-thrower designed in Russia, their "Light Infantry Flame-thrower" version. The LPO-50 was, until recently, the standard flame-thrower in former Warsaw Pact armies, having replaced the earlier ROKS-2 and ROKS-3 flame-throwers.
The LPO-50 is essentially a terror weapon. It can burn vegetation with ease and will usually kill your enemies. Although it is not the best weapon to use if you are simply looking for a gun with good DPS, it is good for starting fires to panic and/or incapacitate your enemies, and also to hit enemies who may be otherwise difficult to hit such as those behind cover or in a vehicle. Its downfall is that it is only really effective up-close and when you are out in the open, it may not kill your enemies quickly enough. It has high reliability and will not rust during a long trip.
The flamethrower is an excellent urban close-quarters weapon, especially against grouped enemy, whom the player can simply hose down with fire en masse. In a town, the weapon can not start a brush fire, as it often does in vegetation, which can injure enemies or drive them from cover.
- The LPO-50 in Far Cry 2 is different from the real-life LPO-50. The in-game version is more compact. Furthermore, although they both have the basic hose which spits out the fire, the in-game version has one main tank to hold all of the fuel: the real-life version has three tanks which are held on the back, connecting with the hose.
- The heat gauge on top of the weapon is not affected by the weapon's heat in any way. It actually tells you your remaining "fuel". You can refuel it with petrol tanks.
The Most Dangerous Close-Quarters weapon in the game, unlike shotguns the LPO-50 can burn foliage and even prevent players from healing due to the intense flames. Sadly it's rare to see a player to use this weapon since its main drawback is its poor range and the enemy has to be engulfed in flames for nearly 2-4 seconds in order to get a kill.
|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|