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“WWII-era submachine gun with a side-loading magazine used by the Waffen-SS and brought to Kyrat early in the civil war.”
— MP34 description
The MP34 is a submachine gun in Far Cry 4 and may appear in a future live event in Far Cry 5.It is generally overlooked for other SMGs available early on, namely the A2000 (similarly in situation to the Mark IV vs the M-712). Longinus unlocks it for free after liberating three Bell Towers.
A World War II era weapon, the MP34 is noticeably worn and has been fitted with an aftermarket rail in front of the rear sight. It was almost exclusively used by the Waffen-SS until being replaced by the MP40. In the game, it is known for using a 24-round magazine, firing at a controllable but slow rate, having somewhat obstructive sights and having no attachment slots, all of which are often seen as disadvantages. However, it still holds up in the hands of an effective shooter, and can take on Royal Army and smaller animals as well as any other early automatic.
The MP34 has virtually no recoil, enough accuracy to perform at assault rifle range, and a rate of fire that allows you to conserve the small amount of rounds you get per mag. Although the average player is better advised to either buy a different automatic or capture a Royal Army AK, the MP34 still isn't a horrible choice, and those that enjoy using classic or simple guns won't be disappointed. Just make sure that you are accurate enough to get enough bullets on target, because you will need a few hits to kill a normal soldier, and quite a few to kill a charging tiger.
“A classic submachine gun with modern enhancements such as optics, extended magazines, harder-hitting ammo, and a recoil buffer.”
— Stormer description
The signature version of the MP34 is called the Stormer. It is oddly unlocked by the simple task of removing or destroying one Propaganda Poster. Compared to the regular version, the Stormer sports an extended magazine and a red dot sight, and adds bonus to all stats except for fire rate.
- The gun is based off the Austrian Steyr-Solothurn MP.34.
- Despite having an aftermarket rail for mounting optics, the MP34 cannot be fitted with any attachments. The signature variant, the "Stormer", does however have a Red Dot Sight as an attached optic.
- It is highly possible that they were bought from a formal African colony that had achieved independence and no longer needed them. Several MP34s were seen during these wars and this would account for the wear.
- The MP34 may appear in Far Cry 5 in a live event. A supposed bug caused a player to receive an MP34, complete with weapon shop description and customization. "A WW2-era SMG. It was nicknamed "the luxury car of submachine guns" due to its high quality."