|Magazine Size||1 (SP), 1 (MP)|
|Maximum Ammunition||1 + 19 rounds|
The Flare Pistol, also known as a Signal Pistol, is a weapon in Far Cry 2. The pistol is designed to fire flares upwards into the air, usually to signal for assistance or for illumination at night.
The Flare Pistol can be used to start fires in grassy areas in order to make enemies keep their distance. It could also be fired directly at an enemy to set him on fire. The Flare Pistol has little real value as an actual weapon, so it is useful to have an automatic weapon in either of the other two slots.
This weapon can also be used to incapacitate any enemy vehicles. If an enemy assault truck comes by, you can take out both the gunner and the driver by placing a flare through the front window and into one of the seats. If you happen to hit the front, it will just cause the car to smoke, making enemies unable to follow.
- Originally, it was supposed to be possible for the player to form alliances with the factions in the game. Upon doing so, the flare pistol could be used to signal for allied reinforcements during combat. This feature was removed during development.
- If the flare explodes under a vehicle it will kill anyone in it but not harm the vehicle itself.
- You can fire it in the air to cause an assault truck to come by, they are hostile though, it is a good way to get a vehicle if stranded.