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Not to be outdone, the Flamethrower appears again in Far Cry 5; this time, being wielded by Eden's Gate flamer cultists, as well as Sharky Boshaw.

Several variants can be obtained by Rook for use in various visual styles.

"It does one thing and one thing only... it shoots a steady stream of fire. Pro Tip: Don't burn yourself."

In-Game Description
Far Cry 5

The standard variant, the Flamethrower can be obtained from any weapon shop.

It can be customized with several paint schemes, but unlike Far Cry 3's variant, the fuel tank capacity cannot be upgraded.

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"What else are you gonna put on a Flamethrower besides flames? C'mon."

In-Game Description
Far Cry 5

A Prestige variant, the Flames on Flames version is decked out in a black base coat, with red flame patterns overlaid on it.

It cannot be customized, and can be purchased for $7,200 or Silver Bars appear in Far Cry 5 400 Silver Bars

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"Adorned with stolen gold, this flamethrower is an intimidating display of wealth"

In-Game Description
Far Cry 5

A gold-plated variant, the Flamebearer is a version fit for an African warlord or a flashy millennial.

It cannot be customized, and can be obtained by completing the Well Done Live Event.

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"Wash away your sins."

In-Game Description
Far Cry 5

A Prestige variant, the Cleansing Fire was added after the completion of the Well Done event.

It cannot be customized, and can be purchased for $7,200 or Silver Bars appear in Far Cry 5 400 Silver Bars

Gallery

"This full spectrum flaming firearm fires flashy fire far and wide. 9/10 unicorns recommend it."

In-Game Description
Far Cry 5

Added in title update 11, the Flamethrower "Neon Sparkle" is similarly styled to the "Blood & Dragon" added in the same update.

Statically identical to the others, and lacking any modifications like the others, the Neon Sparkle is a very noticeable colouration.

Trivia

  • As with the Far Cry 4 appearance, the Far Cry 5 variant appears to be another "artistically licensed" variant of the Soviet LPO-50.[1]
  • They will be carried by Eden's Gate Flamers. Like the Peggie machine gunners, they also sport a bulletproof mask, which will either require a multitude of shots from a heavy-hitting weapon like an SA-50 or MBP .50, or just a normal gunshot to their exposed red fuel tanks to make them and anyone near them explode in a fireball.
  • It will also be used by NVA Flamer. They are visually identical to the standard Viet Cong, but are immune to headshots - despite wearing only a pith helmet, as they are simply model swapped versions of the Peggie Flamers. You will have to shoot the backpack area to kill them, as they will shrug off shots from essentially any weapon available to Cowboy in Hours of Darkness.[2]
    • While the LPO-50 Soviet flamethrower was indeed used during Vietnam War, it was the original unaltered version, not the modified version like in the game. This is likely because everything were from the memories and imagination of Wendell Redler.
  • Using the ironsights on the Flamethrower is largely useless, as the weapon projects the same focused stream with or without it.
  • Enemies set on fire by the Flamethrower at short range will likely try to "bear hug" the player in order to take them down with them. When setting fire to enemies at close range, backpedal or run away after igniting them in order to make sure they don't take you out.

References

  1. 2018 August 29, IMFDB: Far Cry 5 - LPO-50 Flamethrower. Retrieved 2018 December 1.
  2. Far Cry 5: Hours of Darkness - In-game behavior. Retrieved 2018 December 1.
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