Far Cry 3
The Flare Gun is a single-shot special pistol in Far Cry 3.
This weapon will become free after deactivating 7 Radio Towers.
The Flare Gun can be used for distractions and for voluntary and sometimes involuntary destruction. Even better for distractions than throwing a rock, firing the Flare Gun can give the player an opportunity to move up close for Takedowns when the enemy is distracted. The Flare Gun will come in handy, should the player prefer a stealthy approach. It can be used offensively since firing the Flare Gun at a surface or person will result in a small explosion, igniting anything within its radius. It is also able to kill certain animals, like Tigers and Asian Black Bears, in one shot. It can also down Pirate Heavy Gunners, Privateer Heavy Gunners, and Privateer Heavy Flamers in a single shot.
Far Cry 4
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The Flare Gun makes a return in Far Cry 4, along with most of the weapons in Far Cry 3. Its model is based on Far Cry 3's multiplayer Type 10 Flare Gun, now shooting standard flares instead of shotgun shells.
The Flare Gun in Far Cry 4 is far less powerful than its previous incarnation as a dedicated weapon, only able to kill small animals in 1 shot and large animals in 2-3, far too long to fend off a predator attack unless intentionally shot towards the ground. In addition to a lowered damage output, it also makes a poor stealth weapon as it makes a noise when shot, unlike other ranged weaponry, barring rocket-launchers and mortar. It is only viable at starting fires from a distance, and even then, a Molotov or a Flame Arrow can actually be more useful at it.
- There is another type of Flare Gun called the Type 10 which shoots shotgun shells instead of a flare. It can only be unlocked in multiplayer, but Far Cry 4's Flare Gun reuses the Type 10 model.
- The Flare Gun is capable of causing death, but it takes time since the flare has to make contact with the enemy in order to set them ablaze.
- It is not a good choice in multiplayer since players can put out the fire easily.
- In Far Cry 3, it is based off the Webley and Scott No.3 Mk.1 Flare Gun.
- The Flare Gun is used by the Royal Army in the Himalayas almost like a mobile alarm.
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