Killzone 2: Weapons FAQ
by Carlo Ravelli (e-mail: carlo_ravelli@live.nl)

Version: Guns3
Date: 6-MAR-2009

Copyright 2009 Carlo Ravelli

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Table of contents|
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-Introduction                  [INTRO]
 -Legal
 -Version History & Updates
 -Credits
-The Weapons Guide             [GUIDE]
 -Classes                      [CLASS]
  -Assault Rifles              [ASSAU]
   ~M82 AR                     
   ~StA52 AR
  -Rifles                      [RIFLE]
   ~StA14 Rifle
   ~VC32 Sniper Rifle
  -Machineguns                 [MACHI]
   ~StA11 SMG
   ~M224-1A LMG
   ~StA3 LMG
  -Shotgun                     [SHOTG]
   ~LS13 Shotgun
  -Sidearms                    [SIDEA]
   ~M4 Revolver
   ~StA18 Pistol
   ~M32 Knife
  -Special Weapons             [SPECI]
   ~VC1 Flamethrower
   ~VC5 Electricity Gun
   ~VC21 Boltgun
   ~Shock Grenade
  -Explosives                  [EXPLO]
   ~VC9 Rocket Launcher
   ~M194 Frag Grenade
   ~M327 Grenade Launcher
   ~M80 Rocket Launcher
  -Heavy Weapons               [HEAVY]
   ~ISA Tank
   ~Emplaced Machineguns
   ~Helghast AA Gun/ISA Quad Cannon
   ~Exoskeleton
-Final Word                    [FINAL]
-Contact                       [CONTA]

[INTRO]
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Introduction|
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Killzone 2 has a large arsenal of weapons, and you get to use all of them!
You won't miss a single one of them, unless you really want to rush your way
to the end, which I really don't want you to do. This guide will show you 
which weapon to choose for the job you need to do. And please, enjoy the game.

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Legal|
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This guide may be not be reproduced under any circumstances except for 
personal, private use. It may not be placed on any web site or otherwise 
distributed publicly without advance written permission to me, Carlo Ravelli.
If permission is given, you may NOT edit this guide in any way.
All trademarks and copyrights contained in this document are owned by their 
respective trademark and copyright holders. This guide may only be viewed and
printed from the websites listed in the Credits list.

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Version History & Updates|
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-Guns1 
 Date: 1-MAR-2009
 Info: First version
 Updates: *None!

-Guns2
 Date: 3-MAR-2009
 Info: Second Version
 Updates: *Addition to VC32 Sniper Rifle
          *Added multiplayer availability to all guns

-Guns3
 Date: 6-MAR-2009
 Info: Third version
 Updates: *Correction for StA14 being available for multiplayer
          *Added M80 Rocket Launcher, exclusively for multiplayer
          *Correction to VC32 max ammo, being 24 instead of 18
          *Added four hosts to Credits section
          *Extra note to M4 Revolver
          *Added availability to classes for multiplayer weapons.

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Credits |
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-Gamefaqs.com - For hosting my guide
-Guerrilla Games - For being Dutch, and making the best shooter I've ever 
  played in my whole gaming life!
-The people who send me emails to correct and improve my guide. (Why I don't
 list the names, see my GTAIV Car faq)
-CheatPlanet.com - for hosting my guide
-Gamershell.com - for hosting my guide
-Cheathappens.com - for hosting my guide
-Supercheats.com - for hosting my guide

[GUIDE]
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The Guide|
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Killzone 2 has a large arsenal of weapons, and you get to use all of them!
You won't miss a single one of them, unless you really want to rush your way
to the end, which I really don't want you to do.

I'll tell you these things about the different weapons:
Name: obviously, how the weapon is named
Zoom: Tells you what happens when you press the zoom button.
Location: Where can you find this weapon.
Power: How powerful is the weapon per shot. 1-10 stars, higher = better
Rate of fire/ROF: How quickly does this weapon fire. 1-10 stars, higher = better
Reload: How long does it take to reload. 1-10 stars, higher is better
Range: Spread, recoil, and range.
Max ammo: How much can you carry with you.
Personal Experience: I tell you what I think about this weapon
Multiplayer: Is this available in multiplayer.

[CLASS]
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Classes|
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To make this guide easier to use, I split the weapons up into different 
classes. Look up where you can find your weapon in the Table of Contents.

[ASSAU]
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Assault Rifles
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~M82 Assault Rifle
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Zoom: Green-dot scope
Location: At the start of nearly every mission, fallen ISA soldiers.
Personal Experience: A very solid weapon, but only found at the beginning
 of most missions. Keep it with you untill you find a weapon that is 
 significantly better.
Power        : *****......
Rate of Fire : *******....
Reload       : ********...
Range        : ********...
Max ammo     : 280
Multiplayer  : Yes (Default, Tactician, Medic)


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~StA52 Assault Rifle
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Zoom: Iron-sight
Location: Many Helghast troopers carry these, it shouldn't be a problem for 
 you to find one.
Personal Experience: Found very often, about as good as the M82, but doesn't 
 have as much range.
Power        : ******.....
Rate of Fire : ********...
Reload       : ********...
Range        : *******....
Max Ammo     : 320
Multiplayer  : Yes (Default, Tactician, Medic)


[RIFLE]
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Rifles
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~StA14 Rifle
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Zoom: Iron-sight
Location: Only found in the first two missions. (correct me if I'm wrong)
Personal Experience: One hit headshots. It's only found in the first two 
 missions, so it's a rare find. Too bad it's hard to aim, but the ROF is good.
Power        : **********.
Rate of Fire : *****......
Reload       : *******....
Range        : *******....
Max Ammo     : 24
Multiplayer  : Yes (Saboteur)

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~VC32 Sniper Rifle
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Zoom: 2x / 5x zoom scope 
Location: Visari Square, on top of the small house at the square,
 Salamun Bridge, at the bridgehouse where you lower the bridge,
 Suljeva village, from the dead bodies of the snipers,
 Tharsis Refinery, just before entering the train,
 Visari Palace, found during the battle with Radec.
Personal Experience: As powerful as the StA14 Rifle, but with an awesome 
 scope! Press up on the d-pad while zooming for 5x zoom, perfect for making
 headshots. Although it isn't that common, you shouldn't keep it with you
 unless you really need to use it to progress.
Power        : **********.
Rate of Fire : ***........
Reload       : *******....
Range        : ***********
Max Ammo     : 24
Multiplayer  : Yes (Scout)

[MACHI]
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Machineguns
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~StA3 LMG
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Zoom: Small close-up
Location: Suljeva village, from the Helghast with white headcover, and in 
 every mission after this.
Personal Experience: This weapon is amazing. Very powerful, large clip,
 but an insane amount of recoil and spread. Once you find one, there'll be
 ammo everywhere.
Power        : *******...
Rate of Fire : ********..
Reload       : *****.....
Range        : *.........
Max Ammo     : 288
Multiplayer  : Yes (Default)

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~M224-1A LMG
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Zoom: Iron-sight
Location: Visari Square, and from then on, a very rare find.
Personal Experience: Just not as good as the StA11, less power, a lower ROF,
 but it has an iron-sight which makes aiming much easier.
Power        : ******....
Rate of Fire : *****.....
Reload       : *****.....
Range        : *****.....
Max Ammo     : ???
Multiplayer  : Yes (Default)
   
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~StA11 SMG
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Zoom: Iron-sight
Location: Found in early levels, from the elite soldiers.
Personal Experience: A very reliable weapon with a very high Rate of Fire.
 Hold fire when close to an enemy and it emmits blood like a fountain. You 
 can bring a huge amount of ammo with you, so don't hesitate to overkill.
Power        : ***.......
Rate of Fire : **********
Reload       : ******....
Range        : *****.....
Max Ammo     : 384
Multiplayer  : Yes (Default, Saboteur)

[SHOTG]
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Shotgun
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~LS13 Shotgun
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Zoom: Flashlight
Location: Not too common, during and after Salamun District.
Personal Experience: Heh. Shotgun. It's the only weapon with a flashlight, 
 which makes it good for small and dark areas. It has a big spread, but
 if you land a headshot on an enemy that's less than 10 metres away from you,
 you'll win. He'll lose...his head....
Power        : *********.
Rate of Fire : ***.......
Reload       : *.........
Range        : ***.......
Max Ammo     : 24
Multiplayer  : Yes (Default, Engineer)

[SIDEA]
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Sidearms
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~M4 Revolver
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Zoom: Iron-sight
Location: If you start your mission with an M82, you will have this.
Personal Experience: The good thing about Sidearms is that they have unlimited
 ammunition. So if you want to save up ammo (although I don't see why) you can
 use this for fun firefights. I suggest to keep to your main weapon if you 
 play on Elite difficulty.
Power        : ********..
Rate of Fire : ****......
Reload       : ********..
Range        : ****......
Max Ammo     : Unlimited
Multiplayer  : Yes (5x Sidearms Ribbon)

Extra note: Joshua Quek mailed me saying he thinks the M4 is godly on 
 multiplayer, and since I don't have it yet, I thought it put this here to 
 just make sure you don't try to get it. 

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~StA18 Pistol
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Zoom: Iron-sight
Location: Found very rarely on Helghast. Salamun Bridge grenadiers have them,
 same goes for the snipers in Suljeva Village.
Personal Experience: The better handgun. It has a higher ROF than the M4,
 and a larger clip. It's rare though.
Power        : ********..
Rate of Fire : *****.....
Reload       : ********..
Range        : ****......
Max Ammo     : Unlimited
Multiplayer  : Yes (All)

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~M32 Knife
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Zoom: It's a knife -.-
Location: You always have it with you.
Personal Experience: What to say about a knife...It's a quick killer.
Power        : *******...
Rate of Fire : *****.....
Reload       : 
Range        : *.........
Max Ammo     : You can't throw it, so you won't need more than 1.
Multiplayer  : No

[SPECI]
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Special Weapons
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~VC1 Flamethrower
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Zoom: None
Location: Salamun District, and on flamethrowers later in the game.
Personal Experience: Flamethrowers are always fun, the same goes for the VC1.
 It sprays a liquid fuel on fire, which sets anything it hits to fire. Fuel
 is rare, and it empties very quickly. Watch out you don't step into your
 own fire!
Power        : ********...
Rate of Fire : 
Reload       : ****.......
Range        : **.........
Max Ammo     : 200
Multiplayer  : No

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~VC5 Electricity Gun
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Zoom: None
Location: Only during the Tharsis Refinery mission
Personal Experience: This weapon...is the most amazing weapon I've ever used
 in a game. It's range is incredible, it has unlimited ammo, and it has
 an amazing feel. NEVER discard this weapon.
Power        : *********..
Rate of Fire :
Reload       : *****......
Range        : ********...
Max Ammo     : Unlimited
Multiplayer  : No

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~VC21 Boltgun
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Zoom: Iron-sight
Location: Only during the Suljeva Village mission
Personal Experience: Another amazing weapon. It makes instant kills, nails 
 anyone you hit to a wall, and the projectile explodes after a while! Too 
 bad you can't take it with you after this mission.
Power        : **********
Rate of Fire : ****......
Reload       : *******...
Range        : ****......
Max Ammo     : 20
Multiplayer  : No

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~Shock/Electricity Grenade
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Zoom: None
Location: Visari Palace, rarely found on the ground
Personal Experience: Cool, a grenade that electrocutes the enemy! Well, only
 if you are a good tosser, because it only electrocutes enemies if the grenade
 stays inside a 5 meter range for more than 2 seconds. Otherwise, it'll just
 stun the enemy.
Power        : *****.....
Rate of Fire : 
Reload       : 
Range        : **........
Max Ammo     : 3
Multiplayer  : No

[EXPLO]
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Explosives
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~VC9 Rocket Launcher
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Zoom: Iron-sight
Location: Everytime you need one.
Personal Experience: This thing packs some serious power, but you can only 
 carry 3 rockets with you. Ammo is rare, so make your shots count.
Power        : **********
Rate of Fire : 
Reload       : ****......
Range        : *****.....
Max Ammo     : 3
Multiplayer  : Yes (Default, Assault)

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~M194 Frag Grenade
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Zoom: None
Location: Everywhere
Personal Experience: Use it alot, these things always manage to stun, if not
 kill Helghast. They are very common, and can be thrown pretty far. Suprise
 Helghast with this and knife the survivors.
Power        : ********..
Rate of Fire : 
Reload       :
Range        : ***.......
Max Ammo     : 3
Multiplayer  : Yes (All)

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~M327 Grenade Launcher
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Zoom: Close-up
Location: Salamun Bridge, Visari Palace
Personal Experience: Not so accurate, but if you shoot it behind enemy cover 
 you can flush them out. If you manage to hit a Helghast with this, it 
 instantly explodes, killing the enemy (unless on Elite difficulty).
Power        : ********..
Rate of Fire : *****.....
Reload       : ******....
Range        : ****......
Max Ammo     : 12
Multiplayer  : Yes (Assault)

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~M80 Rocket Launcher
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Zoom: Green Scope
Location: Multiplayer only, it's available to the Assault Class.
Personal Experience: Wooooh! A rocket launcher with a scope! Don't stand to
 close to a wall or the missile might hit the wall when being shot out of the
 tube. When launched, the rocket kinda sweeps sideways a bit as it isn't 
 directly activated, it does so after a quarter of a second after launch. But
 when it goes, it really goes. 
Power        : **********
Rate of Fire : 
Reload       : ****......
Range        : *****.....
Max Ammo     : 3
Multiplayer  : Yes, exclusively. (Assault)

[HEAVY]
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Heavy Weapons
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~ISA Tank
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Zoom: Close-up
Location: Corinth River, at the dam
Personal Experience: Ah, too bad we can only use this machine once. It has 2
 rocket pods that reload in 5 or 10 seconds, and an emplaced machinegun.
Power        : **********.
Rate of Fire : ***********
Reload       : *..........
Range        : **********.
Max Ammo     : Unlimited
Multiplayer  : No

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~Emplaced Machineguns
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Zoom: Close-up
Location: Everywhere, as long as there are many Helghast
Personal Experience: Very good turret, with excellent stats.
Power        : ********..
Rate of Fire : **********
Reload       : *******...
Range        : ******....
Max Ammo     : Unlimited
Multiplayer  : Yes

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~Helghast AA Gun/ISA Quad Cannon
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Zoom: Close-up
Location: Salamun Bridge/Cruiser
Personal Experience: The Salamun Bridge AA gun part is awesome, you get to 
 kill a bunch of Helghast with a frikkin' Anti-Aircraft gun! The ISA Quad 
 Cannon is used on Helghast jet fighters, and also had 24 rockets.
Power        : **********
Rate of Fire : *********.
Reload       : **********
Range        : **********
Max Ammo     : Unlimited/Unlimited & 24 Rockets
Multiplayer  : No

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~Exoskeleton
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Zoom: Close-up
Location: Maelstra Barrens
Personal Experience: Kick. Ass. This thing is extremely cool. It can stomp 
 over Helghast, destroy Higs with its machinegun, and blow up tanks with its
 two rocket pods. Too bad it has low health.
Power        : *********.
Rate of Fire : **********
Reload       : *.........
Range        : **********
Max Ammo     : Unlimited
Multiplayer  : No

[FINAL]
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Final Word|
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I had a fun time playing Killzone 2's Single Player, and I hope I'll manage
to do the same with Elite difficulty (wish me luck!). Multiplayer will keep
me playing for a long time, and I'll think back to the time, that time I
played this wonderful game, made by my own country.....

Also, thanks for reading, and make sure you kick some Helghast ass!

[CONTA]
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Contact|
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Please, if you have a question, send me a message!
E-mail: ENGLISH : charlieorange@hotmail.com 
        DUTCH   : carlo_ravelli@live.nl (MSN adress)