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Ammo 5.45 dirty2

Ammunition is the term given to any item that can be used by a ranged weapon, usually a firearm. Ammunition is commonly found in "clips", cylindrical casings that hold cartridges (classically 6), or "magazines", cartridges stacked in a line covered by a casing. Ammunition in the Metro can vary from simple Ball Bearings to high caliber sniper-rifle ammo. Ammunition in Metro 2033 is used in long range combat to kill enemies.

In the Moscow Metro, pre-war military grade 5.45x39mm rounds, or MGR, ammunition is used as currency as not only have not enough bills and coins lasted since the nuclear devastation, but when metro inhabitants are in need they can use it as ammunition itself, though this does result in the person literally 'shooting money'. Furthermore, they are impossible to replicate to match pre-war standards, so counterfeiting is difficult. Ammunition is uncommon and is usually found on dead humans or in caches scattered through the game, but players can also gain ammunition by exchanging ammo types that they have for others at exchange kiosks for a service fee.

Types of ammunitionEdit

The following table contains all existing ammunition types in Metro games and their availability in individual titles. It also includes HUD icons from individual games.

Ammunition Availability + HUD icon
Metro 2033 Metro Last Light Metro Exodus
.44 Magnum Available 0.44 Available LL Magnum Ammo Icon Available Exodus Magnum Ammo Icon
.44 Magnum AP-Incendiary Not
Available LL Magnum Incendiary Ammo Icon
(Faction Pack DLC only)
Dirty 5.45x39mm Available 5,45 Available LL AR Ammo Icon Available Exodus AR Ammo Icon
Military Grade 5.45x39mm Available 2033 MGR Ammo Icon Glow Available LL MGR Ammo Icon Not
Incendiary 5.45x39mm Not
Available ME Icon Ammo AR Incendiary
(Sam's Story DLC only)
7.62x54mm Not
Available LL Sniper Ammo Icon Available Exodus Sniper Ammo Icon
12x70 Buckshot Available 12x70 Available LL Shotgun Ammo Icon Available Exodus Shotgun Ammo Icon
12x70 Dragonbreath Not
Available LL Shotgun Incendiary Ammo Icon
(Faction Pack DLC only)
12.7x108mm Not
Available LL Preved Ammo Icon Not
12.7x108mm belt Not
Available LL Gatling Ammo Icon Not
Ball bearings Available 2033 Ball Ammo Icon Available LL Ball Ammo Icon Available Exodus Ball Ammo Icon
Incendiary capsules Not
Available Exodus Capsule Ammo Icon
Arrows (Bolts) Available Strely Available LL Bolt Ammo Icon Available Exodus Bolt Ammo Icon
Explosive bolts Not
Available Exodus Explosive Bolt Ammo Icon
Flamethrower fuel Not
Available LL Fuel Ammo Icon Available ME Icon Ammo Fuel
(The Two Colonels DLC only)

Exchange Rate TableEdit

The following table shows the exchange rate between Military grade rounds and other types of ammunition. The Buying column (in the format x : y) tells you that you will receive y shells of the desired type for paying x MGRs. The Selling column tells you that you need to sell y shells to receive one MGR round.

Exchange Rate Ratio
Military Grade Rounds : Other Round
Metro 2033 Metro Last Light
Buying Selling Buying Selling
1 : 3 1 : 6 6 : 6 1 : 6
- - 8 : 6 1 : 6
1 : 5 1 : 10 10 : 30 1 : 30
- - 7 : 5 1 : 5
1 : 2 1 : 4 5 : 6 1 : 6
- - 7 : 6 1 : 6
- - 9 : 5 1 : 1
1 : 8 1 : 16 8 : 10 1 : 10
1 : 1 1 : 2 7 : 1 1 : 1

Ammunition CraftingEdit

In Metro Exodus, ammunition can no longer be bought, as neither MGRs, nor traders are present in the game. However, it is possible to craft ammo instead, using Mechanical and Chemical materials found in the game world. In the field, when using the Backpack, only ball bearings and bolts can be crafted, but when using a Workbench, it is possible to craft every single ammo type in the game. The player can also scrap the ammunition they have collected/crafted previously, but don't need it anymore. Scrapping yields the player a fraction of crafting materials back and, while not very effective, as most of the materials are lost, can be used when the player is running out of resources and needs to immediately craft Medkits, Filters or different ammo types.

Ammunition type Crafting cost Scrapping yield
Amount Crafting Mechanical Icon White Crafting Chemical Icon White Amount Crafting Mechanical Icon White Crafting Chemical Icon White
×6 12 6 ×6 2 1
×30 30 10 ×30 5 2
×5 25 5 ×5 4 1
×6 16 6 ×6 3 1
×5 25 5 ×5 4 1
×10 10 0 ×10 2 0
×10 40 40 ×10 6 6
×1 10 0 ×1 2 0
×1 7 7 ×1 2 2
×45 0 10 ×45 0 2
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