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 AP-Incendiary||Not|
(Faction Pack DLC only)
|Military Grade 5.45x39mm||Available||Available||Not|
(Faction Pack 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|
|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|
|-||-||N / A||N / A|
|1 : 8||1 : 16||8 : 10||1 : 10|
|1 : 1||1 : 2||7 : 1||1 : 1|
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|