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Weapons are tools or devices designed to inflict damage or harm and used for offensive or defensive purposes. In the post-apocalyptic world of Metro, weapons are often necessary for survival in the harsh conditions full of hostile creatures (or equally hostile humans) and thus, many, if not most Metro inhabitants and other survivors carry some form of a weapon. This can be anything from a simple knife to crude metro-made firearms (like the Bastard) to sophisticated pre-war weapons like the Kalash 2012. Weapons appear both in the novels and in the games of the Metro universe, but in both media, they are presented quite differently.

In the NovelsEdit

In the novels, weapons are hardly ever referred to with their exact designation. However, sometimes, it is possible to figure out what weapon is being described. VDNKh convoy guards are said to carry "bulky military 7.62 calibre "machine guns" with wooden butts" which are probably AKMs, RPKs or perhaps (although this is unlikely) even PKs. The weapon carried by Bourbon and some Hansa guards is most likely AKS-74u ("It was also a Kalashnikov but it was cut-off like the ones held by the Hansa border guards, with a hinged butt and a short socket instead."). In Metro 2034, Hunter carries a bulky pistol which is implied to be Stechkin APS. In Metro 2035, the weapons used by the Rangers are said to be silenced AK-74s. It is possible that, as Artyom was not a soldier before joining the Order, he didn't know the exact names of the weapons, but when he joined the Rangers, his knowledge of weapons increased, so he started to recognize the specific weapon models.

In the GamesEdit

As all Metro games (These include Metro 2033, Metro Last Light and Metro Exodus) are first-person shooters, weapons play a significant role in them. The player can use a wide variety of weapons that can be separated into several classes. Below is a list of weapons in all Metro games grouped by weapon class.

Melee weaponsEdit

Melee weapons are weapons used in hand-to-hand combat, usable melee weapons in Metro games include various knife variants.

List of melee weapons
Image Name Game description Appearances
Knife isometric M2033 Trench Knife Not available Metro 2033
Last Light
Exodus
2033 Render Throwing Knives Throwing Knives The perfect stealthy short-range weapon, a throwing knife can be cold-wrought from spring steel by any skilled metalworker. Metro 2033
Last Light
Exodus

HandgunsEdit

Handguns are small firearms which are usually held by one hand in their default form. However, all handguns appearing in the games can be modified and converted into rifles or small carbines, which are fired using both hands.

List of handguns
Image Name Game description Appearances
MLL ashot iso Ashot This pistol, mass-produced in the Metro, is, despite being quite primitive, a powerful and reliable weapon that shines in close combat. Last Light
Exodus
Lolife iso Lolife A makeshift semi-automatic pistol, the Lolife is quite capable and highly customizable. Last Light
Pistol1 Revolver A simple and reliable weapon produced in the Metro. Has great stopping power but kicks like a mule. Metro 2033
Last Light
Exodus

Assault riflesEdit

Assault rifles is the most numerous weapon class in the game. These are automatic weapons that fire intermediate cartridges. In the games, this class also includes carbines and light machine guns.

List of assault rifles
Image Name Game description Appearances
Aksu iso AKSU This shorter version of the classic Kalash with a folding stock has a very high rate of fire, but does not have the range or accuracy of its larger sibling. Last Light
MLL bastard isometric sm Bastard This makeshift SMG has a high rate of fire which makes it overheat and jam quite rapidly, hence the weapon's name. Metro 2033
Last Light
Exodus
Bulldog Render Bulldog The pinnacle of the Kalash family, this assault rifle boasts massive improvements compared to its prececessors in terms of firepower, accuracy, ergonomics and weight. It also has a lower rate of fire, making it easier to control in burst mode. The weapon's advanced design makes it hard to maintain in the postnuclear world, degrading its reliability. Exodus
AK-74M isometric M2033 Kalash The classic pre-war assault rifle. Despite being very common, it is held in very high regard in the Metro due to its reliability and performance. Metro 2033
Last Light
Exodus
AK2012 isometric dirty M2033 Kalash 2012 At the start of World War 3, this was the best assault rifle used by the army. It is extremely sought after in the Metro due to its great performance. Metro 2033
Last Light
MLL RPK-74 isometric sm RPK This classic pre-war light machine gun has a great range and is very precise, at the same time being able to handle long bursts. Last Light
MLL VSK isometric sm VSV An accurate and powerful assault rifle good for medium-range combat. Its somewhat low muzzle velocity translates into lower noise and faster bullet drop. Metro 2033
Last Light

Sniper riflesEdit

Sniper rifles are semi-automatic or bolt-action weapons for long-range combat. They usually fire high caliber bullets with immense stopping power but their rate of fire is low and they are too cumbersome to be used in fast-paced close-range combat.

List of sniper rifles
Image Name Game description Appearances
MLL VSSK isometric sm Clapper This silenced anti-materiel rifle is extremely highly valued by experienced snipers for its immense power, pinpoint accuracy and stealth potential. Last Light
MLL volt driver isometric sm Hellbreath The railgun shoots bearing balls at incredible speeds, but takes time to charge its capacitor. Deals lower damage if fired before charging fully. Metro 2033
Last Light
MLL preved iso Preved Being the most powerful of rifles produced in the Metro, it is capable of hitting its targets even in cover. Best long-distance sniping weapon. Last Light
MLL valve iso sm Valve This rifle, made in the Metro by skilled gunsmiths, is extremely accurate and powerful. A truly great long-distance weapon. Last Light
Exodus

ShotgunsEdit

Shotguns are close-range weapons that fire buckshot. They are very effective against mutants but they often take a considerable amount of time to reload.

List of shotguns
Image Name Game description Appearances
Heavy auto shotty Abzats This buckshot-firing heavy machine gun is deadly at close range, but eats through ammo at a high pace and does not accept silencers. Metro 2033
Last Light
Bigun Render Bigun Assembled from common bicycle parts and metal pipes with the most basic tools, this revolver shotgun is as easy to manufacture as it is efficient in the enclosed space of the metro. Last Light
Duplet isometric M2033 Duplet The 12-gauge shotgun is one of the best close combat weapons ever. A blast from both of its barrels can kill almost any mutant on the spot. Metro 2033
Last Light
Saiga iso Saiga This pre-war automatic shotgun is very reliable and has a high rate of fire, which makes it a great weapon for dealing with packs of mutants. Last Light
Uboinik isometric M2033 Shambler This revolving shotgun is very effective at close range and stays so even at medium range, but takes quite some time to fully reload. Metro 2033
Last Light
Exodus

Pneumatic weaponsEdit

Pneumatic weapons are an interesting concept that emerged in the Metro after the war. These weapons use compressed air to fire various metal projectiles.

List of pneumatic weapons
Image Name Game description Appearances
Helsing isometric M2033 Helsing A silent, revolving air gun that shoots metal bolts. Overpressurizing its tank increases power, but the extra pressure vents before long. Metro 2033
Last Light
Exodus
MLL tihar iso Tihar A makeshift air gun, surprisingly silent and accurate. Overpressurizing its tank increases power, but the extra pressure vents before long. Metro 2033
Last Light
Exodus

Heavy weaponsEdit

Heavy weapons are a diverse class which includes various weapons capable of delivering heavy firepower at the cost of being very cumbersome.

List of heavy weapons
Image Name Game description Appearances
LL Flamethrower Render Flamethrower This makeshift pneumatic flamethrower does not have an awful lot of range, but it more than makes up for that with its lethality and remarkable ability to use almost any fuel available in the Metro. Metro 2033
Last Light
Exodus
MLL gatling iso Gatling A makeshift rotating barrel machinegun capable of long sustained fire barrages. Requires spin-up before it can actually shoot. Last Light
Exodus
LL Medved Sideview Medved A makeshift spring-operated grenade launcher capable of lobbing grenades of any kind. The grenades explode upon hitting anything. Last Light

Throwables & explosivesEdit

This class includes various (even non-lethal) throwable pieces of equipment, as well as explosives that can be either thrown or placed down.

List of throwables & explosives
Image Name Game description Appearances
LL Render Claymore Claymore Mine This makeshift, directional, anti-personnel shrapnel mine is completely inferior to its pre-war counterpart but is still indispensable in the narrows. Last Light
ME Render Decoy Decoy An improvised noise decoy attracts attention of humans and beasts alike with the loud rattling noise it produces. Exodus
2033 Render Grenade Grenade This makeshift grenade is, essentially, a length of steel pipe filled with explosives, but it can still be quite deadly if it goes off close enough. Metro 2033
Last Light
Exodus
2033 Render Sticky Grenade Sticky Grenade Your regular grenade fitted with some barbs and hooks which allow it to stick to the target until the fuse burns to the end. Metro 2033
Last Light
LL Render Incendiary Grenade Incendiary Grenade This primitive incendiary device, little more than a bottle filled with gasoline, is still a dangerous weapon if employed skillfully. Last Light
ME Render Molotov Molotov Cocktail This primitive incendiary device, little more than a bottle filled with gasoline, is still a dangerous weapon if employed skillfully. Exodus

Emplacement weaponsEdit

This class includes weapons which can not be moved under normal conditions and are instead fixed to various tripods or mounted on vehicles.

List of emplacement weapons
Image Name Game description Appearances
DShK isometric M2033 DShK 12.7mm Machinegun Not available Metro 2033
Last Light
Flamethrower isometric M2033 Flamethrower Not available Metro 2033

Weapon CustomizationEdit

In all Metro Games, weapons have various attachments and upgrades available to them which can modify their functionality. However, the methods of obtaining modified weapons differ greatly between all games.

Metro 2033Edit

In Metro 2033, there are no direct customization options, however, some weapons have multiple variants which can be found, or, more commonly, bought at weapon vendors. Weapon variants usually differ in their sights - one variant has iron sights while the other has some form of a scope and/or a laser sight. The Shambler has a unique variant equipped with a bayonet. The Revolver has the most variants of all weapons, as version with long, short or silenced barrel, long or short stock and with or without a scope appear in the game.

In Metro 2033 Redux, weapons can be customized the same way as in Metro Last Light.

Metro Last LightEdit

Metro Last Light introduces an attachment system available for most weapons. Almost all weapons can equip some form of sights (a red dot sight, a scope and/or a laser sight) and an extended magazine. There are also more unique options for specific weapons, like various barrel modifications, muzzle devices or stocks. List of attachments available for each weapon can be found at their respective page.

Metro ExodusEdit

In Metro Exodus, customization options have been greatly expanded. All weapon have multiple slots with several (usually 4) different parts available for each slot. Parts in different slots can be combined freely, so there are hundreds (or even thousands) different configurations available for each weapon.

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