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The Double-Barreled Flare Gun is a type of cut Flare Gun featured in the game files of Dead Island: Riptide. It's unknown exactly how they intended you to acquire this firearm, but in any case the weapon was cut at some point in development, only present in the game files and requiring modding the game to acquire it.

Overview[]

Functionally, the Double-Barreled Flare Gun works exactly the same as the regular Flare Gun found in the released game. If you manage to give the weapon to yourself, it will feature similar stats to a regular Flare Gun with a slow reload and single-shot capacity but decent damage, and use the same ammo type, being Flaregun Ammo. However, the weapon has no weapon model assigned to it, so it will not show up when held or dropped, meaning if you drop it somewhere, unless you know exactly where it went, you can easily lose it. It also makes aiming very difficult due to the lack of a weapon model and therefore no useable sights for aiming. Despite this, the weapon deals comparable damage to a normal Flare Gun and so can easily kill a Walker with a headshot, including the afterburn, and is viable to take on harder enemies such as Thugs or Wrestlers. It's ill-advised to use on faster enemies, however, such as Butchers or Infected, as the single shot capacity, slow reload and lack of any functional view model means they can easily hit you if you miss your shot.

Notes[]

  • Unlike other cut weapons from Riptide, the Double-Barreled Flare Gun appears named on the inventory screen as well as displaying its rarity.
  • Despite being designated as "double-barreled", the weapon deals no more damage than a regular, single-barreled Flare Gun.
  • The weapon also still only holds 1 round, whereas if it was double-barreled, it should hold 2.

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