I've been playing Far Cry 2 on Infamous (hardest) difficulty lately. Without question the most common vehicle in Far Cry 2 is the Assault Truck.

Assault Truck

Mounted on top of it is a machine gun. The machine gun, like all mounted video game guns, has infinite ammo, which is awesome, and I use it constantly in all my drive-by shootings.

About once in every ten times, though, I start pulling the trigger to induce some high-velocity lead poisoning and discover that instead of the pleasing yet somehow anemic "dakka dakka dakka dakka" noise I get a much more thrilling "bamp! bamp! bamp! bamp!" and my hapless victims seem to die much more quickly.

How can I guarantee I'll get a truck with this beefier gun all the time?


I think this is how it works:

If you perform all buddy missions in the north, the trucks that spawn outside your safehouses come with a M2 .50 Cal rather than a regular M-249 SAW. (The M2 is probably what you're noticing.)

If you perform all buddy missions in the south, they come with a MK-19 grenade launcher.

I'm not sure there's any way you can reliably find a car with an M2 "in the wild".

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    Haven't yet been able to confirm this is the case. I just had a random encounter with two soldiers driving a truck with a grenade launcher on it. I haven't done any of the buddy missions in the south yet. Not sure what this means in terms of availability. – Steve V. Feb 14 '11 at 6:41
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    Completed all buddy missions in the north. Trucks did not spawn with M2 in the south. Will try to complete all buddy missions in the south and see what happens. – Steve V. Feb 19 '11 at 2:03
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    As it turns out the answer is that the vehicle weapons are a safe house upgrade. You don't have to do the "Mike's Bar" buddy missions, just the secondary phone call missions you get after accepting a major mission for the UFLL or APR. – Steve V. Mar 12 '11 at 20:23

I don't think it has to do with your progress but you have to unlock the south area first i think then If it has a long barrel that is The M2.50 cal if the barrel is short that is the M-249 Saw (which can be purchased at gun shops. If the gun has a large magazine box (the green thing which houses the ammunition) that is the Mk-19 Grenade launcher. And you can not guarantee that it will be the one you choose to have.

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