Booker DeWitt has a powerful arsenal available to him in BioShock Infinite, from unstoppable melee attacks to devastating ranged weapons. Vigors are wielded with weapons simultaneously and can be used at the same time, but deplete his Salts at every use. In addition to the Sky-Hook, Booker can only carry two weapons at a time, and so will have to drop one of his current guns if he picks up another.
While most of the following weapons are primarily manufactured by The Founders, some of them are alternate models engineered by the Vox Populi, offering a different set of advantages and disadvantages. The two versions of the same weapon are similar in appearance only, as they have separate upgrades and ammunition.
The Barnstormer RPG is one of the projectile-based guns available to Booker DeWitt as he progresses through the game. It fires rockets which, upon impact, explode and deal heavy damage in a large area of effect. If fired too close, though, this can seriously damage the player. The weapon also has to be cycled manually after every shot, and can hold very little ammunition at a time (2 per magazine with eight more in reserve, initially).
The long-distance weapon of BioShock Infinite. Although hard to use at close ranges, the Bird's Eye boasts flawless accuracy and a zoom function. In addition, it is powerful enough to down a civilian in a single shot. The rifle is bolt-action, as DeWitt manually ejects the spent cartridge after firing each shot, and has a 4-round magazine.
The mid-range small weapon of BioShock Infinite. Booker carries one at the start of the game, but loses it before arriving to Columbia. Though its shots don't deal much damage, it boasts a good rate of fire as well as a large and easily replenished ammunition supply. Initially, it can hold 12 shots into a single magazine.
The short-ranged weapon of BioShock Infinite, the China Broom's ability to kill civilians in one hit is tempered by its short range and low rate of fire, as Booker is forced to cock the gun's lever after every shot. This weapon holds 4 shells and has a chance to hit multiple enemies with a single shot if they're tightly grouped.
The Heater is the Vox Populi version of the China Broom, able to hold only one shot at a time but capable of dealing vast amounts of damage in a single attack. In addition, each shot has a chance to ignite anything it hits, dealing additional damage.
While not as accurate or as damaging as the Bird's Eye, the Huntsman Carbine boasts a much greater fire rate and increased ammunition reserves. Its iron sights and high damage per shot make it a powerful semi-automatic weapon, fit for mid- to long-range combat. It has an 8-round magazine and carries 80 rounds in total.
The Burstgun is the Vox Populi's take on the Huntsman. While not as accurate as its precursor, it has the advantage of firing each shot as a burst of three pellets, dealing more damage per burst than would a normal Carbine shot.
The Paddywhacker is a six-shot revolver boasting excellent accuracy and vast stopping power. Though slow to fire and quick to run low on ammunition, the Hand Cannon is effective against standard enemies and elite foes alike.
The Peppermill Crank Gun is a fully automatic gun used by the Motorized Patriot. It can be obtained by killing the latter or, in certain cases, by spawning one through a Tear. Before being able to shoot, the weapon must be manually cranked up for a short period of time, giving it its namesake. While firing, the Crank Gun is capable of decimating anything in front of it in the space of a few seconds, though it will quickly burn through its 100-shot magazine.
Designed for both transport and combat, the Sky-Hook is an essential part of Booker's arsenal in BioShock Infinite. The tool is fitted with a series of gears and three rotating scoops to attach to the Sky-Lines running through the city of Columbia, allowing Booker to ride and eject from them at will. While riding a Sky-Line Booker can strike an enemy from the air, inflicting critical damage. On ground, the Sky-Hook inflicts moderate amounts of damage per hit, and can be used on weakened enemies to perform a devastating (and gory) execution, killing them instantly.
The Triple R Machine Gun is the most common automatic weapon in BioShock Infinite, dealing moderate damage per bullet at a rapid rate of fire. Its deadliness is counterbalanced by its low accuracy and high recoil. Each Machine Gun magazine holds 35 rounds.
The Repeater is the Vox Populi counterpart to the Triple R, and is found around halfway through the game. In exchange for a decreased rate of fire and a smaller magazine, it boasts superior damage per bullet as well as lower overall recoil.
One of the more unconventional weapons in Columbia, the Pig Volley Gun fires a series of short-ranged projectiles which explode upon impact, dealing moderate amounts of damage in a small radius. Each Volley Gun magazine holds eight shots, which are fired at a moderate rate.
Though the Vox Populi Hail Fire has a significantly reduced magazine size and deals less damage per shot, it has a much higher rate of fire than the Pig, able to deliver all of its five shots nearly instantly. Furthermore, its projectiles bounce upon contact with the scenery. Holding the fire button and releasing will detonate any Hail Fire projectiles in mid-air, allowing the user to bounce grenades behind cover, around corners and over greater distances.
Behind The Scenes Edit
- Both the China Broom and Paddywhacker's names refer to the Boxer Rebellion, implying their use in the war.
|Founders||Carbine · Crank Gun · Hand Cannon · Machine Gun · Pistol · RPG · Shotgun · Sky-Hook · Sniper Rifle · Volley Gun|
|Vox Populi||Burstgun · Hail Fire · Heater · Repeater|