Call of Juarez: The Cartel
Call of Juarez: The Cartel is the third game in the Call of Juarez series. The game while set in contemporary times, is a portrayal of the Neo-Western genre. The game details a task force comprised of agents from the Los Angeles Police Deparment, DEA, and FBI as they attempt to take down a Mexican drug cartel responsible for a terrorist attack on the DEA headquarters. A fourth game entitled Call of Juarez: Gunslinger was released May 22, 2013.
Call of Juarez: The Cartel is unique among first-person shooters, in that it contains a wide array of handguns than what is typically found in an FPS (which usually emphasize on weapons like assault rifles, submachine guns, or shotguns.)
The following weapons appear in the game Call of Juarez: The Cartel:
Desert Eagle Mark I
The Desert Eagle Mark I appears as the "Eagle" ingame and is chambered in .44 Magnum. It is one of Ben's two preferred handguns in the game. It is a popular handgun through the mid to late part of the game. Antonio Alvarez and Michael Duke are also seen with Desert Eagles.
The Beretta 92FS appears as a common handgun in the game. It is called the "92FS" ingame. It is used by the AI companions during gameplay, however their weapons change during cutscenes.
Jericho 941 F
The Jericho 941 F appears as the "Jericho" ingame. It is another common handgun.
The Walther P99 appears in the game with a tan finish and a reflex sight. Ingame it is referred to as the "B99". It was a pre-order bonus, but with a simple text file edit (on the PC version), the P99 and the other pre-order weapons can be made available for use.
The Makarov PM is primarily used by gangsters and Candy Store (a gentleman's club) bouncers. It is called "Makarov" ingame. It is the second default handgun available at the start of the campaign, and the default handgun for Team Criminals in multiplayer.
Smith & Wesson 5906
The Smith & Wesson 5906 is a popular handgun used by the Mendoza Cartel. It is called the "S 5906" ingame.
CZ 75 Compact
The CZ 75 Compact appears in the game as the "C75". It is obtained by purchasing the weapon through Ubisoft's UPLAY service for 20 credits. It is not used by enemies. (NOTE: On the Xbox 360/PS3 versions, the CZ 75 can be found on a weapons crate at the abandoned fort AFTER it is purchased.)
The FN Five-seveN appears in the game as the "Five-Seven". It is another preferred handgun of the Mendoza Cartel.
Heckler & Koch USP45 Tactical
The Heckler & Koch USP45 Tactical appears in the game as the "USP".
The SIG-Sauer Mosquito appears in the game as the "Mosquito". It appears to be the Mendoza Cartel's main handgun.
LAPD officers can be seen with a Glock 17 in their holsters.
The four usable revolvers of the game are used in single-action mode, but can be fired fast enough before the hammer is cocked, essentially giving the player the option to use them in double-action mode. However, the hammer isn't de-cocked before reloading, which would be required in order to swing out the cylinder, and the ejector rod isn't used to remove the spent rounds.
The Ruger GP100 appears ingame as the "GP100". It is primarily used by gangbangers in the early to mid part of the game.
Smith & Wesson Model 29
The Smith & Wesson Model 29 appears as the "Model 29". It is primarily used by gangbangers and cartel footmen. The weapon is an homage to the film Dirty Harry, with Ben McCall sharing similarities to the titular character.
Dan Wesson PPC Revolver
The Dan Wesson PPC revolver appears as the "PPC". It is primarily used by captured Vatos Locos gangsters and Mendoza Cartel footmen. If one purchases the game at Wal*Mart, they receive a code to unlock a Dan Wesson PPC Revolver with an optical scope, dubbed "PPC Scoped" ingame.
Taurus Raging Bull
The Taurus Raging Bull is one of two revolvers (the other being the Dan Wesson PPC) that are mainly used in the last half of the game. It is called "Bull" in the game. It features a black finish, and the red grip is painted black).
Smith & Wesson Model 38
Eddie Guerra carries a Smith & Wesson Model 38 with pearl grips as his issued sidearm, but never draws it, nor is it useable.
Single Action Army
Brügger & Thomet MP-9
A suppressed Brügger & Thomet MP-9 with a digital woodland camo paint scheme is erroneously called the "TMP" in game. It was a pre-order exclusive. Notably, it is the only suppressed weapon in the game, though it does not appear to offer any distinct advantages. It is also the only submachine gun Eddie cannot dual-wield.
The Mini Uzi appears as the "U.Z.I." ingame. Gangbangers are commonly seen using it. Eddie is seen using it in cutscenes. Interestingly, in the weapons selection screen, the full-size Uzi is shown.
SA Vz. 61 Skorpion
The Vz. 61 Skorpion machine pistol is favored by Candy Store bouncers. It appears as the "Skorpion". As with the U.Z.I., the Skorpion can be dual-wielded by Eddie Guerra. Kim and Ben can wield one of these with another handgun. To do so, the player must walk over rifle ammo while wielding a single handgun, and having a U.Z.I., or Skorpion in their "two-handed" weapon slot.
Heckler & Koch MP5A2
The MP5A2 appears commonly in the game as the "MP5".
Heckler & Koch UMP45
The Heckler & Koch UMP45 appears as the "UMP". It is mainly used by PKI mercenaries and Mendoza Cartel footmen. It is a default submachine gun for Team Cops in multiplayer.
The SPAS-12 appears as the "AS-12". It is commonly used by Mendoza Cartel footmen and LAPD SWAT and is featured without the folding stock. Ben McCall and Eddie Guerra can also be seen with the SPAS-12.
The Remington 870 shotgun is used by a few gangbangers in the middle part of the game, but is later dropped in favor of the Benelli M4, and SPAS-12. It is called "R870" ingame.
Benelli M4 Tactical
The Benelli M4 Super 90 appears as the "M4", but is incorrectly portrayed as a pump-action shotgun. It is primarily used by the Mendoza Cartel.
Mossberg 500A Field Gun
The Mossberg 500A Field Gun shotgun appears in the game as the "M500". It is the main shotgun early in the game.
The AK-47 features as one of the most common weapons in the game. It is referred as the "AK" and is the starting primary weapon for single player.
Heckler & Koch HK416
The HK416 appears as a common assault rifle in the mid-late part of the game. The game refers to it as "K416". Ben McCall erroneously refers to it as an "M4". This is due to beta screenshots depicting the M4 Carbine. It was cut and replaced by the HK416, possibly as a result of Colt's falling out with Ubisoft.
The FN FAL battle rifle appears as the "FAL", it is semi-auto only. It appears early in the game but becomes more common later on.
FX-05 Xiuhcoatl Carbine
The carbine version of the FX-05 Xiuhcoatl appears as the main firearm of the Mendoza Cartel and PKI mercenaries. It is called the "FX-5" ingame. Call of Juarez: The Cartel also marks the first time the FX-05 has appeared in a video game.
The Norinco NDM-86 is the first sniper rifle encountered in the game. It is incorrectly referred to as the "SVD" and is the only sniper rifle used by enemies. Kim seems to favor this weapon and is the team's sniper. Eddie is also seen using it. Strangely, LAPD officers are seen firing scopeless Norincos during a funeral sequence.
M24 Sniper Rifle
The M24 sniper rifle appears as the 'M24" ingame. It is used in a sniper sequence if the player is Kim or Eddie, but when unlocked can be used by any player in any mission. It holds only one round, and shares the same reloading sounds as the "Heavy Rifle" from Call of Juarez: Bound in Blood.
Winchester Model 1892
M60 Machine Gun
The M60 Machine Gun is seen used by several enemies in the game (these enemies have higher health, and in one mission, are equipped with body armor). The M60 is also available as a weapon against enemy helicopters.
PKM Machine Gun
The PKM machine gun appears as the "PKM". This PKM feeds from the left, rather than the right. It is not used by enemies.
Unknown Machine Gun
Little Bird helicopters are equipped with an unknown machine gun (possibly an M134).
The M72 LAW rocket launcher appears as the "M72 LAW". It is used several times throughout the campaign. Enemies using it will also have a laser sight revealing their location. One of the few times it is available for use is against the Vatos Locos helicopter. It is incorrectly depicted as a reloadable rocket launcher in the vein of the Bazooka series.
Semtex mixed with incendiary explosives are used to burn down tents containing marijuana in the first mission.
Mk. 2 Hand Grenade
The Mk 2 "Pineapple" Hand Grenade is the only hand grenade used in the game. If the player chooses to kill their teammates, Antonio Alvarez will drop a grenade to escape.
M18 Smoke Grenade
In multiplayer, the M18 Smoke Grenade erroneously function as flashbangs.