The FarSight XR-20, often abbreviated to FarSight, is a very powerful rail gun that can fire through any amount of walls or other obstacles. It is considered the most powerful gun in the game, and like the DY357-LX, will kill any unshielded enemy with one shot.
Like the Sniper Rifle, the Farsight possesses a long-range scope that is primarily aimed manually, with the C-buttons used to zoom in and out. When aiming, the FarSight possesses an X-Ray sight that allows the user to see through walls. As the FarSight is classified as a rail gun, the shots fired from it are unimpeded by walls, doors and any other types of obstacles, even other players. One shot from the FarSight will kill any unshielded enemy in a single hit, regardless of health or damage modifiers, with two shots being enough to drop a shielded foe.
The secondary mode actively seeks out and tracks targets while aiming, even if the target is behind a wall or in another part of the map. The FarSight can still see through and shoot through walls in this mode, and the shots will still kill in a single hit, however the tracking is somewhat slow and when a target is located, only the camera locks onto them and not the aiming reticle, meaning that shots will still have to be aimed manually.
When aiming, the FarSight's X-Ray scope completely eliminates your field of peripheral vision, meaning that you are unable to see targets if they are in front of or close to you while you are aiming. Both of the gun's modes are also incompatible with auto-aim, presumably for balance reasons. In spite of this, the gun has received a cult-following amongst fans, and is widely considered to be one of the most overpowered weapons in any First-Person Shooter video game.
- The Farsight was originally called the "z2020".
- An early trailer for Perfect Dark shows Joanna starting with it in DataDyne Central: Defection, shooting several DataDyne Shock Trooper, and then using its secondary mode to "erase" the computer executive in his office from above. There are also screenshots of it being used in DataDyne Central: Extraction.
- At that point in development, it used the same model as the Dragon does in the final version; this was likely a placeholder. It used assault rifle ammo like the Dragon. The z2020 only had an 8 round magazine, but fired as quickly as the Dragon does in its primary mode. Its secondary mode was the Rail-Gun Effect from the final version. It did not have a target locator function, but could draw a box around its target like the CMP-150.
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