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The Farsight rifle is a Maian hybrid of an X-ray scanning device coupled with a rifle that can shoot through solid objects. The scope can lock onto and track life sources, though the device does not pan as fast as a running enemy can move.

The FarSight XR-20, often abbreviated to FarSight, is a deadly Maian rail gun that can fire through any amount of walls or other obstacles. It is the most powerful weapon in the game next to the DY357-LX, and it can instantly kill any enemy with a single shot. The FarSight XR-20 is a very rare weapon, as only one level has it normally available, other than cheats. It is also the heavy weapon of choice of Elvis.


Like the Sniper Rifle, the FarSight XR-20 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 XR-20 is classified as a railgun, shots fired from it are unimpeded by walls, doors and any other types of obstacles, even other players.

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 targets instantly. 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 the 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.

Note the fire rate of the FarSight XR-20 is also very slow, lower than that of the DY357-LX, making it hazardous to use against multiple enemies.



Perfect Dark
  • Deep Sea: Nullify Threat - Used by Elvis and then given to Joanna after the first warp. It is also required to destory the megaweapon's power cores in Perfect Agent.
  • An unlockable cheat is dedicated to make this weapon available in any mission.


  • The Farsight XR-20 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 beta development, it used the same model as the Dragon does in the final version; this was likely a placeholder. It also used assault rifle ammo like the Dragon. The z2020 only had an 8 round magazine rather than 30, but fired as quickly as the Dragon does in its primary mode. Its secondary mode was the Rail-Gun Effect seen in the final version. It did not have a target locator function, but could draw a box around its target like the CMP-150.
  • The FarSight XR-20 is one of the rarest weapons in Perfect Dark.
  • The FarSight is incompatible with auto-aim, presumably for balance reasons. Despite this, the extraterrestrial railgun has received a cult-following amongst the Perfect Dark community, and is widely considered to be one of the most overpowered weapons in any First-Person Shooter video game, like the DY357-LX.
  • While aiming, if the C-Left button is pressed and held during primary mode, the FarSight will automatically aim for targets in the same manner as the secondary mode.
  • Due to the extreme power of its rounds, the FarSight XR-20's lethal shots, at occasional times, are capable of penetrating through shielded enemies and still kill instantly, even under 1000% health settings in Perfect Dark Mode. This devastating ability also applies to the DY357-LX.
  • When Elvis wields it in Deep Sea, he shoots the FarSight much faster than the player, in the same way the AI fires handguns.
  • Unlike the DY357-LX (which is more dangerous in Simulant hands), AI Bots in Combat Simulator does not fire the FarSight faster than a human player and won't fire through walls.
  • Like the Phoenix and Callisto NTG, being a Maian firearm, its ammunition are apparently orbs and have a distinctive reload sound.
  • For the first few frames you can see the orb spawn inside the barrel of the gun when reloading before it snaps to the hand model.

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