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Death Stranding

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Death Stranding
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Release Date: 22 November, 2019
Developer: Kojima Productions
Publisher: Sony
Platforms: PlayStation 4
Genre: Third person shooter, stealth

Death Stranding is a 2019 video game developed by Kojima Productions. It is set in a post-apocalyptic world in the former USA, after an event called the "Death Stranding" that united the worlds of the living and the dead. The game follows a porter called Sam Porter Bridges (portrayed by Norman Reedus) in his attempt to reunite America.

The following weapons appear in the video game Death Stranding:


"WellMax V6 Custom"

A fictional revolver very heavily inspired by the Chiappa Rhino with a 12 o'clock barrel placement.

Chiappa Rhino 40DS (4" barrel version) - .357 Magnum
Chiappa Rhino 20DS, current production version with hard chrome finish and fibre-optic sights - .357 Magnum.
The V6 Custom at dusk.
Right hand side.
Shoved in Sam's load bearing rig.

Submachine Guns

M3A1 Grease Gun

M3A1 Grease Guns modified with barrel shrouds and charging handles are used by US soldiers in the WWII flashback.

M3A1 Grease Gun - .45 ACP
The M3A1 Grease Gun on the hands of the US Airborne soldier. Note the absence of a crank lever and the long dustcover, identifying it as the -A1 variant.


Cliff's Rifle

An unnamed rifle heavily based on the AR-15 and AR-10, but with a side charging upper receiver is seen used by Clifford Unger (portrayed by Mads Mikkelsen) and his skeleton soldiers. Note the KAC Gangster Grip-style vertical grip with integrated weaponlight, a neat touch regarding Cliff's past as an American special forces operator in Iraq.

M4A1 - 5.56x45mm NATO
ArmaLite AR-10 A4 - 7.62x51mm NATO
Close up shot of Clifford's rifle. The LPVO and laser module are fictional.
Cliff's rifle in game, note the modelled bolt lugs and magazine follower. Curiously, the rifle is always modelled with an empty magazine and locked back bolt during Cliff's searching phase.
Cliff and his skeleton soldiers emerging from the tide. Note that the skeleton soldiers lack the vertical grip seen on Cliff's rifle.
Close view of the left hand side of Cliff's franken-AR, note the side charging handle, straighter AR-10 style magwell, and squared off upper receiver.
Cliff's AR in Photo Mode.

M16 (Visually Modified)

Fictional rifles heavily based on the pre-production AR-15 and AR-10 with elements from the T48 rifle are used by American soldiers during a Vietnam War flashback in Episode 11: Clifford Unger, sometimes with an XM148 grenade launcher attached. These rifles are very clearly predecessors of the rifle wielded by Clifford Unger himself.

ArmaLite AR-15, first pre-production model, seial number XAR1501 - 5.56x45mm
ArmaLite AR-10, "Sudanese" model - 7.62x51mm NATO
M16 -5.56x45mm NATO
DEATH STRANDING Vietnam Soldiers.jpg
The ghostly apparition of an American soldier wields the franken-AR, sans magazine.
A good view of the side charging handle as a ghastly MACV-SOG-style operator opens fire. The 20-rounder magazine also appears to be one of the extremely early pattern waffled AR-15 magazines. Note the T48 inspired handguard and charging handle.
The franken-AR with the XM148 underbarrel grenade launcher.

Lee-Enfield No.1 Mk III

The Lee-Enfield No.1 Mk. III appear in the hands of some WWI soldiers in Episode 5.

Lee Enfield No.1 Mk III -.303 British
The Lee Enfield can be seen in the hands of the soldier in the middle.

M1A1 Carbine/M14 Hybrid

A hybrid of an M1A1 Carbine and an M14 appears in the hands of various WWII soldiers in Episode 7: Clifford.

M1A1 Carbine - .30 Carbine
M14 - 7.62x51mm NATO
The hybrid rifle can be seen in the hands of the soldier behind the tank.
A US soldier holding another rifle. Note the folding stock.
The rifle can be clearly seen being held by the glowing red soldier.

Machine Guns

M60 Hybrid

Some of the ghost soldiers in Episode 11 wield a machine gun that closely resembles the M60, with shorter barrels from the later M60E3/M60E4 variants.

M60 - 7.62x51mm NATO
M60E3 machine gun with short barrel - 7.62x51mm NATO
The soldier behind Clifford is holding an M60.
The M60 as wielded by the ghost of an American soldier in Vietnam. The bipod is repositioned onto the gas tube and seems to serve as a handguard while folded.
A skeleton soldier running with M60 in hand. Unlike the faux M16 seen in the same level, these are almost identical to the real world M60, lacking only the handguard and heatshield.
The skeleton soldier gets gunned down, dropping his M60 and revealing the buttstock portion.


American helicopters seen in Episode 11 have M60C machine guns installed above the rocket pods.

M60C machine gun - 7.62x51mm NATO
The biomechanical Huey opens up on unseen Vietnamese forces with rocket pod and machine gun fire.

Vickers Mk. I

A Vickers machine gun can be seen in Episode 5.

Vickers Mk. I with ribbed water jacket - .303 British
Sam near a Vickers machine gun


Winchester Model 1912 "Trench Gun"

The "Trench Gun" model of the Winchester Model 1912 appears in the hands of some WWI soldiers in Episode 5.

Winchester Model 1912 "Trench Gun" - 12 gauge
The soldiers in the left and the right are holding a Model 1912.
A soldier using an M11912 in Photo Mode.


M1 Bazooka

An M1 Bazooka is used by some WWII soldiers in Episode 7: Clifford.

M1 Bazooka - 2.36" rocket
The M1 Bazooka in the hands of the WW2 soldier.

XM148 Grenade launcher

The XM148 grenade launcher can be seen attached to a few of the franken-ARs in Episode 11: Clifford Unger.

XM148 grenade launcher mounted on XM16E1 - 40x46mm grenade & 5.56x45mm NATO
The XM148 attached to the soldier's faux M16. Note that the handguard is a very close replica of the XM148 grenade launcher compatible handguard as seen above.

M18 Smoke Grenade

M18 Smoke Grenades are usable by the player. They are even described as "former US Army issue".

M18 smoke greande (Red)
M18 smoke grenades in the weapon locker.

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