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Nano Rifle
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Faction Red Faction
Type Special Rifle
Power High
Range High
Rate of Fire Medium (Semi-auto)
Special Disintegrates target's hitpoints rapidly for a few seconds.
Clip/Ammo 5/15 (25 upon upgrade)

The Nano Rifle, created using the Nano Forge, will disintegrate solid matter, like a wall, in seconds. This is an excellent weapon for taking down EDF Gunships, as they will start to disintegrate in seconds after being hit by a cloud of nanites.

Any enemy infantry hit by this rifle can usually be vapourised in 1-2 hits, although this may be an expensive last-resort use.

They also work well in precise demolition work, being capable of disintegrating the support struts of bridges before Mason can gain access to heavier duty weaponry.

There are two upgrades for the Nano Rifle, an ammo boost, giving the user 15 extra shots, and the Nanite Enhancer, giving the Rifle more power. Both are very useful and make it a much more formidable and useful weapon.


  • Despite being created by the Red Faction, it's main component, the Nano Forge, is Ultor Corporation Tech.
  • No Guerrillas use it, as Samanya placed a DNA lock so only she and Alec Mason could use it along with the other Red Faction weapons (except the Sledgehammer and its advanced counterparts).
  • Despite the Nano Forge acting as its magazine. It still had to be 'restocked' from Supply crates and Safehouses.
  • The frame and base of the Nano rifle appear to be a modified hunting rifle as it lacks a scope yet has mounts for one. This makes its presence on Mars a mystery in itself.


Guerrilla Weapons
Melee Sledgehammer
Planted Remote Mining ChargeProximity MineAltimeter Charges
Ranged Rocket TurretRocket LauncherThermobaric Rocket LauncherGrinder
Arc WelderNano Rifle