Chapter 2: Weapon Strategies
This section reveals all weapons in Unreal II: The Awakening and provides strategies for using each. Additional tips are provided throughout the mission walk-throughs, including specific tips and weapon-selection suggestions for succeeding during tough combat encounters.
The dispersion pistol joins a long line of first-person shooter starting weapons that appear on the surface to be rather useless but really do have a good use. First of all, the dispersion pistol offers unlimited ammunition. Switch to the pistol in a pinch; it's always there, ready for use and loaded with ammo. It does require recharging, however, and if you frequently fire the dispersion pistol, the reload time becomes greater as it recharges. Wait a few seconds for it to charge, and then resume faster firing. Use it in tight hallways, and strafe left and right while firing to make it difficult for enemies to avoid the projectiles. Because of its unlimited ammo, it's a good weapon to use against certain nonhostile targets (like spider eggs) or when you're behind a turret. Hold down the alternate fire button to build up available charge. Release the button to fire a more powerful, but slower, projectile.
Combat Assault Rifle
The combat assault rifle fires quickly and efficiently. If you switch to the assault rifle after you've inflicted heavy damage on an enemy, you'll need just a few hits to finish the enemy off. It's an accurate weapon, so you're likely to inflict damage almost immediately. The alternate fire mode launches a burst of five rounds, which is excellent for close-quarters combat when you have the rifle firmly pointed at the approaching enemy. You'll find plenty of ammo for the assault rifle, and it's available from the first mission. Get used to it quickly, since it will become a weapon you rely on heavily throughout the game. The assault rifle proves effective against the Izanagis and not so much against the skaarj or drakk.