General information

Weapon class:


Weapon type:

Semi-automatic pistol

Magazine capacity:

7 rounds (U1, U2 & UGA)
10 rounds (U4)

Maximum ammo:

14 rounds (U1 & U2)
21 rounds (UGA)
20 rounds (U4)
16 rounds (TLL)

Appears in:

Uncharted: Drake's Fortune
Uncharted 2: Among Thieves
Uncharted: Golden Abyss
Uncharted 4: A Thief's End (Multiplayer only)
Uncharted: The Lost Legacy

First found:

Chapter 13 (U1)
Chapter 2 (U2, unusable)
Chapter 15 (U2, usable)
Chapter 26 (UGA)

Commonly found on:

Mercenaries (U1, U2, ULL)



250 (Uncharted Points, U4)
$700 (In-game, U4)



Loadout point(s):

4 LP (U4)

The Desert-5 is a semi-automatic pistol and a heavy weapon that appears in Uncharted: Drake's Fortune, Uncharted 2: Among Thieves, Uncharted: Golden Abyss, Uncharted 4: A Thief's End's multiplayer, and Uncharted: The Lost Legacy.


Uncharted: Drake's Fortune (2007) and Uncharted 2: Among Thieves (2009)

The Desert-5 is more powerful than the Wes-44 Revolver due to its larger caliber. It is overall the best magnum pistol, as it has 1 extra round per magazine, 2 extra rounds total can be carried, and it has slightly better accuracy. The only disadvantage to the Desert-5 is that it has a slightly slower rate of fire and higher recoil than a normal pistol.

Uncharted: Golden Abyss (2012)

Uncharted 4: A Thief's End (2016)

The Desert-5 was a DLC Weapon added to A Thief's End's multiplayer. It was released alongside the Survival gamemode update. The weapon can be dropped through a DLC Gameplay Chest or be purchased for 250 Uncharted Points.

As the Desert-5 is a heavy weapon, it cannot be modified.

Uncharted The Lost Legacy (2017)

The Desert-5 returned in Uncharted The Lost Legacy, replacing the Barock 44. from A Thief's End as the game's 1 shot kill sidearm. It has very few changes from the Uncharted 4 version but now has only 8 rounds in its magazine.


The Desert-5 is based on the Mark XIX variant of the Desert Eagle. It is incorectly shown with very tall cocking serrations. The "5" may refer to it being the .50 Action Express version of the Desert Eagle. There are three variations of caliber: .357 (9 rounds), .44 Magnum (8 rounds), and .50 AE (7 rounds). Since it is so powerful, it is most likely the .50 AE version, which would also be correct on magazine capacity.