The FAL (Fusil Automatique Léger) is a weapon in Uncharted 2: Among Thieves and Uncharted: Golden Abyss. The FAL features a three shot burst, and is best used as a mid to long-range weapon. It has a red-dot sight when zoomed in to increase accuracy; however, the magnification is minimal. It is based on the FN FAL.
In multiplayer, the FAL has numerous spawn points on most maps, which makes it widely available to use. It is very popular in rectangular maps such as The Fort. It has been affected by patches added to multiplayer by Naughty Dog. Originally, the FAL was a 7-shot kill, equivalent to 3 bursts. Update 1.05 rebalances weapon damage for all guns, including FAL. The FAL is now a 5-shot kill, equal to 2 bursts. Update 1.06, adding hitbox attributes to players, means more bullets are needed if shots to legs/arms connect. The update also reduced the FAL's fire rate by 10%.
"Fusil Automatique Léger" is French for "Light Automatic Rifle".
The FN FAL is a self-loading, selective fire rifle produced by the Belgian armaments manufacturer Fabrique Nationale de Herstal (FN). During the Cold War it was adopted by many North Atlantic Treaty (NATO) countries, with the notable exception of the United States. It is one of the most widely used rifles in history, having been used by over 90 countries. Despite the very small recoil, the FAL uses the 7.62 x 51 mm NATO cartridge.
The FAL hits harder than both the M4 and AK-47 though in-game it does less than both weapons.
It can also be found on Zorskel, but only in multiplayer.
The FAL has a variant in Uncharted 3, the FAL-SS. The FAL itself was replaced by the G-MAL.