The China Lake is a pump-action grenade launcher. It can hold up to four rounds. The aiming reticule is similar to the throwing arc of an ordinary grenade. It is handy at eliminating large groups of enemies.
The China Lake is first found in Chapter 10. As it's a heavy weapon, it is quite rare. It is normally only found on armoured soldiers, and enemies that carry grenade ammunition on their armor.
The China Lake has very high damage, medium range, and a slow rate of fire. It is best used mid-range.As it is a heavy weapon it has no modifications.
- It takes one to two shots to down a target. One to incapacitate, and the other to put them into the DBNO (Down-But-Not-Out) stage.
- The China Lake is not a viable weapon at close range, as the explosive radius could knock you down and/or put you in a DBNO stage.
- The rounds are strong enough to destroy small pillars.
- It is most likely the replacement to the popular M32-Hammer from Uncharted 2: Among Thieves and Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception.
- Unlike the M32-Hammer, the China Lake's reload time is considerably slower; in some cases, the moment it's bought and fired, a player may find themselves loading it with ammunition.
- The China Lake's coloring differs from the light gray of the M32-Hammer, as it's painted all black.