The M79 is a grenade launcher featured in Drake's Fortune and Golden Abyss. Eddy Raja's pirates and Atoq Navarro's mercenaries frequently used them as either a defensive measure or while trying to take down Nate. In "The Drowned City" and "To the Tower", Elena has her own M79 that she uses while Nate is driving the jet ski.
The M79 is not a frequently encountered weapon. It is only rarely found simply lying around, and must otherwise be picked up from the dead bodies of enemy grenadiers, who can be identified by their bush hats, and in the case of the pirates, bright red shirt. Enemy grenadiers will typically stand on a building or position that gives them a height advantage and are very deadly if you are in their line of sight. Late-game grenadiers will often actively move in on your position, meaning that breaking line of sight can be difficult, making them even more of a priority over other enemy units.
Despite their apparent power, Nate can usually withstand shots that do not hit him point-blank. This does not go for his enemies, as the M79's grenades are easily capable of blowing up a small, clustered group of enemies. However, when they are spread out it is most useful for picking off enemies using cover, or those that are far away, as well as those operating turrets. Its main limitations are its very low ammo capacity of only three rounds, it being capable of only firing one grenade at a time, and the very low reload speed.
Medal and trophy[edit | edit source]
|30 Kills: M79|
|Kill 30 enemies with the M79.|
|50 Kills: M79|
|Kill 50 enemies with the M79.|
Scoring 30 kills with the M79 will unlock the medal, worth 10 points, and bronze trophy "30 Kills: M79" in Drake's Fortune and Drake's Fortune Remastered. The same achievement also unlocks a bronze trophy in Golden Abyss.