Burst Pistol / Blast Pistol
The majority of weapons in Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart need to be purchased from the Vendor, but not the Burst Pistol. The starting weapon becomes the Blast Pistol once you reach Level 5.
While you don’t buy the Burst Pistol from the Vendor, the store represented by the green icon on each planet map is where you upgrade the weapon. To increase its level, you’ll need to use the Burst Pistol frequently.
Burst Pistol Official Description
“Fires single shots of hot plasma with great accuracy, or a steady stream with slightly less accuracy.”
Blast Pistol Official Description
“Fires three shots of hot plasma at once. Accuracy decreases if shots are fired in a stream.”
Burst Pistol Controls
- Half-pull R2 to fire a precise shot.
- Full-pull R2 to rapidly fire several shots in a stream.
How to Unlock and Upgrade the Burst Pistol
The Burst Pistol is readily available to you as Ratchet from the very start of the game. You can also use the weapon as Rivet when the perspective of the story flips.
At the Vendor, you’ll be able to buy up to 32 upgrades for the Burst Pistol, with each blue upgrade tile costing one Raritanium.
Burst Pistol Parameters
As soon as the game begins, your Burst Pistol will have the following parameters:
- Power: 1 out of 5
- Range: 4 out of 5
- Speed: 4 out of 5
- Ammo: 2½ out of 5
Burst Pistol / Blast Pistol Upgrades
Having used the Burst Pistol enough for it to reach Level 5, you’ll have 32 upgrades in total that you need to pay one Raritanium each to unlock. If you get all of the blue cells around the gold cells, you’ll unlock the gold upgrades, of which there are three from ten tiles.
Blue upgrade tiles:
- Full Rate of Fire x10 (increased rate of fire when in rapid-fire mode)
- Accuracy x8 (rapid-fire shots are more accurate)
- Max Ammo x10 (increase max ammo)
- Spread x4 (tighten the spread for more precise shots)
Gold upgrade tiles:
- Flight Speed x4 (shots travel faster)
- Head Shot Damage x3 (hits to the head do bonus damage)
- Crate Ammo x3 (increase ammo picked up from crates by 50)
Level 5 Burst Pistol (Blast Pistol)
Once you’ve used the Blast Pistol enough to level it up to Level 5, you’ll be able to buy all of its 32 upgrade cells, and it’ll become the Burst Pistol.
A 100 per cent, Level 5 Blast Pistol has full bars for its key parameters of Spread, Accuracy, Max Ammo, Full Rate of Fire, and Accurate Rate of Fire.
The Blast Pistol is a triple-barrelled range weapon that can fire single precise shots or rapidly fire a spread of three shots towards enemies. It’s ideal for targeting headshots as well as laying down fire on a wave of enemies.