The Hawkeye ramjet rifle is an anti-materiel sniper rifle appearing in Renegade.
The Hawkeye fires jet-propelled shells at extreme velocities, capable of piercing even the heaviest body armour and damaging military ordnance. In order to manage the extreme recoil, a piston is installed above the barrel, to handle its movement, while the bullpup design allows for a smaller size of the weapon without compromising accuracy.
The scope itself has a built-in night vision module and a directional microphone.
In multiplayer, the Ramjet Rifle is available to players who purchase either Havoc or Sakura, and offers a powerful anti-artillery and anti-infantry tool. It is also deadly against aircraft due to their light armor. Like all other anti-personnel weapons, this weapon did a pitiful amount of damage against heavier armor.
In the campaign, the Ramjet Rifle only appears once, in the eleventh mission of the game, Tomorrow's Technology Today. It can be found wielded by a Black Hand soldier on the roof of the Nod Communications Center. Under normal means, the Ramjet Rifle is inaccessible to the player, but through the use of the edit_vehicle Console Command, it is possible to acquire. Additional ammunition does not spawn for it however, so you'll only get ten shots. before the weapon is worthless. The images below show the steps of acquiring the Ramjet Rifle.
Here is a video demonstrating how to acquire the Ramjet Rifle:
- For the first step, retrieve the GDI Humvee provided for you and park it up next to the Communications Center as shown.
- Next, press the Tilde key, then type "edit_vehicle" without the quotation marks, to open up this interface. Once you've done that, change the Humvee's suspension spring length to 10.00. Note that if the Humvee is perfectly still, nothing will happen until you move, but if it's rolling even slightly, the suspension will expand and launch the vehicle upward instantly. As soon as you're above the roof, bail out and hold the A key to move to the left, and you should land on the roof.
- After you've gotten on the roof, you may kill the Black Hand soldier with whatever you fancy, and he should drop the Ramjet Rifle for you. Note that a save on the roof should be created, just in case the Ramjet Rifle doesn't drop. In addition, note that you will not be able to get back into the Humvee, but creating a save and loading it will revert the Humvee's physics settings back to normal.