In Blacklight Retribution all primary and secondary weapons will have a customised name, which is based off their components (excluding weapon tags) and receiver. Each weapon receiver and weapon component has its own set of names, most of which are unique.
- 1 First Word
- 2 Second Word
- 3 Third Word
- 3.1 Naming Logic
- 3.2 Primaries
- 3.2.1 Assault Rifle
- 3.2.2 Bolt Action Rifle
- 3.2.3 Combat Rifle
- 3.2.4 Burstfire Rifle
- 3.2.5 Submachine Gun
- 3.2.6 Light Machine Gun
- 3.2.7 AK470 Rifle
- 3.2.8 Heavy Assault Rifle
- 3.2.9 M4X Rifle
- 3.2.10 Tactical Submachine Gun
- 3.2.11 Light Machine Gun - Recon
- 3.2.12 Bullpup Full Auto
- 3.2.13 Burstfire Submachine Gun
- 3.2.14 Anti-Materiel Rifle
- 3.3 Secondaries
This is purely decided by the magazine of the weapon. These are all the possible first prefixes, which are shared between all primaries and secondaries unless stated otherwise. Note that magazines also have tiers that tie into the overall build.
Heavy - 80 round LMG-R magazine
Relentless - 70-Round AR-Magazine
Magnum - Magnum mags
Drummed - 50-Round AR-Magazine or the 16-Round SG-Magazine
Incendiary - Incendiary mags
Explosive - Explosive mags
Electro - EMP mags
Toxic - Toxic Mags
Scattershot - BLP scattershot round
Standard - Standard mags
Quick - Fast Reload mags
Light - Faster run-speed mags
Extended - Extended mags
Express - Express mags
Precision - Snub-260 Precision Cylinder
High Caliber - Snub-260 High Caliber Cylinder
The second word refers to the components of the weapon. There are at the moment, 3 discovered Tiers of names for the second prefix. When the gun is customized the highest tier component is the one that names the gun. E.g, when the system is forced to choose between "Thundering" which is a tier 1 name, and "Ghostly", a tier 2 name, it will go with "Thundering" since it has the higher tier. If there are several components of the same tier, the system will follow this priority: Muzzles>Scopes>Barrels>Stocks
Rift - Thundering
Krane SPR1 - Audible
ArmCom Copperhead - Accented
ArmCom SYS3 - Armored
ArmCom Two-Step - Shrill
Silverwood RAS - Veiled
Briar Xl Brake - Tremoring
ArmCom Vatic IR - Infrared
EMI Fused Image IR - Infrared
Frontier Snuff - Concealed
Krane Blackbird - Elite
Titan AR4 - Unstoppable
Krane LR - Tactical
Briar Composite - Smoothbore
Vulcan Stalker - Hex
Vulcan BP - Angry
Silverwood SW - Mean
Briar Rhino - Stabilized
Hullbreach Ogre - Basic
Armcom Elite - Advanced
Krane GX3 - Cracking
Briar TDF - Brilliant
Briar Leatherneck - Agency
Silverwood EX - Fearsome
Frontier Jurisdiction - Enforced
Briar CQC-3 Zenith - Stabilized
Redsand R7 Rush - Stabilized
Lightsky L3 - Hidden
Krane FP-G38 - Spy
MMRS Flip-up - Flip-up
EMI Rival - Fiber-optic
EON F1 - Far Sight
Krane Kaur - Far Sight
Krane EX9 - Recon
Silverwood Cons - Scoped
OPRL Reflex - Tactical
Silverwood CH - Ghostly
Frontier X-light - Iron
Armcom CQB - Prototype
Lightsky Elo - Eagle-eye
EMI Cypher - Rail
EMI Fused - Sighted
ArmCom ESK - Auspex
EMI Cypher IR - Infrared
Silverwood BRS - Stabilized
ArmCom CQC - Brutal
V2 Folding - Composite
Hullbreach TSMA - Combat
Taurex ACP - Solid
Redsand S14 - Operator's
Krane STI-01 - Reinforced
Overmatch JLM - Veteran
Krane CP2 - Technical
Vulcan ACP - Collapsible
ArmCom AC10 - Operator's
ArmCom SYS - Shadow
Hullbreach ZXI - Hidden
Frontier SRM - Silent
Briar S11 - Covert
Vulcan QDSS - Repercussive
Briar XS - Spy
Krane RXS - Treacherous
Vulcan R36 - Spectrum
ArmCom NT4 - Suppressed
Silverwood X35 - N/A
Titan FFB - Ranged
Lightsky Raider - N/A
Frontier ULS - N/A
Krane KOG - Galloping
Third word is dependent on the tier of the parts currently equipped on the weapon and how many high tier parts it has. For example, an Assault Rifle starts with the name "Standard Tactical Knight"; if we were to add a low tier muzzle such as the ArmCom SYS onto it, it now becomes "Standard Shadow Classic", as it transitioned from the first name, "Knight", to the 2nd name, "Classic". If we were to put a high tier muzzle such as the Krane SPR1 instead, it now becomes "Standard Audible Rebel".
In order to achieve the last name, a gun generally must have a tier 1 muzzle and tier 1-2 scope and stock (where applicable).
All gun names are in order of acquiring (1 high level part, 2 high level parts, etc.). We must also note that some of the parts/receiver possible names are not unique (ex. "Hunter" for both BFP and BAR).
Note: All guns have "Classic" as a 2nd possible name, and thus is not included in the listing below.
The Assault Rifles have names that seem to be around the theme of 'Chaos vs. Order'.
Assault Rifle Names: "Knight", "Stallion", "Jackal, "Rebel" and "Templar".
Bolt Action Rifle
The Bolt Action Rifles take names that are metaphors for different types of snipers.
Bolt Action Rifle Names: "Paladin", "Mercenary", "Prototype", "Nightmare" and "Hunter".
The Combat Rifles use a theme of 'Professionals' with the names, symbolic with their difficulty compared with other weapons.
Combat Rifle Names: "Hot-shot", "Spartan", "Expert", "Negotiator" and "Lance".
Burstfire Rifles take their names from wedge-headed weapons, which reflects their ability to deal potent damage in a short burst.
Burstfire Rifle Names: "Hatchet", "Maul", "Battle-Axe", "Butcher", "Tomahawk".
The Submachine Guns get their names from various descriptions of melee fighting, reflecting their close quarters dominance.
Submachine Gun Names: "Fighter", "Boxer", "Contender", "Duelist" and "Wildcat".
Light Machine Gun
The Light Machine Guns are named such as to reflect their destructive nature.
Light Machine Gun Names: "Savage", "Pillager", "Demolisher" , "Raider" and "Killer".
As a reference to the long lasting legacy of the AK-47 and its derivatives, AK-470 rifles takes names that reflects its history.
AK470 Rifle Names: "Artifact", "Remnant", "Relic", "Memento".
Heavy Assault Rifle
The Heavy Assault Rifles get their names from various mighty figures that impose respect.
Heavy Assault Rifle Names: "Punisher", "Vulture", "Ambassador", "Kestrel", "Powerhouse".
Based off the M4 and the M16 rifle series, the M4X rifles take the names of tactical assault groups.
M4X Rifle Names: "Infantry", "Brigade", "Formation".
Tactical Submachine Gun
Tacical Submachine Guns are named to reflect their hit-and-run nature.
Tactical Submachine Gun Names: "Element", "Wasp", "Scrounger".
Light Machine Gun - Recon
The Recon Light Machine Guns takes their names from unnatural and unpleasant phenomena. They used to be the only weapons that showed two words (skipping the first word related to the magazine type); with the Evac patch, all LMG-Rs now display the full three word names.
Light Machine Gun - Recon Names: "Calamity", "Blight", "Disaster", "Plague", "Tormentor".
Bullpup Full Auto
The Bullpup Full Auto rifles have names with a rebel theme.
Bullpup Full Auto Names: "Combatant", "Militant", "Instigator", "Dissident", "Caballero".
Burstfire Submachine Gun
Burstfire Submachine Guns have names that reinforce their high speed and high damage nature.
Burstfire Submachine Gun Names: "Animal", "Sprinter", "Huntsman".
The Anti-Materiel Rifles take their names from their role of delivering specialized rounds that disable military equipment (materiel).
Anti-Materiel Rifle Names: "Saboteur", "Adversary", "Antagonist".
Light Pistols names have a defensive theme (besides the comical peashooter), related to the fact that they are only used to defend oneself after the primary weapon has run out of ammo.
Light Pistol Names: "Peashooter", "Defender", "Patroler", "Stonewall"
Heavy Pistols take the names of figures of authority.
Heavy Pistol Names:"Custodian", "Cleaner", "Saint", "Hardballer"
Burstfire Pistols have names that reflect their difficulty compared to most secondaries. (some of the BFP names seem to be taken from other receivers)
Burstfire Pistol Names:"Regular", "Spartan", "Slayer", "Firebrand", "Champion", "Hunter"
Revolvers have just one name that emphasizes their high damage and low rate of fire.
Revolver Name: "Spitfire"
The shotguns are named after their extreme dominance in close quarters.
Shotgun Names: "Bully", "Menace", "Brawler"
Machine Pistols take the names of knives or swords.
Machine Pistol Names: "Shank", "Blade", "Cutlass"
Shotgun Assault Rifle -k
Shotgun Assault Rifles have names that emphasize the high rate of fire of the weapon, drowning enemies in pellets.
Shotgun Assault Rifle -k Names: "Riptide", "Charger", "Downpour"
Breech Loaded Pistol
The Breach Loaded Pistol has one name that is a reference to the way it will literally brand it's target with a searing hot round.
Breech Loaded Pistol Names: "Firebrand"
Snubs have no special receiver related names. However, when someone is killed by a Snub, the kill message "X was given a Balik special" sometimes appears. Balik was a city in Blacklight Tango Down.
Snub-260 Name: "Classic"