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The Bola Gun is a non-lethal anti-personnel weapon that fires binding wires, or "bolas", to immobilize a target, both human and BT (as the rope contains Sam's blood). Each shot can be charged to widen its target radius and increase range. A shot to the head will stun a human target, but a shot to the body will require Sam to knock them out with a kick or risk the target breaking free. Bola Guns are first provided by the Craftsman, and an upgraded variant can be unlocked. Porters can sometimes be seen ferrying Bola Guns around.
Model: BOLA Mk. 1
A binding weapon which uses high-pressure gas to fire strands at targets, neutralizing them without causing injury. Sam's blood is woven into the fibers of the strands, meaning that they are also effective against BTs.
Model: BOLA Mk. 2
An upgraded Bola Gun with longer range, greater area of effect, and increased ammo capacity. This binding weapon uses high-pressure gas to fire strands at targets, neutralizing them without causing injury. Sam's blood is woven into the fibers of the strands, meaning that they are also effective against BTs.
- The Bola Gun fires one shot at a time, reloaded automatically after each shot. The Lv. 1 Bola Gun carries 14 shots in reserve, while the Lv. 2 carries 24 shots in reserve.
- The Bola Gun is initially unlocked by reaching Connection Rank 1 with the Craftsman. Its upgraded variant is upgraded at Connection Rank 3.
- BTs immobilized by Bola Gun strands will eventually break free, but remain visible to Sam even while moving or holding his breath. They will also become stained by Sam's blood and thus vulnerable to other non-hematic weapons.
- Bolas (Spanish plural for 'ball' or boleadoras) were famously used by the Gauchos, among other cultures, in capturing cattle and game. Certain types of spider are also known to hunt with a 'web-bola'.