Desert Eagle

Desert Eagle #20
Fast-firing and very powerful. If you hit your opponent, he goes down and stays down. The magazine only holds eight rounds but the strength of each impact makes up for that.
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Weapon Info
Weapon Type
.44 Special Round
Damage Range
59 - 64
Accuracy Range
36 - 41

Desert Eagle is a Secondary Pistol weapon that can be purchased in Mexico. It can be sold to (but not purchased at) Big Al's Gun Shop.

The Desert Eagle was one of the items available at the launch of Torn on 15 November 2004, having been introduced during the Torn City Beta.

The Desert Eagle has a base fire rate between two to three rounds per turn and can fire eight rounds without reloading. It has a stealth rating of 4.3.


The Desert Eagle can obtained as a purchase from Mexico. It can also be found through city finds, and purchased from the Mission reward shop for ~13 Mission reward credits.

Desert Eagles can be bought from other players through the Item Market, Bazaars, or Trades, but as Secondary weapons do not stack they must be purchased one by one, making it time consuming to buy in bulk.

A high quality Desert Eagle with a Weapon Effect can be obtained by opening a Small Arms Cache.

Historical Notes

Before the introduction of Travel, the Desert Eagle was available for purchase at Big Al's Gun Shop. In the game's early days it was very popular as a secondary weapon among players who cold not afford Dual 92G Berettas, but lost popularity after the release of the BT MP9.

The Desert Eagle originally had a capacity of seven rounds. This was updated to eight rounds to match the capacity of the gun's real life counterpart on 15 May 2018. [1]

In the old Ammo system prior to the Attacking 2.0 update, ammo for the Desert Eagle costed $70 per clip. The icon for the ammo was a large pistol cartridge.

Image History

Desert Eagle Image History
Years Used Image
2007 or earlier to ~2010 IBzOzvm.png
~2010 to July 2012 BAF8sPQ.png *
July 2012 [2] to present X559Wnm.jpg

* This image was a higher resolution, but the higher resolution version was likely lost to time.

Patch History

Released in Patch list #


  1. Chedburn, Patch list #44 : 15/05/2018 (15/05/18)
  2. Chedburn, Patch: Fixes and Updates 19/07/12 (19/07/12)