The Nightstick is the second melee weapon found in Cry of Fear.


Simon finds it near a police car and inside an apartment. It's a bit more powerful than the switchblade, but the swinging speed is a little slow.

Curiously, it can be dual wielded with the Switchblade to deal more melee damage, but can't be picked up twice, to wield two Nightsticks at the same time.


  • More damage than the switchblade
  • Can effectively kill weaker monsters to conserve ammunition
  • It can be found later in other areas if you missed the first one


  • Slow swing speed
  • Has attack delay


  • Due to the slow swing of the nightstick, it is advised that the player attack while moving towards a monster to get the strike in while avoiding damage.


Nightstick swing

Swing sound

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