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Some (more!) 1.0 weapon updates
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Posted 2012-09-24 at 16:55 by Chuc

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It's been at least 2 months since my last highly verbose update so I thought it'd be high time to let off a bit of steam and let people in on a few things that have been happening, particularly since the encrypted beta changelog release.

Going from top to bottom again, we have the French forces, which are coming along nicely. Their mainstay rifle, the FA-MAS F1 comes in a number of different sight configurations: Iron Sights. J4 Optics, CompM2 Aimpoint CCO and Eotech 552 CCO options. Its high rate of fire combined with its bullpup configuration allow for a very compact and powerful package, similar to that of the TAR-21 in ingame terms.

The rifle also has the capability to fire special rifle grenades, that come in fragmentation (pictured), anti-tank and smoke dispersal forms. This system will be a welcome change to the standard under-barrel grenade launchers other factions use, and allow for the French grenadiers to engage all kinds of threats under their own terms.

The French utilise the Minimi as their mainstay light machine gun, and in-game will be fitted with a J4 Scope or an Eotech 552 CCO. Interestingly the J4 scope is mounted on a mount cantilevered out to the side, allowing for full use of the original iron sights (in in-game terms, as 'Backup Iron Sights').

Next is the newly adopted HK417 with J8 scope, acting as the French Designated Marksman Rifle. With its 20 round magazine and firing the formidable 7.62x51 NATO round, it can hold its own against other rifles in its class.

Lastly is not related to the French, but news about a recent development with our developer friends over at Forgotten Hope 2, we've decided to trade usage rights of the No. 4 rifle with the SMLE MKIII* pictured above. Reasons being that it is by opinion of the team a higher quality asset, and (in the case of the sniper variant) can allow for the use of the iron sights even with a scope mounted. The Enfield will remain in common use with the Taliban faction, despite us implementing the Mosin Nagant series. In fact as BLUFOR, you might be running into both of these ancient yet powerful workhorses at the same time.

Hope everyone enjoyed this mini-update, stay tuned as video and other promo material filters through from our beta testing.
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  1. Old Comment
    Jolly's Avatar
    Chuc must be awesome!
    Posted 2012-09-25 at 05:52 by Jolly Jolly is offline
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    Hauteclocque's Avatar
    And also please, leave the French Army jokes outside of this mod, show that you're more clever than an oyster.
    Posted 2012-09-25 at 08:20 by Hauteclocque Hauteclocque is offline
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    DonDOOM's Avatar
    Probably traded the new ragdoll physics for the Enfield I guess?

    Great update on the French forces, can't wait!
    Posted 2012-09-25 at 11:19 by DonDOOM DonDOOM is offline
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    Microwaife's Avatar
    All of this looks sooo good! Can't wait to play with that Famas grenade launcher. <3
    Posted 2012-09-25 at 11:59 by Microwaife Microwaife is offline
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    simeon5541's Avatar
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    Originally Posted by DonDOOM View Comment
    Probably traded the new ragdoll physics for the Enfield I guess?

    Great update on the French forces, can't wait!
    Or PPSH to Soviets ?
    Posted 2012-09-25 at 13:44 by simeon5541 simeon5541 is offline
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    Pvt.LHeureux's Avatar
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    Originally Posted by tankninja1 View Comment
    nice FH2 has really awesome high res models, hope to see more gifts from them, like their interesting deviation formula which has the gun actually moving around like in real life.
    It's just an illusion, it's an animation, bullet still come out of the middle of the screen.
    Posted 2012-09-25 at 14:34 by Pvt.LHeureux Pvt.LHeureux is offline
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    Nebsif's Avatar
    Back up sights aww yeaa! <3 <3 <3
    Posted 2012-09-25 at 15:21 by Nebsif Nebsif is offline
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    iSmall's Avatar
    Give Russians that cobra sight and Americans automatic M4 and i'm gonna be happy
    Posted 2012-09-25 at 19:48 by iSmall iSmall is offline
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    Raccoon's Avatar
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    Originally Posted by iSmall View Comment
    Give Russians that cobra sight and Americans automatic M4 and i'm gonna be happy
    In other words: "Add special forces to the game, and I'll be happy"
    Posted 2012-09-25 at 19:58 by Raccoon Raccoon is offline
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    Doc.Pock's Avatar
    so we really gettin backup iron sights? happy.
    Posted 2012-09-25 at 20:32 by Doc.Pock Doc.Pock is offline
 

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