MAR 25 - Nope, today's patch didn't change any weapons. Just the RC-XD was weakened a bit.
COMING SOON: WHENEVER THEY DECIDE TO PUT ALL THOSE CHANGES ON THE 360/PS3 TO THE PC.
Damage starts at one amount of damage, decreases over a certain range and continues at a lower damage. Certain body parts multiply damage from attacks. Note that the L96A1 has an extra damage modifier. The upper arm also takes 1.5x damage. All shotguns' minimum damage is 10 and all five of them fire eight pellets of buckshot. - A weapon's Hip Spread is determined by a minimum and maximum cone of fire in degrees from the center of the screen. Shotguns from the hip are much less accurate than they used to be before. Aim down the sights with them to make them a bit more effective. - Recoil is an area within four points and the random chance of the weapon kicking anywhere within that area. The recoil causes the player's view to travel in that direction, a higher number means a faster camera jump and ultimately more recoil. The kick focuses on the average between the points, so if a weapon kicks left 10 and right 60, the kick will almost always be to the right. If a weapon kicks 60 both left and right, the sights have equal chance of jumping either way. If both numbers are on one side of the arrows, then it'll always kick in that direction.
Working against the recoil is Center Speed (number in the bottom right of the Recoil box), a mostly arbitrary number. Higher Center Speed means faster recovery as well as dampening the recoil, as CenterSpeed is always active from the instant you shoot.
No other attachment aside from obvious exceptions (Snub Nose) affect the recoil of a weapon. The Red Dot and Reflex are completely benign and only serve as iron sight replacements.
- A weapon's Fire Time is the time between each shot. Divide 60 by the Fire Time and you get the Rounds Per Minute. The L96A1 and Stakeout use RechamberTime, the same as FireTime, but there to prevent you from skipping the bolt/pump animation. The burst fire weapons (M16, G11) have a 0.2 second delay between bursts, cutting their rate of fire down significantly.
Each weapon has a specific Reload Time for partial and Empty magazines. For both of these reloads is the Add Time, the point where the Ammo Counter changes. The Add Time indicates the point where you can cancel the reload animation and still have a reloaded weapon. Some shotguns and the Python reload one round at a time. The first round takes longer than the following rounds. The Python's Speed Loader time is also indicated in place of the Add Time (which is irrelevant for the Python). - Raise Time and Drop Time are the lengths it takes to put away one weapon and take out another. Combine one gun's Drop with another's Raise to see how long it will take. NOTE: Switching from one weapon to a Pistol will cause your weapon in hand to use Quick Drop, only 0.25 of a second.
Aim Down Sights takes a moment before the sighted accuracy takes effect after pressing the ADS button.
Depending on the weapon you're carrying, your character will have his running speed changed. Like Call of Duty 1 and 2, it is no longer based on your primary; what is in your hand determines your speed. Meaning if you switch to a pistol, you will run faster than whatever assault rifle or LMG you've got.
Oh yeah, and of course, players have 100 health by default. They recover all health immediately after five seconds of no damage. And the Miniscule health setting of 30 is used for "Hardcore".
FLASH CHART - Be sure to update Flash. Click on the horizontal weapon image menu to select that weapon class. Click on the weapon names on the left to select that weapon. Click on the attachment image to modify the chart to reflect that attachment in green. Hover the mouse over parts of the chart to see simple explanations.
Warlord will cause both attachment effects to take place. The only conflicts are with the Grip and Scopes which are specified. Two of them embedded so you can compare two different guns side-by-side. If there isn't a change indicated on the chart, it isn't changed statistically. That includes attachments that have been omitted like the Red Dot.
The Flamethrower lets out an invisible projectile traveling along the flame stream that causes 50 points of damage. Each projectile eats up 4% of fuel in the 100% tank, meaning 25 "shots" total. The flame projectiles reach out to about 500 inches / 12.5 meters before fading out, giving it similar range to shotguns.
Grenades and Explosive Equipment.
In the Blast Radius column are three numbers. The Maximum Damage at the center of the blast. The Minimum damage at the edge of the blast. The Radius of the blast itself. The Claymore has a specific cone for its blast. 60° in either direction from where you face it. It's trigger area is near-identical to its blast radius. Note that the Nova Gas delivers 13 damage every second to enemies while in its radius.
In the Time column, things get a little specific for each item. Prep Time is the amount of time it takes to prepare and throw the grenade/equipment. Prep Time is a combination of HoldFireTime (time to pull pin) and FireDelay (arm-throwing animation).
Fuse Time is obviously the amount of time it takes for the thing to detonate on its own. Note that Concussion, Nova and WP won't explode until they land on the ground. The Crossbow's fuse doesn't start until it hits an object.
Both Smoke grenades last for approximately eight seconds before they begin to clear up. This means the Nova Gas is lethal if someone stays in the gas for the whole duration.
The Grenade Launcher and Crossbow have their own Reload times.
The Grenade Launcher needs to travel at least 9 meters to arm itself, otherwise it'll be a Dud.
Equipment and launchers take about a second to Raise after putting away their weapon. Prepping C4 and Claymores is not unlike grenades. The C4's trigger and Claymore's sensor Detonation both take approximately 0.83 seconds.
The Strela and LAW can destroy any enemy aircraft with one hit (not including Flares from helicopters).
The Ballistic Knife has exactly half the projectile speed of the Crossbow. Both Knife and Crossbow have a very slight lift before they begin to fall on a flat shot. The Ballistic Knife's melee time (0.6 & 1.0) is a bit faster than the normal melee (0.8 & 1.16) and does not need to wait for a gun's RaiseTime before attacking again. Both knives' Melee Ranges (64) and Charge Ranges (128) are identical. Whatever changes made to these ranges are so far only on consoles, but appear to be very minimal.
Perks are rather straightforward this time. With the exception of the specific numbers, the in-game description tells you just about everything in the briefest way possible.
Yeah, a patch is going to prevent / has prevented the Hardline Pro Gamble of anything except actual Care Packages.
Killstreaks. The image is kind of crude right now, I'll touch it up some.
Because of the dynamics of each killstreak, things in the image are jumbled, but most things about the killstreaks are self-explanatory. The way stuff is coded with multiple variables overwriting one another, finding the correct info is troublesome, there may still be some errors.
Some things: The Spy Planes are only vulnerable to enemy damage for about twenty seconds. Near the end of its time, enemies are unable to damage it with bullets (rockets still work). It flies off while still giving another pass or three to the team.
The SAM Turret and Sentry Gun have unlimited ammunition. The SAM turret takes out Spy Planes in one hit, but will only take half of a helicopter's Max health in one hit. In other words, the SAM Turret would need three missiles - one for the flare, two for the helicopter - to take a chopper out.
The Care Package drops have two columns of percentages (split in half). The left are chances of each item to appear in the box and the right column is the Hardline Pro Gamble.
Both the Napalm Strike and Rolling Thunder dump fifteen bombs roughly along the area that their specific cursors indicate.
The Helicopters have an "armored" state that lowers bullet damage. After 500 points of health (that's from the total health, not 1500 and 500 extra) are removed, they take full damage from bullets. The time it takes for them to arrive and leave isn't counted in their sixty second timer. They'll be active and able to attack for about sixty seconds.
bulst, even if I partially agree with you, i think this isn't the place to say that. You're right to think about whatever you want, but first it's completely wrong place to say that and second you can't compare CoD (which is more individual) and Battlefield (based on Teamplay).
Den, i think it's a good thing to anticipate. However, i think you should tweak your image to add a bit of space between all weapons type - then we can instantly identify what's by example SMG, Sniper etc.
The weapon compare system that was used on the MW2 page was fantastic. It was easy to use, find, and compare guns using that method. I don't know how much time and effort it takes to do that but I think it is by far the best method.
@xBullwinkel - Yep. I think if Den has time, he could do a ready-to-use compare system : You select 2 weapons, and for each value, the flash animation shows either a red upward arrow, a green = or blue downward arrow to say if 2 stats for each weapon are better, identical or worse.
if this is accurate - and i have no reason to doubt that - that helps A LOT. As always, the real stats do not correlate with the displayed stats in any way, but that much was to be expected. Without going into too much detail and without taking recoil into account, here are some of my observations: - There are some weapons doing 35-25 damage and others doing 40-30. 35 makes it impossible to kill in two headshots and makes it slightly harder to kill through surfaces, but really, the difference seems ignorable. - Is the Famas a burst-style weapon again? if it isn't, the RPM seems really high for the damage output. - The M60 kills in 2 shots up close, that could prove to be annoying. Hopefully the low RPM and the ridiculously high reload time keeps it in check. - The Skorpion also kills in 2 shots up close before the damage drops rapidly, but that doesn't come as a surprise. - The L96 is the montage-sniper, all the others seem really similar. The 1.1 multiplier on lower torso on the PSG seems really out of place. - None of the non-silencer attachements seem to alter the damage-output of the weapons. - The FAL and the M14 look really similar safe for the damage multipliers. I guess that difference is evened out by different magazine sizes and recoil.
exactly it seems like they did not go back to check it and just left the damage after they droped SP... This makes the assoult rifles unbalanced! This makes AK Comando useless!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Wtf I was so about the commando!
Also the olympia shotgun with so less range is bullshit. A shotgund as longs as the olympia always has huge range!!!
The pistols appear to be completely unbalanced. Is the magazine size inverse to the quality of the iron sights? Outside of that possibility and the possibility of a hidden attribute, it appears as if no time was given to balance the sidearms.
@ManHandz - No, not really. The Makarov beats the ASP & 1911 with one extra round and the CZ 75 beats the Makarov with four extra rounds. The ASP has a bit of a reload speed advantage on its side, but that's about it.
@lady_madonnaa - It's pretty straightforward. All SMGs, shotguns and pistols use Small penetration, they can't break through most things except wood or thin sheet metal. Assault rifles, LMGs, sniper rifles and the Python use Medium-Large penetration, they can plow through wood and thin stuff and can just make it through concrete and the like.