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ADVENT Armoury - War of the Chosen - ADVENT Flamethrower
 
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Hey guys! I have returned! I couldn't let the new War of the Chosen DLC pass me by now could I? There is so much cool stuff in this DLC but the one thing I have been super excited for, since seeing them in the trailer, are ADVENT Flamethrowers. I have wanted flamethrowers in my XCOM since the game officially launched and trying to add them in was the whole reason I got into modding in the first place. Now the ADVENT have them and we can't let them have all the fun with those awesome looking flamethrowers now can we? :P

This one is a standalone mod that adds in ADVENT weaponry for your troops to use! Pick those weapons up off the floor and let's use them back on our oppressors! :D

At the Moment this Mod Currently Contains:

The ADVENT Purifier Flamethrower - A fearsome and sleek looking flamethrower that negates dodging and sets everything in its path ablaze! Originally designed to take out large numbers of the lost in one swoop it is equally as devastating against friend and foe alike. Keeping true to the ADVENT version it doesn't require reloading and inflicts modest damage at the price of destroying cover and item drops. The rangers are the only class that use these as the weapon is technically classified as a shotgun. Provides interesting functionality with skills such as Run and Gun though. I feel it's fairly well balanced, coming in a little weaker than rifles but with good perks to balance this out. Might need a little more tweaking but I'll wait for some feedback on that front. I feel it's in a decent playable place at the moment anyhow. It is now customisable with all in game patterns and colours. :)

The ADVENT Priest Rifle - Similar in design to the standard ADVENT rifles used by ADVENT forces, but supporting a higher rate of fire and greater damage output, the Priest's Rifle is truely a deadly killing machine. Being a rifle it can be used by most soldier classes and power wise it comes out just above the stock rifle. It is fully customisable with all in game patterns and colours. :)

The Darklance Replica Sniper Rifle - Manufactured from a standard XCOM Sniper Rifle but incorporating the technology of the Hunter's Darklance. This versatile sniper rifle is made from alien alloy making it surprisingly lightweight and inbuilt stabilizers allow the wielder to set up quickly after moving position to enable them to get back in the fight quicker. Fully upgradable and fully customisable this Sniper rifle looks as good as it feels to use. This sleek Replica Sniper Rifle will have you taking out targets like one of the chosen.

The Disruptor Replica Assault Rifle - Manufactured from a standard XCOM Rifle but incorporating the technology of the Warlocks Disruptor Rifle. This modified rifle packs a deadly punch that will leave all opposing forces decimated in its wake. Fully upgradable and fully customisable this Assault rifle looks as good as it feels to use. This sleek Replica Assault Rifle will make you as fearsome as the Warlock himself.

The Arashi Replica Shotgun - Manufactured from a standard XCOM Shotgun but incorporating the technology of the Assassin's Arashi Shotgun. Its longer barrel allows it to be slightly more accurate at range. Fully upgradable and fully customisable this Shotgun can match your trooper's camouflage to blend in as they stealthily dart in and out of cover like the Assassin herself.

What's to Come and Conclusion:

I have worked on this solidly for a few days now, configuring the new modding tools and figuring out where all the new models are in the files and such so at the moment the flamethrower is the only weapon currently in this mod. BUT THERE WILL BE MORE! I'm planning on making all of my weapons customisable with colours and patterns and I also want to add all those awesome rifles and melee weapons that the chosen get now as well as a few other bits and bobs so stay tuned for more updates!

I am making all weapons upgradeable through all three tiers of weapons technology so that you can upgrade and use them throughout your campaign. All you have to do is complete your normal tier upgrade research projects, Magnetic Weapons and Beam Rifles.

As far as I can tell everything seems to be working as intended but a little more testing may be required. I didn’t have much time but was eager to share this with you. If you find anything that seems like a bug post it in the comments section and I'll try to get round to fixing it as soon as I can. :)

I hope you enjoy my mod! If you have any comments or questions feel free to leave them below and if you enjoy the mod please click that thumbs up button, rate and favourite it. :D

F.A.Qs

Q: The Flamethrower looks like it should be a Grenadier weapon why is it for Ranger only?
A: The Flamethrower was actually made as a shotgun variant by the developers of the game and as such it is missing a lot of coding and animation which would make it work with other classes. It also doesn't have overwatch which would mean Grenadier skills such as Suppression just wouldn't work. This weapon works very well as a close range Ranger variant and I do not intend to do the days of extra work to make it work with other classes when the outcome would be buggy and ultimately not worth it.

Q: Why does the Flamethrower seem weak compared to other weapons?
A: The Flamethrower damage stat is balanced to be just slightly under the stock rifle this is in line with the version ADVENT Purifiers use and is fine when you take into account that it is able to hit multiple targets in one turn. As well as this anything you hit will take burn damage from the burn status that will be applied to them so you are actually getting a little extra out of it in reality.

Q: Why does the Flamethrower tend to miss a lot?
A: While the Flamethrower does negate the dodging stat it still takes cover bonuses into account. You may not hit targets that have good cover as they will duck behind it. Flanking targets is always a good idea and will help you hit what you are firing at. Furthermore the Flamethrower doesn't actually use the AIM stat. It doesn't work like any other weapon and instead uses its own stats called RANGE, RADIUS and TILE COVERAGE. I'm not sure how these stats affect the "aim" but if you would like to make the weapon unrealistically powerful you can tweak these values in the .ini files.

Q: Is the Flamethrower upgradable?
A: Yes it is! It will upgrade through all three tech tiers gaining small damage increases in line with the stock rifle.

Q: Why isn't the Flamethrower better against enemies?
A: Because quite simply it wasn't designed for combat. It was made to eradicate the lost from urban areas. You CAN use it in combat, it does have its advantages but there are also disadvantages to using it over the stock shotgun. Bring the correct tools to the correct mission and you shouldn't run into any issues. The Flamethrower has a lot of strategic value. You can hit multiple targets with it, destroy cover and deny your targets access to parts of the map.

Q: Can you lock the flamethrower behind the Purifier research?
A: I could but seeing as the first Purifier corpse you get is in the third mission of the game I don't think there is really any point to me doing this. Just seems like I would be wasting my time really.
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Feb 5 @ 9:25am
AdvPurifier parity
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[OG]CombatMedic02  [author] 19 hours ago 
@CircleofPsi Edit the following file: Program Files\Steam\steamapps\common\XCOM 2\XCom2-WarOfTheChosen\XComGame\Config\DefaultClassData.ini and add AllowedWeapons=(SlotType=eInvSlot_PrimaryWeapon, WeaponType="shotgun")
AllowedWeapons=(SlotType=eInvSlot_PrimaryWeapon, WeaponType="rifle") lines to the classes that you want to use the weapons.
Circle of Psi 20 hours ago 
Hey Medic, me agian: Can all weapons here be used by Hero classes?, has that made it into a update? (rather then files)
IHA-1337 Feb 16 @ 8:52am 
Enjoying it? I'm Luving it:)
[OG]CombatMedic02  [author] Feb 16 @ 7:43am 
@Flamew1ng Probably, it's on the list. Just wanted to get the Primary Weapons done first.

@IHA-1337 No problem! Glad you are enjoying the mod. :)
Flamew1ng Feb 16 @ 7:39am 
Will you be doing the assasin's Katana at some point too?
IHA-1337 Feb 16 @ 7:26am 
Aww mate i love you thanks so much for putting these in :)
[OG]CombatMedic02  [author] Feb 15 @ 3:46pm 
@Flamew1ng Template names are: ADVENTChosenShotgunConventional, ADVENTChosenShotgunMagnetic, ADVENTChosenShotgunBeam, ADVENTChosenRifleConventional, ADVENTChosenRifleMagnetic and ADVENTChosenRifleBeam.
Flamew1ng Feb 15 @ 11:38am 
Can you give me the template names for the Disruptor Rifle and Arashi replicas?
[OG]CombatMedic02  [author] Feb 15 @ 10:49am 
@RacingM3GTR Good to know, thanks for testing them. Glad that you are enjoying them. :)
RacingM3GTR Feb 15 @ 10:42am 
The rifle and Arashi work fine and are awesome, tyvm! :)