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Would be awesome if there was bullet penetration according to military ballistics charts (I have a copy if anyone wants the specs lol) and ammo types such as JHP, FMJ, AP, and the likes with their pros and cons.

I know theres slight bullet penetration (Bullets passing through street signs) But imo it really needs improvement (I can't shoot a 6.5mm through a rickety wooden door).


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BlackJack2088 set Legacy ID to 789646881.May 7 2016, 11:42 AM
iDrake added a subscriber: iDrake.May 7 2016, 11:42 AM
iDrake added a comment.Mar 8 2013, 8:55 AM

Here here, I second this suggestion! This would be a REALLY good thing to put into this kind of game! A FMJ round not going through wood... c'mon now, it's not 1998 and this isn't Rainbow 6. Lets keep it real!

I was just in a MP game and i couldn't kill a guy hiding behind a bush, even though i could slightly see him through it. The bullets couldn't penetrate the damn bushes branches. I then tried this out for myself, hid behind a bush when someone was firing at my from a distance, and sure enough he fired about 8 shots at be and only one actually got through the branches and wounded me.

iDrake added a comment.Mar 8 2013, 9:01 AM

OUCH! Yeah, that seems like a MAJOR issue that needs to be addressed.

I don't think penetration is complete yet. I was able to shoot the MXM 7.62 through fat tree limbs at >300 meters, as I should, but likewise, cant shoot through a damn wooden door. I'm sure they're working on it.

As for different ammunition types, I'd bet you anything that's already planned for later release.

I hear you, Sairus.

I know for a fact theres standard rounds and then theres Tracer rounds, meaning they already have ammunition types established. Hopefully this sees the light of day (or devs lol) and the hook me up. :3

iDrake added a comment.Mar 8 2013, 9:10 AM

True enough, they may have it slated to be put in the game later, or working on it now. But it never hurts to just mention it and toss out a suggestion just in case it's something they havn't considered yet.

But I'm with you sairus002, it's hard to believe they wouldn't have already thought of that. I'd bet on the fact like you, they will be doing something with that later, after all, this is an Alpha release, doesn't have all the bells and whistles just yet!

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Crierd added a subscriber: Crierd.May 7 2016, 11:42 AM

Voted up. I really hope BIS researches this and implements it properly. I've seen some videos where 5.56 can't penetrate car doors and etc in Arma 3 when even handgun rounds IRL can.

If this can be fixed it would add an entirely new dynamic to the way we play the game. You'll have to take into account cover vs concealment, which would be just plain awesome.

agreed, this as well as penetration of armour and mapping the kill areas on the body center of mass should be very high in priority