Hardcore mode on the way for Far Cry 2

By Patrick Garratt, Monday, 9 February 2009 11:10 GMT

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Far Cry 2 multiplayer is to get a Hardcore mode, as detailed in this official forum post. Here’s what you get:

The hardcore mode has been designed as an answer to a community request. When designing the multiplayer game our team wanted to provide a balanced experience for most gamers. However some players were seeking and expecting a more realistic experience.

The addition of a “hardcore” setting, available in every game mode, will have many consequences:
A new damage model will be applied with increased damage for all weapons.

All weapons have been rebalanced on normal mode, and on hardcore mode.

Enemy names will disappear after the spawning invincibility period is over (A shield is displayed above a player’s head for a few second to show that he is invincible).

A new option will allow you to tweak spawning time (but not spawning rate).

A new search option will be available in multiplayer to allow you to find games that are playing on hardcore mode.

The new mode will be implemented with “the next wave of patches”.

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