Far Cry 2 screenshot
Far Cry 2 screenshot

Ubisoft, by way of its official forums, has announced details of a new hardcore multiplayer setting.

"The hardcore mode has been designed as an answer to a community request," explained Ubisoft. "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."

A hardcore setting will be available in each multiplayer game mode, implementing the following changes:

- 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.

Hardcore setting will be implemented in the "next wave of patches" for PC, Xbox 360 and PS3.

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clangod's Avatar


I must admit that while this game takes an expects an extreme amount of patience, and can sometimes feel too big, I thouroughly enjoy playing this game on both single and multiplayer. The level editor is not for everyone but I love the comprehensiveness of this and it adds to the replayability of course as some of the user generated content is nothing short of brilliant.

I've noticed however that occasionally I experience lag and as a result the challenging gun - play can see me blown away after firing a complete clip into an enemy. I guess a player adapts as much as they can to the lag issues they face so ultimately this is what dictates if they will continue to play any given title online. I refer particularly to the Call Of Duty series whereby if I do not find a majority Australian or Zew Zealand user lobby it can be very irritating...

That being said, I intend to spend a considerable amount of time getting to grips with the hardcore mode. It is however I suspect just going to make me a lamb to the slaughter...
Posted 04:06 on 10 February 2009
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the only time i played this game online was,when it first came out.
but i didnt like that much as it was nowt like Far cry 1 online :(
Posted 11:56 on 09 February 2009

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Release Date: 23/10/2008
Developer: Ubisoft Montreal
Publisher: Ubisoft
Genre: First Person Shooter
No. Players: 1-16
Rating: BBFC 18
Site Rank: 146 4
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