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    Modular weapons

    I would love to see the Xenonauts have weapon modifications like M203 grenade launchers, acog scopes, red dot sights and grips which would add different bonuses and disadvantages to the weapons.

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    Elected Chryssalid Hugger anotherdevil's Avatar
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    Brought up a lot, and it's not going to happen as far as I'm aware. Makes it too complicated, messy, micromanagementy, etc.
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    Pretty much. Either the effects would be so minor its not quite worth the art and coding effort, or the advantage is better served by using a different weapon class (sniper, carbine, etc)
    Common wisdom proposes that at minimum 60% of the field of engagement should be rubble and/or on fire. As such the munitions budget has been increased 50%. Operations debriefs have shown that 15% is insufficient for current combat requirements.
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    How about an M79? Its a basic single shot grenade launcher produced since the 60's. It would nicely fill that indirect fire niche for those who don't like throwing grenades.
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    Part of a different discarded suggested (basically extra indirect fire weapons). Balance issues, since they take a huge amount of risk out of the game.
    Common wisdom proposes that at minimum 60% of the field of engagement should be rubble and/or on fire. As such the munitions budget has been increased 50%. Operations debriefs have shown that 15% is insufficient for current combat requirements.
    Ein jeder Engel ist schrecklich.

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    why don't you like throwing grenades? And essentially wouldn't it be the same as throwing the grenade?
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    Throwing at rifle-type ranges (and similar accuracy).
    Common wisdom proposes that at minimum 60% of the field of engagement should be rubble and/or on fire. As such the munitions budget has been increased 50%. Operations debriefs have shown that 15% is insufficient for current combat requirements.
    Ein jeder Engel ist schrecklich.

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    Yeah, I don't want to overcomplicate things too much. All the weapons have their niches so rather than adding a scope to an M-16 you may as well go for the sniper rifle etc. It'd be a pain to balance it all too.
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    Ah right, well if you mean as Sathra said, we have the rocket launcher for that
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    The rocket launcher is for those who don't like throwing rockets.
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