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23 days ago - /u/NylesBlack - Direct link

Originally posted by wolverineczech

Just FYI, to put it in perspective for Hunt players, Uppercut probably shares ammo with Sparks, Springfield uses the much shorter, "stubbier" .50-70 Govt. round in-game.

Uppercut is actually supposed to fire .45-70 as well! It's not that strong of a round compared to other rifle cartridges in the game, so we thought of using that as the model reference for the Uppercut as it still qualifies as long ammo. Sparks in-game is chambered for a much more powerful .50-90 or .50-100 buffalo hunting cartridge. And yes, the Springfield '66 is using a much weaker "medium-sized" bullet with the .50-70. It's successor, the Springfield '73 would be using what the Uppercut uses: .45-70 government. Pax is in .45 Long Colt, which is still pretty comparable in power to today's .45 ACP. The Nitro is chambered in .500 Nitro Express.

23 days ago - /u/NylesBlack - Direct link

Originally posted by BelgianRattlesnake

Uppercut is actually supposed to fire .45-70 as well!

As far as I'm concerned, the Colt Walker Cartridge Conversion irl (probably the Caldwell Uppercut in-game or at least its inspiration) uses .45 Long Colt, not .45-70 Govt so well, artistic liberty perhaps, similar to the "Huot" Mosin?

Ps: Also since we have the Browning Auto-5 in game, which was only produced in 1902 while the game is in 1895, why don't we have the Ross rifle and the Huot Auto instead of the Mosin?

The thing is, the Uppercut is not even based on the Colt Walker. It's based on the Colt Open Top, like the Caldwell Conversion is, just reinforced and modified to fire the larger caliber. The idea is that the Hunters took a stock weapon and made it use rifle ammunition instead. Of course there is artistic liberty with this, just as you say the Avtomat being based on a modified Mosin Nagant, while other weapons mound blades and attachments that no real sane shooter would ever consider getting close to their weapon. But that's the beauty of working on a game in a fictional scenario - even if parts of the rules, gear, etc. of course is very closely leaned on their real-world counterparts. And of course the Hunters might get their hand on early prototypes and military-grade gear with their apparent connections to some powerful institutions like sources in the Russian Empire, etc. :)

23 days ago - /u/NylesBlack - Direct link

Originally posted by BelgianRattlesnake

Well if so, this means that you may add things like the Lewis Gun as a mounted/pick-up weapon in this universe since it's kinda like a jacked-up history alternative universe like in for example Attack on Titan where it's set in around the 9th century and there are like Mauser C96s and stuffs...

Haha haha.............. I'm just joking with the Lewis Gun... perhaps?

There is a fine line I suppose. We definitely took some liberty since it's a game not a documentary about the biggest cover-up in history (or is it?), but we still try to be truthful to the era for the most part. Don't expect WW1 weapons, unless there is a way we can explain them in the universe, like how the Avtomat is scratch-built from the Mosin Nagant, similar to how the Huot was modified from the Canadian bolt-action rifle out of necessity to have more machineguns for the war 20 years after the events in Hunt. :)

Hunt has a very interesting setting in that we have one foot in the Wild West era and one foot in the modern age leading up to WW1. This gives us a lot of different areas to explore, but even in 1895, machineguns were already a thing and appeared in all major armies in one way or another. Be that the classic maxim water-cooled model or the colt-browning model 1895 and others. If we feel a machinegun would be needed, the era would have plenty of oportunities for that - not just the archetypical Civil War era gatling. :)

23 days ago - /u/NylesBlack - Direct link

Originally posted by BelgianRattlesnake

Is that possible Hunt Showdown 2 in WW1-era I just smelled? :)

Let's not get ahead of ourselves here. Still soooo much to explore in 1895! :)






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