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Privay Policy Update

We’ve updated the Tripwire Privacy Notice under our Policies to be clearer about our use of customer information to come in line with the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) rules that come into force today (25th May 2018). The following are highlights of our changes:

We’ve incorporated the relevant concepts from the GDPR including joining the EU and Swiss Privacy Shield framework. We’ve added explanations for why and how Tripwire processes customer data and the types of data that we process, as well as information about your data protection rights.

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Tier 5 firebug weapon. The M2 Flamethrower!

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  • Tier 5 firebug weapon. The M2 Flamethrower!

    Hey everyone!

    So I've been thinking... If tripwire is going to keep up this trend with making tier 5 weapons like the m99 and the medic grenade assault rifle. I figured for the firebug what could be better than an M2 flamethrower! To me this would be bad *** as hell as i personally love WW2 era weapons and the M2 is no exception. For me i only see two problems arising. One is range. Correct me if i'm wrong, but with the light research i did i found an M2 can shoot from 15 to 20 meters which is kinda far. I feel that to make up for lost range the M2 could have an alt fire effect where it makes a sort of line of concentrated fire that could keep a ground fire longer but would use more fuel. The second problem is reloads. Now in all honesty you could just get rid of them all together. But i feel to balance it a little more the barrel should overheat if you are holding the mouse down too long rather than shooting bursts. These are just some ideas that come off the top of my head, but i think however tripwire would chose to balance it i would be happy with as there are very few, if any weapons i do not like using or are irrelevant in KF2.

  • #2
    Truth be told, I think it would be kinda ridiculous to get back to a flamethrower (from the WW2 era nonetheless) after a goddamn microwave gun. It really tells a lot when you find something more ludicrous than a flamethrower, but hey...That's Tripwire we're talking about.

    Then again, I honestly have no idea of what his T5 could be...


    • #3
      You've got a point. And truth be told it would probably be something else. But i figured if it was a true napalm flamethrower it could be better than the normal flamethrower with the fire sticking around a lot longer. that, or they could buff the microwave gun and put the M2 in its place but that is even more unlikely.


      • #4
        For me thermite launcher as T5 firebug weapon would be cool.

        Last edited by Radio4ctive; 09-14-2018, 09:01 AM.


        • #5
          TWI could just un-nerf the Husk Cannon, increase the cost to 2000 and give it a flamethrower mode as an alt fire. It'd be a perfect tier 5 Firebug weapon.


          • #6
            I'd personally love this more than any other weapon, this or an M9. M2 is the best flamethrower around in my opinion - it could operate differently to the t3 one, having the longer range and more powerful burn as standard. A straight upgrade to the t3 with a similar job but at the cost of extreme weight. It wouldn't allow for much loadout variation but in return you'd get something that doesn't instantly shut down or gib enemies like the other high end options but is the ultimate spreader of pure fire damage and the debuffs associated with it. 50% boosted range like the perk as standard! Maybe even an in built slow mechanic to go with the burning tar it sprays.

            I'd love longer groundfires too to help in that job but I can see them being a performance issue either for yourself or teammates and the last thing we need is more reasons to be kicked from a match!

            I'd settle for it being a t4 too as it doesnt make much sense for 100 year old tech to beat the latest in incendiary r&d. Like I say, less direct damage than the mwg and husk gun but has a very strong afterburn effect, the highest panic ability, posssibly some extra debuff to go with the fuel it uses like slow or vulnerability/slower enemy attacks/less damage done by the afflicted zed and the ultimate package to spread it to large numbers.

            I must say again, this is my most coveted weapon out of all posibilities and I had to sign in to show my support!

            Also, anyone seen the M202 FLASH? It's that 4 barreled box rocket launcher, it is primarily used to fire napalm rockets. Dangerous piece of kit. I imagine the husk cannon fills that kind of role already, but in my mind it's like the above, more of a ranged aoe fire delivery option that splatters groundfire and nasty afterburn all around rather than relying on an instant blast kill. Food for thought, ideally I'd have both!

            either way, the idea makes perfect sense to me and I thank you for bringing it up! Hope the idea is considered!
            Nothing like a good smoke.