In the March Q/A OWI said that after the Australians, the US Marine Corp will be the next major content release.
Do you guys have any predictions on what weapons and vehicles they will use?
No need for predictions, they'll have the IAR, M16, LAV, AAV with MK19, and Javelin. This comes from a mix of things posted on roadmap and things Fuzzhead has confirmed in squadchats. They'll most likely have the Huey too given CAF are receiving their appropriate heli which is very similar to a Huey.
Apparently Javelin is out, Mk153 was modeled.
Might not be the case, having the SMAW in doesn't mean the Javelin is out necessarily, like how RUS has RPG 7 tandem in addition to RPG28
RUS has to be underpowered hence the rpg-7(without frag rockets).
OWI wouldn't make a worse launcher just to have two for same nato faction due to their biases.
I think they actually would, and don't have an answer to how to balance the javelin yet, so they are withholding it for now. If they ever get around to retooling armor/revisit the active protection prototypes, I could see a lot more powerful AT, including the javelin.
Also, my point was that they came back and added the RPG 28 - they could have just made the RPG7 HAT good, but they added a new launcher instead.
Also, my point was that they came back and added the RPG 28 - they could have just made the RPG7 HAT not bad, but they added a new weapon entirely instead.
APS generally have an arc where they work that doesn't include the top anyway.
Problem here is that it probably takes more effort to make javelin realistically flawed as irl, and I don't see OWI going out of its way to address that.
OWI didn't make RPG-28, that was made by a modder. Hence I don't expect OWI to have a model made just for sh1ts and giggles.
Well, the javelin is modeled, so maybe later. We'll see.
Well the thing is smaw was modeled later.
Considering removal of shotgun in aus faction, I expected something like that for javelin(too hard to "balance" despite all the other bs going on -> remove it)
I agree it's definitely due to them not wanting to touch that balancing. Maybe down the line they'll gear up for an armor/AT overhaul and we'll see it added, maybe along with an NLAW rework too.
Cant wait for the update :)
Everyone who thought that OWI was suddenly going to pull a 180 and not do the 2010s for USMC was silly to think of that in the first place. Even if we have another three-burst weapon, I wonder if the M16A4 will have better performance in terms of recoil than the M4, and by how much. Would be interesting to see.
Probably copy/paste L85 stats(0.45 vertical recoil, ~940m/s velocity, 2moa,...etc.), which is already ridiculous since M16 probably would get the unrealistic rate of fire that m4/allvariants get.