Darkman's gun review - HECATE II


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    Overview

    The Hecate II is a French .50 cal bolt action sniper rifle!
    It is unlocked at Rank 150!

    Do not underestimate this sniper, doing so will get you killed, it deals an insanely powerful 97 -> 93 damage and has a high x1.8 torso multiplier allowing guaranteed one shot kills in the torso at any range and of course a x3.0 headshot multiplier because what do you expect? That this can't one hit in the head? Of course it can.
    Much like other .50 Cals, it has a very high 3000 studs/s muzzle velocity, has a very high penetration value and has great suppression!

    It has a horrible fire rate of 28 RPM, having the worst rechambering speed of all the bolt actions but not the worst fire rate of the snipers, that title belongs to the BFG 50, so if you fire, take cover immediately!
    It is chambered in a nice 7 round magazine with 35 ammo in reserve, it takes a long 4 seconds to reload or a very long 7.6 seconds if empty, to prevent emptying this gun or face a long reload!

    Keep in mind that this gun is relatively heavy, so aiming and walking will be slow, you can improve it slightly with attachments like the Skeleton Grip and Remove Stock!
    The recoil of this gun is extremely high and recovers slowly, but it does recover in time before the next shot is ready, making attachments not really needed!

    The scope reticle is alright, but it has a ton more information on the reticle that might distract you, do not let this distract you and aim for the crossing middle of the crosshair!


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    CQB Barrel

    Turns your Hecate II in the Hecate II CQB resulting in better close range performance but worse long range performance!

    (+) Increased recoil recovery speed.
    (+) Increased aiming and walk speed!
    (-) Added bullet spread!
    (-) Decreased minimum damage to 74.4.
    (-) Decreased muzzle velocity to 1500 studs/s!
    (-) Decreased overall range!


    .416 Barrett

    Replaces your bullet with .416 Barrett, a less heavier bullet reaching higher muzzle velocities!

    (+) Increased muzzle velocity to 3500 studs/s!
    (-) Decreased penetration
    (-) Decreased overall range.


    M903 SLAP

    Uses special .50 BMG bullets that are less lethal for bodies but very good for penetrating walls!

    (+) Doubled penetration!
    (+) Increased muzzle velocity to 3750 studs/s!
    (-) Halved suppression
    (-) Decreased damage to 87.3 -> 83.7
    (-) Halved maximum range!
    (-) Removed torso multiplier!

    Basically stops the ability to one shot in the limbs at close range and cannot one shot torso at all for doubled penetration and more muzzle velocity.


    Dust Shot

    Hollow .50 BMG ammo filled with 16 pellets, making your .50 Cal rifle a bolt action birdshot shotgun!

    (+) Increased pellets fired to 16!
    (-) Decreased damage to 34.64 -> 19.02 per pellet!
    (-) Removed torso multiplier!
    (-) Decreased headshot multiplier to x1.1!
    (-) Decreased muzzle velocity to 1200 studs/s!
    (-) Decreased minimum range!
    (-) Added bullet spread!

    Unlike the BFG 50, if you miss your shot, you can still rechamber another shot, but do remember the slow rechambering of the Hecate II!


    Attachments

    The Hecate II has some unique attachments, being the Short Barrel, Long Barrel, CQB Barrel, Remove Stock, .416 Barrett, M903 SLAP and Dust Shot!

    • Since this weapon is a sniper rifle, it has access to the scopes of other snipers in optics for 5000 kills!

    If you want a loadout, I recommend you this:

    • Default
    • Long Barrel
    • Sideways Grip
    • Remove Stock
    • Default

    Trivia

    • This weapon was added not that long after Stylis said there would be no more .50 BMG weapons.
    • It used the WA2000's firing sounds before it got replaced.

    My opinion on this gun

    While very slow and very heavy, it is actually a fun weapon to use.
    If you don't mind all the cons, you do notice it is very powerful and can be an alternative faster BFG 50!

    I rate this gun a 7/10!


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  • Technically this gun can reach the second highest potential velocity in the game, at 3937.5 stud/s with SLAP and Long Barrel. Using both makes it one of the best sniper rifles to use at extreme ranges. Beaten out obviously by the BFG in Wildcat, but it’s still better at a general purpose role, given that it’s repeating and therefore fires faster.



  • The attachment descriptions are still named for the BFG 50


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    Aniconic Woops, i thought I had them all



  • The Hecate was actually a sniper rifle and anti-materiel rifle, as opposed to the M107 being purely an anti-materiel rifle and the BFG-50 being a civilian heavy rifle.


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