Sniper Ghost Warrior 3 has magic bullets

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The latest press release for Sniper Ghost Warrior 3 centres, slightly oddly, around the safe houses that double as prepping hubs and warp points within the game. Yes, it’s a good way to start talking about the customisable side of the game; choosing your loadout, the crafting side of things that seems to be all the rage in the industry these days, modifying weapons with attachments, that sort of thing. It also serves as a decent starting point for talking about the in-game currency, as well as how you earn it and what you can spend it on. What really caught our attention, though, was the detailing of “special bullets”. Or, as we would argue it’s more accurate to call them, “magic bullets”.

Take for example the Luring Bullet. Yes, it does exactly what you think it does. We’re extremely curious about how this bullet differs from a normal one which, surely, would succeed in getting the attention of most people. Perhaps it makes people come running by playing the tune from an ice cream van on impact? Or perhaps it briefly unleashes a hologram of popular music artist Kanye West performing an impromptu concert?

Then we have the Tagging Bullet. You’re probably thinking along the right lines for this one, too, which “extracts a pulse that locates enemies through obstacles”. That sounds extremely useful, if not necessarily realistic. Next up is the Armour Piercing bullet, the least magic of the magic bullets. The EMP however (the name isn’t EMP “bullet”, but we presume that’s what it is) will of course immediately knock out all vehicles, cameras, power generators, washing machines, and kettles within its blast radius.

The Explosive Bullet promises to do exactly what it says on the proverbial tin, the perfect choice for when you want to be positively, absolutely sure that somebody is dead. Last but not least is DARPA (DARPA Bullets to give them their full name, perhaps?). Destined to be known as the n00bullet (if we have anything to do with it), these are ostensibly homing bullets but in reality are a tangible way of the developers taking pity on those without the skill or patience for hardcore sniping; completely ignoring wind and gravity, a n00bullet will follow your line of sight exactly.

It all sounds a bit silly, doesn’t it? Well, yes; but “silly” is often “fun” wearing a different hat. You can find out just how well – or how badly – it all works out when the game releases April 25th.

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Written by Luke K

Luke plays lots of videogames, now and again stopping to write about them. He's the editor in chief at Critical Gamer, which fools him into thinking his life has some kind of value. Chances are, if you pick up a copy of the latest Official PlayStation Magazine or GamesMaster, you'll find something he's written in there. Luke doesn't have a short temper. If you suggest otherwise, he will punch you in the face.

One comment

  1. Jeremy /

    So, I’m not sure if you know this as it isn’t mentioned in the article but “DARPA bullets” aren’t just something the Devs put into the game just to be able to steer a bullet, they are actually real rounds that were developed by DARPA. If you want to look them up online, they’re called EXACTO (EXtreme ACcuracy Tasked Ordnance) and they have some really cool videos of them on YouTube.

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