That was a good little run yesterday. I didn’t get any screenshots sadly.
We were up near Nandai - sitting on that hill @adrock where we left the other day. Hammy, Vred and myself regrouped… briefly left the area - but then returned upon the start of a Hackers mission. This is probably one of the hardest missions on the game… mainly because of the number of AI and the fact that it is extremely popular with groups trying to nab it.
We were first on scene and took up positions on rocks around 600m away. I set up a spawn beacon which proved to be very handy.
It didn’t take long for pubbers to arrive. A littlebird flew in fast with 3 paras - The littlebird immediately got taken out by the AI ( they had 3 Titan AA soldiers!) So we knew we had company from the North West in heavy jungle, about 700m away and higher up.
We kept silent. Well, I did. Hammy liked attracting the attention of the GMGs. That didn’t go well.
I then spotted a sniper from the para team. I could just see his head at 600m - so I’d get one shot. BOOM. Headshot - However, I had a .50cal Lynx - so now everyone in about a 5km radius knew my location. I second guessed that the position I was in would have been identified by anyone looking at the layout of the area as being tactically advantageous. My sixth-sense told me to check my left (West) - and just as I did, I saw someone taking cover behind a rock. They’d just reached the summit of the hill I was on, but the sound of my Lynx had obviously alerted them and were trying to find my hidding place.
They were 100m away, roughly. My gun had 2 bullets in the clip and was attached with a LRPS x7-x25 scope - NOT what you want when you are compromised close up. I was just about to hit the inventory key to change the scope, but didn’t have time… I noticed that he’d seen me. Scrambling for cover, I rapid hit page-down to get the zeroing down as low as possible… I peaked the rock… clean shot. BOOOOM!. Nothing. Fucking game glitched and I had hit the rock in front of me that I was lying on (hate that). No choice now, the guy knows I’m here… can’t afford the second shot to glitch again, only 1 round in the clip. I stand up, the sway of the Lynx unsupported with a full scope is fucking ridiculous… I just hope the reticule finds its way over the target… BOOOM. Straight through his chest.
Now I’ve got to move. 1 shot with a Lynx and you’ve got to go. 3 shots, and you’ve practically sent Christmas cards to everyone in the area, inviting them to stuff you up the arse. I retreat away from the dangerside of the hill but remain behind some rocks watching the guy I just shot. There were 3 on that paradrop. I glance back at the first guy I shot - he’s gone. Not dead… must have been revived. The second guy I shot I can still see squirming around injured… so he’s waiting for help to. I reload, change my scope to something a little more sensible, and wait. Sure enough… few minutes later - a little head appears… moves to his mate and starts to try and drag him into cover. No chance matey - BOOOOOM. 2 dead.
So, feeling like I am in control of this situation, which I’m obviously not, I return to my original position to get eyes on the Hacker mission (still there, untouched). Vred gives word of an approaching APC. That’s not good. I’ve got about 3 APDS rounds on me that may do enough damage to it to disable it. The APC drives up the hill to the mission… I see it. I range it. I’m just about to pull the trigger…
silent crack. Dead. Fuck. It was the guy on the other hill that had been revived. Schoolboy error returning to the same spot. Someone is immediately on my body - guy I previously killed had got back quick. Maybe they had a beacon. Luckily, so did I.
I went AFK for a bit - returning about 5 minutes later. Upon my return the whole situation had changed. The APC had completed the mission. The guys on the hill had bugged out I think - I didn’t see - but the APC guys had stolen all the money. Now, thanks to our vast experience in this game - Hammy and Vred had preempted this possible conclusion - and Vred had returned to the nearest town with a cashpoint… Nandai. He’d blocked the cashpoint with a wall and taken up a hidden position on a .50 truck in the town.
As I scrambled back to my position to recover my gear… Vred sees the APC. I see it too as I’m parachuting in. They’ve gone for the obvious point and parked around the back of the general store to get to the cashpoint. Dakka Dakka Dakka… Vred opens up… 2 dead! - £18K stolen and banked… loads of gear nicked too, including multiple launchers and SPMGs - and of course, a lovely new APC!
So… now it is definitely time to get the fuck out of the area. We head (slowly) to Harcourt to store the APC in our lockable garage. Pretty straight forward… except for a littlebird that flies over us… 1 para comes out. It’s the guys Vred killed - I guess they want their toys back (It’s Tony and his mate, the guys who base we broke into haha) - One guy tries to fire a missile. It misses. We drive off… as we’re passing the next town, I see the littlebird heading back to pick his mate up. Oh, they’ve left a Titan AA launcher in their APC. “Vred - Stop a sec!”
VRRRROOOSSSSSHHHHHHHH. One dead littlebird.
We got to Harcourt and banked our goodies. Good game guys that was fun.