Far Cry 2 Goes Hardcore

The next set of patches for for Far Cry 2 will deliver a "hardcore mode" begged for by players in Ubisoft's forums. It will deliver "a more realistic experience" in multiplayer.

Ubi community manager Atmon spread the word on Friday. Hardcore mode delivers a new damage model (meaning, increased damage) and rebalanced weapons. Also:

• Enemy names will disappear after the spawning invincibility period is over.

• A new option lets you tweak spawning time, but not spawning rate.

• A search option will be added to multiplayer that allows you to find games on hardcore mode.

• These features will be available on all platforms.

"The hardcore mode has been designed as an answer to a community request. When designing the multiplayer game our team wanted to provide a balanced experience for most gamers. However some players were seeking and expecting a more realistic experience," Atmon writes. "We hope that you will like the changes our team has implemented to let you enjoy the game, and play it the way you want."

Hardcore Mode [Ubisoft Forums: Far Cry 2 General Discussion]