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."