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Thursday, February 5th 2015, 5:47am

Testing the viability of killing enemies with the zipline

Earlier tonight TheMightyVoice and I wanted to know how easy it was to kill someone with the zipline. We found that the zipline cannot be fired directly at a player, rather at a valid anchor point behind the target. The zipline has some damage drop off though we weren't quite able to determine where it starts because of how situational it is hitting a player in the first place. That said, before drop off starts, the zipline will one shot kill an enemy to the chest or head. This means that if aimed properly, you have four silent, instant kill shots if you have the zipline purchased. The battle pickup variant acts in exactly the same way.

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Thursday, February 5th 2015, 8:03am

It's also really good for making people mad. Mad players cannot into accurate shooting. It's as good as suppression!
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Thursday, February 5th 2015, 8:32am

Did I say on TS when I killed an enemy with zipline? ;_;... It happened twice. One time I just missed iota in vehicle -> zipline -> tired brain decided to zipline right at incoming vehicle.
Even if you miss with zipline you will have fast way to get closer to the enemy if the target point is lower.

Oh and, the dropoff starts pretty quickly, somewhere around 20m or so. I recall hitting one of guys with it, but it left him with 58hp even tho I was pretty close.
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Thursday, February 5th 2015, 1:38pm

hah! yeah, i remember that, i was like,"dafuq is this line in the street? a bug?" then after a couple meters from your body i noticed i was going to get a kill and laughed incontrollably, at least when i understood it was you...

in any case the zipline has a way too slow projectile, even if it did 100 damage at all ranges it'd still won't be viable both due to mechanics and effectiveness, and if you miss when you try and get onto it to reach the enemy you will be a very easy target(got sniped lots of times for doing that, with headshots).

it can be good for fast traveling, but using it during a firefight it's nearly a death sentence,unless you go into cover(like behind a house) and use it to flee.
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