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As you might have heard rumours of, a new antitank weapon is making its way from the factories to the fields of battle!
The German panzerschreck!
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The Panzerschreck is closer in functionality to the American Bazooka and with new addition we have changed how anti-tank weapons are unlocked.
[dropcap2]B[/dropcap2]ut first a little about the new weapon. The panzerschreck (like the bazooka) fires a rocket that detonates on impact hopefully (for the user) penetrating the target’s armour and destroying it. The main visible difference between the Bazooka and the Panzerschreck is the blast shield. This is NOT an armored or bulletproof thing to hide behind, but purely a shield to protect from the exhaust of the rocket when it leaves the weapon.
Here is a picture of one of the rockets, taken from our recent excursion to the Armory Museum.
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“So HOW do I get my eager hands on this wonderful new toy?” I hear you ask. Well, for now, the Panzerschreck replaces the Panzerfaust for those who have bought it (we thought that was most fair), and the Panzerfaust can now be found in crates around the maps to give everybody else a (small) chance of defeating enemy armored vehicles. The Panzerfaust has been modified to fit its new role, so although it can be utilised by any players willing to dig through crates, it will be a little less powerful than in previous builds.
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[dropcap2]A[/dropcap2]s you can see above the “Explosives Ribbon” unlocks the Bazooka & Panzerschreck (for US & Germans) respectively (and on a much higher level, lets you use captured enemy weapons), so get those hand grenades flying and blow your enemies up so YOU too can get a chance to launch rockets at those pesky enemy tanks!
NB: The Panzerschreck will be ready in the upcoming build called ‘Oster’ after General Hans Oster.