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"Steady, sturdy, and built for medium to long-range combat distances, the EL-16HFE was the preferred blaster rifle among fighters with the Resistance."
— In-game Description

The EL-16HFE is a Blaster Rifle featured in DICE's Star Wars Battlefront II. It is the third and final unlockable weapon for the Assault class, requiring 400 kills to unlock.

DesignEdit

The EL-16HFE is a modified version of the base EL-16, sharing the same design, but adding a stock and other attachments to make the blaster more effective at longer ranges

OverviewEdit

The EL-16HFE is, at its heart, an EL-16 converted into a more DMR-style (Designated Marksman Rifle) format, sacrificing some of its rate of fire and magazine size in exchange for higher damage and a longer effective range. It is many ways similar to the A280-CFE (albeit being usable by the Assault class instead), and therefore many of the below statements apply for both weapons.

The EL-16HFE fares best in mid-to-long-range engagements, with its high damage, good range and low recoil all catering into its intended role as a marksman's rifle for the Assault class. The high damage coupled with the good range allows it to reach out and dispatch an opponent up to an impressive distance away while the slow rate of fire helps to keep the recoil under control and make the weapon more accurate.

That being said, this also plays into the EL-16HFE's downsides; the slow rate of fire and low magazine size means that the EL-16HFE does not fare very well at close range, where it will likely find itself being outcompeted by Blaster Pistols and the CR-2.

At mid range, the playing field becomes slightly more even, with the EL-16HFE having the range to beat the pistols and the CR-2, though it will now be facing quite stiff competition from a lot of Assault and Heavy weapons, which, with their superior rates of fire and magazine sizes, will likely prove to be more forgiving weapons to use.

In the transitional zone between mid- and long-range, however, is where the EL-16HFE truly shines. It will have the benefit of having superior accuracy and damage over most Assault and Heavy weapons while being faster-firing and having more shots available than most Specialist weapons. By playing conservatively and trying to engage the enemy from a safe distance with one's sights up and ready (frankly, like a Specialist would) will yield the greatest benefit.

Past the transitional zone, at true long ranges, will likely see the EL-16HFE begin to lose some of its effectiveness, with dedicated Specialist weapons beginning to dominate the stage with their superior range and damage potentials. The EL-16HFE is still capable of holding its own and competing with said weapons at this range but will be at a disadvantage, If one is looking to engage their targets at these ranges often, instead of trying to press the EL-16HFE's long-range capabilities, they should instead try transitioning to the Specialist class.


The Resistance Rocket Jumper wields an improved verison of the EL-16HFE.

Statistics Edit

EL-16HFE
Damage 49-30
SWBFII Weapon Mod Barrel Icon Improved Range
Increases minimum damage from 30 to 37
Range Start damage drop-off: 20 meters
End damage drop-off: 40 meters
Rate of Fire 200 RPM
Passive Cooldown 0.3 heat per second
Passive Cooldown Delay 5 seconds
Venting 1 seconds
Overheat 15 shots (0.06667 heat per shot)
Overheat Penalty 1 seconds

Modifications Edit

Mod Icon SWBFII Weapon Mod Stock Icon
In-game Description Light stock allowing sustained fire with less recoil.
Effect Reduces recoil of the weapon
Unlock Cost 25 kills

Mod Icon SWBFII Weapon Mod Barrel Icon
In-game Description Extended barrel that greatly enhances the bolt to maintain high damage over greater distances.
Effect Raises end damage to 37
Unlock Cost 75 kills

Mod Icon SWBFII Weapon Mod Scope Icon
In-game Description Macroscope that can toggle between two magnification levels while zooming.
Effect Adds second zoom to the weapon
Unlock Cost 150 kills

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