Creating Shotgun

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In earlier post we have added shooting functionality for base weapon. Now let’s upgrade this class to support Shotgun that came with Military Weapons Silver package.

  • Shotgun will fire more bullets than other weapons, (Burst functionality)
  • Its single shoot shotgun with automatic reloading, (custom reload functionality)
  • Spread will be different,
  • Impulse for ragdoll will be different, (Add ImpulsePower to BaseWeapon)
  • Custom animation for FPP Hands to carry shotgun,

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First Enemy – Behavior Tree / Shooting at Player

This tutorial contains basic knowledge about AI / Animations . It may be complicated for beginners so please take your time to analyze the stuff before implementing. I will create first basic enemy and it will cover:

  • Behavior Tree: simple check where to go and go there if aren’t reloading,
  • Animations: blending legs with rest of the body (walking -> standing),
  • Animations: Playing Montages (reload animation and shoot animation),
  • Animations: Look At – enemy upper body will be always rotated to player,
  • Animations: TakeDamage effects without having animations,
  • Animations: Ragdoll,
  • AI: Ammo, Fire and Reloading,

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How to do damage – advanced

There are lots of ways for dealing damages in games. I will do more advanced stuff:

  • Damage will be calculated from weapon and ammo type,
  • Critical Chance will be calculated,
  • I need to see what’s the damage and if there was a critical hit (UMG),
  • I need to see how much HP enemy have,
  • I want to have different damage depending on which body part I shoot, (eg head, leg etc)

Let’s gets started!

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Weapons – shooting and reloading functionalities

In this post I will focus on shooting and reloading functionalities. Goals that I want to achieve:

  • I want to have easy method for shooting with different weapons,
  • If my weapon doesn’t have ammo it should reload automatically,
  • I can reload my weapon whenever I want,
  • I won’t be able to shoot if I’m changing weapon,

In this post weapon won’t fire any projectile yet but you will learn more about blueprint communication, creating animations in blueprints and doing recoil directly in animation blueprint.

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How to add weapons – basics + equipping

Now if we have our inventory we can start adding new weapons!

  • Player can choose which weapon he want to play, (for now it will be placeholder UMG we did in inventory tutorial)
  • Player can change weapon during gameplay with animation, (by keyboard now)
  • Weapons will attach correctly,
  • Hands will update idle animation to correctly hold the weapon,

We won’t be doing shooting / reloading in this post. Let’s focus on basics first.

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