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The M1A3 Hemlok BF-R (Burst-Fire Rifle) is a Pilot anti-personnel burst fire assault rifle that appears in Titanfall and Titanfall 2.

TitanfallEdit

 

The factory issue Hemlok fires a three-round burst. While this can be a liability at short range, this tradeoff allowed the engineers at TW Ordnance to deliver a weapon with a good balance of long-range accuracy, damage, and fire rate.
— In-game description.

The Hemlok BF-R is a Pilot anti-personnel burst fire assault rifle manufactured by TW Ordnance that appears in Titanfall.

PerformanceEdit

The Hemlok BF-R is an effective mid-long range weapon, as its tight firing pattern and impressive damage make it capable of downing a Pilot in 4 shots or less if one is a headshot within its effective range. However, against highly mobile opponents, it is extremely difficult to land all the necessary hits against Pilots. Aggressive use of this weapon is ill advised, as it will be completely outclassed by most pilot weapons at close range due to its burst fire nature. Adopting a defensive play style, shooting from advantageous positions at both mid and long ranges, is key to your success with this weapon.

StrengthsEdit

  • Rapidly fires multiple rounds with impressive accuracy
  • Solid mid-range weapon

WeaknessesEdit

  • Poor close-quarter performance
  • Diminished accuracy due to recoil

Field NotesEdit

  • The Hemlok BF-R is unique as the only burst-fire weapon available. The weapon's three-round burst offers impressive damage output, taking down most threats with a single burst. This makes it a very effective weapon when engaging targets at long and intermediate ranges. However, the Hemlok is easily outclassed at close range by all of the automatic weapons. Tap fire as fast as possible to maintain a high rate of fire during close-quarter encounters.
  • When engaging Pilots with the Hemlok, keep your distance and do your best to avoid detection, preferably by equipping the Suppressor mod. Due to their quick movements, Pilots are difficult to track and hit. Fortunately the weapon can fire several bursts in quick succession, making it easier to score hits on fast-moving targets. If enemy Pilots close on you to short range, consider switching to your sidearm.
  • This is the ultimate minion-killing weapon, dropping most threats with a single burst. Hold back and engage minions at mid-range, where they pose minimal risk. This allows you to down entire squads of Grunts and Spectres without reloading. But while hunting minions, watch out for enemy Pilots trying to sneak up on you.
  • When carrying the Hemlok, stealth is key. Therefore consider opting for the Suppressor to keep you off the mini-map. If you're less concerned with stealth, the Starburst mod upgrades the weapon, allowing it to fire a five-round burst with each pull of the trigger. Five-round bursts deal much more damage, but also consume ammo at a quicker rate. Still, hitting a Pilot (or any target) with a five-round burst pretty much guarantees a kill. But you may need to engage targets at closer ranges to ensure all five rounds hit your target; recoil leads to a wider spread.
  • The Starburst mod for the Hemlock is best used for close quarters combat, as the rifle will become less accurate and will only have five burst in one mag. One burst from a starburst will instantly kill an enemy pilot at close range, so if you prefer to be more up close to your enemies, it is highly recommend that you use the star burst.

Weapon AttachmentsEdit

Image Name Description Unlock
Iron sights
Iron Sights Factory issue gunsights are cheap and reliable, but visibility through them can be somewhat limited. Default Weapon Sight
Hcog
HCOG The Holographic Combat Optical Gunsight has an open sight picture, making it easier to acquire and track targets, particularly in the vertical. The gunsight is fixed at 1.85X magnification, and includes integrated ammunition readouts. If It Moves... (III) Challenge: Kill 50 enemies
Holosight
Holosight The Holosight’s optics are fixed at a 2.1X zoom factor. The sight picture is designed to induce a tighter visual perception, making it effective both at range and in close quarters. The Holosight is equipped with an integrated ammunition readout. The Expendables (III) Challenge: Kill 50 Grunts
AOG
AOG The AOG, or Advanced Optical Gunsight, is fixed at 2.4X magnification, and includes an integrated “current magazine capacity” readout with a backup numerical display. The AOG is ideal for combat at extended range. The Expendables (II) Challenge: Kill 25 Grunts

Weapon ModsEdit

Image Name Description Unlock
Extended magazine
Extended Magazine Magazine holds more rounds Machine War (II) Challenge: Kill 25 Spectres
Mod suppressor
Suppressor This mod reduces the firing noise and muzzle flash of the weapon, making it ideal for taking your enemies by surprise. If It Moves... (II) Challenge: Kill 25 Enemies
Starburst
Starburst This mode converts the Hemlok's burst fire rate to five rounds per shot. Top Gun (II) Challenge: Kill 15 Pilots

ChallengesEdit

If It Moves...Edit

Image Tier Criteria Reward
Challenge weapon kills
1
Kill 10 Enemies 500 XP
Challenge weapon kills
2
Kill 25 Enemies 1,000 XP, Suppressor Mod, Amped Hemlok Burn Card
Challenge weapon kills
3
Kill 50 Enemies 2,500 XP, HCOG Attachment, Amped Hemlok Burn Card
Challenge weapon kills
4
Kill 100 Enemies 5,000 XP, Amped Hemlok Burn Card
Challenge weapon kills
5
Kill 200 Enemies 10,000 XP, Amped Hemlok Burn Card

Top GunEdit

Image Tier Criteria Reward
Challenge pilot
1
Kill 5 Pilots 500 XP
Challenge pilot
2
Kill 15 Pilots 1,000 XP, Starburst Mod, Amped Hemlok Burn Card
Challenge pilot
3
Kill 30 Pilots 2,500 XP, Amped Hemlok Burn Card
Challenge pilot
4
Kill 50 Pilots 5,000 XP, Amped Hemlok Burn Card
Challenge pilot
5
Kill 75 Pilots 10,000 XP, Amped Hemlok Burn Card

Machine WarEdit

Image Tier Criteria Reward
Challenge spectre
1
Kill 10 Spectres 500 XP
Challenge spectre
2
Kill 25 Spectres 1,000 XP, Extended Magazine Mod, Amped Hemlok Burn Card
Challenge spectre
3
Kill 50 Spectres 2,500 XP, Amped Hemlok Burn Card
Challenge spectre
4
Kill 75 Spectres 5,000 XP, Amped Hemlok Burn Card
Challenge spectre
5
Kill 100 Spectres 10,000 XP, Amped Hemlok Burn Card

Off the DomeEdit

Image Tier Criteria Reward
Challenge headshot
1
Get 5 Headshots 500 XP
Challenge headshot
2
Get 15 Headshots 1,000 XP, Amped Hemlok Burn Card
Challenge headshot
3
Get 30 Headshots 2,500 XP, Amped Hemlok Burn Card
Challenge headshot
4
Get 50 Headshots 5,000 XP, Amped Hemlok Burn Card
Challenge headshot
5
Get 75 Headshots 10,000 XP, Amped Hemlok Burn Card

The ExpendablesEdit

Image Tier Criteria Reward
Challenge grunt
1
Kill 10 Grunts 500 XP
Challenge grunt
2
Kill 25 Grunts 1,000 XP, AOG Attachment, Amped Hemlok Burn Card
Challenge grunt
3
Kill 50 Grunts 2,500 XP, Holosight Attachment, Amped Hemlok Burn Card
Challenge grunt
4
Kill 100 Grunts 5,000 XP, Amped Hemlok Burn Card
Challenge grunt
5
Kill 200 Grunts 10,000 XP, Amped Hemlok Burn Card

This Is My WeaponEdit

Image Tier Criteria Reward
Challenge time played
1
Use Weapon for .5 Hour 500 XP
Challenge time played
2
Use Weapon for 1 Hour 1,000 XP, Amped Hemlok Burn Card
Challenge time played
3
Use Weapon for 1.5 Hours 2,500 XP, Amped Hemlok Burn Card
Challenge time played
4
Use Weapon for 2 Hours 5,000 XP, Amped Hemlok Burn Card
Challenge time played
5
Use Weapon for 3 Hours 10,000 XP, Amped Hemlok Burn Card

GalleryEdit

VideosEdit

Titanfall 2Edit

  The M1A3 Hemlok BF-R is a Pilot anti-personnel assault rifle manufactured by Wonyeon Defense that appears in Titanfall 2.[1]

Overview Edit

The Hemlok BF-R is a controlled burst-fire heavy rifle. Its integrated CPU can fire controlled bursts from two, three, five or to a full magazine dump in one trigger pull. Its bulk has been wiehgted specifically for recoil compensation, as escaping gases port from the multiple vents located near the muzzle. With ideal stopping power and a high caliber round, the Hemlok is a worthy choice of elite Pilots of the Frontier.

Weapon ModsEdit

Image Name Description Unlock
Extraammo
Extra Ammo
Increased ammo capacity.
Hemlok Level 2
Gunrunner
Gunrunner
Shoot while sprinting.
Hemlok Level 4
Speedloader
Speedloader
Faster reload.
Hemlok Level 5
Gunready
Gun Ready
Fast transition into aiming down the sights.
Hemlok Level 7
Quickswap
Quick Swap
Faster transition when switching to this weapon.
Hemlok Level 8
Tactikill
Tactikill
Pilot kills increase Tactical availability (Faster cooldown).
Hemlok Level 9

Weapon AttachmentsEdit

Image Name Description Unlock
Factoryissuesights
Factory Issue
Stock sights.
Hemlok Level 1
Hcogtf2
HCOG
Open holographic combat optical gunsight.
Hemlok Level 3
HCOGRangerT2
HCOG Ranger
Enhanced zoom scope.
Hemlok Level 6
ThreatScopeT2
Threat Scope
Makes enemies easy to spot by applying an AR overlay to them. Warning: Disables extra mod slot.
Hemlok Level 10
Proscreen
Pro Screen
Attachment that displays lifetime weapon XP count for the weapon.
Hemlok Regeneration


Gallery Edit

TriviaEdit

  • The Hemlok BF-R most likely fires the same heavy 7.62-mm Round as the Spitfire LMG.
  • The version from Titanfall may also bear inspiration from the M41a1 pulse rifle and LMG from James Cameron's movies Aliens and Avatar, respectively, going by the shape of its barrel shroud and magwell. These elements were removed in Titanfall 2.
  • According to Titanfall 2 concept art, its burst mode is computer controlled, allowing it to fire in 2-round bursts, (a reference to the Russian AN94 rifle) more conventional 3 or 5 round bursts, or even dump the entire mag with one trigger pull.
  • The description for Titanfall's Hemlok states the manufacturer as a company called TW Ordnance. However, the one appearing in Titanfall 2, designated the M1A3, bears a Wonyeon Defense. It is possible that, given the massive differences between the two visually, the weapons appearing in Titanfall 1 and 2 are different weapons entirely and share only a name and function.
  • According to artist Robb Shoberg, the model that would become the X-55 Devotion was originally submitted as a redesigned Hemlok. [2]

References Edit

  1. Titanfall 2 Official Multiplayer Gameplay Trailer
  2. "early hemlock BR lowpoly shot. design was updated but had this old art meeting shot i liked."

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