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Do you know of any time when the game is [not] counting the bullets you fire or registering any hits or misses? Would the time when there is this "Waiting for players" message be suitable? The reason I ask these questions is that, as mentioned in the main question in the title, I want to be able to just change weapons, test them out with different setups, suicide the kit character, switch to a different kit or weapon, test again, and rinse and repeat. My best guess is the "Waiting for players" screen, but I'm not 100% sure that firing bullets in the air during that time really doesn't count; I hope so. Can anyone confirm this or give me a different tip to test weapons? Many thanks for anyone taking the time to offer tips or information.

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You can play on unranked servers. On unranked servers

  • all weapons may be unlocked (depending on server)
  • nothing counts towards your stats
  • dogtags taken still count

You should be able to test any weapon there.

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In addition, servers with too few players to start the round don't count stats. Joining an empty server is a good bet. – John McDonald Apr 16 '13 at 19:09
Thank you very much. That does sound like the right solution. – Rok Apr 16 '13 at 19:15
"nothing counts towards your stats" seems to be pretty straightforward. – kotekzot Apr 16 '13 at 19:19
You got me thinking, now I'm not so sure anymore. I think I'm gonna try it out and report back. – Sentry Apr 16 '13 at 20:13
Confirmed. When you play on a private server or during the pre-round, shots fired are not tracked. – SSumner Apr 17 '13 at 13:38

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