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What's the weapon in the co-op missions "Drop 'em like liquid" and "Exfiltration" of Battlefield 3? Can it be unlocked and used in multiplayer mode?

As far as I can recall, it's a powerful automatic marksman rifle with magnified night-vision sights. The only IRNV sights that I can find as unlocks for multiplayer are those of the MK 11 MOD 0 and SVD rifles, but are not magnified. Also, these rifles are semi-auto.

Any ideas? Thanks.

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The weapon you start with in Drop 'Em Like Liquid is a silenced Mk11 with a bipod. The scope on the weapon is a special attachment as it can only be found in single player and in co-op. While there is an IRNV scope in multiplayer, it has no magnification (it is 1x), probably for balancing purposes.

In Exfiltration, the weapon I think you're talking about is actually an assault rifle (the G3A3) with an IRNV scope (the one found in multiplayer).

The multiplayer IRNV scope can be unlocked with most primary weapons by performing 100 kills (which incidentally also awards a service star for the weapon). The G3A3 can be unlocked by getting 160,000 points in co-op (it's the last weapon to be unlocked).

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Thank you. So, basically, the magnified IRNV in Drop 'Em Like Liquid cannot be obtained in multiplayer, if I understand correctly. What about the IRNV for the G3A3? Is it magnified? – CesarGon Jan 4 '12 at 18:44
@CesarGon No, it's not. It's essentially a reflex sight with IR capabilities, with the added twist that you have to hold your breath to steady your aim (again, probably for balancing reasons). – Etienne de Martel Jan 4 '12 at 18:47
I see; thank you. :-) – CesarGon Jan 4 '12 at 18:56

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