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The description for the Piercing Mod says:

Allows bullets to pierce 0.50-meter thick objects, but at 60% reduced damage. Ignores 25.00% of defenses on armored targets.

0.5m, or 50cm, seems quite a lot. A lot of the columns/crates/benches etc. that provide cover in the game are easily less than this. Can I shoot through them?

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Related How does the Assult Rifle Piercing Mod work? – Paralytic Mar 14 '12 at 14:23
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The Piercing Mod description is giving you a maximum distance you can shoot through, not a minimum. It means it won't shoot through things thicker than .5 meters, so yes, anything thinner than half a meter will be penetrated with no problem.

I'm pretty sure they picked .5 meters because that's roughly the size of most of the cover walls in the game.

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So I can shoot through cover then? Cool! – fredley Mar 14 '12 at 14:11
@fredley yep, through Guardian shields as well. Just remember it does less damage. – Ben Brocka Mar 14 '12 at 14:16

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