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After watching a few multiplayer videos that have popped up on YouTube, I noticed that pursuers will get the focus ring around the stun indicator when you're close enough.

Do you get a bonus for landing a "focus stun?" If so, is it a separate bonus apart from a "focus kill" (for the purposes of getting greater/extreme variety bonuses)?

Or was this just an oversight by the designers and focusing does nothing for you (just like focusing for a hidden gun kill in previous games)?

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You don't really get any bonus for killing anyone unless the game specfically says "DO THIS". Focus is mainly for the camera angle. – Ramhound Nov 2 '12 at 15:36
Ramhound, I think Jeff is talking about the ring around the kill indicator when staying in range of the target. If this ring is completely filled, you will receive a bonus upon a kill. Can't remember about Focus stun. – Gnome child Nov 29 '12 at 20:37
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Yes absolutely. If you're able to keep your pursuer close within stun range until the focus ring fills up then stun, you will be awarded the stun and get a focus bonus.

However it doesn't count as a separate bonus between focus kills and focus stuns, a stun is a stun and there is no differentiation between the two.

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Fortunately from what I've seen so far, there isn't so much "defensive smoke bomb (DSB) focus stuns" yet. I just hope it doesn't turn out to be as bad as OSBs. – Jeff Mercado Nov 30 '12 at 1:58
Hmm, DSB focus stuns are a good new tactic. Thanks! – Meraj99 Dec 30 '12 at 15:43

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