Today, after 3 hours of game, I gained

Quick Load - Successfully perform a fast reload.

but I really didn't understand what it is and how I got it. Can you explain me what to "perform a fast reload" means?

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When reloading a gun, there's a meter in the bottom left corner. Inside the meter there is a small grey rectangle. If you press your reload key a second time while the white bar is inside the grey rectangle, you will reload in double quick time (and work towards the relevant achievements).

Alien Swarm Quick Reload Bar

You may find it helps to move the reload bar much closer to your character by changing the following cvar: asw_fast_reload_under_marine 1.

You'll have come across this before if you've ever played Gears of War.

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    +1 for the tip about moving the reload bar. I find it annoying that it's in the lower left corner. Thanks a ton for that! Jul 24, 2010 at 0:02
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    The cursor also has a (albiet hidden) reload bar too, you've just got to look closely. Aug 12, 2010 at 19:26
  • can you write where to add the cvar? On the console?
    – dierre
    Sep 18, 2010 at 21:04

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