10 points per primary attack, between 45 and 200+ points per secondary attack
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Secondary attack: 60 swings per minute (max)
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The secondary fire will have Shephard to lift the wrench over his head and bring it down with considerable force, which becomes even stronger as the button is held down. This secondary attack can easily crush crates and defeat some opponents. On the downside, however, the power of the pipe wrench is compromised by the slow speed of its attack, and a missed secondary attack can leave the player vulnerable to counterattack.
While useful in the first levels, it loses its importance in later stages, due to the quantity of enemies wielding ranged weaponry and the Combat Knife's faster attack speed. It can still be used in later levels to silently kill Black Ops with a well-placed secondary attack, though, and a skilled player can dispatch entire squads before they notice them.
Behind the scenesEdit
- The 2007 video game BioShock references Opposing Force, as well as the Half-Life series in general at the beginning of the game; Atlas, who is talking to the player via a radio, tells the player to find a crowbar or other melee weapon to use for self-defense. After briefly looking around, the player finds a pipe wrench.
- The popular Doom mod Action Doom II features a Pipe Wrench as a melee weapon, with direct references to the Half-Life variant; using attack sounds right out of Opposing Force, and having Black Mesa embossed on the handle of the wrench.
List of appearancesEdit
- Half-Life: Opposing Force (First appearance)