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Returns current weapon mode of unit's weapon.
This command will return 0 Number if given object is a vehicle instead of a person.
You can alternatively use


currentWeaponMode gunner
gunner: Object
Return Value:
String - current mode's classname


Example 1:
_weaponMode = currentWeaponMode player;
Example 2:
_weaponMode = currentWeaponMode gunner vehicle player;

Additional Information

See also:
SWITCHWEAPON currentWeapon


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Posted on 2014-09-27 - 18:20 (UTC)
Pierre MGI
- Be careful using this in script. This function returns these strings but also:
- 0 if unit is in a vehicle (pax),
- absolutely nothing if AH-99 helo driver or all weapons removed,
- "truckhorn2" if Hunter driver...
Absolutely nothing means: if you use a hint to display the returned value, you obtain absolutely no text,no black box, no error! Hint isn't displayed and there is no error in rpt file with compile preprocessFileLineNumbers. On the other hand, returned value 0 when unit is pax of a vehicle, could lead to a variable error type if your script is waiting for a string.
Sarogahtyp - c
Posted on Jul 04, 2022 - 12:48 (UTC)
To set the firemode of the current weapon of a player, simply use the workaround described by Killzone_Kid in the first note of the forceWeaponFire wiki entry:
_weapon = currentWeapon player; _ammo = player ammo _weapon; player setAmmo [_weapon, 0]; player forceWeaponFire [_weapon, "FullAuto"]; player setAmmo [_weapon, _ammo];