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Selects the given weapon.


unitName selectWeapon muzzleName
unitName: Object
muzzleName: String - name of the weapon or muzzle
For weapons that have more than one muzzle, you have to input the muzzleName and not the weaponName.
  • In Operation Flashpoint, in most cases, both names are the same. But check.
  • In Armed Assault the weaponNames and muzzleNames are different.
  • For muzzle names see CfgWeapons.
Return Value:

Alternative Syntax

unit selectWeapon [weapon, muzzle, firemode]
unit: Object - person. This argument has to be local, or it can be remote when executed on the server
weapon: String - name of the weapon, personal or vehicle's weapon (see weaponState)
muzzle: String - name of the selected muzzle (see weaponState)
firemode: String - name of the firemode (see weaponState)
Return Value:
Boolean or Nothing - true on success, false on failure, Nothing when the call to the command is dispatched over network


Example 1:
_soldier1 selectWeapon "LAWLauncher";
Example 2:
player selectWeapon "M203Muzzle";
Example 3:
player selectWeapon ["arifle_MX_GL_ACO_F", "arifle_MX_GL_ACO_F", "FullAuto"];

Additional Information

See also:
fire forceWeaponFire primaryWeapon handgunWeapon secondaryWeapon weapons action SwitchWeapon action SwitchMagazine


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Dr_Eyeball - c
Posted on Aug 05, 2008 - 09:49 (UTC)
Rather than simply using selectWeapon to select your default weapon after adding them to your player, it is recommended you use a script instead similar to the following, which caters for multiple muzzles:
// Desc: select default weapon & handle multiple muzzles if (count weapons player > 0) then { private ['_type', '_muzzles']; _type = ((weapons player) select 0); // check for multiple muzzles (eg: GL) _muzzles = getArray (configFile >> "cfgWeapons" >> _type >> "muzzles"); if (count _muzzles > 1) then { player selectWeapon (_muzzles select 0); } else { player selectWeapon _type; }; }; - c
Posted on Mar 22, 2010 - 15:45 (UTC)
Can be used with primaryWeapon to select the primary weapon. An example with muzzle care (see Dr_EyeBall note) :
if ((primaryWeapon player) != "") then { private ['_type', '_muzzles']; _type = primaryWeapon player; // check for multiple muzzles (eg: GL) _muzzles = getArray (configFile >> "cfgWeapons" >> _type >> "muzzles"); if (count _muzzles > 1) then { player selectWeapon (_muzzles select 0); } else { player selectWeapon _type; }; };