With the advent of new technologies and data gathered from previous projects and experiments, Section 6 realized in the later months of YE 40 that with their recent move (and the losses from the terror attack that occurred during their departure) that the stakes were now very, very high - thus with so much on the line they took the S6-MWS1-MAVERICK back to the drawing board and applied everything they had learned. Designed in conjunction with a brand new ammo type, the Harbinger was born to be the new standard for SABER units.
With Section 6's departure from Independent in YE 40, it was jointly agreed that defensive technologies needed to be furthered and made more efficient given the dangerous situation situation they were in. With the help of Aster Blake, the original designer of the S6-MWS1, they brought everything they'd learned up until this point and combined it into a newer model - one that would fulfill more roles, provide a weapon platform that could be customized to fit the soldier's performance standards and mission needs, and feature an experimental plasma-based ammunition hopefully capable of increasing the amount of damage an infantry rifle could put out.
Below is the Harbinger's general information.
Despite the Harbinger having several configurations, its receiver, grip, and stock remain the same in appearance; additionally, the weapon's overall design emphasizes function over sleekness - though lines and curved segments are apparent across all setups. The receiver is of a slightly blocky design with geometric features, while the weapon's grip is angled blocky-looking piece with a gel comfort grip; lastly, the stock follows these same aesthetics.
Below is the Harbinger's discharge-related information.
|Configuration Ranges & Rates of Fire|
|Configuration||Effective Range||Rate of Fire|
|Submachine Gun||Variable12)||700 rounds/minute|
|Dedicated Marksman Rifle||900 yards14)||100 rounds/minute|
|Light Machine Gun||Variable15)||600 rounds/minute|
|Heavy Sniper Rifle||Variable16)||75 rounds/minute|
|Configuration Recoil Levels|
|Submachine Gun||Erratic and unsteady; aim will shift as far as an inch in any direction.|
|Carbine||Moderate recoil that will tend to shift upwards.|
|Dedicated Marksman Rifle||Significant recoil that will draw the weapon more towards the user with moderate force.|
|Light Machine Gun||Heavy recoil;17) weapon fire will steadily draw aim up unless fired prone or with a stand.|
|Heavy Sniper Rifle||Heavy recoil;18) aim will kick up and back into the shoulder unless deployed prone or with a stand.|
The following sections contain information about the Harbinger's ammunition-related characteristics.
|Configuration Ammunition Types & Capacities|
|Configuration||Capacity||Compatible Ammo Type(s)|
|Submachine Gun||20 rounds||S6-10mm Standard||S6-10mm Hollow Point||S6-SCPR .45 ACP||S6-SCPR 10mm|
|Carbine||30 rounds||S6-6mm||S6-SCPR 6mm|
|Dedicated Marksman Rifle||20 rounds||S6-SCPR .308|
|Light Machine Gun||150 rounds||S6-6mm||S6-SCPR 6mm|
|Heavy Sniper Rifle||15 rounds||S6-SCPR .50cal||S6-SCPR .50cal EM|
|Harbinger Ammunition Damage Quickchart|
|S6-10mm (Standard)||Tier 1, Light Anti-Personnel|
|S6-10mm (Hollow Point)||Tier 1, Light Anti-Personnel|
|S6-6mm||Tier 2, Medium Anti-Personnel|
|S6-SCPR .45 ACP||Tier 1, Light Anti-Personnel|
|S6-SCPR 10mm||Tier 1, Light Anti-Personnel|
|S6-SCPR 6mm||Tier 2, Medium Anti-Personnel|
|S6-SCPR .308||Tier 2, Medium Anti-Personnel|
|S6-SCPR .50cal||Tier 3, Heavy Anti-Personnel|
|S6-SCPR .50cal EM||Tier 3, Heavy Anti-Personnel|
Below are the mechanical features and traits of the Harbinger.
|Configuration Firing Modes|
|Dedicated Marksman Rifle||✔️||❌||❌|
|Light Machine Gun||❌||✔️||✔️|
|Heavy Sniper Rifle||✔️||❌||❌|
|Configuration Weapon Sights|
|Submachine Gun||Iron Sight or Holosight|
|Carbine||Iron Sight or Holosight|
|Dedicated Marksman Rifle||Digital Marksman Sight|
|Light Machine Gun||Iron Sight or Holosight|
|Heavy Sniper Rifle||Oracle 20x Multi-Spectrum Scope|
|Configuration Attachment Hardpoints|
|Configuration||Underbarrel||Left Side Mount||Right Side Mount||Receiver Top|
|Dedicated Marksman Rifle||✔️||❌||❌||✔️|
|Light Machine Gun||✔️||✔️||✔️||✔️|
|Heavy Sniper Rifle20)||✔️||❌||❌||✔️|
Below is the price of the Harbinger's configurations.
Below is the pricing-related information for the Harbinger's replaceable parts and components.
|Harbinger Replaceable Part and Component Price Quickchart|
|Part||Price (KS)||Price (DA)|
|Submachine Gun Barrel||50||100|
|Dedicated Marksman Rifle Barrel||120||240|
|Light Machine Gun Barrel||150||300|
|Heavy Sniper Rifle Barrel||200||400|
|Heavy Sniper Rifle Electromagnetic Barrel||225||450|
|Submachine Gun Magazine||10||20|
|Dedicated Marksman Rifle Magazine||20||40|
|Light Machine Gun Magazine||50||100|
|Heavy Sniper Rifle Magazine||12||24|
|Digital Marksman Sight||10||20|
|Oracle 20x Multi-Spectrum Scope||20||40|
|Receiver (S6-SCPR .45 ACP)||80||160|
|Receiver (S6-10mm/S6-SCPR 10mm)||80||160|
|Receiver (S6-6mm/S6-SCPR 6mm)||100||200|
|Receiver (S6-SCPR .308)||120||240|
|Receiver (S6-SCPR .50cal)||200||400|
|Magnetic Focusing Receiver (S6-SCPR .50cal EM)||225||450|
Below is the pricing-related information for the Harbinger's optional attachments.
|Harbinger Optional Attachment Price Quickchart|
|Part||Price (KS)||Price (DA)|
|30-Round Extended Magazine (S6-SCPR .45 ACP)||20||40|
|30-Round Extended Magazine (S6-10mm/S6-SCPR 10mm)||20||40|
|40-Round Extended Magazine (S6-6mm/S6-SCPR 6mm)||30||60|
|100-Round Drum Magazine (S6-6mm/S6-SCPR 6mm)||60||120|
|200-Round Extended Box Magazine (S6-6mm/S6-SCPR 6mm)||120||240|
|30-Round Extended Magazine (S6-SCPR .308)||40||80|
|50-Round Drum Magazine (S6-SCPR .308)||80||160|
|20-Round Extended Magazine (S6-SCPR .50cal/S6-SCPR .50cal EM)||24||48|
Below is the pricing-related information for the Harbinger's ammunition.