The Integrally Suppressed Weapons category is a group of various types of weapons that all have a built-in suppressor.
An integrally suppressed weapon is a weapon that has an integral suppressor - a suppressor that is built into the weapon and is thus a part of it (hence the term 'integral'). The design of such suppressors is usually an expansion chamber/s that surrounds the barrel, which has openings or "ports" to allow gas to escape into the chamber/s. Due to being apart of the firearm, the maintenance of the suppressor requires the weapon to be partly disassembled.
Just like any weapon equipped with a suppressor, when firing an integrally suppressed weapon, the player is invisible on the minimap. They also sport similar traits to suppressed weapons, having worse muzzle velocity, bullet drop and range when compared to non-suppressed weapons. However, these values are typically better than weapons with suppressors equipped. For example, the Honey Badger has a muzzle velocity of 2000 studs/s, whereas the highest muzzle velocity for any suppressor attachment is 1700 studs, which belongs to the regular Suppressor.
Integrally suppressed weapons also tend to preserve damage better than their non-suppressed counterparts, with the MP5SD having the same shots-to-kill (STK) requirement as the MP5 unsuppressed. Although it has worse muzzle velocity and range than the regular MP5, compared to an MP5 with a suppressor it is better in the aforementioned areas.
One key downside of integrally suppressed weapons is that they cannot accept barrel attachments. Although one usually uses such weapons because of their suppressed nature and are willing to sacrifice the inability to equip a Compensator or Muzzle Brake, it does mean recoil is less reduceable, with only grips being able to help in this area.
Currently, there are six integrally suppressed weapons in Phantom Forces:
- The AS VAL, a Russian Assault Rifle unlocked at Rank 15
- The AWS, a British Sniper Rifle unlocked at Rank 41
- The VSS Vintorez, a Russian Designated Marksman Rifle unlocked at Rank 46
- The MP5SD, a German Personal Defense Weapon unlocked at Rank 60
- The Honey Badger, an American Carbine unlocked at Rank 62
- The Groza-4, a Russian Carbine unlocked at Rank 79