|Rank Prerequisites||Rank 75|
|Main Stab DMG||50|
|Stab Range||6 studs|
|Main Slash Rate||0.6|
|Alt Slash Rate||0.5|
The Machete is a melee weapon in Phantom Forces, It's the 2nd melee weapon to be added in the game and is unlocked at Rank 75.
The machete's first uses were as an agricultural implement, cutting down crops like sugar cane, and cutting down undergrowth in the rainforest. It's most commonly found in use in tropical regions like Latin America.
However, the machete is much more popularly known in its role as a weapon in media like Friday The 13th and in historical uprisings and wars. Many militias have used it as a mainstay close combat weapon, and countries like Britain and the United States have provided it to their soldiers when involved in jungle-heavy areas.
In game model
The melee in game is not really a machete in real life, but a survival tool. It made by a closed Soviet/Russian and commonly referenced as "Taiga Machete". It's a combination of axe, knife, shovel, saw, ruler and protractor.
Compare to the typical machete, this tool is very short and heavy for its size. The blade is just slightly longer than a "full-sized" (7 inch) combat knife. The tool is about 2/3 tang, the rest 1/3 on the handle is hollow to store some other essential tools. The blade is made from high carbon steel, though it's hard and easy to re-sharp, it rusts fast if not cleaned correctly after use.
The Machete overall is very similar to the knife. They both do the same amount of damage of 50 on the front and 130 on the back. The Machete also gives the player maximum mobility. The Machete has different animations from the Knife, being swung down in a hacking motion instead of a slash on an LMB click, as well as a different inspect animation, but they don't have significant impact on usage and effectiveness. Oddly enough, the machete does not seem to give backstab bonus exp.
Although the Machete is very pretty much identical to the Knife in terms of performance, there are some statistical difference. First, the Machete has a longer melee range than the knife, being 6 studs compared to the knife's 4 (this difference is probably too small to notice). Second, the Machete has a faster secondary stabbing animation (the right click animation) than the Knife, being 0.5 seconds long whereas the knives is 0.7 seconds long. Both the Machete and the Knife have the same main stabbing animation (F/left click animation) time of 0.6 seconds.
Overall, the Machete is pretty much a reskin of the knife except with small statistical improvements as well as different animations.
- The machete model in-game is that of Russian Spetsnaz survival machete known as a taiga machete.