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BW-MWS2 "Harbinger"

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.

About the BW-MWS2 "Harbinger"

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.

Nomenclature Information

Below is the Harbinger's general information.

  • Designer: Section 6
  • Manufacturer: Black Wing Enterprises
  • Name: S6-MWS2 β€œHarbinger”
  • Nomenclature: S6-MWS2
  • International Nomenclature: BW-W8-1A
  • Type: Ballistic
  • Role:1) Carbine, Dedicated Marksman Rifle, Heavy Sniper Rifle, Light Machine Gun, and Submachine Gun.
Configuration Lengths & Weights
Configuration Length Weight
Submachine Gun 15 inches2) 5 pounds3)
Carbine 29 inches4) 7 pounds5)
Dedicated Marksman Rifle 32 inches6) 8 pounds7)
Light Machine Gun 34 inches8) 10 pounds9)
Heavy Sniper Rifle 39 inches10) 12 pounds11)


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.

Configuration Art
Submachine Gun
Dedicated Marksman Rifle
Light Machine Gun
Heavy Sniper Rifle

Discharge Information

Below is the Harbinger's discharge-related information.

  • Muzzle Flash: Small pointed burst of escaping gases with a blue tint, low brightness.
  • Retort: Weapon makes an audible bang unless suppressed.
    • Projectile Appearance: Fired rounds have bright blue colored tracer effect.
Configuration Ranges & Rates of Fire
Configuration Effective Range Rate of Fire
Submachine Gun Variable12) 700 rounds/minute
Carbine Variable13) 500 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
Configuration Recoil
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
Ammunition Type Purpose
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

Weapon Mechanisms

Below are the mechanical features and traits of the Harbinger.

  • Firing Mechanism: The Harbinger operates on a magnetically-enhanced gas block system. Escaping gas is redirected into the gas block, which causes a high-power electromagnet to reverse its polarity, thereby forcing the block back and unlocking the chamber; when the bolt carrier strikes the back of the weapon, the aforementioned electromagnet reverses polarity again and draws the bolt closed, stripping a new round from the magazine and locking a live round in the weapon's firing chamber - thus allowing for an extremely high bolt velocity and a higher mechanical limit on the Harbinger's rate of fire.
  • Loading: All of the Harbinger's configurations use a box magazine appropriate to the configuration the weapon has been set to; adapters for magazines are simply swapped to switch between box magazine types.
  • Mode Selector: An ambidextrous mode selection switch can be found on either side of the weapon just above the grip on the lower receiver.
  • Safety Mechanism: The Harbinger's safety is a button forward of the mode selector that when pressed inwards locks the weapon's action; to unlock, simply press the button now popped out on the opposite side of the receiver in the same spot. The Harbinger additionally features a new biometric safety in the grip and will not fire for an unregistered user on the biometric device.
Configuration Firing Modes
Configuration Semi-Automatic Burst Full Auto
Submachine Gun βœ”οΈ ❌ βœ”οΈ
Carbine βœ”οΈ βœ”οΈ βœ”οΈ
Dedicated Marksman Rifle βœ”οΈ ❌ ❌
Light Machine Gun ❌ βœ”οΈ βœ”οΈ
Heavy Sniper Rifle βœ”οΈ ❌ ❌
Configuration Weapon Sights
Configuration Default Sights19)
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
Submachine Gun βœ”οΈ ❌ ❌ βœ”οΈ
Carbine βœ”οΈ βœ”οΈ βœ”οΈ βœ”οΈ
Dedicated Marksman Rifle βœ”οΈ ❌ ❌ βœ”οΈ
Light Machine Gun βœ”οΈ βœ”οΈ βœ”οΈ βœ”οΈ
Heavy Sniper Rifle20) βœ”οΈ ❌ ❌ βœ”οΈ


Below is the price of the Harbinger's configurations.

Harbinger Configuration Price Quickchart
Configuration Price (KS) Price (DA)
Submachine Gun 400 800
Carbine 550 1,100
Dedicated Marksman Rifle 600 1,200
Light Machine Gun 650 1,300
Heavy Sniper Rifle 700 1,400
Heavy Sniper Rifle (Electromagnetic Conversion) 725 1,450

Replaceable Parts and Components

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
Carbine Barrel 100 200
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
Carbine Magazine 15 30
Dedicated Marksman Rifle Magazine 20 40
Light Machine Gun Magazine 50 100
Heavy Sniper Rifle Magazine 12 24
Holosight 5 10
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
Trigger 2 4
Adjustable Stock 15 30
Grip22) 10 20

Optional Attachments

Below is the pricing-related information for the Harbinger's optional attachments.

Harbinger Optional Attachment Price Quickchart
Part Price (KS) Price (DA)
Flashlight 10 20
Foregrip 5 10
Laser Sight 10 20
Volumetric Sight 50 100
Suppressor 50 100
Bipod 5 10
Tripod 5 10
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.

Harbinger Ammunition Price Quickchart (100 Round Box)
Ammo Type Price (KS) Price (DA)
S6-10mm (Standard) 100 200
S6-10mm (Hollow Point) 150 300
S6-6mm 200 400
S6-SCPR .45 ACP 200 400
S6-SCPR 10mm 200 400
S6-SCPR 6mm 250 500
S6-SCPR .308 300 600
S6-SCPR .50cal 400 800
S6-SCPR .50cal EM 400 800

OOC Notes

Jack Pine created this article on 2018/09/08 12:44; approved it (using the checklist) on 2018/09/18 18:12.

Products & Items Database
Product Categoriesweapons: rifles
Product NameBW-MWS2 "Harbinger"
ManufacturerBlack Wing Enterprises
Year ReleasedYE 40
Price (KS)400.00 KS
DR v3 maxTier 3
Dependent upon configuration.
Roughly equivalent to 38 centimeters.
Roughly equivalent to 2.3 kilograms.
Roughly equivalent to 74 centimeters.
Roughly equivalent to 3.2 kilograms.
Roughly equivalent to 81 centimeters.
Roughly equivalent to 3.6 kilograms.
Roughly equivalent to 86 centimeters.
Roughly equivalent to 4.5 kilograms.
Roughly equivalent to 99 centimeters.
Roughly equivalent to 5.4 kilograms.
12) , 13) , 15) , 16)
Dependent upon ammunition.
Roughly equivalent to 823 meters.
Moderate recoil if deployed on a stand.
Unless deployed on a stand or prone.
All of the Harbinger's weapon sights (iron sight, holosight, digital marksman sight, and Oracle 20x multi-spectrum sight) can be used by any configuration of the Harbinger; default sights, however, are optimized for role-specific performance needs.
Underbarrel mount can only be used with bipods or tripods.
Includes internal components and digital ammo counter system.
Includes biometric safety system.

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