OICW

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{{Weapon Infobox
| image=Fileoicww.png|250px
| name=OICW
| affiliation=Combine
| manufacturer=
| model=
| type=*WikipediaAssault rifle|Assault rifle
*WikipediaGrenade launcher|Grenade launcher
| damage=*8/bullet (16 when scoped in)
*100/grenade
| magazine=*30 rounds
*1 grenade
| maxammo=*150 rounds
*3 grenades
| fire= *Automatic
*Semi-automatic (when scoped in)
| ammotype=Medium
| operation=
| rate of fire=Medium
| accuracy=Good
| range=Medium/long
| usedby=*Overwatch Soldiers
*Conscripts
*Resistance|Rebels
*Gordon Freeman
| counterpart=
| counterwep=
| entity=weapon_ar2
| designer=
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The '''OICW''', also known as '''AR2''', is a weapon cut from ''Half-Life 2''. It can be found in the Development of Half-Life 2 game|''Half-Life 2'' leak. It was to be used by the Conscripts (later Resistance|Rebels) and the Overwatch Soldiers,WC mappackDevelopment of Half-Life 2 game|''Half-Life 2'' leak to be replaced in the final game by the Overwatch Standard Issue Pulse Rifle.

==Overview==
FileCitadel c17 soldiers early.jpg|Early Overwatch Soldiers and their OICWs stationed in City 17, based on FileCitadel walls.jpg|artwork by Viktor Antonov.|200px|thumb|left

In the ''Half-Life 2'' leak, the OICW, based on the real-world WikipediaXM29 OICW|XM29 OICW by Heckler & Koch, is essentially an OSIPR with a scope and a built-in WikipediaGrenade launcher|grenade launcher instead of the energy ball thrower. Its recoil makes it very difficult to control past five shots in a row. However, this can somewhat be reduced by crouching.

It uses medium rounds, which are also used by the AK-47, the MP5K, and the MP7.

In real life, the OICW features a grenade launcher. While not working in the leak (it is in the source code, but is disabled), it was shown working in promotional videos. It appears that its grenade function was moved to the SMG1 by the time the files were leaked, as getting close to the SMG grenades in the Development of Half-Life 2#WC mappack|WC mappack map "zoo_item" causes the message "AR2 Grenades" to appear on the screen.Development of Half-Life 2#WC mappack|WC mappack

Interestingly, the scope on the OICW when unzoomed is broken in-game (it shows a solid light green instead of the scope texture), while it works properly when viewed with the leak model viewer.

FileOld teleport oicw 1.jpg|The early model in Kleiner's Lab.|200px|thumb|left

Screenshots featuring the OICW in ''Half-Life 2 Raising the Bar'' show an early model with a texture that made it look very damaged and used-up.''Half-Life 2 Raising the Bar'' This texture is still in the leak files, as seen .Development of Half-Life 2 game|''Half-Life 2'' leak files

The retail MP7's grenade model is still named "ar2_grenade.mdl".

In the final version of ''Half-Life 2'', the Rebel's reload animation for the AR2 Pulse Rifle is the same as the OICW's in the leak.

In the ''Half-Life 2'' files, several texture files for HUD weapon icons can be found, most of which still containing the icons for almost all of the CategoryCut weapons|cut weapons. The OICW is among them. It is also present in the font "HalfLife2.ttf", used for all the HUD glyphs.

==Gallery==

FileOicw icon.png|HUD icon. 
FileOicw icon2.png|Alternate icon, without caption.
FileOICW hud icon.svg|HUD icon, from "HalfLife2.ttf" in the ''Half-Life 2'' files, sans scope.
FileOicww.png|Worldmodel.
FileOicw.png|Viewmodel.
FileOicwmag l.png|OICW magazine. It holds 30 medium rounds.
FileLargemrounds l.png|A box of medium rounds.
FileTest round.jpg|Shell model used when firing. 
FileAr2gren l.png|An OICW 20mm grenade.
FileAr2grenlater l.png|A different model for the OICW's grenade. It is a 40mm grenade used by NATO forces.
FileRavenholm concept1.jpg|The early model in Ravenholm.
FileRavenholm concept2.jpg|Ditto.
FileReciever.png|The old OICW texture featured in the model from the two previous images.
FileRavensketch2.jpg|The OICW aimed at a Zombie in a Ravenholm sketch.
FileRavensketch3.jpg|Ditto.
FileConscript armed.png|Conscript standing with an OICW.
FileOverwatch soldier leak model.jpg|Leak Overwatch Soldier with OICW.
FileEarly NP soldiers antlions.jpg|Overwatch Soldiers battling Antlions with OICWs in cell block B4 in the early Nova Prospekt.
FileBugbait laundry.jpg|Freeman using an OICW in the Nova Prospekt's laundry room in the E3 2003 demo "Bugbait".
FileManhack swarm.jpg|Freeman helping Rebels fight Manhacks with his OICW in City 17.
FileLeak d2 coast 080011.jpg|Overwatch Soldier and OICW in the leak Bridge Point.


==List of appearances==
*https//www.youtube.com/watch?v=GUw33CwqE_I ''Half-Life 2'' - E3 2002 Trailer {{1st}} {{Nc}}
*''Half-Life 2'' {{Gf}} {{Nc}}
*''Half-Life 2 Raising the Bar'' {{Nc}}

==References==
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CategoryCombine weapons
CategoryHalf-Life 2 (pre-release)
CategoryAutomatic weapons
CategoryWeapons
CategoryCut weapons