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FAQ

How can I have special damage types? How can I have “special” attacks?

You can use the DamageType class attribute and the GameplayTags attribute in all of the AnimNotifies to specifiy either the type of the damage to apply or the the Gameplay Tags specific to that animation (such as Block, Parry, Knockdown, Stun, Stagger; etc.).
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Then when you receive the BPI_Hitbox events in your Character class, you can query the damage type and check the tags in the container to apply your custom logic.
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How do I modify/replace the damage system?

The damage system relies on a single common interface for broadcasting damage events to both victims and attackers. The interface BPI_Hitbox can be found under Blueprints/Interfaces
To replace this interface with your own system, simply follow the next steps
Open the blueprint search tool in UE5 ​
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Look up RHS_OnHit. You will get all the places where the interface methods are being called. ​
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Double click on the interface call of the feature you want to modify (Projectiles/Beams/Hitboxes/etc) and you will be taken to the blueprint ​
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Now remove the RHS_OnHit function and replace it with your own damage function calls.
You can do this with all the feature blueprints.

How do I setup the damage in a Lyra-based project?

⚠️ Mandatory Lyra Setup for ALL features

Go under AuroraDevs_RHS/Blueprints/Interfaces and open BPI_Hitbox
Select the RHS_OnHitAsVictim function and add an input of class GameplayEffect called DamageEffectClass
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Make sure to select Class Reference and NOT Object Reference
Compile, save and exit
Open your Content Drawer Settings, and enable Show Plugin Content
Go Under ShooterCore/Game and open B_Hero_ShooterMannequin
Go to Class Settings and add the BPI_Hitbox interface
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You may need to move the interface class to your ShooterCore folder in order to compile without errors.
Override the RHS_OnHitAsVictim function and copy the following code ​
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Animation Hitboxes

Create your damage effect class which should inherit from the GameplayEffectParent_Damage_Basic class ​
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Open it and expand the Executions category until you find the ScalableFloatMagnitude. That’s the amount of damage caused. Set it to your desired value ​
Go to AuroraDevs_RHS/Blueprints/AnimNotify/AnimHitbox and open BP_HitboxAnimNotifyState
Open the function ApplyShapeHit
Drag out the empty DamageEffectClass input from RHS_OnHitAsVictim function and promote it to a variable ​
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You can set its default value to the Gameplay Effect class we have just created
Go to your animation and select your hitbox AnimNotifyState
Select the correct trace channel and the damage effect class we have just created ​
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Normally the BaseDamage variable has now been rendered useless.

Simple Projectiles

Create your damage effect class which should inherit from the GameplayEffectParent_Damage_Basic class ​
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Open it and expand the Executions category until you find the ScalableFloatMagnitude. That’s the amount of damage caused. Set it to your desired value ​
Go under AuroraDevs_RHS/Blueprints/Actors/Projectiles and open BP_RHSProjectileBase
Create a variable of class GameplayEffect called DamageEffectClass
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Make sure to select Class Reference and NOT Object Reference ​You can set its default value to the Gameplay Effect class we have just created
Open the OnHit function, and plug your DamageEffectClass to the RHSOnHitAsVictim function ​
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Normally the Damage variable has now been rendered useless.

Projectile Rain /
Homing Projectiles

See Simple Projectiles above

Beams

In your Lyra content folder, go under GameplayEffects/Damage and find the GE_Damage_Basic_Instant
Duplicate it and name the new one GE_Damage_RHS_Beam
Open GE_Damage_RHS_Beam and expand the Executions category until you find the ScalableFloatMagnitude. That it the amount of damage caused by the beam each time the DamageRate variable in BP_RHSBeam_Base elapses in seconds
Compile, save, exit and go back to BP_RHSBeamBase under AuroraDevs/Blueprints/Actors/Beams
Create a variable of class GameplayEffect called DamageEffectClass
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Make sure to select Class Reference and NOT Object Reference ​You can set its default value to the Gameplay Effect class we have just created
Open the DamageOnTimer function, and plug your DamageEffectClass to the RHSOnHitAsVictim function ​
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Normally the Damage variable has now been rendered useless.

Damage Volumes

In your Lyra content folder, go under GameplayEffects/Damage and find the GE_Damage_Basic_Instant
Duplicate it and name the new one GE_Damage_RHS_DamageVolume
Open GE_Damage_RHS_Volume and expand the Executions category until you find the ScalableFloatMagnitude. That it the amount of damage caused by the volume each time the DamageRate variable in BP_DamageVolume elapses in seconds
Compile, save, exit and go back to BP_DamageVolume under AuroraDevs/Blueprints/Actors/DamageVolume
Create a variable of class GameplayEffect called DamageEffectClass
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Make sure to select Class Reference and NOT Object Reference ​You can set its default value to the Gameplay Effect class we have just created
Open the DamageOverlappedActors function, and plug your DamageEffectClass to the RHSOnHitAsVictim function ​
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Normally the Damage variable has now been rendered useless.

How do I make the projectile go towards the aim position (crosshair)?

Use the BP_SpawnProjectileAnimNotify_Player AnimNotify to make the projectile go to the crosshair location If you play in our demo map with our character, you can aim with right mouse button and shoot towards the crosshair location.
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