For a while until now I couldn’t figure out for the life of me why my critical hits were not being counted towards BAR challenges. They would count, then not count. I couldn’t figure out why. Thought it was a couple of key kill skills like Synergy, Believe, maybe even Absolute Advantage.
After posting in the Tech Support section of these forums yesterday, a poster suggested that elemental damage may be overriding the critical hits so I fired up the game tonight and tested it out.
Sure enough, that was the case.
In short, if you swap from a Maliwan weapon to weapon #2(any weapon make), weapon #2’s critical hits will not be counted towards BAR.
If you go from weapon #2(non-Maliwan) to weapon #3(any weapon make), weapon #3’s critical hits will now be counted. Weapon 3 can even be Maliwan.
You just can’t go from Maliwan to any other weapon for the critical hits to be counted towards BAR.