HUD or, Heads Up Display. The HUD is what shows your Health, and Armour. It is what shows you what weapon you are using as well as how much ammo you have. It is what provides your essential information. class skills, map information (such as cap points held on cz2), Death messages, messages sent when players touch a dispenser or have their dispenser touched. Text messages, voice channels and so forth. Break everything down into subtopics if any detail is involved, using the prefix HUD:.
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Health and Armour
Whenever you walk over a backpack, the ammo you've obtained will appear on the right side of the screen.
Engineer MessagesWhen you build something as a Engineer, a persistant message will appear on the right side of your screen, showing you the status of your built objects.
Map Objective Information
The upper center of your screen has data pertaining to the map you're playing. It changes depending on the game type the map is.
When someone is killed in the game, a message will appear on the upper-right corner showing who killed that person. The name on the left is the attacker, the icon is the weapon that was used for the kill and the name on the right is the victim.
Voice SystemWhenever someone is talking, an semi-transparent icon with the speaker's name will appear on the right side of your screen.
Player information shows up on your screen when your crosshair is on a player. By default, the player information shows up around the left of your screen, but can be configured to appear at the center of your screen, in the Fortress Options menu.
What Shows UpWhen player information comes up on your screen, it tells you the following things about the player:
-Team color -Player's name -Player's class
Teammates will show a more detailed amount of information, such as:
Pointing the mouse at an enemy will allow you to see their class, name, and health and armor percentages.