"Flan's Mod 5.3 is now released! This includes the all new Rank Update for teams servers and a ton of tweaks and fixes to guns, paintjobs and pretty much everything else.
And to top it all off, the Modern Weapons Server has re-opened in style, being the first server to showcase the brand new ranking system and editable loadouts. You can find all the required content packs in the following link, and as ever, you'll need MC 1.8 and Forge 1563 or later."
As part of the new Rank Update, players will be able to unlock weapon skins to spice up their loadouts. So to make things a bit more exciting for returning players, there will be a large number of brand new skins available to unlock.
This includes a good number of skin sets, so you can match with your friends and a couple of super-rare legendary skins. Can you spot them in this picture?
"After a very long hiatus, Flan's Mod is back in development! The mod is now 3 versions behind Minecraft, but there are some massive hurdles to overcome in order for us to catch up (something to do with Mojang removing support for the model system we've been working with for the past 6 years).
So to get back into the swing of things before tackling that monster task, I present to you the Ranked Server Update! This is a massive overhaul to how loadouts work on servers running the Teams portion of Flan's Mod.
Gone are the fixed loadouts of old (Heavy, Support, Medic and all that) and now players will be tasked with making their own loadout on the fly using weapons and skins they unlock along the way.
Significant progress has already been made and so you can expect lots of exciting screenshots, feature spoilers and even access to the test server appearing here on Patreon over the next few weeks!