Now available, Tippmann is offering an upgrade package to this gun. Instillation of the modifications are so simple any beginner silly enough to have bought this gun in the first place could do it.
Here are the steps in order.
1.Remove "gun" from hopper.
2.Replace "gun" with custom 98.
3.Later you may decide to further modify this gun by buying a new hopper.
(Actually for a first time gun this isn't such a bad deal, it's not like you're out a lot if it doesn't last the week)