Post by natsuterran on Dec 15, 2011 19:10:17 GMT -5
So what exactly is the point of this thing? Does it change any stat at all? I know it's pretty pointless to use this over foregrip. But I'm actually starting to think that there isn't any difference with it or just picking no attachment. At first I thought it increased speed of shooting, but it turns out that I can fire a grenade the very millisecond I press "3" to pull it out on the standalone nade launcher. So what advantage is there?
Are you guys for real? It lets you equip the grenade launcher.
Nope. The nade launcher/ M26 shotgun are available as gadgets, independent of underbarrel rail. I think the rail switches to the launcher/shotty faster and probably looks different when zoomed. I don't know for sure because it's hard to justify using the rail for its aesthetics and (probably) small changes when I could have functional attachments instead.
another small bonus: if you have a laser or flashlight on your gun, you keep the blinding effect when selecting your underbarrel weapon. slightly usefull for MASS or 40mm buckshot, but hardly a gamechanger.
oh, and you get to keep using your sights. wich is kind of fun for MASS slugs.
Post by natsuterran on Dec 17, 2011 17:57:14 GMT -5
Yeah, this whole thing kind of took me aback. There really is no difference in the speeds of it. I guess the only real reason to use it would be to ADS your nade launcher for medium ranges. The sights on the standalone are terrible.
But has the grenade launcher itself been nerfed? It's getting so confusing now. The patches are different on all the systems so when I switch from console to PC or vice versa, it's like playing a different game. I was playing on xbox and my grenades were only doing like 25 damage to people even if it landed right by them. But any closer of a shot (direct impact or foot away) and it was an instant kill.
Post by doctorbrain on Dec 19, 2011 14:27:44 GMT -5
In the video, you can see that there is almost no difference when firing grenades. The only noticeable difference is when changing from the grenade launcher back to the rifle - there is a slight delay when not using the rail, enough time to fire 3 rounds from the M416.
As far as I can tell, the underbarrel rail is largely useless.
Post by natsuterran on Dec 19, 2011 19:56:52 GMT -5
Yeah, it's definitely not worth giving up the foregrip. But after playing around with both setups some more, there is some kind of use to it maybe. It's hard to really explain scientifically, but it just feels easier to be accurate *quicker* with the underbarrel. When you pull out the standalone launcher, it kind of obstructs your screen for a bit. Even though you can technically fire a grenade out of the side of it the instant you make the switch, it's not quite as easy to aim it during that transition. But it is subjective and I still think you could just train yourself to be more accurate with the standalone. But I heard Demize mumbling on twitter about a possible nerf to the foregrip, or a downside along with it.
On a somewhat related note, does anyone else find the new tube to be disgustingly ugly? It's literally a tube now, and almost as long as your gun. Even if underbarrel rail provided real benefits, I'd never stick that thing to my gun. It just looks so terrible. That's why I'll only ever use an AK to tube with underbarrel. Good ol' GP-whatever.