Only reason I liked it was as a non-crap alternative to carbines. Now that it's getting an overall downgrade and the SCAR is usable again, I don't care for it as much. Plus the VAL will likely retain having one attachment slot, so using extended is just as bad as it is good. In my opinion, the VAL needs the laser pretty bad, and the fast reload speed makes the 10 extra rounds not necessary anyway.
does anyone else think the first shot multiplier change is a ridiculously large buff?
I think 0,5 is (a big) typo. It probably should be 1,5; still a buff but not as big
I don't think it's a typo. 0.5 does seem appropriate for the AS VAL to be honest... it is a considerable buff, the the v-recoil is going up to 0.4 (to put that in perspective, F2000 is 0.3) and the center speed is also being reduced at the same time from 22 to 18. So anything more than 3 or 4 full-auto shots from the AS VAL will be near uncontrollable. Then combine that with the 1.5 strafing ADS spread, the gun will only be good for short, stationary bursts. Anything outside of that will suck. Remember the bullet velocity on the AS VAL is the slowest in the game at 300m/s, with its bullets disappearing at 450m, so it's hardly even good for counter-sniping.