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M249's recoil is too strong, please reduce it

M249's recoil is too strong, feels like you keep in hand flaming potato but not machine-gun. due to recoil machinegunner is the most useless kit in game, even if  shoot lying.


I dont know why you continue to make strange decisions, may be you have not reference videos or you made it for balance, in both cases it don't makes game better.
>:(

 

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We will see weapon resting and working bi pods in the future which should help out a lot.

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I did not say a word about bipods, I told recoil is too strong even if you shoots standing

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Yeah i do kind of agree, m4 and m249 use the same caliber, and the (loaded) weight of the m4 is 3.51kg , weight of m249 is 10kg , recoil on the m249 should be significantly weaker, the thing is however, you need to factor in the fire rate of the 249 as well, which may add a little more to recoil. While unrealistic the way it currently is in squad, you can train with it to hit proper groupings while standing up on full auto. I found 2-3 round , fast paced bursts to be the most effective.

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2 hours ago, MilosV said:

Yeah i do kind of agree, m4 and m249 use the same caliber, and the (loaded) weight of the m4 is 3.51kg , weight of m249 is 10kg , recoil on the m249 should be significantly weaker, the thing is however, you need to factor in the fire rate of the 249 as well, which may add a little more to recoil. While unrealistic the way it currently is in squad, you can train with it to hit proper groupings while standing up on full auto. I found 2-3 round , fast paced bursts to be the most effective.

they both fire ~800 rpm iirc

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What about muzzle velocity. I guess it's higher.
On the other hand this is a game and needs balance in front of realistic weapon spec's.

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+1 Extra weight of the m249 and the weight of the bipod should be counteracting recoil in the first place

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Posted (edited)

Type of operation is also something to take into account: (pseudo) direct gas impingement vs. long-stroke gas piston, more reciprocating mass in case of the latter. Your typical AR15/M16/M4 bolt is pretty light, now I don't have the exact numbers at the ready, but I'd guess the bolt of a M249 is a bit heavier, more reciprocating mass there too possibly.

Edited by Nimbus

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