Hello everyone and this is a very important topic to me so here goes.
The weapons in question are the assault rifles and smgs and shotguns.
The smgs in this game are good guns and in any other call of duty they would be considered overpowered I myself have used all the smgs and they do a decent job close-mid range.
However the assault rifles compared to the smgs in this game are way too above them, they excel in every category from range to damage and in some case fire rate I shall name some of many points which I think renders using a smg pretty pointless.
Close/pointblank range a lot of assault rifles beat smgs hands down like the MSBS and Remington and the Ak-12 are just a few guns which stand out at completely owning at any range no matter what, the M-TAR and vector will rarely win against these guns at any range close or mid-range if they shoot at the same time.
The assault rifles most of them have little to no recoil for example the AK-12 with grip is a high damage gun with no recoil try it if you do not believe me and the Remington has pretty much little to no recoil to begin with but the smgs with their lower damage and lower range have higher recoil why is this? I have no idea.
This is a balancing issue because if the smgs are beaten at their own game (close quarters combat) by the assault rifles then why have them in the game? Do not get me wrong the smgs are good guns but the assault rifles are just ridiculously good.
Now I start with the shotguns and some of you will say hey wait the bulldog owns at close range and I shall give you guys that it does its job at close range however the other shotguns simply get beaten by yes you guessed it the assault rifles again here are some simple examples.
The MSBS in my opinion is the best shotgun in the game or wait I meant assault rifle/shotgun hybrid because it will beat any shotgun close range all of the time and that is outrageously unfair, we also have many other assault rifles which excel at close range compared to shotguns like the honey badger, the fad, the ARX-160 and this is completely bizarre.
Do not get me wrong I know a lot of the other smgs beat the shotguns too however that is their role and they do not own them as much as the assault rifles do.
My simple solution is that the shotguns need a buff in either range or a better hipfire spread or a better fire rate or better recoil or simply more damage to make them feasible on maps which are not strikezone and they still get beat there.
The smgs could have a damage boost or a range boost because they are just outclassed at their own job by assault rifles.
My third solution is simply nerf a lot of the assault rifles my nerfs would be decrease the damage/range on MSBS and increase recoil on guns like the Remington and the Ak-12 and some other nerfs to assault rifles too.
Before you guys mention you forgot the LMGs and the sniper rifles and the marksman rifles I shall say that I think those weapon classes excel at what they do and are perfectly balanced.
Thank you guys for reading and I hope for some other suggestions on what can be done, whether or not you agree or disagree with me and why you think that and if there is any other issues you guys think I have not pointed out thanks for reading now lets debate!