Which proficencies, attachments and perks do you use?
This is my main class I use when I'm using the L86:
Proficiency - Speed
Attachment - Grip
Tactical: Trophy System
Perks - Extreme Conditioning Pro, Quickdraw Pro, SitRep Pro
Strike package - Specialist: Sleight of Hand Pro, Scavenger Pro, Blind Eye Pro
Do I waste Extreme Conditioning Pro by having the Speed proficiency? Thinking of using Kick proficiency (thought that would be pointless with the Grip attachment but apparently not) and Sleight of Hand Pro, and perhaps Stalker Pro instead of SitRep Pro. What do you guys use?
If you have Grip, adding Kick doesn't really do anything. You can test this in a private match; the bullet spread is the same.
I use Grip and Silencer, or Thermal and Silencer. The Thermal basically reduces recoil to zero when using it.
That is a horrible setup.
LMGs aren't exactly meant for "run n gun" playstyles.
LMGs are more support than anything. My setup for all my LMGs is the following
L86 w/Silenced & Grip
Blind Eye Pro
Care Package, Pradator and Cobra
This setup will piss people off simply because it's support/anti air and efficient.
Btw, Grip + Kick is useless. The addition of kick does nothing to LMGs equiped with grips.
All LMGs are three bullet kills at any range with or without a silencer. (with the exception of the M60 which is a two bullet kill at close range) Silencer + Grip only makes sense, you don't lose power and you stay off the radar.
Hmm I have done well with my current setup but I'll look into yours. I'm only after levelling up sniper rifles so this would be something extra to keep me happy. Didn't think about using Marksman Pro though as I've only used it for the MSR, except when I was unlocking the Pro version I used the Type 95 and MK14 with Breath proficiency. I'm not a total fan of care packages due to players using stealthy perks and/or silencer attempting to hijack my crate. If I do have it I'll use SitRep Pro in tier 3 just as a precaution. Always nice to see them rushing out in the open after seeing an opportunity to hijack only for me to shoot them.
I found the MK46 handy for running and gunning more in maps like Carbon and Bootleg but I stopped using that in my classes though I'll pick it up if I run short of ammo. I could never run and gun with the PKP Pecheneg as I picked that up from the floor during the first week the game was released and I quickly put it back down. I didn't know it was an LMG at the time since I didn't stop to think - too close to the corridor (Lockdown).
My favourite LMG class:
LMG (attachments depend on gun)
Launcher (usually Javelin or XM25)
Blind Eye Pro
Usually Assault, Pred, Reaper, AC-130 if I'm ambitious or something like UAV, sentry, Chopper.
Using speed+grip is a good choice on most LMG's. Attachments with Suppressor+Grip is also a pretty good combo. Some people prefer optics on things like the M60 but the LSW has pretty clear sights and there are much better attachments.
yeah id suggest to sit back with the lmg, its not a run and gun kinda gun..
id say go with silencer/grip
or silencer and thermal
blind eye pro is a must with lmgs imo you can make mince meat of air support helping the team out .
Yeah, I don't get the whole run and gun LMG thing. I always use mine as anti-air.
L86 with grip and red dot or grip and extended mags
Blind Eye Pro
Seriously, the best use for an LMG is anti-air. All it takes is one LMG user per team, and the other team simply isn't going to get anything out of air support.
I like not using Blind Eye Pro because I have a Trophy System so when I'm near other people and an enemy Predator Missile is called in, I place it down and often I destroy them saving other team mates instead, sicne they won't usually get me if I were running Blind Eye Pro. I do have Blind Eye Pro in my M60E4 class though. I called that in recently when an enemy Osprey Gunner came along but I got lucky with the spawn and took it down with one Stinger rocket. I don't think it even dropped a single crate award either.
There was a thread where someone said they used Grip and Kick but it appeared to have got deleted so I couldn't ask the person if it really benefited them as I never took note of their username.
I'm just wondering how good the thermal scope is too, as I've used an assault rifle with one on as a pickup, and I didn't get along with it. May be it takes a little while getting used to I guess.
I'm seeing if I can quickly get gold camo on my L86 and someone who was on my friends' list wondered why I hadn't killed enough people (though I never died when he asked). It's knackering playing games on end and sprinting as much as possible with an LMG, though I expect it to be. I swear I'm obliged to pelt round the maps like Sonic The Hedgehog and try and kill everyone as fast as possible because twice I've been blocked in by "rushers" (one temporarily, one was permanent but I quit since I couldn't tell enemies to come and find us and I was the highest scorer on my side) while I appeared stationary. I do that when deciding to take different routes looking at the mini-map and/or back button to see where all the action is.
imo if you are using the grip there is no need for kick you would be better off using speed or 2 attachments grip and a sight of choice if you cant get on with the irons . the thermal sight on the lsw is also a good choice .