I wish IW hadn't made this an attachment, snipers are already powerful enough they don't need anymore power. It sorta imbalances the game between other snipers that do not use chrome barrel.
The VKS is at a heavy disadvantage with the other snipers since it is the only sniper that can't have a chrome barrel attachment because of its integrated silencer. They should have made the VKS's Max damage a little higher than the USR or equal to that of the L118. or make a similar attachment that increases damage. If a good enough player can hold onto a streak he can have less and less kick back/recoil if he/she uses the L118 and USR since they both have a recoil compensator but the VKS does not.
Well, we would not be able to get that coooooollllll ghillie suit for 850 kills! LOL- just messing with you- it is pretty powerful- definitely overkill in HC matches!
It adds massive sway and recoil to the weapon and it's not as powerful as people make it out to be. You can still easily survive a round by a sniper with a BV or a shot to the leg with anything other than a the Lynx (which already has a very high OHK potential). All the Chrome Barrel does and give snipers a chance to actually kill someone in one shot if they have the skill to steady the weapon.
I hate hearing complaints that snipers are OP, WTF is the point of using a sniper if it's not going to kill in one shot...?
the one shot kill isn't the problem, its the fact that people are easily annoy by someone using the minority weapon which is a sniper, they remember a sniper ending their streak but they don't remember a smg or ar guy ending their streak
Last time I checked I was complaining about an attachment that shouldn't have been added to snipers, I use the sniper but I don't crutch myself with the chrome barrel I can kill just fine with out it. It also puts the VKS at a big disadvantage since it is the only sniper that can't have it.
The VKS is not at a huge disadvantage. Anyone wanting to go silenced should use the VKS because it's built-in suppressor has less of an impact than any other sniper with an added suppressor. Also, because it's built in you can add two more attachments without the need for the perk. It's a niche weapon and should be treated that way.
Second, complaining that the Chrome Barrel is a crutch is exactly what I was talking about in my above post. It's not a crutch, how can you even say it's a crutch. We're talking black and white with snipers, either you get the OHK or you don't. There's no in between so I don't understand your opinion.
the integrated silencer gives the VKS damage drop off which is what the other snipers don't have to compensate for.
A L115 or Lynx with a suppressor has more of a drop off than the VKS. Like I said, it's a niche weapon, if you don't want to go suppressed don't use it.
Could be lag, but I don't notice much of a difference when I use the chrome barrel attachment. I still seem to get my share of non-kills when I appear to be centered up.