It seems incredibly cheap for me to be able to melt people with a silence AR from a good distance, idk maybe the ARs just have absurd ranges. I also heard that it reduces recoil or bullet spread.
Being off the radar is a huge advantage that kind deserves a bigger penalty than what i have experienced while using them
as a side note, anyone else think we should only have one free attachment and the rest we have to pay for the attachment perk? two free attachments seems like a bit much tbh.
i agree with what you said about the free attachment, honey badger with 4 attachments is a bit OP, but i dont really think silencers are OP, currently you cant turn on people anyway, so if they get behind you regardless of silencer it doesnt make to much of a difference.
silencers make shorten the damage drop off range, so instead of it taking say 3 bullets to kill, it takes 4 or 5, but thats the same for most guns at a distance.
maybe the guns are just incredibly powerful in general because when i use the ak 12 with a silencer i barely feel the drop in damage at a distance even with a silencer. maybe when the guns get nerfed or player receives more health it will be a non-issue but yeah as it stands i would never take off the silencer unless i'm trying to bait people to complete challenges like get 100 kills with the lean feature or stuff like that.
Silencers don't reduce recoil or bullet spread. What they do is remove the muzzle flash and that makes it easier to see your target and therefore easier to track them. As to your question, the silencers feel pretty much the same to me as they have in at least the last 3 titles. So I don't have a problem with them.
As well (traditionally) they do not reduce damage either. The reduce the distance at which the bullets deal max to min damage, and the rate there of. If your gun does 30 damage across the map without a silencer, it still does 30 with one (traditionally... I assume that has not changed for this title)
* exception: Sniper rifles
In the game settings, when you select the silencer, if you read the description it specifically says that the silencer "does not" reduce damage. Many threads could be eliminated if people just RTFM, or as in this case, the in-game descriptions.
I am guilty of this as well. I started a thread about not finding my redeem code for the Free Fall map. After looking through my disc case again, I found the piece of paper - stuck to ad for season pass - with the redeem code. Silly me.
Btw, I hate the Free Fall map. It looks like - and plays like - another clusterfk map from Treyarch. The only people that seem to succeed on that map are campers and people running around with shotguns. Its designed with very small areas and blind corners, so unless you're toting a shotgun you don't have much time to think and shoot.
i know it reduces range and testing revealed it's 25% decrease across the board which is actually lower than most the games in the series, which explains why i'm killing people incredibly even at a distance.
i rather see it change mostly because of balance issue, as it stands the flash suppressor just can't compete with the silencer or muzzle break