I promised I would do a thread about this weapon after the poll results were in. Surprisingly, both this and the AKM won. But I’m not going to discuss how “amazing” this weapon is or anything. Ironically, this weapon has basically no strong strengths or weaknesses. It combines everything that makes the AKM, AK74 and AK47 good in one gun. Well… mostly:
It’s not crazy or anything, but this weapon sure has a decent amount of it. From my experience, it has a bit more recoil than that of the AK47, but the pattern is almost identical. You do have a couple of options to reduce it though. Contrary to popular belief, most of the recoil is just camera. Which means you should, dare I say, stick a Folding Grip on it.
If you still want to lover it more, the ARS Suppressor is a great choice. It’s velocity is almost the same, and the reduction to minimum damage is, well, “minimal”.
Which brings me to my next point:
One thing that makes this gun unique is it’s damage stats. It’s one of the only Assault Rifles in the game that keeps its minimum shots to kill no matter what attachments you put. Meaning no matter what, it will always at least 4sk to the torso at ANY range. And it will never do less than that. This really makes this gun special, and adds an extra layer of versatility that isn’t even matched by the AK12. You have a wide range of attachments at your disposal that don’t dramatically affect the weapon for the worse like it does on the other AK’s. Really making this gun’s potential stand out depending on you have CQC or ranged attachments.
Speaking of which:
Personal Class Setup
This is a very stable setup that gives you a lot of options on how you want to use it. It will work great at longer ranges and up close. Thanks to that ARS Suppressor, you have a little bit of stealth and drastically reduced recoil. Muzzle Velocity is still reasonable too, as it isn’t a heavy suppressor.
Depending on the attachments, you can tune the weapon to fit how you play.
This is arguably the most versatile weapon in the game. It doesn’t have any strong strengths or weaknesses, making it the “Jack of All Trades” of the rifles based on the AK47 platform. It has the close damage of the AKM, ranged damage of the AK47, and the recoil control of the AK74 with the right attachments. If you have a versatile playstyle like me, you shouldn’t sleep on this weapon. It can be quite fun to use, and it is horrifically underused in my opinion.
What is your favorite AK?