I guess it's good for downs missions. x.x
It's good as a long range support weapon for your team unless you're really beast with it (like my friend ruber). Then you can just run around with it and wreck.
never, exactly. I play as support most Ganges, and I use it to down our to Finish at range.
Then you're using it right. You can also hit them wuick with one shot and switch to your side arm. That's pretty effective.
Armour covers your upper body and head.
If you get shot in the legs, it doesn't protect you. If your helmet gets broken, your head will be exposed to full damage. If your vest gets broken, everything else is exposed to full damage.
I understand that. The problem is that with some guns it takes a massive ammount of your very limited supply of ammo in order to break their armor. Then it takes most of a clip to down them, then if you're too far away to get in close for a melee execution you have to spend even more ammo to kill them once they're down, which is made even more difficult by the fact that they mostly have part of their armor left over. I know I've lost kills because I downed somebody, then popped them in the head with the 9MM from across the room after they were downed, only to have the bullet bounce harmlessly over the helmet that they're still wearing despite the fact that I already broke their armor off.
Quick question: You ARE aware that weapons still damage the health of the player when they hit armour, right? In my experience, the damage is reduced to ALMOST nothing on the hit that breaks it, but other than that, it's still a decent portion of the usual damage getting through.
You don't need to break armour, EVEN when you're hitting it, before killing the target.