Are the BR and DMR "brothers"?

I have seen many people call the BR and DMR “brothers” to one another. They have stated that the BR and DMR both share a strong rivalry and so do the players that utilize these weapons. My question is do you think that the BR and DMR shares a brotherly relationship and opposing rivalry? If so, please provide some examples and reasons.

I’m personally not very sure if the BR and DMR do share a “brotherly” relationship or rivalry. When Halo 4 first came out, they had a bit of tension and opposition as this was the first time that both the BR and DMR have been featured in a Halo game. I believe it is also the first time that we have gotten two Primary precision weapons from a single faction.

Before the weapon tuning update, the BR and DMR practically filled the same niche. Both UNSC Primary precision loadout weapons, excelling at mid-long range. There was not much of a difference between the two, if you can remember. Go check out some old YouTube videos covering the topic of the BR and DMR pre-update if you don’t remember.

Post weapon tuning update, the other weapons have all been tuned, and the BR has been given a significant damage boost for 4-shot kills. This renders the BR to be the weapon of choice for most players in mid-range battles, while the DMR focuses now more on long range. This is why I am asking the community what we think. Can the BR and DMR still be considered “rival” competitors?

In a sense, yes they can. If memory serves me correctly, the M392 was used to fill the BR55-85’s niche until 2525ish. Even still 27 years later at Reach the DMR was the UNSC Army’s primary precision rifle.

So technically yes, they can be considered brothers. But when it comes down to raw gameplay they are like brothers that disowned eachother and walked to their own little corners of the world.

Not at all. I’d say the BR rivals the Carbine, and the DMR rivals the LR.

I would call the DMR my big brother and the BR my little brother since I use them both under Firepower and nothing else. I would also say brothers with there own characteristics but can work together to get things done.

> Not at all. I’d say the BR rivals the Carbine, and the DMR rivals the LR.

The DMR and LR are entirely different classes though.

If any two weapons in Halo share a brother hood I’d say it would be the AR and SMG.

I would consider the BR and DMR cousins.

We have the original tried and true Assault rifle and then there’s it’s little brother that got introduced in Halo 2.

Wait. Someone should come up with a Family tree for each weapon faction! That’d be awesome.

They’re brothers in the sense that they’re both overpowered that have made the entire sandbox of weapons redundant in the history of the Halo franchise.

They’re rivals in the sense that everybody wants their preference to be overpowered to the other one to make it redundant.

If that was true, then the DMR is like the brother that had his 15 minutes of fame, then fell to the shadow of his older brother( BR)…

If the assault rifle and the sniper rifle had a baby, that would be the BR. If the sniper rifle and the CE Magnum had a baby, that would be the DMR. They are cousins at most.

Weapon Family Tree:
Grandfather: Assault Rifle (It’s the most iconic and well known. Also one of the oldest.)
Father: Battle Rifle (It came next in succession for fame)

Uncle: Carbine (A well-known and liked brother of the father. Just as old too.)

Brothers: DMR and SMG are the sons of the BR. They both have been known to be paired with or rival their father at times. (Although the DMR sometimes likes to be a -Yoink- to the family.)

Cousins: Needle Rifle and Light Rifle. Nobody in the Carbine family knows how exactly LR was born, but he has taken love by storm. Competitive players love this guy at their back. As for NR, he mostly hangs out with the DMR and bullies others.

> > Not at all. I’d say the BR rivals the Carbine, and the DMR rivals the LR.
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> The DMR and LR are entirely different classes though.

The DMR’s Optimal range is Long, and it’s Effective range is Mid.

The LR’s Optimal range is Long, and it’s Effective range is Mid. The extra damage it does when scoped in supports Long range being Optimal for it.

Yes, and the Light-rifle is it’s mother.

But who’s the father? 0_oOn topic though, I would have to disagree (partly)- I feel the Carbine and BR rival each other in short-mid range and the Light-rifle and DMR rival each other in mid-long range (if they could even have rivals).

However, its easy to get muddled up due to the popularity of the DMR and BR in my opinion, I feel that they rival each other in the sense that they can both be used as a “jack of all” trades in skilled players hands.

Eh, I don’t see it, if anything I give the title of brother to the BR and Carbine.
The DMR is like a cousin of the BR. “Cousin” in the sense that it too is a precision rifle, but nothing more.

> > > Not at all. I’d say the BR rivals the Carbine, and the DMR rivals the LR.
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> > The DMR and LR are entirely different classes though.
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> The DMR’s Optimal range is Long, and it’s Effective range is Mid.
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> The LR’s Optimal range is Long, and it’s Effective range is Mid. The extra damage it does when scoped in supports Long range being Optimal for it.

The DMR is just as effective at mid range as it is at long range. You can’t say the same for the LR.

This makes the DMR a utility rifle, and the LR a long-range specialist.

> > Not at all. I’d say the BR rivals the Carbine, and the DMR rivals the LR.
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> The DMR and LR are entirely different classes though.

I afraid that I can only disagree with you there… Given that the DMR and the LR are both long-range rifles.

> > > > Not at all. I’d say the BR rivals the Carbine, and the DMR rivals the LR.
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> > > The DMR and LR are entirely different classes though.
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> > The DMR’s Optimal range is Long, and it’s Effective range is Mid.
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> > The LR’s Optimal range is Long, and it’s Effective range is Mid. The extra damage it does when scoped in supports Long range being Optimal for it.
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> The DMR is just as effective at mid range as it is at long range. You can’t say the same for the LR.
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> This makes the DMR a utility rifle, and the LR a long-range specialist.

To be a utility weapon it would also need to be just as effective at close range, which it isn’t. And how exactly is it just as effective at mid range, what evidence supports that claim?