Y’all the bulldog ain’t bad.
So I see a lot of Waypointers here, trying to say the Bulldog is bad or not as good as the old shotgun… Buuuut that’s… not true.
All the old shotguns, yeah, they can one-bang sure. But if you weren’t quite in one-bang range, you needed to melee them to ensure the kill. That has not changed at all.
But what has changed is the Bulldog’s effective range. It is much higher but yes, while it does do less damage, it also reloads much faster. Most of your kills will be three-shots, but it will kill any unshielded spartan with a single body shot. You can get off a two-bang pretty easily, but out of every shotgun we have ever had, this thing has the tightest cone and longest range. That three-bang goes out pretty far.
So long as you bang and punch at that “Should be” instant kill range, you will get that one shot kill. You aren’t going to beat a sword at point blank and you shouldn’t, that’s the whole point of this change.
But, you will beat the sword before he gets to you. You just need to round corners a little wider.
I’ve got pro player friends who are really happy with it, one who even said it was broken in the flight and - yeah, it was lol. But they slowed the RoF a little bit so that if you want that kill you gotta’ work for it.
This ain’t the slapcannon the old shotguns are. It’s a shotgun. It can reach way further. If they introduce the old shotgun, you can basically treat it like DOOM treats its shotguns, your standard and your super. That’s really what the relationship is.
But the Bulldog is here to stay and it ain’t meant to be like the old shotgun, nor should it be.