Weapon Loadouts that are good for you.

Mainly, I choose any type but I want to know your favorite type of loadout on Firefight and tell me why :smiley:

I use BR/AR ammo variants and the ammo mod. I need all the ammo I can get so that’s why I use those ones.

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> I use BR/AR ammo variants and the ammo mod. I need all the ammo I can get so that’s why I use those ones.

This. There’s almost no reason to use the others. Though sometimes I’ll use COG anyway just because I like the looks of it. Sigh, really wish that it could make use of the attachments too but oh well~

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> > I use BR/AR ammo variants and the ammo mod. I need all the ammo I can get so that’s why I use those ones.
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> This. There’s almost no reason to use the others. Though sometimes I’ll use COG anyway just because I like the looks of it. Sigh, really wish that it could make use of the attachments too but oh well~

I use the Sentinel BR until req 5 because I like the Sentinel scope. H2BR after 5 although in firefight I’d exclusively be in vehicles by that point.

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> > This. There’s almost no reason to use the others. Though sometimes I’ll use COG anyway just because I like the looks of it. Sigh, really wish that it could make use of the attachments too but oh well~
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> I use the Sentinel BR until req 5 because I like the Sentinel scope. H2BR after 5 although in firefight I’d exclusively be in vehicles by that point.

Ah yeah Sentinel nice’s for if you want to stand back, particularly if like five people are in warthogs/ghosts xD
Shame Extended Mag’s only on the base BR.

Vehicles are the go-to method in Firefight because of the infinite ammo, and most power weapons fail to do more than annoy the bosses. The weapon costs a lot, might be really rare, but the boss just looks at you and tells you to shove off. Then your weapon’s drained, and the guys in Wraith Ultras and ONI Mantises wreck it while you’re pelting it with a loadout weapon after wasting your rare weapon and wishing you used a vehicle too.

Honestly, Power Weapons are mostly useless past Round 2 and 3, which is a shame since the bulk of them end up only being useful in PvP Warzone, and some of us go to Firefight so we can use our stuff more or less reliably. But then most of that stuff ends up going unused anyway. Shame of shames. With that being said, there are a few that I’ve found can be pretty useful.

The Swarmlords which often interrupt the Vehicle-Only gameplay at that point? If the vehicles are struggling to reach the last two of them, the White Scar can actually shine here. Not only will it help clear their terribly annoying minions, but the shards can do a number on the bosses as well. And it’s only a Lv5 item too! The River of Light kinda sucks in most cases, along with the Pool of Radiance, but they can be relatively useful against Hunters (and to an extent, Knights as well) and The Answer remains universally useful. If “That One Round” comes up where vehicle-spam isn’t working anymore, there are a very small handful of weapons that can actually contribute.

That being said, I hope Power Weapons can serve more a purpose in Infinite’s Firefight. Whether we can summon them ourselves or they’re pre-placed. I also hope they have a better scoring system because it’s AWFUL putting ONI Guass rounds into a boss for a full minute only for someone to spray it with an assault rifle while you’re reloading a shot and “lol you didn’t contribute to the fight so no credit for you!” despite taking it down to critical in one sitting. Unless you’re dead set on being at the top of the leaderboard, it’s not THAT big of a deal though since EXP awarded isn’t based on score but on rounds completed.
It can be a bit of a problem though in the early rounds where the game not assigning you credit for the kill can potentially prevent you from getting the levels needed to reliably help in later levels. Again, not a big deal in Heroic - but in Legendary or Mythic that can be life or death for you.

My progression is always…

L1 Pistol
L2 Battle Rifle
L3 Longshot Battle Rifle or Tactical Magnum (one of the most underrated weapons on the game), grenade damage booster
L4 Longshot Battle Rifle w/ Bolts or whatever they’re called or Blood of Suban (also ridiculously underrated), grenade specialist
L5 Two Longshot Battle Rifles
L6 Tanks w/ vehicle booster