Whats better? - Assault Riffle VS Submachine Gun

#1 Posted by Hizang (8532 posts) -

And why if you please :)

#2 Posted by DonutFever (3553 posts) -

SMG. But what really matters is Riffle. 

#3 Posted by fox01313 (5079 posts) -

Depends as both are good though if you want something with a longer range the rifle would be the better choice. If in closer quarters & smaller maps the SMG might be better to the spray & pray functionality of that gun. Either way if you have scavenger pro up you should at least not have to worry about running out of ammo esp with the SMG, it's really up to personal choice.

#4 Posted by TRAYNREK (113 posts) -

I prefer Assault Rifles.  They are more versatile in that they have a wide array of attachments and are best a medium range, but can still get the job done in close or from a distance.  SMGs have a faster rate of fire, but you trade off some accuracy.  The AKs in both classes are the best IMO.

#5 Posted by Mikemcn (6996 posts) -

AK 74u is really the only reliable SMG and soon it will get patched. Assault Rifles all the way. 

#6 Posted by KennyPowers (247 posts) -

Assault rifles.  Commando and Famas have the spray of a SMG with the accuracy at range of a rifle.  M16 and G11 might as well be sniper rifles, they're so accurate and powerful at range.  

#7 Posted by laserbolts (5331 posts) -

It really depends on what works best for you.   There is no definitive class setup to the game.  I heard the galil assault rifle is supposed to be pretty good so try that out if you want.

#8 Edited by UberExplodey (942 posts) -

the AUG is my go-to at the moment...but it really is dependent on your style of play. Practice with both, see what works best.
#9 Posted by natetodamax (19212 posts) -

AUG with ACOG Scope and Steady Aim is very effective at basically all ranges.

#10 Posted by Infininja (881 posts) -

I prefer the riffle bat.

#11 Posted by mr_moustache (71 posts) -

Depends on the map. Also thread title should be Assault Rifle vs Ak74-u^^ 

#12 Posted by Solemn (278 posts) -

Assault Rifle.

#13 Posted by mavfan626 (21 posts) -

Like people have been say it would depend on the Map but I think it's more about which weapon you feel more conferable with..

#14 Posted by l4wd0g (1978 posts) -

Depends on the situation. I like the Grail with an extended mag. Much better than an LMG.

#15 Posted by gla55jAw (2692 posts) -
@mavfan626 said:
" Like people have been say it would depend on the Map but I think it's more about which weapon you feel more conferable with.. "
This. I use the AK-74u and the FAMAS depending on the map, situation and what class I have set up. Sub-machine gun if I'm going to be running around a lot and don't need range.
#16 Posted by Enigma777 (6076 posts) -

Knife

#17 Posted by Hizang (8532 posts) -

Well I played the whole of the first tier multiplayer with an assult riffle, I reccently presitiged for the first time and then decided to do the second tier with SMG, so far, the first SMG is really good and I'm owning matches with that gun. Scavnger, marathon and hand of slight pro.
#18 Posted by Infininja (881 posts) -

You should try an assault rifle next. It might treat you better than the riffle variant.

#19 Edited by ILostR2 (7 posts) -

it depends on the map and your style of play. if it's a small map like nuketown or you're more of a runner, then an SMG is good if you like to have more range and camp or hold certain positions then an Assault rifle is your best bet.
 
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#20 Posted by sopranosfan (1935 posts) -

SMG because I like to sneak around corners and kill campers and run around small buildings and hold them and I find SMGs work best for me.  If I am going to sneak around the corner of a larger map I may go with an Assault rifle. 
#21 Posted by frontman12 (26 posts) -

Assault Rifles, though there are situations where the 74u can still be pretty beastly.  The Famas is entirely too good from the the hip, actually better at close range than many SMGs (this is supposedly their specialty).  I don't have a single class at this point with an SMG, opting for the Galil, Commando, and Famas.

#22 Posted by nacnud88 (21 posts) -

Assault rifles in most circumstances.  If you like to play aggressively and stick to areas that are not in long lines of sight, then the 74u reigns supreme, but it's the only SMG I would recommend if your going for a good score.  Overall, the assault rifles are better balanced.

#23 Posted by KimChi4U (368 posts) -

If you like SMGs but want to switch to an assault rifle that doesn't feel too different from an SMG, go with the famas with sleight of hand perk. I run with a suppressor on smaller maps and a red dot on larger ones. It's not quite as peppy as an SMG, but I never feel under-powered at longer ranges.

#24 Posted by OutOfBounds9000 (2300 posts) -

 
Hrmmm, i think im the only one who goes with the Submachine gun because it has a wide variety of awesome weapons, like the Ak74u and the Spectre, which barely no one uses and that is disappoint.

#25 Posted by amir90 (2164 posts) -
@OutOfBounds9000:  hahahahahahha
 
ak74u is on top 3 most used weapons.
On pc, it is still OP
#26 Posted by w34ky (133 posts) -

One word.. G11

#27 Posted by KillyDarko (1888 posts) -
@TRAYNREK said:
" I prefer Assault Rifles.  They are more versatile in that they have a wide array of attachments and are best a medium range, but can still get the job done in close or from a distance.  SMGs have a faster rate of fire, but you trade off some accuracy.  The AKs in both classes are the best IMO. "
Yep, this.
#28 Posted by Infininja (881 posts) -
@KillyDarko said:
" @TRAYNREK said:
" I prefer Assault Rifles.  They are more versatile in that they have a wide array of attachments and are best a medium range, but can still get the job done in close or from a distance.  SMGs have a faster rate of fire, but you trade off some accuracy.  The AKs in both classes are the best IMO. "
Yep, this. "
Only two of the SMGs fire faster than the assault rifles. They generally have better hipfire accuracy too. 
#29 Edited by pweidman (2342 posts) -

AK74u with fore end stock grip, and steady aim is hard to match.  The Commando at range is very good but doesn't control as well; neither does the Famas.  LVL 27 and it's pretty much all 74u from there :p.
#31 Posted by Halz (127 posts) -

Sniper rifles. 
 
HAHAHAHAHAHAHA 
 
No, but seriously, AK-74u.

#32 Posted by Potter9156 (942 posts) -

AK74 with grip and rapid fire will dominate anything in close to medium range and if you're good, will also beat any gun that isn't the FAMAS at long range.  

#33 Posted by MordeaniisChaos (5730 posts) -
@Infininja said:
" I prefer the riffle bat. "
#34 Posted by Daveyo520 (6856 posts) -

AR because it is more accurate and can shoot farther away. I don't like getting close where an SMG would be better.

#35 Posted by Example1013 (4834 posts) -
@TRAYNREK said: 

" I prefer Assault Rifles.  They are more versatile in that they have a wide array of attachments and are best a medium range, but can still get the job done in close or from a distance.  SMGs have a faster rate of fire, but you trade off some accuracy.  The AKs in both classes are the best IMO. "

ROF is only different if you use Rapid Fire. Otherwise there are basically 2 tiers: 937.5 rpm and 750 rpm.  
 
@frontman12 said:
" Assault Rifles, though there are situations where the 74u can still be pretty beastly.  The Famas is entirely too good from the the hip, actually better at close range than many SMGs (this is supposedly their specialty).  I don't have a single class at this point with an SMG, opting for the Galil, Commando, and Famas. "

This is fairly true. SMGs aren't even as good as ARs at close range, which means that ARs are better overall. The only exception is, as mentioned before, with Rapid Fire. Or with Skorpion, which is beasty at very close range. I use SMGs because I like them better, not because they're better guns. 

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