So first off I really like the idea of MMG’s and in other Battlefield games I was definitely what you could call a “dolphin diver” or “belly flopper” ready to Superman at a moments notice to post up and whack some enemies. But in this game, I’m severely struggling to find my groove with the bipod machine guns.
It seems like I don’t have the range I need with optics to counter people at long distance, and at short to medium distance it seems like I’m dead by the MAS44’s and Gewehr 43’s, and Turners before I can get the bipod situated. Right now they are my lowest kill per minute weapons because I spend more time on the ground and in the spawn menus than playing. I’m struggling with the fact that I can only effectively fire them on the ground and as a result I never play with them...yet I find myself getting wrecked by the new “Shredder M1922” more often than I want to admit.
....so I’ve tried thinking about where I get killed by people using these guns, and tried to go there with little luck.
Then I’ve seen clips of YouTubers racking up dozens of kills with them and I’m like “how is this possible?”
So for those of you out there with Gold MG42’s...what am I missing? I really want to start enjoying this style and weapon class.
What is the key to the strategy behind being really effective?