Will we ever get HMGs?

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M_Rat13
792 postsMember, Battlefield 4, Battlefield Hardline, Battlefield, Battlefield 1, Battlefield V Member
Maybe it's just me, but it feels weird only having Light and Medium machine guns, when there are three 'weight' classes. I just keep thinking 'isn't there something bigger than Medium'. That would be the HMGs.

Now, most will probably only know of the Browning 50 cal, but there are other HMGs. Basically, it's a weapon type that has bigger than rifle sized rounds, but smaller than autocannon rounds. I think the Germans had a 13.2 mm HMG, but it was only vehicle based. Don't know how that would work in BFV.

Anyway, my point is, I'd love a slow firing, beast of a gun that caused massive damage to enemy players. Maybe completely remove hifire from them but allow 3x scopes. The ultimate area denial weapon!

Of course, I don't blame Dice if they won't want to add such a weapon, becuase it'd compete directly with MMGs, but I just love the idea of wielding one of the most powerful infantry based weapons on all time!

What is everyone else's thoughts?

Comments

  • MrCamp121
    399 postsMember, Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Battlefield, Battlefield 1, Battlefield V Member
    No thanks. Theres enough corner camping already with mmgs. Support dont need more weapons anyway imo
  • Dr_X2345
    774 postsMember, Battlefield, Battlefield 1, Battlefield V Member
    I think that would have to be mounted guns, like the Vickers mounted gun fortification. It wouldn't work as an infantry weapon though.
  • TheVinylPaladin
    17 postsMember, Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Battlefield Hardline, Battlefield, Battlefield 1, Battlefield V Member
    edited February 10
    I mentioned them in my suggestions I posted about 20 minutes ago, I thought the best way to implement HMGs was to use them as a customization option for half-tracks and tanks that you would need to unlock with assignments or something.
    Post edited by TheVinylPaladin on
  • YourLocalPlumber
    2623 postsMember, Battlefield 3, Battlefield, Battlefield 1, CTE, BF1IncursionsAlpha, Battlefield V Member
    edited February 10
    Nope. Current MMG thing is a shlt show. People camping everywhere doing nothing, just waiting for someone to run by. IMO Dice should change everything back the way it was in every previous BF game where it worked perfectly.
  • MrCamp121
    399 postsMember, Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Battlefield, Battlefield 1, Battlefield V Member
    Its a funny thing. Whenever i play BF4 i rarely, and i mean rarely..ever come across campers. BF5 on the other hand is a joke for it. Meme level
  • M_Rat13
    792 postsMember, Battlefield 4, Battlefield Hardline, Battlefield, Battlefield 1, Battlefield V Member
    Nope. Current MMG thing is a shlt show. People camping everywhere doing nothing, just waiting for someone to run by. IMO Dice should change everything back the way it was in every previous BF game where it worked perfectly.

    So you want MMGs to be a run and gun weapon?
  • Hawxxeye
    5000 postsMember, Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Battlefield Hardline, Battlefield, Battlefield 1, CTE, BF1IncursionsAlpha, Battlefield V Member
    edited February 10
    Nope. Current MMG thing is a shlt show. People camping everywhere doing nothing, just waiting for someone to run by. IMO Dice should change everything back the way it was in every previous BF game where it worked perfectly.
    DICE is to blame for making them a weapon that can only be used like that.
    I would really like to see what is going on in their heads
  • javawockyPS
    80 postsMember, Battlefield 4, Battlefield, Battlefield 1, CTE, Battlefield V Member
    Dr_X2345 wrote: »
    I think that would have to be mounted guns, like the Vickers mounted gun fortification. It wouldn't work as an infantry weapon though.

    Vickers is indeed classified as a HMG
  • fakemon64
    898 postsMember, Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Battlefield Hardline, Battlefield, Battlefield 1, CTE, Battlefield V Member
    Idk if mmgs are entirely too blame for anything. Even before these mmg mechanics, i used bipods heavily with my lmgs. On bf4 i used bipoded m240B or RPK and in bf1 i switched around alot but always used suppression variants with bipod.

    So, at least for me, bf5 hasn't really done anything to change my natural playstyle. I like to keep my head low and support the movement of my team. Using bipods have always been a good way of doing this.
  • parkingbrake
    3110 postsMember, Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Battlefield, Battlefield 1, Battlefield V Member
    Hawxxeye wrote: »
    Nope. Current MMG thing is a shlt show. People camping everywhere doing nothing, just waiting for someone to run by. IMO Dice should change everything back the way it was in every previous BF game where it worked perfectly.
    DICE is to blame for making them a weapon that can only be used like that.
    I would really like to see what is going on in their heads

    How balanced would it be to have the MG-42 work the same as the LMGs? ADS while standing, 3x scope, 1,200 RPM rate of fire--it would be the only LMG anyone would use because it would shred anyone the user saw. So either they found a way to make this iconic weapon work in the this game, or they left it out. Which of those two options is preferable?
  • YourLocalPlumber
    2623 postsMember, Battlefield 3, Battlefield, Battlefield 1, CTE, BF1IncursionsAlpha, Battlefield V Member
    edited February 10
    Hawxxeye wrote: »
    Nope. Current MMG thing is a shlt show. People camping everywhere doing nothing, just waiting for someone to run by. IMO Dice should change everything back the way it was in every previous BF game where it worked perfectly.
    DICE is to blame for making them a weapon that can only be used like that.
    I would really like to see what is going on in their heads

    How balanced would it be to have the MG-42 work the same as the LMGs? ADS while standing, 3x scope, 1,200 RPM rate of fire--it would be the only LMG anyone would use because it would shred anyone the user saw. So either they found a way to make this iconic weapon work in the this game, or they left it out. Which of those two options is preferable?

    Excuse me? It worked in Bad Company 2, whats the problem now?
  • M_Rat13
    792 postsMember, Battlefield 4, Battlefield Hardline, Battlefield, Battlefield 1, Battlefield V Member
    Hawxxeye wrote: »
    Nope. Current MMG thing is a shlt show. People camping everywhere doing nothing, just waiting for someone to run by. IMO Dice should change everything back the way it was in every previous BF game where it worked perfectly.
    DICE is to blame for making them a weapon that can only be used like that.
    I would really like to see what is going on in their heads

    How balanced would it be to have the MG-42 work the same as the LMGs? ADS while standing, 3x scope, 1,200 RPM rate of fire--it would be the only LMG anyone would use because it would shred anyone the user saw. So either they found a way to make this iconic weapon work in the this game, or they left it out. Which of those two options is preferable?

    Excuse me? It worked in Bad Company 2, whats the problem now?

    Every modern weapon has a high ROF. In WW2, not so much. With great power, comes great responsibility.

    Now, if they could just stop Assualt DMRs from allowing you to hit shots while also dodging bullets like Neo from the matrix, that'd be great.
  • Kauzer_RF
    220 postsMember, Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Battlefield, Battlefield 1, BF1IncursionsAlpha, Battlefield V Member
    edited February 10
    Would be nice to see HMG nests where 2 players actually needed to operate with it.
  • DayZEternal1
    118 postsMember, Battlefield 4, Battlefield, Battlefield 1, BF1IncursionsAlpha, Battlefield V Member
    Maybe make them into gadget deployables? I don't think we'd ever use them as primaries.
  • M_Rat13
    792 postsMember, Battlefield 4, Battlefield Hardline, Battlefield, Battlefield 1, Battlefield V Member
    Maybe make them into gadget deployables? I don't think we'd ever use them as primaries.

    That'd be cool actually....
  • javawockyPS
    80 postsMember, Battlefield 4, Battlefield, Battlefield 1, CTE, Battlefield V Member
    Maybe make them into gadget deployables? I don't think we'd ever use them as primaries.

    HMGs (vickers) can be built as fortifications already. Thats as close as we have to your idea currently
  • M_Rat13
    792 postsMember, Battlefield 4, Battlefield Hardline, Battlefield, Battlefield 1, Battlefield V Member
    Maybe make them into gadget deployables? I don't think we'd ever use them as primaries.

    HMGs (vickers) can be built as fortifications already. Thats as close as we have to your idea currently

    But his concept is really cool. You could deploy it, then pick it up when you need to move position. It'd be like playing with a real HMG.
  • Pyr0Plazma
    370 postsMember, Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Battlefield Hardline, Battlefield, Battlefield 1, Battlefield V Member
    Yes more tools to promote camping/static play! Just what we need!
  • M_Rat13
    792 postsMember, Battlefield 4, Battlefield Hardline, Battlefield, Battlefield 1, Battlefield V Member
    Yes more tools to promote camping/static play! Just what we need!

    Which is why everyone uses MMGs....

    Oh, wait....
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