In season two, the AM40 rifle was added to Battlefield 2042. This guide will provide you in-depth information about this latest assault rifle. Further, it will let you know which is the perfect setup for this weapon.
The current battle pass at tier 10 is the way to get this unlocked. It seems more proper for the SMG class, although it has arrived as an increment in the Assault Rifle class due to its stats. The fire rate, fire range, and firepower resemble a lot of the MP9 and PP29. Following dice, this weapon is considered a connector between SMGs and ARS.
Therefore, it does not contain the firepower and range of SFAR or AK. In addition, it has no power of close combats nor a great fire rate as the K30 has. This lovely piece of weapon beautifully bridges the gap between two classes of weapons.
What Else Does It Have?
AM40 requires 4 headshots or 5 body shots inside 30 meters range or even more. It works great at 30 meters range or below it. But when compared to the other assault rifles, it is very astonishing that their headshot damage is somewhat low. According to the last update, assault rifles must have a 2.15 headshot multiplier that makes it deal two times more damage to the head than the body.
To get a kill of a headshot, AM40 need 3 bullets. Whereas with the same update, the headshot multiplier was reduced for the SMGs at the moment, 1.25. The AM40 has the same suitable damage capacity and pattern. This weapon’s stats and multipliers make it more resemble the SMGs. And it reveals how you have to play AM40. So you don’t need to be highly accurate to make the headshots; it only needs some particular requirements for range. A dependable, close-fight setup is all you need to have for this purpose. It can come up with the finest accuracy of hip fire and a high fire rate for body shots.
When you begin playing with these weapons without having any accessories attached, it initially gives you a vibe of settlement between two classes of weapons.
It might take some time to understand what setup should be used for this weapon. With a standard-issue drum magazine and laser sight, the tactical compensator proved to be the best one for it. On a slight loss of recoil control, it enhances the accuracy of the weapon. It seems an unusual decision when considering the weapon’s robust horizontal recall. It is experienced by most players while playing utilizing the compensator, and it became greatly easy to hit the targets.
Contrarily, regardless of whatever muscle brakes you use, it lowers the weapon’s vertical or horizontal recoil, making it so difficult to control the weapon. So, the accuracy of a better close fight is the only requirement of this weapon, even before getting into the ADS.
SMGs Like Stats And Assault Rifles
You must try to make AM40 a weapon with which you can fire from the hip without any difficulty. So without aiming at down sights, it may have a swift combat with great accuracy. Since having the stats like SMGs, hip firing, and close fights are something for what this weapon can do great. Also, using this method can be compared to other assault rifles to some extent. Even now, against most SMGs, it has a way more range. Therefore, the tactical compensator is the best option for you to choose.
Laser And LWG Grip
The laser sight increases the accuracy of the hip fire at the under barrel. Though, it has an observable perk in close fights. The LWG grip is recommended if you don’t like the laser sight. The LWG grip adds accuracy during your movement. Overall, the laser sight is great as compared to the LWG grip.
Standard Issue Drum Mag And High Power/Extended
To know which is the best choice for AM40, several players changed over between the standard issue drum mag and the high power/entended. But finally, the standard issue was liked the most due to its good recoil control and high fire rate. If you think that the standard issue does not suit your play style, you may change over to the high-power rounds.
It will include a little recoil and make your weapon easier to manage. It has a great ratio of correctness and the ability to close fight. But the standard issue is something you have been looking for if you need a flawless type of ammunition.
When it is to the optic, you should go for the Fusion Holocyte. This optic is a love of many players due to its clear picture and low zoom. One of the close-fight sights goes great with a low zoom level. This optic is the best choice for more zoom and focus. If you want to unlock all these gear, you must play against AI in solo matches.
But this purpose can also be achieved by playing the portal modes in confined settings or multiplayer mode since you don’t need modes having full XP for the unlocking process. However, playing solo matches allows you to check different setups and get used to the weapon. It is also a quicker way to unlock the gear before you jump into any common multiplayer with this.
A lot of players are seen complaining about a bug in the game. If you run into a bug that you have completed the needed number of kills, but your gear does not unlock. The next mastery should be levelled up, and all your gear will be unlocked. With some of the gear and drum magazines as well, many players faced this problem. This gear should unlock with the mastery of 12 or 360 kills, either. But they still needed to be unlocked even with the mastery 13. Levelling up to the next stage is a solution to unlock the gear.
Some issues are found with the magazine description and the magazine bullets too. According to the description, a magazine should have 50 rounds but only 40 rounds when equipped. There could be a flaw in the description only instead of the magazine. It is hoped that it will be resolved in the upcoming game update.