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Sunday, January 18th 2015, 7:14pm

Benefits of a Laser Sight for quickscoping?

I think this one has possibly been asked before, but I believe it was before a lot of changes were made to the way ADSing worked.

Put simply, if you're running around with a laser sight and quickly aim down sight at something and start firing, what benefit would you see over someone running without an accessory?

I understand how max spreads work and I believe if you start firing from the hip and ADS with the trigger down, you get set to the ADS maxspread (1.5 or 0.99 with stubby, at least till the next patch). But is this an instant flick or is it a deterioration using spread decrease over time values?

Does someone using an assault rifle with a laser sight who always fires ADS see any benefit in accuracy for the first shot or two when firing or is the -33% spread effect completely negated in a millisecond as soon as you ADS?


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Sunday, January 18th 2015, 7:26pm

Spread goes from your hip spread to your ADS spread (max or min, depending on whether you are shooting or not) over the course of the ADS animation.

Lower hip fire spread -> shorter time to reach (min/max) ADS spread. Put another way, the laser sight allows you to reach ADS spread faster.

So yes, the laser sight has some value for ADS fire, but the effect is very minor. I wouldn't say that it gives you a benefit for the x first shots (because it all depends on where in the animation you begin shooting), but rather that you can shoot earlier after transitioning into ADS, which is an advantage, albeit very minor.

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Sunday, January 18th 2015, 8:19pm

what collis said, yet i still thik that a canted sight on these loadouts works better.
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