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Piston 4 years 9 months ago #419

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The ultimate CQC destroyer. :ohmy:

I have found that under 5m, nothing beats this gun. Except a max, ofc.
Between 5 to 10m, it starts to be beatable.
When the distance is around 15m, the recoil starts to be a problem.
Over 25m distance and most likely the enemy will win if they have anything other than a shotgun.



It still has its moments, though. :woohoo:

Wouldn't use it without an extended clip, the default 6 shot clip is way too small, and even with the 10, you cannot miss much in a tight fight - you can kill three guys and then have a quick reload with one shot left in the clip, but you have to land every shot.

With slug ammunition, you gain a bit of range, but also lose a bit of close-range effectiveness, so its not a straight upgrade - and even at long ranges you have to be able to land those shots. :pinch:

I wouldn't take anything other than 1x sights, the 2x is the absolute maximum. Maybe a slug-sniper would benefit from the bigger scopes on this gun, but I think if you want to be such a player, go for the other shotguns instead, and even then that role isn't that useful as most classes will kill you at range if they spot you.

All in all, I think it's a gun for LA or Medic at a biolab, nowhere else. For slugs you need very good accuracy.



What are your opinions about the gun? :unsure:
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Piston 4 years 9 months ago #437

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I run my LA exclusively with the Mauler, its tighter cone of fire compared to the other two makes it really effective at any CQC range. And the two less rounds compared the Sweeper make no difference, as by the time you clear a room full of bad guys, you are probably dead because the one who walks in right at the end will finish you off. As for the Piston, I see no need for a shotty to be auto, as you simply waste so many rounds on trying to hit moving targets.

But that's my 2 pence.
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Piston 4 years 9 months ago #442

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The firerate of Piston is higher than those other shotguns.

If you need to go semi, just tap the mouse button, instead of pressing it full on.

Using full-auto as a "semiauto" might require some practice but is doable..
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Piston 4 years 9 months ago #449

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I agree that the Piston fire rate is higher, but your limited to extremely close ranges with it. As for the Mauler, you can engage in fights of up to 15 ft if your lucky.

Not to mention that I solely took out a TR MAX by dodging his dual cyclers and shooting him from all ranges and angles using the jet pack to move around. This probably would have resulted in death if I used a Piston.
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Piston 4 years 7 months ago #3081

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I haven't used this weapon for a long time but last week I started to re-introduce this weapon to myself.

It's a beast for HA/LA/Medic, still. I love being able to trump most weapons close range, especially with HA "in your face" strategy works very well.

If you are not familiar with this weapon and find yourself lacking in damage in CQC battles, consider this weapon to be your next unlock.
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Piston 4 years 7 months ago #3088

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probs will buy it this weekend with the double SC sale as i have like 2000 kills on my mauler and want a new challenge, i love shotties but worry for the impending nerfs, as the whole community constantly moans about shotgun's prevalence in the game

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Piston 4 years 7 months ago #3094

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Piston is identical to the mauler HBW, except its auto. They changed all three to make them flat out the same. Before the change the mauler had a tighter spread, the sweeper had 2 extra rounds and the piston had higher ROF. They each had a slight difference, now they are identical which is a shame.
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Piston 4 years 7 months ago #3105

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I bought it searching for a good cq weapon and I equipped it on my LA and HA. When attacking towers or any outpost with lot of rooms and hallway it can be devastating.
A little suggestion: equip a flashbang with it, you can flash an entire room, make a blitz inside it and bring the population to 0 in a few seconds, like a SWAT action ;)
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