The Alternator is awesome when you're not on the receiving end of it.
The sound effect of the Disruptor rounds is so intimidating. Love it!
Are you aware of the hotfix the team implemented over the weekend? They will continue to review the data and conversations we ping their way here.
Change to Disruptor Rounds Hopup
Reduced the shield damage multiplier from 2.26 to 1.7. It's a minor tweak while we evaluate the full weapon meta next week.
@EA_Blueberry So decrease the damage on it. Under no circumstance should I use a Alternator over an R-99 R-301 considering the options.
Well there is still a huge risk of carrying an Alternator without ever acquiring the attachment. I'll take the R-99 and R-301 over the attachmentless-Alternator every day.
July - last edited July
@EA_BlueberryWithout the attachment the alternator is 100% a viable gun now though because of the base weapon buff. It's absolutely fine to use just as a gun because you can hipfire it very accurately and don't need to ADS unless you're putting a 2-4x on it to shoot at snipers :D
An idea the team should test internally is making the hopup cause the bullets to do LESS damage to health, proportional to the increased damage to armor.
This would mean you either keep the base gun (viable but a very general weapon and outclassed in specific situations by other guns) or you choose the hopup to synergise with someone running hammerpoint.
This would make a hopped up alternator less effective at the start of the game and more effective at the end when people have better armor and would result in some degree of nuance to the use of it instead of the gun being either OP and meta, or underpowered and ignored.
The alternator disruptor is still very common and very powerful. Something still needs to be done. I don't really dislike it being there but I think it's far to common. It needs to be a gold tier hop up and more rare to come by.
a month ago
Alternator was overbuffed with the hop-up and damage increase. Alternator is the best gun in the game, hands down. You can use it at all ranges, taking a couple shots at a time at long ranges because 1 bullet destroys a shield segment and you're often carrying 200-400 light ammo. I like the idea of it but it's way too strong, it could have added maybe 5 damage to the bullets and it would still be extremely good. It's weird seeing the R301 go from 1 of the top guns to 1 of the bottom guns, even the flatline is finally in a decent spot now.
a month ago
a month ago
Only problem is the Disruptor/Hammer Point hop-ups, the alternator by itself with the buff is a better weapon now. These hop-ups were unnecessary, or at the very least should be only usable on hand guns.
a month ago - last edited a month ago
@hybr1dxThe R99 is an SMG, and guess what? The Alternator is also an SMG, it is supposed to be on par with the R99, the only difference is the r99 has lower base damage but higher ROF, where as the Alternator has a lower ROF with higher base damage. It comes down to preference at that point.