I ended up finding a gold Flatline right when I dropped. Ended up with like 2k damage and 9 kills. Even with the gold there were a lot of times where I would just not hit anything at close range. The recoil on this gun is nuts
You mean a Bullpup.
Yeah, sort of... The Bullpup design was an initially an effort to make existing firearms smaller. The Flatline is not that. Some Bullpup designs were subsequently used to produce AR’s that were more stable and accurate instead. The firing action in the stock, combined with the longer barrel provides this. The Flatline is clearly in this category, yet sports one of the worst recoils. It shouldn’t.
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Bullpups are a simple way to decrease the overall length of an assault rifle for CQB.
In truth Bullpups have inferior recoil due to the weight balance being so far back in the stock.
Bullpup pivot is in the stock, so the recoil is naturally worse!
Bullpups are barrel light and stock heavy.
But, since the barrel length is the same as a standard rifle the accuracy is as good as a standard rifle,
but with a more compact size.
The compact size gives the Bullpup increased hip fire accuracy over a standard rifle.
Thus, the Flatline should have better hip fire over the R301.
This means the Flatline should have standard accuracy, bad recoil, and improved hip fire ability.
Bullpups have mainly close range abilities with some mid range abilities.
In many ways the flatline is perfect.
But it should still have some mid range.
The Flatline should not be able to beam enemies at 50 meters like the R301.
But the Flatline should be able to beam enemies at 25-30 meters.
As of now, the Flatline can only partially beam enemies at 15 to 20 meters which is terrible and puts the Flatline in the position of an awkward SMG.
July - last edited July
The Horizontal recoil is the main problem people are having with the Flatline.
Horizontal recoil can not be countered by skill (recoil compensation).
Vertical recoil can be countered by with recoil compensation.
This is why the Flatline is considered so bad.
If the Flatlines was purely vertical, it could be mitigate with recoil compensation.
Respawn, just remove some of the Horizontal recoil from the Flatlines ADS and the Flatline will be perfect.
But again a barrel stabilizer could remove the horizontal recoil in different tiers, level 1, level 2, level 3, and level 4.
So the barrel stabilizer argument makes full swing.