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SHAW 556

SHAW 556

The SHAW 556 is one of the two original light machine guns in APB Reloaded, it’s counterpart being the ALIG 762. The SHAW speaks for itself. The rapid rate of fire and it’s terrorizing roar instills fear upon all within proximity.

When fired in controlled bursts, the SHAW is a great performer at long range. It is a strong anti-personnel weapon due to it’s large shooting capability per reload.

Thoughts

I really think the SHAW 556 is one of APB’s hidden gems. You rarely see this weapon in games, but if you combine all of it’s benefits…

  • performs well in short/medium/long range
  • rapid rate of fire, sound, and muzzle flash might disorientate enemies
  • great accuracy and damage
  • high ammo capacity and magazines
  • boasts a .56 TTK, or time to kill.

…it’s a hell of a weapon!

Of course, the cons to consider are:

  • slow reload time – 3.6 seconds
  • mobility issues – you can’t sprint your potential full speed, nor do you jog at full speed (just switch to your secondary to run faster).

Usage

A SHAW can effectively hold corridors and keep enemies stuck behind cover due to it’s high rate of fire and it’s generous capacity per reload, yet smarter opponents will utilize grenades to give themselves breathing room and to hopefully move you out of your set position.

Fun Fact: You can kill 12 enemies in one reload with maximum efficiency. Without wasting a single shot, you could theoretically kill 12 enemies within 6.72 seconds…

 

Damage
Health Damage 125
Stamina Damage 20
Hard Damage 15
Efficiency
Time to kill 0.56s
Shots to kill 8
Speed
Equip Time 1.00s
Fire Interval 0.08s
Reload Time 3.60s
Ammo
Ammo Capacity 200
Magazine Capacity 100

More detailed info @ APBDB.com.

ALIG 762

ALIG 762

The ALIG 762 is one of the two original light machine guns in APB Reloaded, it’s counterpart is the SHAW 556.  The ALIG is well known for being an anti vehicle weapon, spitting out rounds of gunfire that decimate vehicles.

That being said, it is able to suppress and maim enemy combatants at a modest range but a somewhat slow rate of fire.

Thoughts

The ALIG 762 is a really good anti vehicle. It only requires a few seconds of consistent gunfire on an enemy vehicle to render it permanently disabled.

But, compared to the SHAW, it lacks in the anti-personnel department. It’s slow rate of fire and slightly 0.22s increase in TTK, or Time to Kill does not allow much room for mistakes.

Submachine Guns and Shotguns can absolutely dance around a decimate, while the SHAW has a higher chance of holding it’s own.

Of course, mobility is still an issue. Although, equipping Car Surfer would allow you to basically have a gun turret on top of vehicles. Very useful for chasing down car objectives, or hindering enemy movement and progress.

Switching to your secondary is recommended to get to places faster.

Damage
Health Damage 225
Stamina Damage 20
Hard Damage 74.25
Efficiency
Time to kill 0.72s
Shots to kill 5
Speed
Equip Time 1.00s
Fire Interval 0.180s
Reload Time 3.60s
Ammo
Ammo Capacity 225
Magazine Capacity 75

More detailed info on @ APBDB.com.