Assault Rifle: FAL

Semi-automatic battle rifle with a high rate of fire for faster follow up shots.

As far as assault rifles go in Call of Duty, the FAL is a consistent feature that maintains most of the same functionalities from game to game. Although it may not be a fan favorite due to its semi-automatic rounds, it can be a versatile and clinical choice for the seasoned veteran.

Attachments

  • Muzzle – Monolithic Suppressor
  • Laser – Tac Laser
  • Stock – No Stock
  • Underbarrel – Merc Foregrip
  • Rear Grip – Stippled Grip Tape

Adding a Monolithic Suppressor helps in extending the effective range of the rifle itself, while the Merc Foregrip helps improve, but not completely eliminate, some of the gun’s odd recoil patterns due to its manual firing.

The Tac Laser works particularly well because of the FAL’s use from long range, which increases ADS speed without compromising too much control, both of which can save fractions of seconds that win a gunfight.

Furthermore, the removal of the base stock allows for better sprint speed at the cost of hip fire spread, which would be ineffective anyway on the FAL. Stippled Grip Tape goes a long way in improving agility in situations coming off sprinting movements.

Pros: 

Time to Kill: One advantage of a semi-auto assault rifle is that the individual rounds are more relatively potent than single full auto rounds. If a player is accurate and consistent with their shots, then it is hard to find a more effective gun in terms of pure damage.

Range: The FAL’s damage numbers also make it an effective choice from distance unlike other assault rifles.

Cons:

Semi-automatic firing: Then again, as a semi-automatic rifle, it definitely means this is not a gun of the “spray and pray” variety. For a player to be effective with it, it should not be a last resort or a defense mechanism. The best FAL players used calculated decision-making and lots of practice with manually timing and placing rounds.

ADS/Sprintout Speed: Neither one of these attributes are particularly horrible for the FAL, but the suggested mods definitely contribute to being able to bring the FAL up to more acceptable thresholds in a competitive setting.

In Action:

Checkout MuTeX’s gameplay using the FAL in Warzone!
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