Behold the Recoilless M5 rocket launcher. Want to feel cool blowing stuff up? Knock your socks off. Want to actually take down a tank as efficiently as possible? Battlefield 2042’s NWT-50 sniper rifle will do the job more quickly.
One player recently put together some footage on the game’s subreddit highlighting just how noteworthy the discrepancy is and it’s a doozy. As first spotted by VG247, the M5 rocket launcher struggles to destroy the tank in three rounds across 14 seconds while the anti-armor sniper rifle eliminates the threat in four shots and just under eight seconds.
There are a couple things going on here. First off, the NWT-50 doesn’t get unlocked until level 60, meaning it’s still out of most players’ reach and at the same time should probably feel pretty damn cool once unlocked.
The M5, on the other hand, is available to everyone at the start of the game, but is the only ground rocket launcher in it. Some players have claimed to have a lot of fun blowing up infantry spots with it, and you can occasionally get the killing blow on a vehicle when working in concert with the rest of your team.
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