I have had the most fun with the M27 assault rifle from the assault rifles so far. It is similar to the ACR we know and love from Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2 and 3 (and maybe 1, I don’t remember). The M27 has very little recoil, good iron sights and solid fire rate and damage. This guide explains how to use the M27 assault rifle well and what the best class setup for it is.
At the end of this guide is a YouTube video with a visual version of this guide.
The M27 assault rifle has decent hip fire characteristics, so when you are at close medium range or less you should be using the hip fire instead of aiming down the sights. This allows you to move around more and evade the enemy fire. However, in all other situation aiming down the sights of the M27 is a better option than hip fire. Other than that you have to use it like any other assault rifle. Use cover and advance your position from cover to cover. But don’t stay behind one bit of cover for a long time, when there aren’t any more enemies to shoot you should move on.
When you encounter an enemy at long medium range and short long range start with hip fire and then aim down the sights. This often grants an initial hit that will help you win a lot more gunfights. At very long range you are still effective, you just have to burst fire so that the recoil can settle between bursts (even though the M27 has very little of it at long range it does show itself).
The best class setup is the following:
All in all the M27 is a rifle that is best used aggressively. This will put you close to enemy grenades and equipment, so to limit the effectiveness of those use Flack Jacket and Tactical Mask which reduces the explosives damage you take and renders most tactical equipment useless. Since you are going to be aiming down the sights of the M27 assault rifle most of the time use Toughness to reduce the flinch when you are being shot.
The Lethal and tactical equipment is up to you depending on your preferences. Using a pistol secondary isn’t that important for assault rifles as you are behind cover anyway and if you run out of ammunition in a magazine you can duck down and reload. But especially since you are going to be near the objective and the main fight sometimes you run out of ammunition in the open, and having a secondary backup is very powerful in that situation.
The M27 by itself is very good, so it doesn’t need any attachments. So you can use the attachments that mike life a bit easier with the M27, the Quickdraw Handle reduces the time it takes to aim down the sights and the Fast Mag reduces reload speed (for every reload).