The MSBS assault rifle is a 3 round burst fire weapon. It has the best accuracy and damage of all the assault rifles. The range of the MSBS is solid and it will stay steady when shooting enemies at a distance. However the damage drops off a lot when killing enemies at long range. Thus the MSBS is best suited for medium range combat.
MSBS Best Strategy
Since the MSBS is a burst fire rifle it is effective at long range. But your medium and short range power will be much greater if you use the Automatic Fire attachment. To beat enemies using shotguns and submachine guns use cover as much as possible.
It will be important that you focus on medium range engagements since the MSBS’s strength is head on engagements at medium range. At short and long range you are at a disadvantage compared to shotguns and sniper rifles. Only move through close quarter areas if you know it is clear or if there are teammates with you. This is where the MSBS is weakest, so select attachments and perks that help you out in close quarter combat.
MSBS Best Soldier Setup
On top of the Automatic Fire attachment use the silencer to ensure you aren’t easily spotted on the radar. The silencer will let you surprise enemies and pick them off one by one since other enemies won’t know exactly where you are.
You will need to change positions frequently where you are at a severe disadvantage to the more mobile classes. Ready Up will reduce that disadvantage and lets you change position more easily. So enemies don’t hear you move use Dead Silence. Off the Grid will ensure you aren’t spotted by SAT COMs keeping your firing position a secret.
I found that I was running out of ammunition frequently with the MSBS. In those situations you can pick up enemy weapons, but it is better to use Scavenger so you pick up ammunition from dead enemies.
In summary the MSBS’s strength is the medium range, especially with the Automatic Fire attachment. To alleviate the MSBS’s weak points use the Silencer and selected perks to make changing positions safer.