Call of Duty: Modern Warfare players are demanding on Reddit that developer Infinity Ward choose between fish and meat and give a weapon a buff. Why are fans unhappy with the gun? Because she seems to be suffering from an identity crisis!
What weapon is the player about? It's about the light machine gun Holger-26, which is based on the real prototype of the H&K MG36 and came into play with the Season 1 update.
The criticism is clear: The part runs under the category of the LMGs, but has been proven to do less damage than all other models in this category and is clearly inferior to the PKM, for example.
Even a renovation only helps fairly: If you make use of the possibility to use weapon modding to convert it to the G36K assault rifle variant, the Holger-26 cannot keep up with the M4 and Co. This makes the rifle a poor choice in either of the two categories.
A player summarizes the dilemma of the weapon as follows:
"Whether you use it as LMG or AR, it is literally the worst in class for both setups, and I just don’t understand how Holger should have a place in this game at all. The Kilo (an assault rifle that is in has an LMG converted) gives a better LMG than the Holger, that should say enough. "
This player rating is supported by data: The Holger-26 does not even appear in the most popular weapons in CoD: Modern Warfare (via codstats.net), which indicates use of 0.1 percent or less.
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Why is the TTK worse?
Compared to the other LMGs, the Holger-26 simply does less damage. This is mainly due to the ammunition type of the real template: the MG36 uses 5.56x45mm ammunition, while the other LMGs in the game shoot larger calibers like 7.62x54mm. The only exception is the SA87, which also loads the smaller cartridges – and yet does more damage than the Holger-26.
Why is it slower?
Even with the fastest possible setup, i.e. fully geared towards assault rifles, the MG36 in CoD: Modern Warfare cannot keep up with AR top dogs like M4A1 or HK433. It is crucial for many players especially the ADS timehow quickly the rifle changes from the held mode to the sight.
Due to the (relatively) fast setup, the MG36 can keep up here, But it loses a lot of controllability, because a shoulder rest and a front grip have to be dispensed with. This makes the already very wild machine gun even flatter – no real competition for a souped-up M4 or HK433.
What could a buff look like?
The author says: Holger, I would like to like you, but you just frustrate me too much! My success rate shows why the gameplay with the Holger-26 is more of a burden than a blessing. I use the rifle almost exclusively as a balanced AR build.
My most powerful assault rifle is the RAM-7 with a K / D rate of 1.23. The Holger-26 lives a shadowy existence with a success rate of 0.72. In other words, in CoD: Modern Warfare I fall more often because of the weapon than I send others to the ground because of it. So if I pick up an LMG, I'd rather do it right. The modded PKM, for example, is a beast, especially in hardcore mode, where almost every hit means a shot.
I think it's a shame because with some buffs, the Holger-26 would have the potential to dance to two weddings. A larger magazine (40 rounds) and slightly larger bonuses for the ADS time with the addition of a short barrel and compact magazine might be enough to make it a usable assault rifle. And in the LMG category, the damage level of the SA-87 would be conceivable, while that in turn could take a bonus on mobility.
With these buffs for the Holger-26, some players would certainly consider the gray duckling under their arms again as their main weapon. As of today there is unfortunately a better choice in every category.