Everyone knows that nobody uses battle rifles. Its a fact that they arent widely used because so many guns outclass them in almost every way. Why is this? 1. Battle Rifles are a very limited weapon class. There is one battle rifle right now as each faction simply has a reskin. Obviously there is no variety or choice within. You better like the warden or you will hate battle rifles. 2. Battle rifles are not in a definite niche. Many long range carbines and assault rifles are able to compete with battle rifles at their specific range and do well in other situations as well. Where they excel is not unique to other guns. Their competition works at all their specific ranges and then some. In essence, the battle rifles are losing on what is intended to make them unique. They are likely built to be an alternative option to combat rifles at longer ranges especially, but the rifles/carbines are much more well rounded than the battle rifles, in addition to being equally competitive at BR range. So what can we do? My solution is to amplify their basic statistics for ranged combat and merge them with scout rifles. What will this do? 1. Diversify the said merger class: 4 classes capable of utilising a wide arsenal of scout rifles would be awesome to build the usefulness and flexibility of the weapon class, making it a much more attractive option for players. 2. Grant the weapon class a much-needed niche that automatics surely cannot fill. By extending the range much further than typical long-range automatics, we can build a true niche for the scout rifles. Scout rifles as a whole will provide better ranged performance than long-range rifles, but continue to be less effective at closer ranges/cqc. Battle rifles as a whole dont seem to fit right now. They were built as scout rifles and should work fine as them. If the merge could happen it would be awesome and could clear the confusion around the weapon class. Thoughts?