At long last, Light Assualts have been given a tool in the form of the Rocklet Rifle. After an extensive playsession with it yesterday, I feel like it adds to the LA experience but definitely has limitations compared to similar weapons. In this thread we discuss the current strengths as well as shortcomings with the weapon. Ammo Types: Default: I feel like the default ammo type is very weak at the moment. The main purpose of the default type is versatility and anti-air, but the projectiles are just far too slow to be of any use in that capacity. The default ammo has no anti-infantry capabilities, little anti-max capabilities and the damage is low enough to 'tickle' any armoured targets it hits which would be fine if it was good at hitting them. I personally feel that the default needs twice the projectile velocity at least to be any use at hitting aircraft (which tend to move unpredictably, making leading even harder) Locklet: The range is the biggest issue here, 150m sounds like a decent range but in actual play it's very very small (Prowlers often camp 2-300meters away and it has no hope of targetting aircraft) which basically limits the weapons effective targets to harrassers at close range. The long lock-on time, combined with low DPS and poor range make this a very unnatractive alternative. I feel like the locklets need at least a range buff to be competetive with the other options Typhoon: The Typhoon seems to be the ammo type that everyone is using at the moment. If you can hit all 6 rocklets, it seems to do damage similar to a deci which makes it a very attractive close range weapon. Compared to the other ammo types, Typhoon has very decent anti-max capabilities, decent anti-vehicle capabilities at close range, as well as anti-infantry capabilities on direct hits, all of which ironically make it more versatile than the default ammo type. I have personally been using the typhoon more than the other ammo types and feel that it lessens the need to carry c4 around, which is definitely a good thing. That said, its ranged performance is pretty bad but it can still be used to pressure immobile targets which is nice. Closing thoughts: At the moment, the Rocklet Rifle seems to be useful for two things: anti-max and anti-vehicle at close range. (which I suppose is fine given the LA's status as a close range class) It's definitely a nice addition to the class but the lesser ammo types need changes to see any use. As for the weapon itself, a fully auto firing mode would be a big quality of life adjustment, having to click the button for each shot is just a pain in the *** tbh so I find myself using the discharge function probably more than I should be. Let me know your thoughts on it.