Hey guys, the test server now has the new & improved Scout Rifles available for testing! Stat changes are not significant, but are definitely an improvement. With these changes I personally will be shelving the SMG for a while and picking back up my more versatile Scout. Stats only say so much, so you absolutely have to download the test client and try them out for yourself. Without further ado, the stats (per in-game data): HSR-1: ROF was lowered from 261 to 255 Damage was changed from 344/10m & 250/85m, to 344/15m to 250/65m Velocity remains unchanged Ammunition was changed from 10/50 (for max of 60) to 12/60 (for max of 72) Hip & ADS accuracy was increased slightly Attachments remain unchanged Unlisted buffs have to include a far quicker recovery time and a lower vertical recoil. The gun just feels so much smoother now, easily able to place accurate & rapid shots even up to ranges outside its minimum damage range and equipped with a 6x. I'm confused as to why they nerfed the ROF & the minimum damage range from 85m to 65m, but it really doesn't negate the positives in my opinion. The total capacity change brings it in line with the KSR-35, but with 2 more bullets per magazine. Definitely going to be an excellent option for those of you looking for a super accurate DMR that is just as effective in close quarters. SOAS-20: ROF remains unchanged Damage was changed from 143/10m & 112/65m, to 143/10m & 125/65m Velocity remains unchanged Ammunition was changed from 20/100 (for a max of 120) to 24/216 (for a max of 240) Hip & ADS accuracy was increased slightly Attachments remain unchanged I feel like the changes to the SOAS-20 were more drastic. Like the HSR-1 it was given a 20% increase in magazine size, but its total carrying capacity was effectively doubled. No longer did I feel like I flew through all of my bullets, given the fact that I have 10(!) total magazines. The minimum damage increase also brought it in line with other weapons in the same damage category. The gun is definitely easier to hold on target in medium ranges in my opinion, and I feel like I could accurately place 4-6 rounds on a targets head while burst firing though it is not as accurate as its semi-auto cousin at longer ranges. The SMG is still better at close quarters, but the SOAS-20 definitely gains a lot in longer ranges as a trade off. I'm very happy with this weapon now, and plan to use it a lot more. Also, hop on the test server & check out the new NS Revolvers. For those of you who have been waiting for them patiently you're in for a pleasant surprise. 2 hit kill to the head & 3 to the body up to 40m? Yes please!