Why not? Firstly, stop releasing starkly better alternatives once I've finished with the direct alternatives please. Sure would have been good to have had this as an option when doing the SMG directive... Anyways, it's a funny lookin' thing ain't it? Not sure if I like it.Stats wise the Punisher (stupid name BTW, also a bit too close to the Vanquisher) is quite good. I can't help but feel they're just trying to bait sales with a bit too good weapon for all factions and classes, especially because they've tried to incentivize it's use on all classes with the launcher. More players will have more reasons to buy one.It features a solid damage model of 143/769 RPM with very good hipfire and extremely standard SMG accuracy. Bloom for both is 0.05. It of course also has a built-in grenade launcher firing HE grenades by default. Against infantry these 'nades do 750 damage with bodyshots and can OHK with a headshot. Bug?Even the "ironsights" are suspiciously better than pretty much everything else's.A built-in 1x red dot sight? They're trying too hard with this one. It's a bit too thin to be better than an actual attachment sight, but where's all the bits sticking up in front? What, no needles posts next to the reticle? No janky nobs and pointless dials anywhere? Just take a look at any ES sidearm's ironsights for a comparison.With attachments it tries to be a very versatile weapon, featuring a compensator, suppressor, flash suppressor, darklight, 5-round extended magazine, laser sight, and both high velocity and soft point ammo in addition to the unique adaptive class underbarrel launcher.However, the lack of a forward grip is quite evident with this weapon's horizontal recoil. Given this, HV ammo is pointless because the recoil will cause too many misses at long range for it to matter and makes the suppressor even more of the obvious choice with really no practical downsides at all. Not as versatile as intended, perhaps?The adaptive class underbarrel: Interesting, but probably less useful and too niche to often choose any over the base HE grenades. For the few situations where some of the grenade types would be useful I'd probably have just chosen another weapon instead. These grenades deal no damage even with direct hits. Final verdict: It's a pretty good SMG but if I were to use it personally it'd be for the damage model with a suppressor and SP ammo with GL & LS combo, not for anything else. Compared to how I played the MKV, this weapon is just a straight upgrade and I'd probably use it as such. I'd be a bit torn between the Punisher and the Blitz/Sirius myself. It's good, though.