One of the biggest cheats of season 14 was the addition of the laser sight. Respawn Entertainment essentially nerfed the hipfire on all SMGs in Apex Legends, then introduced the laser sight to try and placate fans. But community members quickly figured out these numbers.
Each SMG is significantly worse than last season and only with a purple laser sight are they actually better. That means a gray and blue laser sight added to your SMG won’t even match Season 13 stats.
This is where HammyA’s contribution comes into play. It’s a hypothetical post asking if players are even pinging or looking for laser sights. Based on the comments it’s mostly no. Players cited the lack of hip fire accuracy and a desire to use a completely different weapon. Some even state that they would rather have the barrel attachment anyway because it used to work seamlessly with assault rifles.
Now SMG players would simply rather choose the Assault Rifle than an SMG. It will be interesting to see if Respawn decides to bring the SMG back to the top of the weapon meta or leave them where they are. The devs might be a bit busy right now with some urgent bugs or even a badge overhaul.
https://www.dbltap.com/posts/apex-legends-community-unhappy-with-crappy-laser-sights-01gbn4st2ckh?utm_source=RSS Apex Legends community unhappy with crappy laser sight