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SA87 Light Machine Gun Basic Information

SA87 Light Machine Gun Basic Information
Weapon TypeLight Machine Gun
Weapon FeatureFully automatic bullpup light machine gun. Lower rate of fire and 5.56mm ammunition keeps this rifle stable and effective at long ranges.
Unlock Level24

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SA87 Stats

SA87 Light Machine Gun Basic Information
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SA87 - Warzone Best Loadout & Attachment Setup

LMG Defender

PrimarySA87
SecondaryP90 or MP5
Lethal Proximity Mine or Claymore
Tactical Stim or Smoke Grenade
Perk 1Double Time
Perk 2Overkill
Perk 3Amped
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Use SMGs For Close Quarters

While the SA87 can boast accurate shots over long distances, it can be pretty weak when used in CQC. Use your SMGs when confronted by enemies at close range.

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Smoke Grenade For Cover & Offense

You can use the Smoke Grenade to cover your team when going to a better position. You can also use it to pick off hapless enemies with the SA87's Thermal Optic.

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Attachment Setup For SA87

Long-Range LMG Setup

AttachmentReason
Muzzle BrakeMuzzle BrakeRedirects gasses outward to stabilize the weapon for better control of sustained fire.
SA87 25.4 FactorySA87 25.4 FactoryLonger barrel increases muzzle velocity and extends range. Additional weight stabilizes shots, but hinders mobility.
Merc Thermal OpticMerc Thermal Optic3.25x scope with thermal imaging highlights targets and provides visibility in all lighting conditions. Not compatible with NVG goggles.
Ranger ForegripRanger ForegripStandard foregrip improves vertical recoil and stabilizes weapon while aiming for improved long range combat.
60 Round Mags60 Round MagsHigh Capacity magazines hold 60 rounds of 5.56 NATO ammunition with a moderate weight increase.

Thermal Optic + Smoke = Kills

The Merc Thermal Optic can see through Smoke and can also highlight hard to see enemies. This makes it easy to root out enemy troops in either side of the smoke. Use Smoke Grenades to either cover your escape or at enemies to obscure their vision, then rattle them with the SA87.

Good Recoil Control & Range

This setup boasts good accuracy and range while also having good recoil control. This makes the SA87 quite handy when fighting in either mid or long-range encounters.

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SA87 - Modern Warfare Best Loadout & Attachment Setup

Hold The Line SA87

PrimarySA87
SecondaryRenetti or 1911
Lethal Proximity Mine or Claymore
Tactical Stim or Smoke Grenade
Perk 1E.O.D.
Perk 2Ghost
Perk 3Shrapnel
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Hunker Down & Plant Traps

Use this loadout to secure certain positions and objectives. Find a location and setup by planting traps like the Proximity Mine and Claymore to cover your flanks.

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Replace Shrapnel With Tune Up

If you find yourself constantly running out of ammo, equip Munitions Box and use it in tandem with Tune Up. With this combination, you'll be constantly refilling your ammo after some time.

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Attachment Setup For SA87

High-Speed ADS

AttachmentReason
Muzzle BrakeMuzzle BrakeRedirects gasses outward to stabilize the weapon for better control of sustained fire.
SA87 25.4 FactorySA87 25.4 FactoryLonger barrel increases muzzle velocity and extends range. Additional weight stabilizes shots, but hinders mobility.
XRK SA87 Heavy Stock ProXRK SA87 Heavy Stock ProHeavy weight stock attachment provides stability while aiming.
Ranger ForegripRanger ForegripStandard foregrip improves vertical recoil and stabilizes weapon while aiming for improved long range combat.
60 Round Mags60 Round MagsHigh Capacity magazines hold 60 rounds of 5.56 NATO ammunition with a moderate weight increase.

Get 60 Round Mags

As an LMG, the base ammo capacity SA87 is comparable to that of an AR. Make it into a full-on LMG by giving it a 60-Round Magazine for better sustain.

Decent Accuracy & Recoil Control

This setup also boosts the SA87's accuracy, control, and range. Use it well by hunkering down and covering a position or chokepoint.

Not A Mobile Build

Do not run around or try to use quick ADS with this setup as you will likely be outclassed by SMGs and ARs. Use this one to defend objectives and key points instead.

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SA87 - Compatible Attachments For Setup

Muzzle

AttachmentEffect &
Unlock Requirements
Flash Guard【Effects】
+ Muzzle Flash Concealment
(5)
【Unlock Requirements】
Level 3
Tactical Suppressor【Effects】
+ Sound Suppression
- Aim Down Sight Speed
- Aim Walking Steadiness
【Unlock Requirements】
Level 6
Muzzle Brake【Effects】
+ Recoil Stabilization
- Aim Down Sight Speed
- Aiming Stability
【Unlock Requirements】
Level 10
CQB Breacher Device【Effects】
+ Melee Damage
- Aim Down Sight Speed
- Aim Walking Steadiness
【Unlock Requirements】
Level 17
Lightweight Suppressor【Effects】
+ Sound Suppression
-Damage Range
【Unlock Requirements】
Level 21
Compensator【Effects】
+ Recoil Control
- Aim Down Sight Speed
- Aiming Stability
【Unlock Requirements】
Level 34
Monolithic Suppressor【Effects】
+ Sound Suppression
+Damage Range
- Aim Down Sight Speed
- Aim Walking Steadiness
【Unlock Requirements】
Level 44

Barrel

AttachmentEffect &
Unlock Requirements
SA87 18.2 Factory【Effects】
+ Aim Down Sight Speed
+ Movement Speed
- Bullet Velocity
- Recoil Control
【Unlock Requirements】
Under Level 10
SA87 25.4 Factory【Effects】
+ Damage Range
+ Bullet Velocity
+ Recoil Control
- Aim Down Sight Speed
- Movement Speed
【Unlock Requirements】
Level 20
SA87 12.4 Factory【Effects】
+ Aim Down Sight Speed
+ Movement Speed
- Bullet Velocity
- Recoil Control
【Unlock Requirements】
Level 38

Laser

AttachmentEffect &
Unlock Requirements
5mW Laser【Effects】
+ Hip Fire Accuracy
+ Sprint to Fire Speed
-Laser Visible to Enemies
【Unlock Requirements】
Under Level 11
1mW Laser【Effects】
+ Hip Fire Accuracy

【Unlock Requirements】
Level 28
Tac Laser【Effects】
+ Aim Down Sight Speed
+ Aiming Stability
+ Aim Walking Steadiness
-Laser Visible to Enemies
【Unlock Requirements】
Level 53

Optic

AttachmentEffect &
Unlock Requirements
G.I. Mini Reflex【Effects】
+ Precision Sight Picture
- Aim Down Sight Speed
【Unlock Requirements】
Level 2
Corp Combat Holo Sight【Effects】
+ Precision Sight Picture
- Aim Down Sight Speed
【Unlock Requirements】
Level 5
Operator Reflex Sight【Effects】
+ Precision Sight Picture
- Aim Down Sight Speed
【Unlock Requirements】
Level 7
Viper Reflex Sight【Effects】
+ Precision Sight Picture
- Aim Down Sight Speed
【Unlock Requirements】
Level 12
Scout Combat Optic【Effects】
+Zoom Level
- Aim Down Sight Speed
【Unlock Requirements】
Level 15
APX5 Holographic Sight【Effects】
+ Precision Sight Picture
- Aim Down Sight Speed
【Unlock Requirements】
Level 18
Solozero Optics Mini Reflex【Effects】
+ Precision Sight Picture
- Aim Down Sight Speed
【Unlock Requirements】
Level 22
Solozero NVG Enhanced【Effects】
+Thermal Target Identification
+Zoom Level
- Aim Down Sight Speed
【Unlock Requirements】
Level 25
Integral Hybrid【Effects】
+Reflex & Scout Toggle
+Zoom Level
- Aim Down Sight Speed
【Unlock Requirements】
Level 29
VLK 3.0x Optic【Effects】
+ Zoom Level
- Aim Down Sight Speed
【Unlock Requirements】
Level 33
Aim-Op Reflex Sight【Effects】
+ Precision Sight Picture
- Aim Down Sight Speed
【Unlock Requirements】
Level 36
Cronen LP945 Mini Reflex【Effects】
+ Precision Sight Picture
- Aim Down Sight Speed
【Unlock Requirements】
Level 39
Sniper Scope【Effects】
+Zoom Level
- Aim Down Sight Speed
【Unlock Requirements】
Level 42
Merc Thermal Optic【Effects】
+Thermal Target Identification
+Zoom Level
- Aim Down Sight Speed
【Unlock Requirements】
Level 45
PBX Holo 7 Sight【Effects】
+ Precision Sight Picture
- Aim Down Sight Speed
【Unlock Requirements】
Level 47
Cronen C480 Pro Optic【Effects】
+Zoom Level
- Aim Down Sight Speed
【Unlock Requirements】
Level 49
Thermal Hybrid【Effects】
+Reflex & Thermal Toggle
+Zoom Level
- Aim Down Sight Speed
【Unlock Requirements】
Level 51
Monocle Reflex Sight【Effects】
+ Precision Sight Picture
- Aim Down Sight Speed
【Unlock Requirements】
Level 54
Canted Hybrid【Effects】
+Reflex & Scout Toggle
+Zoom Level
- Aim Down Sight Speed
【Unlock Requirements】
Level 56

Stock

AttachmentEffect &
Unlock Requirements
XRK SA87 Heavy Stock Pro【Effects】
+ Aiming Stability
- Aim Walking Movement Speed
【Unlock Requirements】
TBD
SA87 Ultralight Hollow【Effects】
+ Aim Walking Movement Speed
- Aiming Stability
【Unlock Requirements】
TBD
FORGE TAC CQB Comb【Effects】
+ Aim Down Sight Speed
- Aiming Stability
【Unlock Requirements】
TBD

Underbarrel

AttachmentEffect &
Unlock Requirements
Commando Foregrip【Effects】
+Recoil Stabilization
+ Aiming Stability
- Movement Speed
【Unlock Requirements】
Level 13
Merc Foregrip【Effects】
+ Recoil Control
+ Hip Fire Accuracy
- Aim Walking Movement Speed
- Aim Down Sight Speed
【Unlock Requirements】
Level 24
Tactical Foregrip【Effects】
+ Aiming Stability
- Movement Speed
【Unlock Requirements】
Level 32
Operator Foregrip【Effects】
+ Recoil Control
- Aim Down Sight Speed
【Unlock Requirements】
Level 41
Bipod【Effects】
+Crouch/Prone Recoil Control

【Unlock Requirements】
Level 46
Ranger Foregrip【Effects】
+ Recoil Control
+ Aiming Stability
- Aim Walking Movement Speed
- Aim Down Sight Speed
【Unlock Requirements】
Level 55

Magazine

AttachmentEffect &
Unlock Requirements
50 Round Mags【Effects】
+ Magazine Ammo Capacity
- Aim Down Sight Speed
- Movement Speed
【Unlock Requirements】
Level 16
60 Round Mags【Effects】
+ Magazine Ammo Capacity
- Aim Down Sight Speed
- Movement Speed
【Unlock Requirements】
Level 37

Rear Grip

AttachmentEffect &
Unlock Requirements
Rubberized Grip Tape (Rear Grip)【Effects】
+Recoil Control
- Aiming Stability
【Unlock Requirements】
TBD
Granulated Grip Tape (Rear Grip)【Effects】
+ Aiming Stability
+ Aim Walking Steadiness
- Aim Walking Movement Speed
【Unlock Requirements】
TBD
Stippled Grip Tape (Rear Grip)【Effects】
+ Aim Down Sight Speed
+ Sprint to Fire Speed
- Aiming Stability
【Unlock Requirements】
TBD

Perk

AttachmentEffect &
Unlock Requirements
Heavy Hitter【Effects】
+ Melee Stun Power

【Unlock Requirements】
Level 4
Recon【Effects】
+Enemy Nameplate Range

【Unlock Requirements】
Level 8
Frangible - Disabling【Effects】
+Crippling Power

【Unlock Requirements】
Level 14
Sleight of Hand【Effects】
+Reload Quickness

【Unlock Requirements】
Level 19
Mo' Money【Effects】
+ Headshot XP

【Unlock Requirements】
Level 26
Fast Melee【Effects】
+ Melee Quickness

【Unlock Requirements】
Level 30
FMJ【Effects】
+Bullet Penetration

【Unlock Requirements】
Level 40
Fully Loaded【Effects】
+ Max Starting Ammo

【Unlock Requirements】
Level 48
Frangible - Wounding【Effects】
+Inflict Wounding Effect

【Unlock Requirements】
Level 52
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SA87 Traits

Weapon Traits

Trading Damage For Control

SA87 trades damage and rate of fire for lower recoil and better control. It can perform steadily in most situations to full effect.

Effective Even At Longer Ranges

Good control allows SA87 to reliably hit targets further away then most weapons. In maps that require you to scout, suppress from afar or take care of snipers, Sa87 can be helpful.

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