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A British bullpup rifle, much maligned for its reliability until it was remodeled. High minimum damage, moderate recoil.
–In-game description
L85A2
L85A2 angled
Overview
Weapon Type Primary Weapon
Weapon Class Assault Rifle
Rank Prerequisites Rank 55
Damage 28 → 25
Range 60 max → 110 min
L85A2graph
Accuracy

   

Hip Accuracy

   

Sight Accuracy

   

Magazine Size 30, 31 with round in chamber
Ammo Reserve 120
Fire Modes Auto & Semi
Rate of Fire 700 RPM
Advanced
WEAPON BALLISTICS

TTK (Time to Kill) 0.17 s
Head & Body Multiplier
Hitbox
per bullet/pellet
Range
Max (60 studs) Min (110 studs)
(x1.4) Head 39.2 35
(x1) Torso 28 25
(x1) Arms and Legs 28 25
Red color signifies a fatal hit.
Suppressed Stats
Suppressor/Bullet Attachment Suppressed Damage Suppressed Range
ARS Suppressor 28 -> 22.5 60 max -> 99 min
R2 Suppressor 26.6 -> 23.75 57 max -> 104.5 min
PBS-1 Suppressor 26.6 -> 23.75 57 max -> 104.5 min
PBS-4 Suppressor 26.6 -> 23.75 57 max -> 104.5 min
Suppressor 25.2 -> 25 54 max -> 110 min
Armor Piercing 28 -> 20.83333 0 max -> 110 min
Hollow Point 23.33333 -> 30 60 max -> 110 min
Muzzle Velocity 2500 studs/s
Penetration Depth 1.2 studs
Suppression 0.7

ACCURACY 30

Hipfire Camera Recovery Speed 17
Sight Camera Recovery Speed 20
Weapon Recovery Speed 16
Weapon Recoil Damping 0.8

HIP ACCURACY 33

Min Camera Kick (1.20, -0.31, -0.21)
Max Camera Kick (1.50, 0.30, 0.20)
Min Recoil Displacement (-0.50, 0.60, 4.19)
Max Recoil Displacement (0.80, 1.10, 5.30)
Min Recoil Rotation (-0.21, 0.30, -0.50)
Max Recoil Rotation (1.39, 0.80, 0.50)
Hipfire Spread Factor 0.11
Hipfire Recovery Speed 9
Hipfire Spread Damping 0.80

SIGHT ACCURACY 23

Min Camera Kick (1.50, -0.21, -0.50)
Max Camera Kick (2.00, 0.40, 0.50)
Min Recoil Displacement (-0.11, 0.00, 5.19)
Weapon Shot Displacement (0.10, 0.20, 5.80)
Min Recoil Rotation (0.10, -0.11, -0.50)
Max Recoil Rotation (0.40, 0.10, 0.50)
Sight Magnification 2.0x

WEAPON HANDLING

Reload Time 2.5 seconds
Empty Reload Time 3.5 seconds
Equip Speed 12
Aiming Speed 15
Crosshair Size 30
Crosshair Spread Rate 400
Crosshair Recover Rate 20

MISCELLANEOUS

Weapon Walk Speed 14 stud/s
Aiming Walk Speed 8.4 stud/s
Ammo Type 5.56x45mm NATO
Round in Chamber One
Shot Suppression Range None


List of Attachments


Optics Kills Required
C79 125 Kills
Comp Aimpoint 130 Kills
Coyote Sight 380 Kills
EOTech 552 85 Kills
EOTech XPS2 55 Kills
Kobra Sight 320 Kills
M145 185 Kills
MARS 70 Kills
PK-A 165 Kills
PKA-S 225 Kills
Reflex Sight 285 Kills
VCOG 6x Scope 455 Kills
ACOG Scope 430 Kills
TA33 ACOG 650 Kills
TA11 ACOG 1750 Kills
TA01 ACOG 2500 Kills


Underbarrel Kills Required
Angled Grip 115 Kills
Vertical Grip 45 Kills
Folding Grip 265 Kills
Stubby Grip 355 Kills
Laser 75 Kills
Flashlight 0 Kills


Barrel Kills Required
ARS Suppressor 150 Kills
Compensator 120 Kills
Muzzle Brake 175 Kills
R2 Suppressor 40 Kills
Flash Hider 100 Kills
PBS-4 Suppressor 245 Kills
PBS-1 Suppressor 205 Kills
Suppressor 30 Kills


Other Attachments Kills Required
Green Laser 110 Kills
Canted Delta Sight 405 Kills
Laser 20 Kills
Canted Iron Sights 310 Kills
Ballistics Tracker 1500 Kills
Hollow Point 2000 Kills
Armor Piercing 1000 Kills


The L85A2 is a British Assault Rifle. It is unlocked at rank 55, or it can be purchased with credits.

History

The L85A2 is a British bullpup assault rifle configured for the 5.56×45mm NATO round. It is part of the British SA80 (Small Arms for the 1980s) rifle family and is the last in the extremely long line of British weapons (including the iconic Lee-Enfield family) produced by the Royal Small Arms Factory in Enfield.

Produced from the 1980s to the mid-1990s, the L85 rifles include a slotted flash suppressor (not included in-game), which serves as a mounting point for attaching and launching rifle grenades, a blank-firing adapter (Used In Combat Training), an optic mounting system for a carry handle or the standard SUSAT (Sight Unit Small Arms, Trilux) or various other optics with adapter mount. Additionally, a 40mm under-barrel grenade launcher can be attached to this rifle. There were many modifications to this weapon since its introduction, and currently two variants, the L22 carbine and L86 LSW, which are both featured in-game.

The L85A2's predecessor, the L85A1, had multiple problems with accuracy, reliability, the lack of an ambidextrous firing port, and poor quality control. After a substantial public outcry, hundreds of thousands of the L85A1s were shipped to Heckler & Koch to be improved. H&K was able to fix most of the problems with the rifles. Those upgraded by H&K were designated the L85A2, and remain the standard British service rifle to this day. As of 2018, these rifles are being upgraded once more by H&K to L85A3s.

In-Game

General Information

The L85A2 is, at most, a four-shot kill (4SK) to a target at any range, having one of the highest mininum damage values for an assault rifle. Its recoil is a mixed amount of moderate vertical recoil and high horizontal recoil, though it is controllable with attachments. The L85A2's rate of fire (RoF) is 700 rounds per minute (RPM), which is average for its class—this allows it to not expend ammunition too quickly, with a decent tactical reload, but a slow empty reload.

Usage & Tactics

The L85A2 is not a weapon oriented for close-quarters-combat (CQC)—its RoF is not as high as the AS VAL or FAMAS G2, and only dealing a 4SK makes the time to kill (TTK) up close somewhat mediocre, being on par with the AK12. However, at medium to longer ranges, the L85 shines in being able to deal a 4SK at any range, rivaling some designated marksman rifles and light machine guns. It can become a pseudo-DMR with the advantage of being able to fire in full-auto, however, spraying down targets at long range is likely to result in a large amount of ammunition being wasted. Tap-firing is more effective at such distances, and being able to fire faster than most DMRs on semi-auto does give it an edge, albeit the slower muzzle velocity means that DMRs are likely to outclass it at very long distances.

As mentioned above, the L85A2 has some significant horizontal recoil. A Compensator is rather helpful in mitigating the horizontal recoil, making the weapon more accurate and easier to control. This allows the L85A2 to be fired in fully-automatic at longer ranges and still remain on target. The default suppressor is also a decent choice for stealth builds, given there is no reduction in the shots to kill (STK) at any distance, although at longer ranges the reduced muzzle velocity will hamper the L85's effectiveness.

It is best to avoid CQC, given the mediocre TTK of the weapon. If unavoidable, a secondary ideal for CQC such as the TEC-9 is helpful to have, giving the user the ability to compete in closer-ranged gunfights. Staying at medium range with the L85A2 will yield better results, as most weapons begin to experience their damage drop-off at such distances.

Conclusion

The L85A2 is an all-rounder weapon, despite its average CQC performance and moderate overall recoil without attachments. Furthermore, it can take on some DMRs in mid-range combat, and outranges many of its class.

Pros & Cons

Pros:

  • High minimum damage - 4SK at any range.
  • Very low recoil.
  • High suppression.

Cons:

  • Iron sights are slightly obstructive.
  • Slightly longer reload time than most assault rifles.
  • High amount of muzzle flash.

Trivia

  • It was released with the L22 and L86 LSW in December 2015. These rifles are all variants of each other, having been built on the same platform.
  • When attaching an optic, the default carry handle and front sight are removed.
  • The L85A2 is the only weapon that does not have a default vertical grip within the SA80 family of rifles.
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Primary Weapons

Assault Rifles

AK12 - AN-94 - AS VAL - SCAR-L - AUG A1 - M16A4 - G36
M16A3 - AUG A2 - FAMAS G2 - AK47 - AUG A3 - L85A2
HK416 - AK74 - AKM - AK103 - M231 - G11K2

Personal Defense Weapons

MP5K - UMP45 - G36C - MP7 - MAC10 - P90 - MP5
Colt SMG 635 - L2A3 - MP5SD - MP10 - MP5/10 - M3A1
AUG A3 Para - PPSh-41 - FAL Para Shorty - Kriss Vector - MP40
Tommy Gun - Uzi

Light Machine Guns

Colt LMG - M60 - AUG HBAR - MG36 - RPK12 - L86 LSW - RPK
HK21 - SCAR HAMR - RPK74 - MG3KWS

Sniper Rifles

Intervention - Remington 700 - Dragunov SVU - AWS - BFG 50
AWM - TRG-42 - Mosin Nagant - Dragunov SVDS - Hecate II
M107 - Steyr Scout - WA2000

Carbines

M4A1 - G36K - M4 - L22 - SCAR PDW - AKU12 - Groza-1
AK12C - Honey Badger - SR-3M - Groza-4 - MC51SD
FAL 50.63 Para - 1858 Carbine - AK105 - Jury - KAC SRR

Designated Marksman Rifles

MK11 - SKS - SL-8 - VSS Vintorez - MSG90 - Beowulf TCR
SA58 SPR - SCAR SSR

Battle Rifles

Beowulf ECR - SCAR-H - AK12BR - G3 - AG-3 - Henry 45-70
FAL 50.00

Shotguns

KSG-12 - Remington 870 - DBV12 - KS-23M - Saiga-12
Stevens DB - AA-12 - SPAS-12

Secondary Weapons Pistols

M9 - G17 - M1911 - Desert Eagle L5 - M45A1 - Five Seven
ZIP 22 - Desert Eagle XIX

Machine Pistols

G18 - M93R - TEC-9 - MP1911 - Micro Uzi

Revolvers

MP412 REX - Mateba 6 - 1858 New Army - Redhawk 44
Judge - Executioner

Other

Serbu Shotgun - SFG 50 - Sawed Off - Saiga-12U - Obrez

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