Weapon Wednesday: RE-45 Auto | May 26 2021

1 : Anonymous2021/05/26 11:59 ID: nlf8d6

Welcome to Weapon Wednesday! This discussion thread focuses specifically on a randomly chosen weapon.

Today's Weapon discussion is focused around: RE-45 Auto!

Discuss what you like or dislike about this weapon; how it compares to other weapons; your favorite skins; changes that you think would be beneficial; or anything else that you think would be of value to discuss regarding the RE-45 Auto.

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2 : Anonymous2021/05/26 17:36 ID: gzjejb8

I demand a dual wield hop up for the RE-45

ID: gzk14zm

That would be broken

ID: gzkj19d

See: Full auto Makarov on release in WarZone

3 : Anonymous2021/05/26 12:02 ID: gzi5inx

only thing it has going on for it is that it's better than using a p20 or mozam, even the moz is kinda ok now lol

ID: gzi862r

Bique goes hard now and it's about as rewarding as the wingman as far as damage goes outside of headshots.

Re-45 is great for that last bit of health and the hipfire tracks almost as good as the r99 for me. I hadn't really used it before the end of s8 but it's viable.

Respawn really needs to drop the quickswap hop-up and just integrate the quickswap into the pistol (including the Bique) default values. Pistols are a side arm by nature and inherently used to swap quickly during an engagement. The hop-up is completely redundant.

ID: gzi9dib

But pistols already have very short draw times. Quickdraw hop-up is barely noticable for me. I liked to take an AR + P2020 with hammerpoints. 100+ spray with 301 followed with quickswap and 4-5 hammerpoint bullets... But with hammerpoints gone P2020 is the only F tier gun now...

4 : Anonymous2021/05/26 13:00 ID: gzibokx

Fun fact: R99 with a purple stock swaps faster than an RE45 with quickdraw

ID: gzieq7t

That's because quick draw is shit. All its effects are barely noticeable

ID: gzivphd

If quickdraw gave you other handling perks such as perfect accuracy in the air and on ziplines, it could actually be pretty good.

ID: gzjbagc

QuickDraw is barely even a hop-up it’s a white barrel stabilizer and standard stock in a trench coat.

5 : Anonymous2021/05/26 12:04 ID: gzi5qjw

My main weapon in Arenas Round 1. Nothing special but it's decent

6 : Anonymous2021/05/26 12:35 ID: gzi8vpu

really cool pick for round 1 and 2 in arenas with x1 and x2 upgrade, got to love that fast reload to keep the pressure up, easy to control with a x2 scope

7 : Anonymous2021/05/26 18:52 ID: gzjpda1

Arenas Round 1: White RE45 + shield batt > White Alt

8 : Anonymous2021/05/26 12:03 ID: gzi5l9k

Not a bad gun to drop on, but definetly not good to carry mid or late game. I carry it till I find an alternator, carbine, or r99. Worth noting it shreds through gray armor and is pretty deadly to blue armor once combined with a nice shotgun backup.

9 : Anonymous2021/05/26 14:18 ID: gzileek

Do your pistol damage challenges in arena with the wingman and the re45

10 : Anonymous2021/05/26 18:02 ID: gzji7pw

I really like it for Arenas. If you can hit your shots it's basically a cheaper R-99.

In BR I would only take it over the P-2020, Mozambique or L-Star for close combat.

11 : Anonymous2021/05/26 19:53 ID: gzjy6js

Favorite gun in arenas. Great first round gun and good cheap secondary for later rounds

12 : Anonymous2021/05/26 15:07 ID: gzist41

I’ve been enjoying it on thermal station arenas. It’s pretty cheap and can help with spending resources on abilities or shields. Rushing to those materials can cause you to take some damage so I just go with a maxed out RE45 and shred those who have a base R9

13 : Anonymous2021/05/26 18:13 ID: gzjjwgq

It’s ok, I use it to hold attachments until I find an r99 or r301. I’m very much a close quarters “fast twitch” fighter so I don’t worry too much about the lack of range. If I can’t close the gap to fight I’m just running lol

14 : Anonymous2021/05/26 21:52 ID: gzke46q

I don't understand the purpose of this gun. It is not as common as p2020 or mozam, yet still it doesn't perform much better than them and quickdraw hop-up doesn't help. I think it wouldn't hurt if it got another small damage buff.

15 : Anonymous2021/05/26 13:02 ID: gzibw2q

Budget R99 but the recoil and damage somehow feel worse.

Never feels like enough to kill someone by itself, I guess that’s the point.

ID: gzid6mc

it has about 154 dps (less than alternator), while a r99 has 198 dps. It's basically the worst combination of both alternator and r99 in terms of damage per mag and dps.

ID: gzif043

Still… its better than a P2020. But that’s not hard.

16 : Anonymous2021/05/26 13:59 ID: gziixb2

It’s a solid choice for arenas in the first 2 rounds. Not a great weapon beyond 30m or so but it feels like it’s in the right spot alongside the r9/r3. I really feel like the RE needs either a slight damage or mag size buff.

17 : Anonymous2021/05/26 14:07 ID: gzik00k

Good Arena first round gun. Otherwise, it's a paperweight.

18 : Anonymous2021/05/26 17:23 ID: gzjckts

My experience with the RE-45 right now depends on the mode. In Arenas it serves as a good pick if you want something more solid than a Mozambique or P2020 imo. The price for what you get is decent, and the extra materials you have left over can be used for almost anything else. However, even though it already costs less than a standard weapon like an R-301, I think making the weapon cost 200, or maybe even 150 could help its popularity out quite a bit, and also give just a little more flexibility to your loadout since you now have more materials.

In Battle Royale, the gun could use some more help. I feel a lot of people would agree that it's pretty underpowered. It's definitely better than the P2020 and Mozambique but I'm pretty sure I remember a dev saying it's supposed to be that way. Even though that's true, the Wingman leaves the RE-45 in the dust, even when I don't hit a lot of my Wingman shots(which is 80% of the time lol). I would always rather have an Alternator, an R-99, etc. Maybe the weapon could get ANOTHER hop-up that could make it more reliable to carry into late game, and make it a great pick off of drop if you can find the gun and hop-up near each other. The quickdraw holster does very little for the gun at all imo.

Some ideas for hop-ups: Ricochet rounds(like TF2; would give it a lot of power in buildings)

Serpent shots(basically poison. either each shot stacks with each other, or maybe it's an RNG thing where there's a certain % chance some of the shots are poison then does 1 damage every second for 5 seconds)

Not sure if anyone from Respawn will see this but thanks a bunch if you do!

19 : Anonymous2021/05/26 12:23 ID: gzi7kpa

I think they need to buff the mag size

20 : Anonymous2021/05/26 14:14 ID: gziku6z

I wish people would stop saying stuff like "it's underated" "it's a pocket r99" "it's fire rate shreds"

Whoever say stuff like this must be playing against bots that don't shoot back

ID: gziwgun

Every time this thread recycles you get the same comments about how it’s an underrated beast and I really truly do not understand. Are people messing with me?

ID: gzj01np

Gun is not underrated at all. If anything it’s very bad. A lot of horizontal recoil, does only one more damage than the r99, has a slower fire rate than one and way less bullets.

ID: gzj44x9

It was okay when the r99 was in the care package after that it went back to trash status

21 : Anonymous2021/05/26 14:56 ID: gziqp88

RE-45 + EVA is an alright opening combo in Arenas, if only I didn't suck with both

22 : Anonymous2021/05/26 20:40 ID: gzk4uv1

Pretty fun to use maxed in arena tbh

23 : Anonymous2021/05/26 22:21 ID: gzki2sm

Vastly underrated. A very solid off drop weapon. Not always my favorite to run late game but lowkey isn’t that bad. In arenas it’s a great value pick.

Good shield breaker and side arm, not sure if you’d use it over the other light weapons but it’s solid

24 : Anonymous2021/05/26 23:37 ID: gzkrmsx

I hate this gun. On paper it's roughly equivalent to an r99 when fully upgraded, but it just feels so much worse.

25 : Anonymous2021/05/26 12:31 ID: gzi8f59

I was watching my son play a solo game this weekend and laughed at him when he was in the final circle with this gun. Told him he had no chance. When he got the final kill he gave me the smuggest of looks. I couldn't even say anything.

ID: gzial5t

My son rolls with this gun a lot two. He puts in work with it. I’ve seen him win some games using it as well.

26 : Anonymous2021/05/26 16:27 ID: gzj4k14

I see people jerk off the RE-45 quite a bit online, but it's actually the worst full auto in the game by some ways.

Always ditch it for the Alternator if you have a choice, since both are common.

ID: gzjbrn7

Especially the weird ass shitty iron sights and you know the dogshit mag size

27 : Anonymous2021/05/26 14:05 ID: gzijqcp

It sucks: Change my mind

28 : Anonymous2021/05/26 14:41 ID: gzioley

RE-45 is where i hang my level 500 charm. That's my baby.

29 : Anonymous2021/05/26 18:27 ID: gzjltbe

RE slaps IMO. I run it in arenas with a g7 and do consistently well

30 : Anonymous2021/05/26 15:03 ID: gzis4wo

Decked out it is more than serviceable unless you're taking it end game.

It has saved me multiple times right after landing.

31 : Anonymous2021/05/26 15:54 ID: gzizo5o

Re45 is a terrible weapon. Maybe it’s usable in arena cause it’s cheap but otherwise I think it’s a gun that after I find in a pubs match, I’m gonna replace it for another gun. The only 2 other guns that are worst are the p2020 and the Mozambique. I think what this gun needs is a bullet buff like the alternator got and also a 1 damage buff because 12 damage does not justify either when it has barely any ammo in its mag. I also think it needs a slight recoil buff considering that the recoil has a super strange curve pattern to the right. Reducing that curve could maybe give it a slight more potential for mid range also kind of like the alternator but keeping it more of a close range gun still.

32 : Anonymous2021/05/26 21:48 ID: gzkdom9


33 : Anonymous2021/05/26 22:22 ID: gzki9uk

The 1x2 holo sight is the preferred sight for me.

When this gun is fully kitted it’s a monster. I seem to have mastered its recoil because I swear I can beam people way past average pistol ranges.

I want to run it as a primary, but usually end up keeping it as my back up and it always comes in handy.

I think the weapon now is perfectly balanced. It’s got a high skill ceiling, rewarding good recoil control, but will get out classed if you’re up against someone of roughly the same skill level using another weapon like the R99 or Flatline.

34 : Anonymous2021/05/26 23:00 ID: gzkn3cl

Glad to see others have discovered how great this gun is Arenas. Especially early rounds. I usually also grab an Eva. Such an underrated combo for the price IMO.

35 : Anonymous2021/05/26 17:17 ID: gzjbpzo

People on this sub typically have a circle-jerk about the RE-45. “Oh my God, it’s so good!”

Like, sure. In extremely limited, close-quarters fights with no armor, the 45 is good. If you shoot close-range and they have purple or red, it’s like tickling them.

I’ll take a Volt, R99 or Alternator every day, in any situation over the 45.

ID: gzjiip7

I feel the 45 stacks up well against the Alternator, against the 99 or Volt it'll lose nearly every time if both players are equally good.

36 : Anonymous2021/05/26 14:52 ID: gziq5j4

I wonder if making the RE-45 have a burst fire mode would help it find an identity. Like that burst fire pistol from Black Ops 2? It feels like just a weaker, less interesting R99. Also I’m not really a fan of the concept of pistols being weak starting weapons because you don’t start with them. But I dunno I’m just a casual


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