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Forward Grip
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A forward grip increases control of the weapon, reducing horizontal recoil by 25%.
Empire: Icon NS.png
Cert Cost: 100 Certification Points
DC Cost: 75 Daybreak Cash

The Forward Grip is a rail attachment available to the vast majority of primary weapons. It is unlocked through purchase with Certification Points or Daybreak Cash.

While attached, a forward grip decreases the horizontal recoil, horizontal tolerance, and recoil angle values of the attached weapon by 25%, overall decreasing the degree to which the weapon kicks in the horizontal when fired.

In addition, when used on any bolt-action or semi-automatic sniper rifle, forward grips reduce the magnitude of the rifle's vertical recoil by 15%.

Though rarely mentioned in the attachment's description, all forward grips have an impact on the weapon's equip time. For most forward grips, the attached weapon takes up to 150ms longer to draw when switching to it from another slot, with the penalty length based on the specific weapon. The Comfort Grip variant, however, improves the equip time.

Daybreak Cash As with all other attachments, if any instance of this attachment is purchased with Daybreak Cash it will still only be available for the specific weapon it was unlocked for, however it will be available on other characters who can use that same weapon.

Variations[edit | edit source]

Advanced Forward Grip[edit | edit source]

Advanced Forward Grip
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A forward grip increases control of the weapon, reducing horizontal recoil by 33%.
Empire: Icon NS.png
Cert Cost: 200 Certification Points
DC Cost: 149 Daybreak Cash

The Advanced Forward Grip is a rail attachment available to select weaponry. It is unlocked through purchase with Certification Points or Daybreak Cash.

While attached, an advanced forward grip decreases the horizontal recoil, horizontal tolerance, and recoil angle values of the attached weapon by 33%.

As with the normal forward grip, advanced forward grips have an impact on the weapon's equip time. The attached weapon takes up to 150ms longer to draw when switching to it from another slot, with the penalty length based on the specific weapon.

Comfort Grip[edit | edit source]

Comfort Grip
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A comfort grip reduces the time it takes to swap to the weapon by 30%, reduces horizontal recoil by 20%, and increases hipfire cone of fire by 20%.
Empire: Icon NS.png
Cert Cost: 100 Certification Points
DC Cost: 75 Daybreak Cash

The Comfort Grip, sometimes known as a Counterweight, is a rail attachment available to the MGR-M1 Bishop, NS-30 Tranquility, NS-AM8 Shortbow, and SR-200. It is unlocked through purchase with Certification Points or Daybreak Cash.

While attached, a Comfort Grip decreases the horizontal recoil horizontal recoil, horizontal tolerance, and recoil angle values of the attached weapon by 20%, as well as the weapon's equip time by 30%. However, the weapon's minimum hip accuracy values are increased by 20%.

Though usable on a bolt-action sniper rifle, the Comfort Grip does not affect vertical recoil.

Availability and Stats[edit | edit source]

All weapons listed below receive the expected decrease, based on the percentage listed in their attachment's description, to their minimum and maximum horizontal recoil, their minimum and maximum recoil angles, and their horizontal recoil tolerance.

In addition, they receive a penalty to their equip time that varies primarily based on weapon class, though this is not always true with exceptions to be found within some classes.

If a weapon's equip time is different than the classes' typical equip time, it is listed in subscript next to the weapon. ADV denotes access to an Advanced Forward Grip.

Assault Rifles[edit | edit source]

Assault rifles typically suffer an equip time penalty of 100ms, with no other unexpected interactions with the attachment.

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Cycler TRV GR-22 CME ADV NS-11A
SABR-13 ADV Gauss Rifle Equinox VE2 NSX Yumi 150ms
T1 Cycler Gauss Rifle Burst Equinox VE2 Burst
T1B Cycler Gauss Rifle S Pulsar VS1
T1S Cycler Reaper DMR ADV 20ms H-V45
TAR Carnage AR ADV Corvus VA55
TORQ-9 NC-9 A-Tross ADV Terminus VX-9
MG-A1 Arbalest 150ms MGR-A1 Vanquisher 150ms VE-A Lacerta 150ms
Auraxium
T1A Unity[1] Gauss Prime[1] Darkstar[1] NSX-A Kuwa 150ms

Battle Rifles[edit | edit source]

The penalty suffered by battle rifles varies greatly based on the specific weapon, from 0ms to 150ms. No other unexpected interactions exist with the attachment.

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AMR-66 100ms Warden 100ms Eidolon VE33 100ms
MG-HBR1 Dragoon 150ms MGR-M1 Bishop 150ms VE-LR Obelisk 150ms
Auraxium
DMR-99[1] 0ms GD Guardian[1] 0ms Revenant[1] 0ms NSX-A Sesshin 100ms

Carbines[edit | edit source]

Carbines typically suffer an equip time penalty of 150ms, with no other unexpected interactions with the attachment.

Icon TR.png Icon NC.png Icon VS.png Icon NS.png
LC2 Lynx AF-19 Mercenary Solstice VE3 NS-11C
T5 AMC ADV GD-7F Pulsar C ADV NSX Tanto
TRAC-5 AC-X11 ADV 110ms Solstice Burst
TRAC-5 Burst Gauss Compact Burst Solstice SF
TRAC-5 S Gauss Compact S VX6-7
LC3 Jaguar Razor GD-23 Serpent VE92
HC1 Cougar AF-4A Bandit Zenith VX-5 ADV
MG-C1 Kindred 50ms MGR-C1 Charger 50ms VE-C Horizon 50ms

Light Machine Guns[edit | edit source]

The penalty suffered by light machine guns varies greatly based on the specific weapon, from 50ms to 150ms. No other unexpected interactions exist with the attachment.

Icon TR.png Icon NC.png Icon VS.png Icon NS.png
MSW-R 150ms EM1 150ms Flare VE6 150ms NS-15M2 150ms
T9 CARV 50ms EM6 100ms Orion VS54 150ms NSX Naginata 150ms
T9 CARV-S 100ms NC6S Gauss SAW S 50ms Pulsar LSW 150ms
T16 Rhino ADV 100ms GD-22S 150ms SVA-88 150ms
TMG-50 150ms NC6 Gauss SAW ADV 50ms VX29 Polaris 100ms
T32 Bull 150ms LA1 Anchor 150ms Ursa 150ms
MG-H1 Watchman 150ms MGR-L1 Promise 150ms VE-H Maw 150ms


Scout Rifles[edit | edit source]

Scout rifles suffer an equip time penalty of 100ms, with no other unexpected interactions with the attachment.

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HSR-1 AF-6 Shadow Nyx VX31 NS-30 Vandal
SOAS-20 AF-18 Stalker Artemis VX26 NSX Tomoe

Shotguns[edit | edit source]

Shotguns suffer an equip time penalty of 20ms, with no other unexpected interactions with the attachment.

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FA1 Barrage Mauler S6 Thanatos VE70 NS Baron G5
TS4 Haymaker NC12 Sweeper Nova
AS16 NightHawk AF-57 Piston Pandora VX25

Sniper Rifles[edit | edit source]

Sniper rifles suffer an equip time penalty of 100ms, and all listed bolt action and semi-automatic sniper rifles have their vertical recoil reduced by 15% by a Forward Grip in addition to the attachment's other benefits.

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99SV Gauss SPR VA39 Spectre
KSR-35 Impetus Phantom VA23
SR-7 LA80 V10
M77-B NC14 Bolt Driver XM98
TSAR-42 SAS-R Ghost
RAMS .50M EM4 Longshot Parallax VX3
TRAP-M1 Phaseshift VX-S

Submachine Guns[edit | edit source]

Submachine guns suffer an equip time penalty of 50ms, with no other unexpected interactions with the attachment.

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SMG-46 Armistice AF-4 Cyclone Eridani SX5 NS-7 PDW
PDW-16 Hailstorm Blitz GD-10 Sirius SX12 MKV Suppressed
MG-S1 Jackal MGR-S1 Gladius VE-S Canis

Notes[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 Equipped by default, and cannot be removed.
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