The Nanite Systems - 7 Personal Defense Weapon is an interesting option in that it brings the typical Nanite Systems design philosophy—low damage in exchange for generous stats—to a market that is typically solely geared towards damage. The NS-7 PDW is the most potent submachine gun for ranged combat in class, with only two tiers of damage fall-off and notably low recoil. However, the weapon's damage-per-second is considerably lower than all other options in class.
For marksmen that prefer to not put themselves directly in the fray, the Nanite Systems Quadra scope allows users distance between themselves and their intended targets. The Quadra comes equipped with a simple crosshair at 4x magnification.
A compensator redirects gases upward, reducing vertical recoil. The increased sound pressure will cause the player to show on the minimap from farther away, and increased weapon bulk reduces accuracy when firing from the hip.
The weapon's muzzle flash and noise generation is reduced, and the player no longer appears on the minimap when firing. In exchange, the weapon's damage falls off 20 meters sooner, and bullet velocity is reduced by 15%.
It is possible to earn both Ribbons and Medals while using the NS-7 PDW. Each ribbon is a standard reward for achieving a set amount of kills with the submachine gun. Medals are awarded upon reaching kill milestones with the weapon.