The Orion VS54 is the standard issue LMG for Vanu Heavy Assault soldiers. Its lightweight construction allows for more accurate hip fire and stability when on the move when compared to most weapons in its class.
The Orion VS54 is a faction-specific light machine gun. It appears as a standard-issue VS LMG, with many other LMGs in the VS arsenal sporting a similar design. As the manufacturer of the weapon is directly affiliated with the Vanu Sovereignty, this weapon is reserved for use by VS Heavy Assault soldiers.
The main trait of this weapon is its firerate. At 750rpm, it is the fastest-firing LMG in the VS arsenal, and ties it with the Terran Republic's MSW-R and T9 CARV for the second fastest firing LMG in the game, after the TR's Watchman. This allows the weapon to drop people at close range with ease. It also has decent ADS and hipfire accuracy.
The weapon's main drawback is its recoil. Because of its high firerate, the weapon has a strong initial kick, which can make it harder to aim when engaging targets that are farther away. Due to its high firerate, it can also run through ammunition relatively quickly, resulting in multiple lengthy reloads.
The Orion is popular with VS troops due to it being a starter weapon, as well as its high-degree of effectiveness at close range.
There is no cost for the Orion. It is unlocked once you have created a VS character.
Created to better suit carbines and assault rifles for support roles, the OG-4's simple crosshair allows the user to make accurate shots at a distance. It uses 4x magnification perfect for mid-range fights.
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 get both Ribbons and Medals for using the Orion VS54. Each Ribbon is a standard reward for achieving a set amount of kills with the Orion. Medals relate to how many overall kills you have with the Orion.