The Pulsar Light Support Weapon (LSW) is a Pulsar variant with a high capacity battery and heavier barrel. Its reputation as a highly versatile weapon makes it a popular choice for missions where anything can happen.
The Pulsar Light Support Weapon is presented as a more middle-of-the-road option compared to the Orion VS54. In sacrificing some damage and a large amount of hip accuracy, the Pulsar LSW earns an extra 25 rounds in the magazine (plus access to an Extended Magazine) and potentially superior ranged accuracy, thanks in part both to friendlier vertical recoil and a very low bloom-per-shot, lower than the vast majority of similar weapons.
The Pulsar LSW's biggest competition within the Vanu arsenal is found in the SVA-88, which shares the Pulsar's rate-of-fire and damage model but sacrifices some reload speed, access to an Extended Magazine, and suffers a bit more recoil in exchange for improved hip accuracy and access instead to High Velocity Ammunition.
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 Pulsar LSW. Each Ribbon is a standard reward for achieving a set amount of kills with the Pulsar LSW. Medals relate to how many overall kills you have with the Pulsar LSW.
The Pulsar LSW, like the similarly named Pulsar C and Pulsar VS1, is named after pulsars—a cosmological phenomenon in which a star rotating at immense speed emits electromagnetic radiation out of its poles, seen by observers as a beam.