The SODAW-74 is the Tier 1 weapon of the Support class. It has one of the largest magazines in the game, at 200 rounds. However of its very slow reload, reloading should only be done in safe areas. It is best used at medium range, and is excellent for supressive fire due to its huge magazine allowing a very long period of sustained fire.
The SODAW-74 is best used, when dealing with groups of enemies at a distance, as the unrivaled 200 round belt-fed clip will enable the player disperse a continuous stream of bullets to without having to worry about reloading. Like other Tier 1 weapons however, it lacks armor penetration, making it much more ineffective against opponents wearing strong armor such as the Oni.