Modern Combat 5: BlackoutEdit
“ With the rate of fire of an SMG, the form factor of a carbine and a revolutionary magazine capacity upgrade solution, the Stacker is the perfect option for boosting up your damage and rate of fire the more precise you are. „ —Official weapon description
|Likely based on||Heckler & Koch HK417|
|Damage||Moderate - High (with stacking mechanic)|
|Rate of fire||Very high (base stats)-Extremely high (max stats)|
|Accuracy||Medium - low|
|Handling||Medium - high|
|Mobility||Medium - high|
|Magazine size||25 - 28 - 30 (36 with Vulcan helmet)|
The Stacker is an assault rifle a high rate of fire, maximum armor penetration, and a very fast reload speed of less than 1 second (the weapon utilizes a "clip feeding" mechanism).
In addition to its very fast reload, another advantage the Stacker has over the WES advantage over the WES is its special Prestige feature, in which the weapon's rate of fire and damage increases with each opponent hit. The boosts from each hit are stacked together (hence the name of the weapon).
Each hit is registered on a counter next to the reload icon, which caps at 5, with the boost lasting for 10 seconds before resetting. Each boost increases damage by 1 the rate of fire by 10 RPM. With full boosts to damage and rate of fire, the Stacker acquires a very fast Time-to-kill. Coupled with its fast reload speed, the Stacker makes aggressive play a more viable option for the Sapper.
The main disadvantage of the Stacker is it inability to equip a grip to improve accuracy, giving it a wide bullet spread at longer ranges, making it ideal for close-mid range combat (a la The Enforcer and the Grinder), with aiming down the sight being mandatory for effective long-range combat. It is also worth mentioning that the ammo reserve of the Stacker is the lowest of the Sapper's primary weapons, at 870 bullets (though still significantly higher than that of most primary weapons of other classes).
- The Stacker's recoil and spread were originally much lighter, but the weapon was considered to be overpowered and was downgraded in an update by Gameloft.
- As with the V.L.I.-35, the Stacker paired with the Shoulder Gun is often a popular combination among higher-league players for a more aggressive playstyle with the Sapper, as the Stacker's high time-to-kill and very fast reload make charging the enemies more viable.
- As of Update XIX, the V.L.I 35 is the most common sapper choice, as the Stacker seems to have been nerfed, with the Enforcer being able to take this weapon on