|“||Mid-range fully automatic laser weapon with a high rate of fire.||”|
– In-Game Description, The Bureau: XCOM Declassified
The Laser SMG boasts a high rate-of-fire along with a good supply of ammunition. It also has relatively light recoil and good damage, making it effective at slightly longer ranges than the M14 Rifle, whom it effectively replaces. Even after the Laser Pulse Rifle is introduced it remains a reliable backup.
The Laser SMG uses Energy Clips, which are rather sparse when it is first encountered, though slain Outsiders will also start dropping ammunition (and live weapons as well) for it after it is found. It remains very common throughout the campaign, and given that ammo drops for alien weapons are more common later on, ammo shortage will not be a terribly big problem.
Once acquired, it can be equipped on Commando-class agents.
The Laser SMG makes its first appearance in Operation Guardian, where it is found on top of a crate.
- The Laser SMG can be briefly seen used by Agent Nico DaSilva in a cutscene during the Signal From Beyond mission before inexplicably disappearing.
- It is the only SMG used by the Commando Class.
|Weapons and Equipment of The Bureau: XCOM Declassified|
|Pistols||M1911 Pistol • Z-62 Machine Pistol • Laser Pistol • Light Plasma Pistol • Heavy Plasma Pistol • Microwave Gun|
|Assault Rifles & SMGs||M14 Rifle • AK-47 • Laser SMG • Laser Pulse Rifle|
|Shotguns||M1897 Shotgun • Scatter Laser • Plasma Assault Cannon|
|Sniper Rifles||M1903-A4 Sniper Rifle • Plasma Sniper Rifle|
|Heavy Weapons||Blaster Launcher • Rotary Plasma Cannon • Lightning Cannon|
|Grenades||Frag Grenade • Sticky Grenade|
|Misc.||Venn Brace • Backpacks|