Railgun, used to be good with it, now I only take away the shield
I have the same issue with it. When the game came out I had no problems with it. Now it feels like the Boomshot in Gears of War 3 if you know what I mean. When I use it I shoot right at their feet...why you no die? When I'm getting shot it misses completely, and I die. I'm guessing lag?
I dunno why, but I seem to take FOREVER to kill someone with a needler. I see an enemy with a needler, I have about 2 seconds to live. I attack an enemy with a needler, I'm lucky if they don't DMR me to death from full health.
Maybe it just seems like it takes forever to get a kill cuz I'm the one with the thing, but it's really annoying.
The needler's "trick" is just fire seven bolts, but make sure they all hit. As you use it more you'll learn the timing and range. Once those seven are in, it insta-kills. So you're not trying to kill from damage, just get the explosion to go off. I'm used to it from the older games and -loved- it in H3.
Anyway, good luck getting better w/ it. Just don't use it like a regular gun hitting and backing off to damage them. You'll never get a kill that way. Just hold down the button and let'em rip. Empty the whole magazine if you need to, at first. As you get better, you'll be able to start decreasing your time and get multiple kills per reload.