Primarily because I got it gold within the first 5 hours of release, and now I'm trying to get the M1216 gold to get diamond, and I keep losing out to this thing, when on release night I had people telling me the 870 was hard to use while I defended it to no end. I kind of wish I had spread the hate for the thing, because I almost always lose out to it with my M1216 equipped.
I LOVE the 1216, and I keep defending it agains the other shotties. Two tips? First, never ADS with it. Adds nothing to it's precision or lack thereof. Secondly, don't let go of the trigger while it does it's cocking anim between each 4 shot burst - you'll resume fire much faster that way. That '5th bullet' has gotten me many a surprise kill.
While I think the Range could be buffed, I agree. It's a great gun and very, very fun to use. However, the fact that it generally gets hitmarkers out of knifing range makes the 870 the undeniable victor in most situations. I just got a 15-2 gameplay with it on Express Search actually. Once you know how to use it, it destroys. I've gotten three swarms with it since using it yesterday, but I lose almost all of my streaks to the 870.
True. TBH, I feel that the 870 is a little too good compared to the other three shotties. It's stronger than the S12, seems more consistent than the 1216, and isn't worthless without ADS like the KSG.
Still, I keep going with the 1216, because it won me over.
These are like, third dimension glasses, you know? They don't really work, though because I feel like I'm still seeing stuff in whatever dimension we live in.