The SLS-3 is a weapon in Modern Combat 5: Blackout. It was added to the game in the Christmas Update of 2015.
Modern Combat 5: Blackout Edit
|SLS‑3||AAR34||AMG 200||Maelstrom||Vosk 4||EER 15||ERG 10||Verr Power||SPEC‑38A|
|Range||Moderate (lock-on range is approx 30m)|
|Magazine size||39 rounds (42 extended)|
The SLS-3 is the Tier 1 weapon of the Bounty Hunter soldier class. It is a fairly unconventional firearm which fires guided bullets.
The SLS features a very large targeting reticule consisting of a large curve surrounding the center of the screen, and lacking a conventional crosshair. It fires in 3 round bursts and lacks a conventional aiming function.
When an oponent has entered the range of the targeting reticule, white tracer lines appear pointing toward the target's location. However, shots from the SLS-3 will only fire straight ahead until the tracer line has turned red, at which point the bullets will be guided to the target. Damage dealt is very high, and being hit with a full 3-round burst is often enough to kill an opponent (however, high-tier armors or abilities which increase a player's health cap, such as the Kemono armor can survive it).
The SLS can lock-onto up to 3 enemies at a time (indicated by the "Skulls" counter to the right of the targeting reticule), and will fire a single 3-round burst for each target locked-onto.
Some players find this "aim assist" function to be overpowered - however as mentioned, an opponent must remain within targeting range long enough for the tracer lines to turn red, or else the player will be forced to hip-fire without the aid of a crosshair. This makes the SLS-3 more ideal for sneak attacks or close-rang engagements in the style of the Recon class; engaging targets mid-range and beyond without a lock-on is not recommended.