This has maybe been proposed in the past, but how about giving the fireteam a crossbow to create epic fights against Preds with bows ?
Primary Weapon Slot
50ish ammo maximum (same as a sniper weapon)
Compatible with all optics (even Pitbull’s 6x)
Upon reaching maximum level a special magazine unlocks offering the possibility to quickly shoot 3 bolts in rapid succession but takes longer to be reloaded (see pic)
Same reloading time as the bow but no charged shots
Longer weapon switching animation due to collapsible arms extending when drawing
Bolts cannot be salvaged once they get shot but can be replenished via crates and ammo packs
What do you think Illphonic @OldKingHamlet?