- "Fully automatic. Redesigned barrel provides longer range with reduced recoil for higher accuracy."
- — Description
The SC-2010 is an assault rifle that appears in Call of Duty: Ghosts and Call of Duty: Heroes. The weapon has low damage compared to other assault rifles, but it is compensated with very low recoil and long range.
Call of Duty: Ghosts
The SC-2010 can commonly be found on Federation soldiers. It is the starting weapon in "Struck Down" and "Birds of Prey" for Logan Walker. In "Federation Day," it can be quite commonly obtained from enemies dropping it upon their death. When the player rappels down to the balcony and kills the two Federation soldiers on it, they will drop SC-2010s.
The SC-2010 is a default assault rifle that has very low recoil, moderate damage, moderate range, and a high rate of fire. Statistically, this weapon behaves very similarly to the ACR and ACR 6.8 of previous games. It has the lowest recoil out of any assault rifle while still maintaining a respectable damage profile. The extremely low recoil means the foregrip attachment is not as useful on this weapon as on other assault rifles, often freeing up space for another attachment. The SC-2010 is best used in close and mid-range engagements where its low recoil and high rate of fire will be an advantage. Though accurate at long distances, its low damage means it will require five shots to kill at extreme ranges, making it less effective than other weapons in its class. Due to the lower recoil and nice range it possesses, Focus can considerably aid this weapon when engaging at longer ranges.
Despite its description stating it has a longer range, it is outclassed by three weapons at range: The SA-805, the AK-12, and the Remington R5. This is also enforced by the SC-2010's low damage at this range, making the SC-2010 struggle compared to the other weapons. However, these extreme ranges are rarely found, which makes the SC-2010 excel at medium ranges compared to the other weapons, barring the rare SA-805.
Because this weapon is unlocked by default at all times, it gains an instant advantage over its competitors. Thanks to the range and comfortable rate of fire, this weapon can be used well in Hardcore game modes, where the lower damage won't be a factor of concern. However, at longer ranges, it'll need more than one bullet to kill. As well, it can't kill players in one shot who have a Ballistic Vest. Due to this, it won't be as powerful as other weapons, such as the ones mentioned above.
Out of all the weapons in Extinction, the SC-2010 is one of the most radically different weapons from its Multiplayer counterpart, as the SC-2010 only has 24 round magazines, and is semi-automatic. The SC-2010 is perfectly capable early on, as it is incredibly accurate and does acceptable damage to Scouts. The SC-2010 is one of the few weapons in Extinction that can greatly benefit from Burst Fire, as some may not prefer its semi-automatic nature, and its great accuracy plays well with Burst Fire.
The SC-2010 wears off its welcome later on into the game, being much less effective against Scorpions, Hunters and Rhinos. However, a Weapon Specialist can get much more mileage out of the SC-2010, heavily increasing its damage output and making it significantly more effective in handling stakes. That being said, there's little reason to use the SC-2010 over the AK-12, which is available just as early as the SC-2010, costs the same, provides more ammo, does more damage, and is fully automatic. The SC-2010 is far from a bad weapon, but it is thoroughly outclassed by one of the most versatile and best weapons in the game.
- In the reloading animation, the player manually removes the magazine before inserting the new one. When Sleight of Hand is equipped, the player uses the new magazine to quickly tap off the old magazine before it is inserted.
- The SC-2010's serial number is 40074528
- Dec 4, 1984 is written on the gun in blue.
- "FAL CAL. 7.62x51 MM NATO" is engraved on the SC-2010's receiver.