The weapon has medium effectiveness in multiplayer, but in campaign the effectiveness is very high. In multiplayer it takes some time to kill an opponent but since it has a continuous stream of fire it still remains a good choice as a secondary weapon.
In the campaign it has a very high effectiveness due to the fact it takes only one blast of flame to kill weaker enemies such as Volterites/Thugs/Fiends and a longer stream of continuous flame the larger tougher ones. It is also a good choice for the final battle against Maz Rah.
A good strategy in multiplayer for the flamethrower is to get up close and blast the enemy with a continous stream of fire. This will partially obstruct the opponent's view and allow you to get in close and finish them off with a melee or continue to bask them in flame until they die. AND IF YOU SEE ANYONE WITH A FLAME THROWER IN CLOSE RANGE YOU SHOULD RUN!!!
Aim assist verdict : Is beneficial 8/10
- In N.O.V.A. 3 multiplayer, enemy players are not set on fire when applied on