So after this recent balance patch, I personally have felt the big hit taken to burst rifles. Both the Stark and the BR seem really difficult to land the entire burst from distance, making automatics much more consistent. Now I understand that this was the overall thinking behind the balance batch.
"They are too reliable at landing consecutive headshots currently, meaning that they have a very low Time-To-Kill."
"Increased recoil should also impact them at being overly effective and accurate at long range."
These quotes show the intent, but it makes you question where they really thrive. They certainly can no longer compete and long range due to the recoil, mid range is ok but they again get outgunned by ARs and SMGs (at least from personal experience), and they shouldn't even really be used up close. So where are they even viable. So many good loadouts such as Arty's B81 and Fragger's B61 are just no longer as effective as other cards. Arty and Kira both took a big hit with every single one of their available being nerfed, making Skyhammer much more viable due to his access to 2 ARs. I have not seen many burst rifles being used by other players, and I know myself that I have turned away from using them. However, I am not the most skilled player, so if anyone is still using them fine please let me know. Or if others are experiencing the same issues then please voice your opinions on how they should be changed. I personally believe these should be slightly buffed in the next balance patch, but what do I know? Any opinions are appreciated.