Don’t remember what the MG is called. Might be Blast Furnace from the Black Armory? I’ll check later. Edit: nope, I guess Blast Furnace is a pulse rifle, so it can’t be that one.
I find a lot of the same stuff confusing, honestly. I played some on release, and some on Forsaken, but I wasn’t around for the introduction of most of the activities, an figuring out what they’re for has been an undertaking. Bounties, which were present before, seem more important, since they seem to get you XP for the season pass as well as challenges for leveling up.
Leveling is also pretty weird. I mean, I get wanting to make the number go up, but since enemies only get weaker to a point (which is different for each activity) and it doesn’t actually gate off all that much by level, you quickly hit a point where all it really does is make you give up guns you like. It means a lot if you want to raid, but I don’t.
The endgame seems to be unlocking the rarer guns, then trying to grind for the perfect versions of your favourite guns, which I only really enjoy up to a point. That’s OK, I can duck out for another year when I’m done.
For now I’m enjoying some of the activities quite a bit. I like the Forge fights, mostly for that wonderful ‘BONG!’ noise you get when you hurl a battery at the forge. You can throw passes to other players, I discovered.