The SG553, a slightly improved version of the SG552, is the SBR (Short Barrel Rifle) version of the SIG SG550. It fires the 5.56x45mm NATO round from a 5, 10, 20 or 30 round magazine at 700 RPM. The LB version sports a slightly longer barrel to mount bayonets and grenade launchers. The SIG SG550 (Sturmgewehr 90) is the official rifle of the Swiss army and was designed for arctic conditions, making it a very reliable weapon. The SG553 was made for more urban environments, where its shorter length makes it a formidable close range tool. Even with its short barrel, the rifle is highly accurate out to ~200-250 meters.
Battlefield 3 Edit
Reflex (10 kills)
25 - 14.3
120,000 Co-op score
30 + 1 rounds
124 + 31 rounds
217 + 31 rounds
2.1 seconds loaded
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0.4 (static) 0.8 (moving)
Standing: 2.0 (static) 2.5 (moving) Crouching: 1.5 (static) 2.0 (moving) Prone: 1.0 (static) 2.0 (moving)
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http://symthic.com/?s=bf3 Retrieved Sept. 17th
The SG553 was listed on the four page fact sheet released by EA at Gamescom. It was also seen in Battleblog #8 as an example of the weapon customization in the game, sporting various attachments.
In Singleplayer, the SG553 appears in the hands of a GIGN officers during Comrades, and one with no attachments is encountered near the end of The Great Destroyer. The SG553 has high damage and high rate of fire with virtually nonexistent recoil; it is far more manageable than most other automatic rifles even on full auto.
The SG553 is unlocked for multiplayer when an overall score of 120,000 points in Co-Op mode is reached. Formerly (Before the R3 patch), 378,000 points were required to be achieved in Co-Op. It is the sixth weapon unlocked from Co-Op. It features a 30 round magazine and is capable of fully automatic, 3-round burst, and semi automatic fire. Due to its low recoil, the gun performs well at medium and close ranges. Much of the recoil this gun has is somewhat strong rightwards recoil, which is greatly helped by using the Foregrip attachment, which significantly reduces this sideways recoil. Overall, the SG553 is an excellent weapon and is ideal for aggressive gameplay on the move.
The iron sights on this weapons are unobstructive and easy to use; therefore, this gun may be a good match for those who prefer to use iron sights.
- In the fact sheet released by EA at Gamescom this gun was referred to as the SG553LB (Long Barrel), although in the final version of the game it uses the short barrel configuration.
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