So, I’ve gotten to the point where I am somewhat agitated with Gearbox over this. Foxtrot was one of my favorites during beta and since the full release I have found him so lacking I have deliberately stopped played him since the first week until they fix his issues. They have yet to address any of the issues associated with him or fixes for them as far as I am aware.
First, I would like to name a few good traits because he is an interesting character.
-Foxtrot is great for ranged dps and crits are his bread and butter (cleaver with that crits lore challenge GBX. Getting us to practice in order to get better. You sly minx you).
-His sticky grenades are fabulous and fun and his helix for them is well put together and actually rewards you for leveling.
-His ult “Overdrive” is enjoyable and allows for a good opportunity to deal some major damage and really cut loose on bosses, major enemies, and other players
-He is a challenging character that is able to counter others if played well.
While I feel there are other things that make Foxtrot fun and enjoyable I think it’s best to get to the point. He has issues and plenty of them.
-His burst fire is a giant issue. Allowing players to hold down the fire button/trigger will save our hands and controllers an incredible amount of stress. There is also an issue with sprinting and firing. For most characters sprinting stops once you attack. This is not the case with Foxtrot. He will continue sprinting after you shoot a burst which causes his movements and firing to both become erratic and choppy. You will either need to stop moving or firing to end it which will often cost you either precious time or your life.
-His labels are completely wrong. He is not an “Easy” character to play and never has been. He handles in an advanced manner which is challenging, but enjoyable and rewarding. He is also not an “Assassin”. Deade is an assassin. Rath is an assassin. Hell, Oscar Mike is more of an assassin than Foxtrot is. He can hit hard at times (especially in the hands of a face shot master), but he is not an “Assassin” type character. Pretending that a character who can’t stealth/sneak, move relatively quickly, or even fire his gun in a stable manner at this point is an assassin is a ludicrous idea. Foxtrot is more in the realm of Orendi as he plays much more like a Skirmisher and mid ranged versatile dps.
-His gun (like Ghalt’s) can misfire. On occasion, bullets fired from either his standard burst or his Ult completely miss. I have tested this in private PvP matches and, though it doesn’t happen as much as it does with Ghalt, it most assuredly occurs.
These are a few of the more glaring issues I personally have encountered with Foxtrot and the fact that GBX has yet to address even one of these issues (to my knowledge) is becoming increasingly irritating. I adore Foxtrot, but his flaws make him nigh impossible to fully enjoy in either a PvE or PvP environment.