This game is not known for being accurate to real life... For instance can you go from a full sprint to shoulder and fire a .50cal rifle in under 1 second without falling over?
Also having been trained in law enforcement including riot gear, which means I got to bash as well as trade and be the dummy, I can tell you it's not just a bump, especially some of the bigger guys...
I play strictly ground war. And its very useful when playing Domination. Capturing B flag, and 4 of the enemy team start try to blast you allows for distraction and capturing of flags. When used with flak jacket, fast hands, and tactical mask, makes for a superb meat shield.
i really dont know why they have it. I laugh at those that try to use it or sit in a corner trying to be somebody. All it takes is a well place nad or tube, problem solved. Even in HC, i can shoot straight through it and kill you before you even get a chance to use it. Epic failed... really its a useless weapon that needs to go.
It would end up being overpowered if it were a one hit kill on core. However, as it stands, it's almost useless offensively. The lock on and lunge system of the shield is terrible. It will often refuse to lunge at all, and when it does, it's usually past the enemy. Because of the low movement speed, when you do hit someone the first time they usually move around your shield and spray you in the side/back before you can even start a second hit. And in the event that you do manage that second hit, you again run into the problem of whether or not your shield is actually going to hit them. The MW2 and MW3 shields were fine offensively. This one fails at offense and defense if you're actually holding it. As a portable head glitch it works well, but then you're not using the riot shield, you're just using a head glitch.
Unfortunately they'll likely never fix the lock on/lunge, and considering the popularity of it among "pro" players, I doubt they'll end up nerfing its durability when in portable head glitch mode either.
it's 2 hits so you can master troll with it.
here is how:
sneak up on bumbledoof camper thats sitting in a roost somewhere. like express in the middle or something...
box camp master into the corner where he cant get out (he has to pretty much be there to begin with).
once he is firmly in place, bump him once. then wait till he regenerates..bump him again..continue or somply just sit there and stare at him. he's not going anywhere anytime soon.