If you know how to use the FG42 it beats an smg every time. But you must use it in close range maps like braundorf.
a well used sten is probably one of the most lethal weapons in the game.. the problem is, with the overheating, not many want to take the time to learn to use it
but at long range the sten is untouchable except by the sniper rifles
There is NOTHING so annoying as some pr0 sniping with a sten from miles away :uglyhammer: