Escorts are allies who protect their ally who is carrying the flag to the base. To do this, they must gain enough speed to stay with the flag carrier, and shoot at the enemies chasing the flag carrier. Usually, their main tactic is just to distract instead of kill, for the fact that they have keep up with their ally, protect them, shoot at the enemy, and dodge projectiles at high speed. As any class might need to escort, the best weapons they can have would be automatic, unless they have a very good aim. The best classes to escort would be medium as they can keep up with their ally yet still be able to withstand a fair amount of damage.