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CS:GO Valve Announces R8 Nerf

Valve has announced that it will release an update to limit the impact of the R8 revolver, the new pistol in CS:GO.

This week’s CS:GO update brought important gameplay changes, after the R8 revolver has been implemented in the game, a ton of casual and professional players started complaining about the excessive stopping power of the new gun, which is priced at just 850$.

According to Valve, the new update will bring the R8’s values “to be more in line with other weapons”, which means, among other things, that the damage has been lowered and the time it takes to fire has been increased.

In other words, we won’t see this pistol one shooting opponents through mid doors from T spawn. This pistol actually made the Eco’s round disappear, since even if you loss your economy you could always buy this pistol and still manage to win the round pretty easily against rifles or even AWPs.

“While it typically takes more time to generate enough data to drive an update (and gameplay updates are always a bit disruptive), in this case it’s clear that we got the damage wrong and can respond immediately,” Valve wrote.

“As experience with other new weapons (e.g., CZ75a and M4A1-S) has shown us, it may require several iterations over a longer period to find the stable values that create interesting strategic choices for players. We’re committed to monitoring usage and adjusting the values as required.”

“Tuesday’s update also included several other changes to gameplay (including a rebalancing for pistols and rifles). It’s still too early to determine their impact but we’re just as committed to monitoring the new meta and ensuring that as CS:GO continues to evolve, it remains fun, skillful, and balanced.”

The question is, will we still see some revolver in competitive mode or will the Desert Eagle make a come back as it is almost the same damage without the time it takes to fire.

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