Valve has reduced the strength of the newly introduced R8 revolver following a multitude of complaints.
The company acknowledges the legion of CS:GO users who had things to say following the introduction of the weapon during a recent patch.
“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,” the CS:GO blog reads.
Valves agrees with the idea that that a one-shot pistol with pinpoint accuracy is silly.
When it was introduced the new weapon was likened to a mini, and a much cheaper, AWP.
It was accurate on the move and could cause significant amounts of damage, much higher than the AWP in some cases.
A longer trigger pull was supposed to offset the powerful damage, but that wasn’t the case in reality.
Matches became frustrating, and the glitches made it worse.
Some players were able to purchase the revolver for only $700, fire it before the match even started and could even begin to pull the trigger, and use the alternate quick-fire button for an accurate shot
The R8’s damage has now been reduced to 86 from 115 and it takes a touch longer to fire at 0.4 seconds. The weapon spread has also been widened.