Valve is known as one of the greatest video game companies, creating great puzzle games, a solid zombie shooter, and one of the most balanced MOBAs on the market at this moment in time.
With all that in mind, they make mistakes. Counter-Strike: Global Offense, or CS:GO, launched a new gun two days ago. On December 8th, the R8 Revolver was added to the game. With the community’s back lash about the guns over powered nature being that vocal, the developers had no choice but to nerf the gun only 2 days after its release.
Counter-Strike: Global Offense developers explained it in a blog post, “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 nerf has reduced the guns damage and fire rate, among other changes not detailed in the blog post. The other new guns added have yet to be nerfed, with the developers opting to wait it out for awhile. “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.”