CS:GO R8 Revolver nerfed but still kind of broken

Thankfully, the R8 Revolver has been nerfed. But has it been nerfed enough?

Earlier this week, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive released a winter update that included some less-than-amazing additions to the game. Included in that update was the R8 Revolver, which could one-shot anyone in the torso and had pinpoint accuracy even when moving. Its only drawback was its drawback length after each bullet fired.

Three days later, it was nerfed.

Basically, the R8 is the golden gun's spiritual successor

The official announcement on the Counter-Strike blog said that they reduced the damage and lengthened the drawback time, which is great. But is it enough?

Not according to CS:GO fans on Reddit. The common complaint is that the R8 still has ridiculous accuracy while running and jumping and that it's priced too low at $850. Here are the exact numbers.

  • Damage 115 -> 86
  • Spread 0.48 -> 0.52
  • Charge Time for Left Click 0.3333 seconds -> 0.4 seconds

In other words, the gun can't be used for easy one-shots anymore, but getting a blind shot around a corner is still pretty easy thanks to the movement accuracy. Still, it's enough to smurf some noobs, right?

I was kidding. Please don't smurf noobs. Instead, check out Gameskinny's CS:GO content!

Image source: Header via blog.counter-strike.net; golden guns via imfdb.org

Published Dec. 13th 2015
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