Sniper rifles were nerfed alongside some other changes in the Season 3 mid-season update, however some players are calling for the weapons to be nerfed again.
We have recently saw the addition of Rambo and John McClane in Season 3 Reloaded as the games brand new operators, however the mid-season update also seemed to bring with it a few weapon balancing issues.
Multiple buffs and nerfs took place in the recent update which threw a significant spin on the games current meta, although the largest change that was implemented affected sniper rifles.
Flinch was also added to the weapons when being shot along with some of the weapons attachments being nerfed, prior to this snipers had always tended to be a controversial topic and it seems that this may not have changed even after changes were made.
Reddit user ‘bvckspaced’ took to the platform to share a post calling for snipers to be addressed once again.
“Almost every pub I play, the entire enemy team either is using snipers with dual wield magnums or a crossbow. I’ll admit I’m pretty sweaty in pubs, but when I stand absolutely no chance of gunning snipers with an AR or dual wield magnums with an SMG there’s a problem. The flinch quite honestly has done fuck all, I’m still getting instakilled after dumping 4 bullets into some dickhead quick scoping not missing a shot.”
“It would also be a different story if it was hard to snipe in this game, but it’s probably the easiest game to snipe in for a minute and that’s coming from someone who’s played since MW2. Not sure if it’s the insane aim assist or just the map designs, but snipers are able to play hyper-aggressive with next to no counter play against them.”
“I want to know if this is a matchmaking issue or if it’s just the SnD meta, because I’m truly not exaggerating when I say 90% of games include a sniper top fragging just bullshitting the entire team.”
The post was soon met with many comments from other players also agreeing with bvckspaced, however there was also a fair few that disagreed as they don’t want any further changes made to the weapon.
We can’t say for sure if Treyarch will nerf snipers even more, its fair to say they will be monitoring how they are used in the near future and decided if they do need to take action.
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