The new MG 82 LMG is the most overpowered gun in Warzone right now, but should it get a nerf in the next update?
Every new season of Warzone brings some new weapons to Verdansk, and almost every time these guns shake up the meta. However, this isn’t always a good thing.
Many Warzone players have already started asking for a nerf for the new MG 82 and for good reason. It is by far the most powerful gun that has been added to Warzone for quite a long time.
How Overpowered is the MG 82?
The short answer is that it’s very, very overpowered. And if you come across a player using the best MG 82 loadout in Warzone Season 4, you’ll quickly think that it needs a nerf.
It has a blisteringly fast chest shot TTK of just 519ms, according to JGOD. This combined with its very fast, and forgiving, fire rate of 915rpm makes it extremely easy to down people before they can properly react.
Additionally, the MG 82 has extremely low recoil. The gun just pulls up slightly when firing and has no horizontal recoil, making it laser-beam accurate.
This has prompted many players on the Warzone subreddit to ask for the MG 82 to get a huge nerf in an upcoming Warzone update.
“Insanely fast 519ms TTK, ZERO recoil, huge magazine and very fast rate of fire. How did this make it into the game?”u/sherm137
When Will the MG 82 Get a Nerf in Warzone?
It seems more like a matter of when rather than if the MG 82 is a victim of a weapon balancing update, considering how powerful it is right now.
A nerf would likely reduce the damage or increase the recoil of the MG 82, as those are the main problems with it right now.
However, players may have to wait until at least next Thursday for a Warzone update for the nerf to arrive. Although, Raven did nerf the Sykov pistol in a Warzone hotfix, so this could also be possible for the MG 82.
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