“For a limited time, the R8 Revolver and Negev are enabled in Competitive Matchmaking in order to evaluate their impact.” And additionally, “Negev: Price reduced to $2,000 as a starting point, to promote experimentation with the weapon.”
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That’s Valve’s announcement on the CS:GO blog, with the value drop introduced within the patch notes. The R8 Revolver additionally obtained a worth drop, right down to $700, however that is solely $150 off its former worth, whereas the Negev simply obtained a whopping $three,700 low cost.
Valve say it is because they anticipate it is going to be “a situational weapon that will require experimentation” to be efficient, so its worth is getting slashed to encourage that experimentation.
Given that the Negev is an enormous machine gun, with an enormous journal, fireplace charge, and excessive potential injury, we will anticipate this to have a reasonably drastic affect on the CS:GO meta. The reaction on Reddit has run from anger (inevitably) to mockery to sheer bemusement.
The announcement says the R8 and Negev are solely enabled in aggressive “for a restricted time… to judge their affect”, and it feels like the large low cost is simply Valve’s approach of getting everybody to attempt the Negev to allow them to accumulate information. So do not anticipate it to final, however aggressive shall be vastly totally different for so long as it does, with some Redditors referencing the disruptive patch that first added the R8 Revolver to informal play.
CS:GO does have a check server – like Overwatch’s PTR – however no-one actually makes use of it. Hence Valve really feel they must do issues like this each time they need to get suggestions on a possible change to the weapon meta.