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I'm not understanding the logic on that. Sure it's a great weapon when you hit your shots but with 2 nerfs in 6 months your better off using the Mini/Mk12s superior bullet Velocity, higher magazine capacity and lower recoil with more backpack space for extra ammo/utility items anyway as evidenced by the Pro scene which was all about Beryl/SLR meta until those guns were nerfed.

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about 2 months ago - /u/SteveTheHappyWhale - Direct link

Skin releases are not tied to weapon balance changes. Nerfing a weapon usually takes place when the weapon is found to be overperforming when compared to other weapons, hence getting out of balance. The "nerfs" aren't meant to make a weapon unusable but to correct it's balance. The upcoming changes mean to limit it's use at very long range fights and help sniper rifles and dmrs find their sweet spots in engagements.