Just 2 days ago we got a pre-released update which featured some negev changes. The changes were in beta, but just now they got released to everyone. Hey guys, salut mes amis och hallå gubbar, Maxim here. The negev, being already a very special type of weapon, has now gotten even more gameplay changes. It all started with this blog post which is almost exactly a year old called Suppressive Fire. If you read about it here, they explained that the Negev has received a rework. As you all might know the spray is harder to control at first, but then it basically becomes a laser-beam.

Now if you were never a fan of this, well, let me tell you, it’s gotten even worse. According to Valve: The good news is that the Negev is now a little cheaper, a burst of several bullets is now more useful, and the “beam” starts a little sooner. Let’s start with the prize. Keep in mind, the Negev was already on 2000 before this update which is really cheap, and now it’s set to 1700. That’s the same prize as a scout.

Since you can buy this gun on both Teams you can literally purchase it the second round and save 300 on the pistol round. You don’t even need a single kill, you will still have enough money to buy it. Next, the burst of the Negev has been greatly improved for short and medium range, this means that the gun is actually quite useful now, which is kind of scary. If you burst spray like I’m doing in this video you can see that it’s not that bad anymore. Even though I didn’t use it so much when it was reworked for the first time I think more people will find a good reason to use it now, especially on CT side since you’re playing defense. There’s even a picture on the blog post with text written under it saying “With it’s improved ability to deal damage in short bursts, the Negev can be useful in closer engagements”. Damn. The fact that Valve are promoting the gun even more means they really want people to start using it more. Oh and the beam now starts quicker than what it was before. There are some, “Bad news” as well, the negev has lower armor penetration and half the movement speed when shooting.

So as I mentioned before, it’s probably not that great on T side, but for CT’s…. It’s actually very useful now. Even if the armor penetration has been lowered, it doesn’t change the fact that it’s still a very powerful weapon as you can see here, so it’s not like the damage has been greatly debuffed or anything like that. In the end, I’m not a fan of the new Negev, and I really don’t understand what they’re trying to do here.

I feel like they just introduced a 1700 dollar machine gun for CT’s to use. But I guess they have some plan behind this, let’s just wait and see what happens. Let me know your thoughts down below. That’s it for this video, hope you enjoyed it, I’ll see you guys in the next one, and go bananas!.

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