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April 10th, 2020

The April 10 patch for CS:GO has finally brought along the long-awaited nerf to the SG553, better known as the Krieg to CS veterans. The scoped rifle turned out to be way too effective at long-range engagements, forcing Valve's hand. You can find the details of the patch in this article!

CS:GO Krieg nerf details

Per Valve's official blogpost,the following weapon changes were made:

  • SG553 – Reduced rate of fire and accuracy to bring the weapon’s value to be more in line with other rifles.
  • AUG – Improved standing accuracy while unscoped. Slightly reduced scoped accuracy.
  • M4A1-S – Price reduced to $2900.
  • Deagle – Improved accuracy while jumping, lowering the time to recover accuracy after the player lands.
  • Tec-9 – Reduced firing inaccuracy.
  • Bizon – Increased armor penetration.

The developers also made minor adjustments to Inferno, Office, Overpass and Mirage alongside the recently added Scrimmage map called Chlorine.

CS:GO weapon nerfs - a necessary evil?

It wasn't just the Krieg which warranted a nerf: previously, the adjustment to the AWP pretty much guaranteed that this kind of a change was coming, but many forget that the AUG was just as, if not more overpowered at a certain point. With all scoped rifles taking a hit and the different SMG weapons getting various buffs, there's a good chance we will see more varied gunplay in CS:GO in the future.

Now that the AWP was nerfed, is it time to change the Krieg as well?
Is the AUG too good for its own good in CS:GO?