Battlefield 3: DICE backlash over FAMAS ‘overpowered’ tweak

By Alan Ng - Dec 30, 2011

The majority of Battlefield 3 players will agree that the latest game in the franchise is arguably the best and provides a great deal of enjoyment whilst playing online multiplayer. However, there is still some minor problems that are ever present in the game and one which seems to be getting a lot of attention is the new FAMAS weapon which is included in the Back to Karkand DLC expansion pack.

We have told you in the past that DICE has already delivered tweaks to the tactical light and IRNV scope, both of which were the subject of intense debate amongst gamers. However, we can tell you that DICE are also preparing to issue another major weapon tweak and again it will be met with divided opinion for those that believe the weapon and scope tweaking should be left alone.

The weapon that is going to be singled out for attenion is the FAMAS, as it looks like DICE agree with the collection of gamers that believe that the FAMAS is overpowered. If you have been playing Back to Karkand on Battlefield 3, you’ll know that the FAMAS is a very powerful weapon indeed, especially when combined with the foregrip attachment that you’ll unlock shortly after using it.

One of the main gameplay designers for BF3 agrees that the FAMAS needs some work, as Alan Kertz posted this message on Twitter specifically talking about the FAMAS:

”After playing with and without fore grip on my FAMAS, not sure I could nerf it enough lol. Hmm, this one is a biiiiiiiiiit OP”

He is basically saying there that the FAMAS is overpowered when combined with the Foregrip, and revealed that the reason the FAMAS was released into BF3 in this state was that he was actually on vacation and didn’t have a say in the testing of the 10 weapons that gamers can unlock in Back to Karkand via assignments. So that statement above confirms that a patch is on the way to tweak the FAMAS, but we have a feeling that a lot of you will not be happy about this.

After tweaking the IRNV scope to make it almost useless in game, are you worried that they may now do the same to the FAMAS? We’re willing to bet that hardly anyone is using the IRNV scope now with their weapons after the changes that DICE made. We’ll have to wait and see if the same fate lies to the FAMAS.

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