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Battlefield 3: DICE backlash over FAMAS ‘overpowered’ tweak

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.

Written by Alan Ng

Alan has been working for Product-Reviews since 2009 and became the Editor-in-chief in 2014. He has a passion for technology, the latest mobile phones and gadgets, and the gaming industry. Alan is a graduate of Canterbury Christ Church University and completed a B.A in Commercial Music in 2008. While expressing a keen interest in all areas that PR cover, you'll usually find Alan in the gaming section, where he'll be keeping enthusiasts up to date on all the latest news and reviews for consoles and PC.

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Skippy McGee
Skippy McGee

Fine, the the SCAR-H is underpowered!  That’s right, I said it!  The SCAR-H in the game is underpowered for what it is meant to represent in real life.  The SCAR should be more powerful and more stable than the FAMAS, but enough with the weapons tweaks already!  What? Are we going to tweak all the weapons until they’re exactly the same!  Go play Halo if you want to see the exact same weapons wit the exact same characteristics over and over and over….  While I’m on the subject, the PP-2000 is ridiculously overpowered. Now, do I want it changed? NO,… Read more »

No_Nickname
No_Nickname

This game is far from being the best game in the series, what was this writer thinking lol

Dynasty2021
Dynasty2021

”We’re willing to bet that hardly anyone is using the IRNV scope now with their weapons after the changes that DICE made.”

Being used just as much as before the nerf.  The nerf hardly made a difference.

Pollo Don

finally this gun is goin to be nerfed, the multiplayer is FULL of noobs using it…, is really annoying.

Pollo Don

finally this gun is goin to be nerfed, the multiplayer is FULL of noobs using it…, is really annoying.

Thisisdonald
Thisisdonald

It’s a shame they don’t listen when it comes to keeping squads together and the terrible coms… almost makes me miss my xbox

Chargers by GTP

Always just stay with my G36C, Grip, and Holo anyway. 

Al
Al

I’ve used the the N00b T00b FAMAS gun, I don’t like to use something that takes no effort.   Everyone is using (cough, Exploiting, cough) it, because it’s Way Overpowered.  BF3 players know it too, there are just some that Always want to take the easy way out.  From unlocks to rank, nobody wants to actually Work at it, pathetic 🙁

YES the FAMAS is WAY OP, I can hardly WAIT for the whining little cry babies after the nerf.

riv5ival
riv5ival

I’ve not used the IRNV scope since they changed it I see it as completely useless now.

John
John

Not sure about nerfing weapons ect, but atleast they are listening to the people that actually buy the game unlike another fps developer cough cough

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