In Depth Analysis of the June 18th, 2019 AUG Nerf (Standing Accuracy Nerfed, Crouching Accuracy Untouched?)

Official Patch Notes

[GAMEPLAY]

– Adjustments to the AUG to bring its utility more in line with other rifles.

— Slightly reduced rate of fire.

— Reduced accuracy while unscoped.

Raw Data

"cycletime" 0.09 -> 0.10 "inaccuracy stand" 3.85 -> 9.31 "inaccuracy fire" 6.16 -> 7.29 "inaccuracy fire alt" 6.16 -> 7.29 

Analysis

Fire Rate

Rate of fire was reduced from 667RPM to 600RPM. For reference, the AUG’s fire rate used to be the same as the M4A4, and now is the same as the M4A1-S and AK-47. For comparison, here’s the Damage Per Second for the AUG pre-nerf and post-nerf (as well as the other rifles for comparison)

Comparison

Recoil Pattern

With the reduction in fire rate, recoil is given more time to reset between shots, this means that the AUG’s recoil pattern is now smaller and easier to control. Here’s a comparison pic, M4A4 included for scale.

Comparison Picture

Accuracy

Oddly enough, while the base standing accuracy for the unscoped AUG was nerfed, the accuracy when crouching was not. The inaccuracy from firing has also been increased (in both scoped and unscoped modes), mostly to compensate for the slower fire rate allowing more time for accuracy to reset.

Standing Inaccuracy Comparison

Crouching Inaccuracy Comparison

Summary (TL;DR)

  • The AUG’s firerate was decreased from 667RPM (M4A4) to 600RPM (AK-47)

  • The AUG’s standing accuracy when unscoped has been noticeably reduced.

  • Oddly enough, the AUG’s accuracy when crouching was left almost entirely unchanged.

My Thoughts

I think these changes are an effective nerf the AUG, reducing its DPS and some of its reliability when you are unscoped. It’s too early to say how the meta will change with these adjustments in place, but the AUG is still a great gun for holding long range angles meaning it still has reasons to be bought over the M4. This certainly isn’t the death of the AUG like some people initially speculated, but it will without a doubt have an impact on its popularity.


I’ve also updated the Weapon Spreadsheet with the new changes.

submitted by /u/SlothSquadron
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