Professional Call of Duty players are set to add one of Black Ops 4's most used attachments to their gentlemen's agreement: Stock II for the Saug 9mm submachine gun.
The Saug 9mm quickly established itself as the most popular submachine gun in Call of Duty: Black Ops 4, with many players stating that it is the most powerful weapon in the game.
Popular because of its incredibly high rate of fire, players are able to kill their opponents quickly with this weapon, without giving up any mobility or speed due to the weapon’s submachine classification.
It seems that Call of Duty pros intend to make some changes to the weapon, with many players like Seth ‘Scump’ Abner and Ian ‘Enable’ Wyatt discussing the adjustments while streaming on Thursday, January 24. Specifically, players want to ban an attachment that they feel makes the weapon too powerful compared to the other guns currently used in the competitive meta.
Chris ‘Parasite’ Duarte agrees with the sentiment, stating that he believes the Stock II attachment “needs a nerf or needs to go,” and saying that it allows players to jump shot with accuracy, strafe 70% quicker and enter the prone position seamlessly while firing.
Maddox needs a nerf QD 2 does not. Stock 2 needs a nerf or needs to go. It allows you to jump shot accurately, strafe at 70% increased speed, prone seamlessly. Grip 2 is fine only useable gun isn’t even multi purpose it’s buns at anything except headies and wallbanging.— Christopher Duarte (@Parasite) January 25, 2019
When Brandon ‘Nelson’ McKinney said he thought that they should ban all overpowered weapons instead of an attachment from one, Parasite reiterated that the Saug is still good without Stock II, and claimed that while the attachment isn’t necessary in the game “it sure is incredible.”
We aren’t banning a gun. The saug is good without stock 2. The Maddox is ok without qd2 and the icr is unusable without grip 2. Which means the saug is actually the best weapon. Stock 2 isnt necessary but it sure is incredible. The others are needed for the weapons to be relevant— Christopher Duarte (@Parasite) January 25, 2019
The item is set to be added to the list of rules agreed upon by the pro players separate from the official Call of Duty World League ruleset. These are often called gentlemen's agreements as the rules are not officially enforced, but it is considered to be poor behaviour if a player were to break them.
While discussions continue surrounding the attachment, so far no pro player has officially stated that the rule has been agreed upon, meaning it will be interesting to keep an eye on the classes of submachine gun players when the CWL Pro League kicks off on Monday, February 4.