Recently in a thread complaining about Rhino Spam I’ve seen a few posts here and there that makes me think some of you guys truly believe that Rhino is too powerful now. (Which has rather more recently come around as a topic from what I can understand, despite his “buffs” coming out over two months ago.) I find this almost shocking compared to most of the older posts I remember about how people felt about him. However I would agree that when he is spammed against incompetent teams he is certainly a force to be reckoned with. I want to have a more accurate graph of what people actually think. The most recent changes to Rhino both directly and indirectly according to last 5 patch notes back to August 2017…
Rhino was weakened by some of the changes in the last update and we wanted to re-address his position in the game. This change focuses on keeping players shooting for longer.
Minigun energy cost reduced by ~ 25%
Minigun max spread reduced by ~ 10%
Minigun headshot multiplier removed (Just before the most recent balance pass) I’d also like to point out that the last things they did to him before this was increased the amount of time it took for him to charge up his minigun, AND decreased the amount of time it took for him to reach max spread and overheating. All of which were nerfs.
We’ve fixed a bug that prevents the Potent Packs Augment from improving the Healing Station. To compensate for that, we’ve reduced the base healing rates so that with the Potent Packs the Healing Station heals at almost exactly the same rates as before.
Reduced base healing rate to 26hp/s (from 31hp/s)
Reduce base self-healing rate to 24hp/s (from 28hp/s)
Fixed bug where Potent Packs Augment didn’t improve Healing Station’s rate
Reduced Health Station HP per second from 26 to 23 (most recent balance pass)
(This is a buff to ALL players… Increased lifespan of dropped Health Packs or Ammo Packs to 35s (from 25s))
For those of you unaware - A direct hit with Javelin will kill him. A headshot with a Fel-IX when snitched will instantly kill him from full 200hp and I believe it instant gibs him too.
Try to take into account in your answers all of the different factors surrounding Rhino. Such as his place in pubs versus ranked, that he is a HUGE target, and rather obvious if he’s a winding or shooting his mini gun. Also remember that he can only use shotguns (which are weird atm) and has the slowest movement speed in DB.