Before I start, please don’t misunderstand me. I love how much content is coming out as of late. It’s something I have been complaining about for a long time and it’s finally not an issue. But I’m worried about what specifically the new Merc and weapon release schedule will do to the game.
Every time a new merc is released it upsets the meta of the game rather drastically (aka Javelin) and then settles after about a month as people figure out the niches these new mercs fill and how they play with other team members. The same goes for weapons. There’s no way around this it’s just how it is with new releases.
Here’s the issue though, at the rate they said they are going to be releasing mercs and weapons the game is going to be in a state of constant meta shift with never really a time to settle. This is the problem Paladins has fallen into and why I stopped playing that game. I never got a chance to really get to learn the new hero before the next one was released and the meta shifted again. I’m worried the same thing is going to happen with Dirty Bomb, the game is never going to have a stable meta because new mercs and weapons will be flooding the game at a constant pace which means we will never get a solid meta for a long time until they finally call it good and start working on minorly balancing everything.
Suggestion to avoid the problem? Space it out more. Maybe a new one every 3 months and in the in-between release maps, gamemodes, balance updates, customization items, and events.