Pavlov gets New Weapons and Features
LMG (Light Machine Gun) - This thing is a monster. The amount of ammo in each clip is more than enough to take out an entire team. This overpowered feature is balanced with a more complex reload mechanic and a decrease in movement speed while equipped.
Hunting Rifle - This is my new favorite weapon. With a $1200 price point, I’m giving the ability to snipe as early as the second round in S&D games. Although its much weaker than the AWP, headshots are still sufficient for one shot kills.
Semi-Auto Shotgun - This is my new favorite shotgun. Just when I was getting used to pumping, they give me this. I’ve had some good luck using this one-handed.
Main Room Revamp - The title room has seen a much need makeover with a better tutorial system. Theres something about leaning over the edge of a snowy mountain that makes this very exciting. Creating a more intuitive introduction to the game is a major step for attracting and keeping new players.
Added Delay on Burst Mode - This has changed everything for me. As someone who relied heavily on the Glock, I will need to change up my pistol game. I was sad to see this change made but I can understand the reasons. Over the last couple weeks, I’ve adapted my play with the new burst - and still love the glock. Prior to this update, if I had a glock, I wouldn’t even consider buying another gun unless it was the M4 or AWP. It looks like I will have to broaden my weapon horizons.
Competitive Mode - This features a spectator room with team-only voice chat. This stops players from giving away an enemy’s location after dying. Its great to see the developers actively supporting eSports in Pavlov.
A new experimental virtual stock has also been added to the game. I have not had a chance to test this yet but will soon. One final note - The wall peeking exploit has been addressed. When attempting to peek through a wall, the screen goes black and a loud beep is heard. Although this was a much needed patch, I often find my screen going black when I brush too closely against a wall. I’m hopeful this function will be tweaked so it doesn’t interfere with legitimate gameplay.
***Battle Royale - As a big fan of PUBG, I can’t wait for this. I’ve really enjoyed the BamVR battle royale and StandoutVR. From these games, Pavlov has my favorite in-game mechanics. I have no doubts that Pavlov battle royale will be a success.
All in all, this game is shaping out to be fantastic. I’ve recently joined the Pavlov league - more info on that later.