Soldier using the RGL-80 in Modern Warfare 3
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CoD fans prove the horrible issue with the RGL-80 in Hardcore

Too much power can be frustrating.

Anyone who has spent five minutes in the Hardcore playlist in Modern Warfare 3 will have either been a victim of the RGL-80s destructive payload or heard someone complain about it. However, a section of the player base has not witnessed the RGL-80 in action, so fans got together to prove how ridiculous the weapon can be in Hardcore.

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Reddit user DrakonRax posted a video they created to show how devastating the RGL-80 can be. The video showed DrakonRax and their teammates all equip their grenade launchers and immediately after the round started they pelted the opposing team with explosive payload until the round was over.

The video highlights a real problem with the Hardcore game mode and even further shows a lack of commitment from Activision themselves. The RGL-80 issue has been alive for far too long and needed immediate intervention from Activision; however, the devs were silent for the longest time.

User FuzzyHotel6180 jumped into the conversation to air their relief at the upcoming nerf, saying, "So glad this b******* is getting nerfed on Wednesday. So many cornballs are about to watch their KDs drop." Wednesday the 29th is the release of Warzone and MW3 Season 4, where Activision has promised to make adjustments to the RGL-80 specifically for Hardcore.

Even those who haven't experienced this grenade launcher on Hardcore have probably been a victim of it on core small maps like Shipment or Rust. While the RGL doesn't have the same stopping power on Core modes, its screen shake and general disorientation are unbelievably annoying.

Comments in the thread agree with my take. My favorite is "I would say on core the damage is meh but the screen shake is really absurd."

Surprisingly, some players, while agreeing it was too strong, will miss the RGL-80 spam and find the entire ordeal fun. User Previous_Lab_3338 jumped into the thread, saying, "This clip is going to be a gem when it's nerfed in hardcore. Good riddance, but god was it fun lol."

All in all, we just have to wait for the release of Season 4 to hopefully say farewell to this destructive weapon. However, this is Activision we are talking about. They have made some questionable and other downright terrible choices over the years, but only time will tell.

That's all we have on the RGL-80 and its effect on Hardcore. If you're looking for more Call of Duty content, then check out The Black Ops 6 teaser is the light at the end of the tunnel you were hoping for, MW3 Zombies ‘Most engaging third mode’ ever, minimal content planned, and more on Pro Game Guides.

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