I know r6 are trying to nerf the LMG because the current LMG meta is really strong.
However, we already knew from the public opinion after the gun recoil nerf that we shouldn't be patching things in the direction of nerfing them.
So, I would like to give my opinion on the direction of the LMG nerf.
1. Speed penalty instead of recoil nerf. ex) Kali's CSRX 300 before buff, Black Beard's ability
The problem with LMGs is that they can push quickly without reloading during an engagement, which can be prevented to some extent through a speed penalty.
2.Reload cancelling removed
removing reload cancelling can slightly reduce the power of LMGs.
The downside of LMGs is that they take a lot of time to reload instead of having a lot of bullets.
But, LMGs that must be incapacitated due to long reload times are not penalized by reload cancel.
And since rainbow six siege revolves around CQB battles, I think people should be more careful about reloading their guns.
If you reload canclling removed could lead to a psychological warfare of attacking the enemy after convincing the enemy to reload, and it would also prevent the play of running around, shooting and reloading without thinking.
Also, in rainbow six, which values realism to some extent, it doesn't make sense for a magazine that has already been removed to teleport back to the gun.
3. adding 1x to 2.5x scopes to guns that had ACOG just before the new scopes appeared
I understand that the nerf is going in the direction of taking the LMG's scope.
However, adding 1x to 2.5x scopes to other guns will disperse those who choose LMGs simply for high magnification.