I'm immensely disappointed with Blackbeard. I get that he was very OP, but he has been nerfed to the point where there's no use for him to exist... I feel like some of the nerfs were a little extreme and should be revisited to find a midpoint. His shield never really protects me, and once both are broken I'm worth nothing. I'm slow, I have no gadgets, and I hate his guns. He was the first 10k operator I saved up for which was a VERY stupid move. Sucks that it went to waste, I still haven't made it back. I find Recruit a lot better. So here are some possible buffs (I'm not suggesting all get added):
Give him 3 shieldsIncrease shield HP (20 -> 40)Speed up aiming down the sights (0.7 -> 0.5)Speed up aiming down the sights from sprint (0.8 -> 0.6)Increase his movement speed (with and / or without the shield)Give him a better primary? This is obviously personal preference, like for me I prefer high fire rates. When facing someone with a fast fire rate, the shield basically doesn't exist 🙂 And I'm too slow to kill them, which might be because I suck but it would still be nice to have another gun option. That way I'm not as pitiful without the shields.
I'm very new to R6 so take my suggestions lightly. I'm not very familiar with guns and game mechanics. Just make Blackbeard less useless please, at least for when he loses his shields 😧