Members of the Counter-Strike community have been enraged lately. This is because Valve decided to include a new weapon, the R8 Revolver, which unfortunately was seen as severely overpowered and completely unbalancing.
In response to (many) complaints, Valve have decided to weaken the gun with a new patch. The rate of fire and the damage ratio have been reduced, bringing it closer in line to similar weapons of its class.
This isn’t the first time the introduction of a new weapon has upset the game’s balance. “As experience with other new weapons (e.g., CZ75a and M4A1-S) has shown us, it may require several iterations over a longer period to find the stable values that create interesting strategic choices for players”, says Valve.
Valve will continue to monitor games for balance issues.
Source: Official Counter-Strike blog