The Problem: In the current state of this game, the AK is one of the most predominant weapons used by both skilled and newer players alike. It has the mass appeal of dealing huge amounts of damage with a very fast rate of fire. In my opinion, it is the best weapon in the game as it covers all ranges and takes little to no skill to use at all. In my experience, I have seen many players of a very low skill-cap (0-50 MS wins, Mineplex level 0-20) have large success with this weapon by simply holding right click until their opponent dies. They out-frag more experienced players and even kill them if the experienced player has the slightest disadvantage. To add on to this, I see that many people who frequent the game tend to rely on the AK. They tend to always queue for the Bomber team and play passive until they can afford an AK, which then they spray their way through the game. Another thing about the AK-47 is that it makes the game incredibly stressful and irritating for other players as if an entire team is using the AK, whenever they turn a corner or try to engage in close combat, they get sprayed down by several people without being able to a thing about it. The Solution: I believe that the AK needs a base damage nerf and a damage drop-off nerf so that people stop leaning on it to do well and so that newer players find the weapon less appealing so they can start trying out other weapons like snipers, shotguns, and the scope-rifles.