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The Finals’ new update stuns Light class players the wrong way

Start switching up your tactics in The Finals, as the latest The Finals update on PS5 and Xbox tackles Light players with these nerfs.

The Finals update 2-5-0: An image of the Skill Issue skin in The Finals.

Getting stunned and shot to pieces by Light players is like a rite of passage in The Finals. It is likely to happen in every match of Embark’s fast-paced FPS, but it doesn’t make it any less annoying. The good news is that the new The Finals update is tackling Stun Guns and the Cloaking Device head on, which means Light players may need to find another way of irritating you during battle.


Embark Studios details that its acclaimed multiplayer game is introducing several balance changes to The Finals, which are bound to affect all The Finals classes. Specifically, the studio explains that it is “aware of player frustrations around being stunned by the Stun Gun and are planning some changes to get it to a better place.” To circumvent the gadget’s annoyances, Embark is re-working the Stun Gun, with a much bigger nerf planned for the FPS game’s next major update.

The 2.6 update will also see the developer investigate “changes to the visibility of cloaked players”, meaning that it could become easier to see Cloaking Device users. We get it, it’s an invisibility gadget, and as such, you aren’t really meant to be seen easily. However, we’re sure nothing gets your blood boiling more than an unexpected Light player wiping you out of thin air. To combat Light players spamming the Cloaking Device, the game’s new update increases “the activation cost from 14.2% to 33%.”

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Meanwhile, Heavy players remain mostly unscathed in The Finals’ 2.5.0 update, as Embark only targets the Mesh Shield and KS-23 shotgun:

  • Mesh Shield
    • Decreased health from 1000 to 750
  • KS-23
    • Bullet dispersion reduced when jumping, sprinting, or zoomed in, to make the weapon more accurate

Since The Finals launched, the Cloaking Device has persisted a meta pick, kicking the Grappling Hook and Evasive Dash abilities to the curb. Nerfing the Cloaking Device isn’t going to be a popular decision, but given the developer’s stance on the Season 2 meta, the backlash isn’t anything it can’t handle. The most recent update follows changes to ever-popular nukes and ‘snukes’, and ridding the game of Recon Senses too.

It’ll be intriguing to see how Embark overhauls the Cloaking Device. An increased sense of visibility would be helpful, as it can often seem like an unfair ability to combat, especially in a game that is often visually overwhelming. Given that Light players can also combine it with Vanishing Bombs, it was only a matter of time before one of them had to give.

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For more on The Finals, check out our interview with Embark Studios about Season 2’s creation, and conjuring up amazing cosmetics.