It needs a nerf. 3 hits with gold shields and I was dead. No counter from long range because you cant even see!!! The beam is steady and consistent way to easy to aim. On top of all that how could it possibly be a random spawn weapon??? It needs to be supply drop only and it needs a nerf. 100% more powerful than the kraber because why??? Well energy ammo isnt very hard to find thats why! Just think about it. This gun will ruin the game.
Respawn is currently working on a nerf patch for the Charge Rifle weapon. If you check their Dev tracker on Trello or go to their latest dev-stream, they mention balancing a lot of things about that gun.