Ok so normally I tend to win most of my matches when I’m the monster, I play carefully and plan my attacks and ambushes and if I can, decide where I’m going to force an encounter (instead of running the whole game).
So my last 2 matches have had a Cabot in it, both matches also had maggie in there, so now that’s 2 ways of keeping me tracked (and this is what I mean by the meta, finding the monster becomes incredibly easy, ontop of cabots extra massive damage and amp damage), Daisy will always sniff me out which I do find quite broken because there’s basically no delay even when you’re sneaking, she will just simply know where you had your last kill and boom, hunters are on there way, then in comes Cabot, he will toss that dust in your face and keep you tagged with it and from then on they can just chase you and get you into a corner and/or a good tracker will make sure to head the other way and force a trap, which is generally fine and smart play.
The problem is that Cabot is too good at EVERYTHING, his railgun does insane damage, his amp just causes the assault to rip through your health like butter, his dust will prevent you from even trying to hide and dodge an encounter even inside the dome and lastly, he has his stealth to gtfo or assist the healer/get someone up.
Comparing to any other hunter out there, no one is as good and just generally easy mode as him, taking bucket as a support example and the ability to track the monster, bucket has to completely stand still in order to get a track on the monster, cabot can chase and pull big damage as you’re trying to run, every bit of downed HP makes a difference, so aside from his railgun being stupidly strong, it’s the fact that as soon as he stuffs his damage amp on you and the assault comes charging in, you’re going to have your health ripped off so fast that you won’t even realize it happened (also possibly taking into account Val or Laz’s bonus sniper damage and anyone else shooting), every fight/encounter I had with these teams I just found my self having to run and simply survive for my life, as opposed to what’s generally supposed to happen, that being the monster is the one jumping in and causing the pressure, instead with this setup it’s basically “you’re dead, have fun running”.
When more people out there (especially those in partys like I just went up against) find out just how strong cabot is along with how amazing Maggie is because of daisy and using her traps properly, then the game will just devolve into a meta game anyway for those that simply play to win, so please turtle rock, do something about Cabot, even if it’s taking away his amp damage (which is possibly the most stupidest idea you can have for a game like this) and replacing it with some other Utility.