I personally absolutely hate the Hagbane Bow in VT2, especially when compared to it in VT1. I still hope everyone plays the weapons they enjoy though. That said, there are some issues I have with the Hagbane that aren’t related to performance.
As per the subject, I noticed when playing with hagbane users that the hagbane’s gas is too dark and thick and too close in appearance to globadier gas when multiple afflicted enemies are standing together. The effect blocks everything behind it from view, making targeting a pain in the ass for anyone and ultimately giving the enemy a free smoke screen. Overall, I find the weapon underperforms and promotes confusion. The only other weapons with similar view-blocking issues are the flame throwers but to a much lesser extent and they happen to be CCing and killing everything in a large area so it isn’t so big of a deal.