Personally, I have more of a problem with the Katana’s (and a few other weapons’) slash than I do its overhead. The swing starts and ends quite high, which means you have to look downwards at opponents to hit them in the chest. The overhead is off-center, which is odd and I can’t think of a reason for, but its the sort of thing we have some precedent for in Chivalry, where many overheads would come in at different angles and locations.
The Katana’s slash, however, just felt like I’m getting unexpected misses at close range until I turned on tracers and saw where the weapon was swinging.
Indeed I get that too. I can say they will fix it since it is only a beta. Though i do hope they center the Katana’s overhead.