Raven Software nerfs four Warzone weapons but it still isn’t enough

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Raven Software nerfs four Warzone weapons but it still isn’t enough

Developer Raven Software promised they would nerf four weapons which have been dominating Verdansk in Call of Duty: Warzone since the Black Ops Cold War integration. This week, the developer did deploy nerfs in a small update but it appears this wasn’t enough.

Warzone weapon nerfs fail to impress

First up, let’s take a quick look at the nerfs in the latest Warzone balance update. Remember, these changes only apply to Warzone and not to Black Ops Cold War.

  • DMR 14 – Reduced headshot damage, increased recoil
  • Type 63 – Reduced headshot damage, increased recoil
  • Mac-10 – Decreased headshot multiplier
  • Dual pistols – Increased hip-fire spread, decreased damage range

On paper, things are looking good but fans have been pointing out the DMR 14 Tactical Rifle definitely didn’t receive enough nerfs, not by a long shot. The recoil increase, according to multiple reports, is not nearly enough.

Even the voice actor for Ghost took to Twitter and tagged Raven Software, stating: “Just tested the DMR. It still 2-3 shot beams people at close-mid range. It’s only 250+ metres that it kicks a bit and does slightly less damage. DMR-you-kidding me Raven Software? Nerf the rate of fire and ADS on attachments. Make this operate like a 1980s era rifle, please.”

Players are reporting on Reddit that they don’t feel a difference in the DMR 14. It appears another round of nerfs is needed to get “DMRZone” under control.

Header image via Activision.


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