Raven Software announced a couple of hours ago that balance adjustments for four battle royale weapons would arrive soon, these warnings are usually a couple of days in advance. However, the same study has published the changes that will arrive only a few minutes later and the update is now available on most platforms.
In this way, it’s a quick little patch that will simply tweak some important settings on four weapons in the game that had become a real hassle for some. The weapons that will not be as effective now are the DMR 14, the Type 63, the Mac 10 and the pistols that are used in each hand.
Adjusting the experience
Warzone had its own event in December in which these weapons were the protagonists, but not by the will of the development team but because the players discovered how good they were. The community came together in the responses to the first tweet and it was clear that everyone knew what the weapons were going to be and why they were going to get a “nerf”.
The time has come.
📄#Warzone update going live:
– 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
— Raven Software (@RavenSoftware) January 6, 2021
The DMR 14 is a semi-automatic weapon that fired faster than weapons of the style. However, Raven has reduced the damage she deals to enemy heads and increased the effect of the “kick” on each shot, making it harder to aim.
The Type 63 is an assault rifle that has received the same nerf, it did a lot of damage and it was easy to use, now not so much. The Mac 10 is a machine gun that used to do a lot for headshots so it will now do less and lastly, pistols have seen their damage reduced at long ranges and their accuracy diminished when fired from the hip.
Call of Duty: Warzone will release new game modes tomorrow, January 7, and will be playable with a new metagame due to these long-awaited balance adjustments.