CALL of Duty is getting a major update that will make some of your favourite guns less powerful.
The update hopes to “balance” games of Warzone to make them more fair for people who use other types of weapons.
The DMR was added to the game recently, and has become a dominating force in online matchesCredit: Activision
Keeping video games balanced is a tricky business.
Let one gun get too powerful and people will enjoy using it, but to the detriment of all other weapons.
It’s impossible to get right, but Call of Duty creators have promised a major update that will make things better.
In a tweet, Raven Software said: “Don’t fret! We’ve heard you and a balance update is coming soon to address concerns about the DMR 14, Type 63, Mac 10, and dual pistols.”
Call of Duty Modern Warfare’s Warzone merged with Call of Duty Black Ops Cold War last monthCredit: Activision
The news won’t come as a shock to Call of Duty Cold War fans.
This week saw furious gamers brand Call of Duty “unplayable” due to the arrival of the ultra-deadly DMR 14.
According to Eurogamer, the weapon is so effective at vanquishing foes that it’s rapidly become “essential to success”.
It’s capable of wiping out squads in a “matter of seconds” due to its high fire rate and minimal recoil.
The DMR made its way to Warzone last month when the free-to-play battle royale mode merged with Call of Duty Black Ops Cold War.
Now fans are calling for the weapon’s swift removal from the game to rebalance it until a fix is released.
“Not playing Warzone until they remove that damn DMR,” one Twitter user whined.
Another said: “Warzone is unplayable with the current state of the DMR. I can’t stand it.”
Call of Duty Black Ops Cold War – what is it?
Call of Duty Black Ops Cold War is the latest game in the hugely popular war sim series.
It hits shelves in November and plays out at the height of nuclear tensions between the US and Soviet Russia.
The storyline follows the real-world events of the Cold War – such as the Vietnam War – but will dramatise some elements.
An early teaser trailer revealed has that the game will include a hunt for Perseus – a spy working against the US for Russia.
The Cold War was a period of major tension between the USA and Soviet Union, but wasn’t an outright war in the conventional sense.
Instead, both nations supported “proxy wars” – regional conflicts used to gain global influence.
And the fact that both nations controlled nuclear weaponry meant that neither side was willing to risk a war proper.
The period is generally said to have run from 1947 through to 1991 – when the Soviet Union was dissolved.
Out November 13, Black Ops Cold War starts at £59.99 for a standard copy rising all the way to £89.99 for the Ultimate Edition.
Dozens of people have called on Raven to scale down the gun’s power – a practice known as “nerfing” – in the next Warzone update.
One Twitter user fumed: “Every time I’ve died in Warzone in the past fortnight, its either been a Mac-10 or a DMR….. NERF THEM BOTH.”
Warzone is a separate game mode that players do not need a copy of Cold War to play.
It originally launched as a sister title to 2019’s Call of Duty Modern Warfare but due to its huge popularity was merged with Cold War on December 10.
Both games are available on PC, Xbox One and PS4, as well as the next-gen consoles, the Xbox Series X and PS5.
Cold War multiplayer developer Raven Software regularly tweaks guns and gameplay with software updates to keep things balanced.
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