January 6, 2021 The balance update nerfing the DMR 14, Mac 10, and other weapons is now live.
If you’ve been playing Warzone lately, you’re well aware of the DMR 14-dominated meta – the battle royale game has been completely taken over by the weapon, which takes at most two shots to kill most opponents. Hearing fans’ complaints, Call of Duty: Black Ops – Cold War developer Raven Software has rolled out an update to nerf some of the FPS game’s most annoyingly OP weapons.
“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,” Raven tweeted Tuesday, which should come as a major relief to Warzone players who prefer to use weapons other than the designated marksman rifle.
Warzone’s subreddit has been awash in complaints about the DMR for the last while, complete with videos showing off its meta-busting power in action. In fact, the subreddit now has moved on to highlighting posts that show amazing counter-DMR plays – but the comments all tend to devolve into complaints about the unbalanced state of the game resulting from the rifle’s unique advantages.
Today, Raven says the update is now live, and it contains some much needed power reductions for the OP weapons.
Here’s the official tweet:
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
Of course, players will also be happy to learn that other new Call of Duty: Black Ops – Cold War weapons like the Mac 10 are getting nerfed, along with the Type 63 assault rifle and dual pistols.