Raven Software, the developers who are currently in charge of Call of Duty: Warzone, have announced that they’re working on nerfs for several weapons from Black Ops Cold War, including the controversial DMR 14 tactical rifle, dual-wield Diamatti pistols, and more.
If you have touched Warzone even once since the launch of Season 1 and its integration with Black Ops Cold War, then you should be all too familiar with the DMR 14, a tactical rifle introduced in this year’s title.
Arguably the most overpowered weapon to be added to Warzone since the battle royale’s launch back in March, the DMR has dominated Verdansk and Rebirth Island in an almost unprecedented fashion, leading to a virtually unified outcry from the player-base begging the developers to nerf it.
Well, that day is finally near, as Raven confirmed on January 5 that they are working on balancing adjustments for the tactical rifle, as well as the dual-wield Diamattis, Type 63, and Mac 10.
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 Software (@RavenSoftware) January 5, 2021
While not considered as big of a problem as the DMR, the Diamattis in dual-wield form have increasingly become a source of frustration among Warzone players as well.
Similar to the old Akimbo Snakeshot .357 pistols, the double Diamatts have a TTK (time to kill) faster than almost every other close-range gun, making them a major go-to for a lot of players, especially since they allow you to use Ghost in your loadout right away.
Remember the Akimbo Snakeshots in Warzone? Their spiritual successor is here 😬
There's an overpowered dual-wield Diamatti loadout taking over Verdansk, and it lets you keep Ghost too: https://t.co/NX9Sdr7E24
— DEXERTO Call of Duty (@DexertoIntel) December 24, 2020
The other two guns that are set to be nerfed – the Mac 10 and Type 63 – also make a lot of sense.
The Mac 10 has overtaken almost every other SMG in the battle royale, so it’s probably a good time to take it down a notch to introduce a little more variance in the weapon pool.
As for the Type 63, another tactical rifle, the devs likely want to reduce its effectiveness because it’s also quite powerful, and with the DMR in line to get a nerf, the Type 63 would essentially replace it to a similar effect, which would make this whole process moot.
Raven also confirmed in a separate tweet that these changes will be exclusive to Warzone, meaning that the weapons will not be adjusted in Black Ops Cold War multiplayer. This makes sense since there’s generally not been any major complaints about any of the four guns in multiplayer. In fact, none of them are even considered to be part of the BOCW meta at this point.
As of now, there’s no official release date set for this weapon tuning patch, although the likeliest is probably Thursday, January 7, which is when the next playlist update for Warzone is expected to go live.
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