A slight Warzone annoyance is not knowing the names of some weapons affected by changes in patch notes – yet, developers have finally divulged details on the strange lack of clarity.
Even in the Warzone store, players don’t know what weapon skins they are buying for some weapons if they aren’t sure of the gun’s appearance. Activision uses generic names like Submachine gun Alpha for certain weapon camos.
Warzone players have accepted the oddity as standard practice, but two developers finally opened up about the issue.
Warzone devs reveal the reason behind vague weapon names
CoD content creator XVI asked the Warzone developers to “shed light” on using generic weapon names instead of universally recognizable ones.
Sledgehammer Game’s Communications Manager, Sam Leichtamer, responded, “I agree it’s very confusing for us too, but for legal reasons, we can’t.”
Warzone players did not take the clarification well.
One player argued, “With some of the blueprints in the shop, you genuinely cannot tell what gun it is, and you have to match it up with the name and check three to four times to be sure.”
Another user stated, “It’s seriously such a simple fix, and yet it went over the heads of three entire studios.”
Hopefully, Modern Warfare 2 finds a way around CoD’s weapon licensing issues, yet it looks unlikely based on these tweets.