Raven Software has rolled out a nerf update for some of Call of Duty: Warzone’s most powerful weapons. A nerf for the DMR 14, perhaps the most talked-about weapon within the world of Verdansk lately, will see a reduction for headshot damage while being treated to an increase in recoil, and the same can be said for the Type 63.
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 Mac-10 has also been nerfed (decreased headshot multiplier), and the Dual pistols too (increased hip fire spread, decreased damage range). Players had recently raised concerns about the weapons, with Raven Software promising to “address concerns”, in the near future.
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
The changes are Warzone-exclusive, Raven further confirmed. The nerfs, for many players, couldn’t have come soon enough, judging by the responses across the Warzone subreddit, where one Reddit user, Richardburrr, deemed Warzone as almost "unplayable", due to these weapons ferocious firepower. As a clip below shows, the DMR is an unforgiving weapon and downs an enemy almost effortlessly.
However, the nerf update has not been universally well received by the community. The recoil, seen as one of the most troubling features of the DMR, appears unchanged. In a livestream clip, John Speros fires the weapon freely to demonstrate a lack of apparent difference before and after the update, informing viewers that “if the update is already live y'all did absolutely nothing.”
Other clips via the Warzone subreddit, demonstrates the DMR’s ruthless efficiency, from a player being killed from inside a moving vehicle to footage proving that ultimately, the nerf update achieved very little at all. There’s even a string of memes popping up in response to the nerf update, from Pam in The Office to Spock in The Simpsons, all poking fun at the perceived uselessness of the update.
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