Warzone update will nerf DMR 14, Mac 10, and other Call of Duty weapons

Update: the weapon balancing patch is going live now according to Warzone developer, Raven Software.

Original story: Call of Duty: Warzone will be rolling out an update later this week, nerfing a number of guns including the DMR 14, Type 63, Mac 10, and dual pistols.


Developer Raven Software confirmed that the update will arrive tomorrow, Thursday January 7th, making weapon balance changes after receiving feedback from the Call of Duty: Warzone community.

Treyarch introduced Call of Duty: Black Ops Season One at the end of last year on December 16th. Much like 2019’s Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, each season will add new content in the form of weapons, maps, modes, and other features, while also pumping Warzone with bonus content.

Black Ops Cold War or Modern Warfare? Which Call of Duty is better?

This latest seasons introduced 30 new weapons to Warzone, some of these Cold War themed guns resulting in major changes to the game’s meta. The DMR 14 semi-automatic marksman rifle has quickly become a favourite among the player community, with many labelling the weapon as ridiculously overpowered. One of the most popular Warzone loadouts includes the DMR in combination with the Mac 10 submachine gun. If you’re currently playing the latest Warzone seasons then it’s likely you been killed off by these two weapons more than anything else in the game.

Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War launched last November to a mostly positive critical reception, this newest instalment in the popular shooter franchise sitting on a decent 76 OpenCritic average rating. In our own review we awarded Cold War a “tepid” 7 out of 10, Nick concluding:

Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War is a decent entry in the series, but it feels like it doesn’t quite know what it wants to be. The campaign is full of underused ideas, while the multiplayer misses some of the magical charm of Modern Warfare, opting for faster paced aggressive battles which just don’t feel as satisfying. While still enjoyable, Black Ops Cold War fails to recapture the magic of Black Ops 1 and 2.

Hopefully, the upcoming nerfs will help balance the playing field and make more weapons/loadouts more viable in Warzone.

Source: Twitter (@RavenSoftware)

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