Players are still unhappy with COD: Warzone’s DMR nerf, as the dissatisfaction continues to boil over into the social media feeds of celebrities.
Ever since the infamous DMR 14 was first added to Call of Duty: Warzone in mid-December alongside the Black Ops Cold War Season 1 update, it has dominated the game for the last month. The ability of the DMR to completely wipe out entire teams is hurting playability and severely restricts the features of the game’s countless other weapons, especially since a new arsenal has been added through the integration of Black Ops Cold War.
All of this suggests that players are not satisfied with the job of the latest patch, which was introduced to bring balance to some of the game’s more potent weapons, including the disputed DMR 14. However, the DMR is still far too powerful. In addition to the DMR nerf controversy, Warzone players are also dealing with the much-maligned infinite stim glitch. It continues to be a persistent problem and one that is game-breaking. Cheaters can essentially bypass one of the battle royale’s balancing mechanisms, a toxic cloud of gas that continues to edge closer and closer until every single player on the map is forced to engage with one another. The glitch enables players to heal themselves indefinitely and remain in the poisonous clouds of gas until every other player dies.
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According to PC Gamer, the DMR has become so highly contested that it is leaking into every relevant social media platform, where celebrity profiles that attract huge followings have been venting their frustrations with the overpowered weapon. DMR frustration has quickly grown from exclusively appearing in Warzone subreddits to becoming the central focus of YouTubers, TikTok users, chats during political livestreams and the Twitter account of rapper Lil Uzi Vert (and his 7.9 million followers).
Know that we are consistently monitoring feedback and pushing for the best gameplay experience. A big piece of that is constructive thoughts from you, the player – so please keep sharing!
— Raven Software (@RavenSoftware) January 7, 2021
It is highly likely that a new nerf will be introduced sometime in the near future. For now, there are no concrete dates to work with. The video game developer tasked with making balancing decisions for Warzone, Raven Software, has offered very little information since the latest patch went live last week. Raven Software did Tweet one day after the patch, saying that player feedback is integral for them to create the “best gameplay experience.”
Considering that Activision’s latest patch has done very little to nerf the DMR and that Call of Duty: Warzone players are continuing to vent their disappointment, it is probably in the best interests of everyone involved if the DMR is completely scrapped. This can be done until there is a clear way to confirm the DMR cannot be abused by anyone. The weapon schematics need a serious overhaul. In the future, the option will always be there to revisit the weapon but as the situation continues to unfold, it may be the best option to completely remove it for the time being. With a myriad of additional issues currently plaguing the game, this move would give developers the time to improve other aspects of the gaming experience.
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