Huge Call of Duty update incoming – and your favourite guns are about to change


CALL of Duty is getting a major update that will make some of your favourite guns less powerful.

The update hopes to “balance” games of Warzone to make them more fair for people who use other types of weapons.

The DMR was added to the game recently, and has become a dominating force in online matches

Keeping video games balanced is a tricky business.

Let one gun get too powerful and people will enjoy using it, but to the detriment of all other weapons.

It’s impossible to get right, but Call of Duty creators have promised a major update that will make things better.

In a tweet, Raven Software said: “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.”

Call of Duty Modern Warfare’s Warzone merged with Call of Duty Black Ops Cold War last month

The news won’t come as a shock to Call of Duty Cold War fans.

This week saw furious gamers brand Call of Duty “unplayable” due to the arrival of the ultra-deadly DMR 14.

According to Eurogamer, the weapon is so effective at vanquishing foes that it’s rapidly become “essential to success”.

It’s capable of wiping out squads in a “matter of seconds” due to its high fire rate and minimal recoil.

The DMR made its way to Warzone last month when the free-to-play battle royale mode merged with Call of Duty Black Ops Cold War.

Now fans are calling for the weapon’s swift removal from the game to rebalance it until a fix is released.

“Not playing Warzone until they remove that damn DMR,” one Twitter user whined.

Another said: “Warzone is unplayable with the current state of the DMR. I can’t stand it.”

Dozens of people have called on Raven to scale down the gun’s power – a practice known as “nerfing” – in the next Warzone update.

One Twitter user fumed: “Every time I’ve died in Warzone in the past fortnight, its either been a Mac-10 or a DMR….. NERF THEM BOTH.”

Warzone is a separate game mode that players do not need a copy of Cold War to play.

It originally launched as a sister title to 2019’s Call of Duty Modern Warfare but due to its huge popularity was merged with Cold War on December 10.

Both games are available on PC, Xbox One and PS4, as well as the next-gen consoles, the Xbox Series X and PS5.

Cold War multiplayer developer Raven Software regularly tweaks guns and gameplay with software updates to keep things balanced.

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