The Season 3 update for Call of Duty: Warzone made some pretty big changes to the battle royale, including a ton of weapon balancing. Unfortunately, some players are frustrated with the sniper nerfs that have arrived in these weapon changes.
Season 3 weapon balancing has given many powerful weapons in Warzone a chop. This included nerfs to Vanguard’s much-used Bren light machine gun and many snipers from all three titles. For sniper balancing, Raven Software has reduced the one-hit kill potential of multiple snipers. This change affected popular fast mobility snipers in Warzone like the Swiss K3 from Black Ops Cold War.
However, some players are upset that the balancing also included a nerf to completely remove the possibility of single headshots for Modern Warfare’s Rytec AMR and Dragunov snipers, as well as the M82 sniper rifle. from Black Ops Cold War.
Reddit user Djabouty47 expressed his frustration, asking why the Rytec AMR’s 20mm explosive canister can’t deliver a headshot from a distance. The user also shared a clip showing the Rytec AMR in action after the nerf to reveal how much of an impact the change has had on their sniper of choice.
Some users have asked if the developer is making any changes to ensure Vanguard weapons are the meta in hopes of boosting sales. However, the Season 3 sniper meta doesn’t lean towards Vanguard snipers at all. Modern Warfare’s HDR and AX-50 sniper rifles are quickly becoming popular choices, especially for shooting through Caldera.
While not everyone is happy with the weapon balance, Season 3 also brought some changes to Warzone’s lighting with the island’s new stormy skies, and many players are praising the change. Additionally, Season 3 is also working to keep the battle royale fresh with a new contract type and lootable perks.
Starting May 11, the Operation Monarch event is set to bring Godzilla and King Kong to Caldera. The Seasonal Update brought several Hollywood Titans-themed map changes, including the new Dig Site POI.
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