Warzone weapons: Who plays CoD Warzone for at least 6 months you know: the game has a huge problem in balancing your weapons. Since its release, the second battle royale and free to play portion of one of the biggest franchises in the video game industry, the Call of Duty it never got a handle on its war content, at least while Modern Warfare and Black Ops Cold War were on the agenda.
Players have already faced several problems regarding this, mainly in two specific moments: the first half of the game and the controversial integration between the Modern Warfare and Black Ops universes, in December 2021, in their battle royale.
Weapons considered broken, noob friendly and unbalanced haunt Warzone, and for you, who are just starting in the game or you who lived those dark moments and would like to remember how absurd it was, I'm bringing in text, all the weapons that were considered problematic in our dear (and hated) Warzone. Check it out below!
List of the most broken weapons in Warzone
FR 5.56 with shotgun coupling
In mid-Season 4 of Modern Warfare we had something bizarre inside Warzone. A group of streamers, for some reason, found that the coupling, of a practically useless weapon in the game, which is the case of the FR 5.56 (model inspired by the legendary FAMAS) was bizarrely buggy. The coupling in question was a sub-barrel that works like a shotgun that is also a useless accessory for Warzone. However, that accessory was causing damage in Verdansk!
At any distance up to 20 meters, you could kill an enemy with just one shot. Yes, no other weapon kills with just one shot, with the exception of snipers when hitting a headshot.
When released, FAMAS was only seen in the lobby. People crazy to level up and enjoy the weapon that was broken.
It didn't take long for Infinity Ward, then responsible for Warzone, to release a patch to fix the bug that was wiping out other people's games.
The Origin 12 semi-automatic shotgun was by far one of the weapons that brought more headaches to Warzone players around the world, especially in Brazil, during season 4 of Modern Warfare.
Why mainly in Brazil? Well, especially here because some famous streamers like Tonyboy, currently a member and one of the founders of BEN$A, at the time did magic with Origin 12 through the Brazilian lobby and in their lives, which was just a matter of time for the other players to pass. to use the weapon that had tremendous stopping power. Furthermore, other countries were not in the habit of using 12-caliber weapons.
However, in that season, Origin was easily found in the loot that is on the ground scattered around Verdansk. During every day of that season, virtually all players had the weapon in their custom loadouts and the gameplay became increasingly boring and repetitive. The twelve could be mounted with up to 25 bullets. After months, Origin was finally nerfed and players could breathe…for a short time.
R9 with dragon breath
After the nerf on Origin 12, in season 4, another shotgun emerged and even stronger: R9 with incendiary ammo. Well, as a Twelve with 25 bullets wasn't enough, one with fire ammunition appeared. Obviously those who enjoyed playing with shotgun migrated to this aberration and plagued (burned down) the gambling of many squads.
This shotgun was very popular in countries like the United States and England. Many streamers from these countries held lives using it and soon the news was spread to all operators in Verdansk. However, as the Americans made noise with the weapon, it was only a matter of time before the weapon was finally nerfed. They tampered with his damage from very close, where the weapon protruded. It is still a viable weapon, but much more balanced.
In December 2020, Warzone had a new facelift in its short lifespan. For the first time, we had confirmation that the battle royale has established itself as a great product and that, to seal this, the game detached itself from Modern Warfare to deliver itself to the Black Ops universe, which would be the junction of the two universes of the franchise . However, this integration with the 2020 game, Cold War was a real fiasco considering the content.
As it was about new weapons, operators and some new details, we had serious migration problems. Perhaps because the engines of the two games are different, we had totally broken weapons, like the FAD-14, for example. The FAD14 is a weapon in a new category in Warzone called Tactical Rifles. These rifles are blast or semi-automatic weapons. And that gun, my friend, made a lot of people stop playing for a while.
This weapon, even being semi-automatic, with the right accessories, could evaporate an enemy in less than two seconds of firing. So it is. In keyboard and mouse adept players, it was even worse because of the weapon's frightening cadence. She was so broken that they had to nerf her back several times to stop being so appealing. And even so, it's still good, but a lot less competitive.
The delay in nerfing the weapon was so great that there was even a campaign in famous places, people with posters and even rapper Lil Uzi Vert joined in on his Twitter.
The nerfs were in their reach, in their barrels that improved their cadence, their recoil, and their damage multipliers.
Along with the FAD14, the Diamatti blast pistol was also a problem in the midst of integration. The secondary weapon was a problem in two ways: in its time to kill and giving players the possibility to pay their Spectrum or Red Alert perks on the first drop of the match. You who play Warzone are well aware of the importance of these advantages in the game and how important it can be for gameplay.
Diamatti was practically invincible in close range combat and, depending on its accuracy, medium range. This pistol, as well as all in the game, could still be equipped with the double bearing, which made the situation even worse. Combining these little pistols plus the FAD 14, it was virtually fatal and by far the most stolen weapon combination in Warzone history. Finally, in the same patch that nerfed the FAD, they nerfed Diamatti Akimbo as well, making their shots more dispersed, thus decreasing the accuracy of the free kick. In addition to your damage, of course.
MAC-10 pay to win
Yes, all in the same season. Remember when I said that the integration of Cold War with Warzone was a fiasco? So, while FAD 14 and Diamatti were totally broken, the MAC-10, submachine gun that arrived in the game that same season, had a variant, which came in the pass, and which brought stats different from the base weapon. Yes, as if a pay to win weapon (a term used when the game offers you a product to gain an advantage during the game).
Obviously it was a bug, but it brought a lot of headaches to the players in that first season. Worst of all was the delay for Raven Software to finally fix the bug.
In season two of Black Ops Cold War, when we thought that the game finally had its weapons perfectly balanced, two big problems came up. But in this topic we are going to talk about just one of them: AUG.
The Black Ops Cold War AUG is yet another problematic weapon in the game's tactical rifle category. However, unlike the FAD 14, this weapon is a blast and that, in itself, is already a problem to balance. And guess what? More problems.
The weapon had a very low time to kill compared to other weapons in the game. With it, it was possible for you to take an opponent many meters away with the same speed that you would kill an opponent a few meters away from you. This weapon was a problem in the game, but for a short time. Its main barrel, which gave it projectile speed and cadence, was heavily nerfed so that people would stop using some of that appealing weapon. Today, thanks to Raven's action, this weapon has become far less viable and uncompetitive, bringing some peace to Verdansk.
It seems like a joke, but on another occasion, the tactical rifle category once again broke the game. After FAD 14 and AUG, all that was missing: the M16. Another blast rifle with tremendous damage if caught in the upper parts of the operators. Following the same functionality as AUG, the M16 was a big problem in Warzone!
After the AUG nerf, players quickly migrated from one to another. Despite the nerfs on all pipes in the category, the M16 is resisting downgrades and this lasted for a few weeks until another nerf, only this time much heavier in its projectile speed, leaving the weapon practically useless in the game.
After a period in which Warzone was at peace, Raven had another task: nerf another weapon recently released to the game, but this time, in Season 4 of Black Ops Cold War. The light machine gun MG 82, arrived with the C58 assault rifle in that season's battle pass. However, the weapon in question came very, very form for Warzone. Along with its low recoil, the weapon already dominated the finish line in its early days of play.
Raven Software soon realized that they made a mistake in launching the weapon and already announced on the second day of the season that it would undergo changes, in order to reassure its audience that it was already traumatized by weapons considered broken in the game. Behold, the nerf came and the weapon was the way it should be.
As you probably know, the hot spot in Warzone is Black Ops Cold War. Modern Warfare, on the other hand, is a little behind, with very little content. However, in this content that came, we have a fruit that marked in Cold War times: the fully automatic pistol, Sykov.
Yes, after Diamatti's trauma, something worse emerged: a fully automatic pistol with a magazine extended by up to 80 bullets! Yes, 80 bullets in an automatic pistol! Of course this was a problem that broke Warzone.
Modern Warfare multiplayer matches were packed to unlock the Sykov, which came into the game through some unlock challenges. Everyone in the lobby had that pistol in their hand. But the biggest problem was the akimbo of this weapon, that even with high recoil, the weapon was extremely dominant up to 10 meters. Again Raven was asked to resolve this issue and applied two nerfs to resolve the issues.
More shotgun on the list! This time on a fully automatic shotgun. Yes, an automatic shotgun! You can already imagine the confusion this caused, can't you?!
This weapon that appeared in Season 2 of Black Ops Cold War had its biggest highlight in Season 3 when it was a weapon that you could easily find in the ground loot of Verdansk. However, it was obvious that this was going to go very wrong. Some famous streamers even complained about it on Twitter, until Raven Software responded that they were aware of how problematic this had been and would take action on it.
And they acted quickly on it. In a matter of days, they had the weapon off the ground and still nerfed damage and range. Nothing that didn't make the weapon less appealing. Only, days later, Raven again nerfed the weapon to end her sovereignty once and for all.
As of this writing, there is a broken weapon among us Warzone players. And to make matters worse, it's a shotgun. Yes, the shotguns that have haunted Warzone since its release are back, and this time, we don't know how long it will continue to do so. The Gallo SA12 is a super neutralizing weapon that gives you the confidence to defeat an entire squad with only 12 bullets in your magazine.
With its super high cadence and surprising range, the Gallo is easily Warzone's best short-range weapon, going head-on against any other weapon, like the Nail Gun, a nail gun that is only effective at close range.
When the nerf will come is still unknown, but we have faith that this weapon will still be balanced and Verdansk will be a place free of these broken guns. Remember that the weapon is used a lot in South America, and maybe that explains why it hasn't been touched yet.
More about Call of Duty: Warzone
Call of Duty: Warzone is a free-to-play battle royale game developed by Infinity Ward and Raven Software and published by Activision. Released March 10, 2020 for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, the game is part of the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare (2019) title, but does not require purchase. Warzone allows 150-player online multiplayer combat in the fictional city of Verdansk, which is loosely based on the city of Donetsk in eastern Ukraine. It features a cross-platform progression between the two games.
Warzone was released for free as part of the game. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, 2019, on March 10, 2020, after a series of glitches and leaks in the previous month. The game's existence was leaked a month earlier by a post on Reddit, and a software glitch in the same month briefly allowed players to view an earlier version of the battle map. On March 8, 2020, two days before release, YouTube streamer Chaos posted an 11-minute video claiming to feature Warzone gameplay. The video was removed and, on March 9, Activision officially announced that the game would be released on March 10th.
On December 16, 2020, Warzone received a major content update, with the integration of Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War, which added all of the game's weapons, accessories and skins to Warzone. Plus new maps and game modes. As before in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, all post-launch content is free, with only cosmetic store items purchasable through microtransactions. The Battle Pass system has been unified between Black Ops Cold War and Warzone, with no need to purchase the game for progression. In addition to the Battle Pass, the XP system has been integrated between the three games, making it possible to level up the player regardless of which player is playing.