Only around a month and a half is left for what might be the biggest event of this season of the Call of Duty League. The CoD Champs event has a 4.6 million dollar prize pool and the biggest names in the Call of Duty competitive scene will be competing for it.
The stage has been set, and Call of Duty developers thought this might be a good time to finally give players the changes they have been asking for all this while. The new update brought a lot of changes with respect to weapons and gameplay. It is obvious that with changes as huge as this one, players will have to adjust and change their meta accordingly. It goes without saying that a lot of pros are pissed (once again) at the Call of Duty developers.
Grau and Mp5 nerf among the numerous changes
Alright, so this update has brought about a lot of changes, including the ones that players have been asking for throughout the entire season. You can read the full patch notes for this update here.
The Grau has finally been nerfed. This gun was an overpowered weapon and gave the player handling it an unfair advantage in battle. Devs have reduced the damage range of Grau with this update, along with an increase in recoil. Devs have also reduced recoil compensation and decreased range on Tempus 26.4” Archangel and FSS 20.8” Nexus barrels for the Grau 5.56.
The MP5 has been nerfed too. Devs have reduced the damage range and have slightly increased the recoil when firing 10mm rounds. They have reduced the long-range damage of 10mm ammo as well.
Stopping power now applies to headshots. The patch notes say that only certain weapons can go from a 2-shot to a 1-shot headshot. “This fixes a few cases where headshots could sometimes do less damage than body shots when using Stopping Power”, devs say.
These are only a few examples out of the numerous changes this update has brought. Obviously Call of Duty players and even pros will need time to adjust to these sudden changes. Moreover, they will need more time to engineer a strategy to tailor their gameplay around these changes.
Read more: Call of Duty: Dev Hints at Nerfing Grau
How are pros reacting to this
Obviously, pros are pissed at Call of Duty devs. Not to be biased here, but to launch an update such as this right before a major event with a $4.6 million prize pool might not be a good idea. The stakes are really high for the CoD champs event, and on top of that, the competitors will now have to master new guns and tailor their meta accordingly. Matthew “Skrapz” Marshall, of London Royal Ravens, posted a tweet about this.
Also, the M4 is just as broke, should have just left it how it was 🤯
— london skrapz (@skrapzg) June 30, 2020
CoD world champion Austin “SlasheR” Liddicoat of OpTic replied to this tweet with a valid question:
But bros.. how we do we practice with these new changes 🤷🏼♂️
— Austin Liddicoat (@SlasheR_AL) June 30, 2020
Seattle Surge player Sam “Octane” Larew posted a tweet with a common meme saying:
— Surge Octane (@OctaneSam) June 30, 2020
All this to say that the heat is legit. This is a serious problem for the players participating in the Call of Duty Champs event. Again, not to be biased against Activision or Infinity Ward, but they could have chosen a better time to update the game. What do you think?