Call of Duty Warzone Developers Working on Increasing Weapon TTK to Improve Player Skill Ceiling

Published 05/08/2021, 2:06 PM EDT


Call of Duty Warzone Season 3 changed a lot of elements in the popular Battle Royale title. This includes the massive revamp of Verdansk, which brought the world into 1984. Along with that, the developers also brought a new operator and a storyline that continues the lore. But even with all these changes, fans have one major gripe about the game.

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For months, players have actively demanded weapon balancing to equal the playing field. Fans have found a lot of overpowered loadouts that can easily shred enemies, and the gap between them and the rest is large enough for players to get angry about. But it looks like Raven Software is finally looking to change that with some extreme measures.

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Call of Duty Warzone developers explains their decisions to tweak fan-favorite weapons

In the most recent patch which released yesterday, developers at Raven Software gave fans an insight into their thought process of tweaking weapons in the game. They revealed that it’s difficult for fans to understand their plight of tweaking popular weapons.

They also mentioned that as the creators of the game, it was important to make sure that the game continues to grow, and also improve the experience for players. This meant that they have had to make tough decisions of nerfing fan-favorite guns and loadouts.

“We are the custodians of this game—we make it for you. In the same light, we are charged with maintaining the health and integrity of the game. In some instances, this requires us to reduce the effectiveness of some universally cherished weapons.”

Raven Software to increase weapons TTK

Along with that, Warzone developers also mentioned that they are close to solving the weapons balancing issues echoed by the fans. They said that their current goal is to make sure that most of the guns in the game are good enough for players to use in their loadouts.

“With that being said, we feel we are close to a ‘balance homeostasis’ where most options are at the very least viable.”

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Other than that, the developers also stated that they are going to increase the TTK of a lot of weapons. They explained that they are making this change so that the skill gap increases and the best players can separate themselves from the rest.

“Which leaves us to address Time to Kill. The following balance changes are part of our ongoing efforts to raise TTK or at least the individual skill required to reach extreme ones.”

In the latest patch, the developers increased the TTK of popular guns like the AMAX, Bullfrog, FARA 83, and many more. Fans can also expect more changes to arrive in future updates for other weapons as well.

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It’s a major shift for Raven Software to tweak some of the most overpowered guns in Verdansk. With this change, the options for overpowered loadouts have decreased a lot, so fans can now have a much more level playing field.

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Rupesh Nair

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Rupesh is an eSports author at EssentiallySports. Currently a student at Mumbai University, he has been involved with eSports since his childhood. Having played titles like Fallout 4, Minecraft, FIFA, Portal 2 and Halo 4 extensively, Rupesh has a deep understanding of the sport.

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