Call of Duty Warzone DMR Nerf Fails to Satisfy Players

Published 01/07/2021, 7:06 AM EST


Don’t fret! We’ve heard you and a balance update is coming soon.” This tweet from Raven Software left Call of Duty Warzone players rejoicing. As icing on the cake, Raven rolled out the patch just a few hours after sending out this tweet.

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Warzone players worldwide hopped into lobbies to test out the nerf. Following the change, the DMR-14 has reduced headshot damage and increased recoil. The patch had a similar effect on Type 63. Moreover, Raven also decreased the headshot multiplier of the MAC-10, and increased hip fire spread and decreased damage range for dual pistols.

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Call of Duty Warzone looked safe to play again with this much-needed patch. Players could peacefully display their skills and not worry about going down to lucky players. Or at least, that’s what everyone thought would happen, including Nickmercs.

Call of Duty Warzone players left disappointed as DMR-14 nerf fails to balance the gun

Nickmercs’ reply to Raven Software’s tweet announcing the patch perfectly sums up the situation. He was extremely happy and welcoming as the nerf arrived in Warzone.

However, as soon as he played a game of Warzone, he realized he had spoken too soon. He took his celebration back since there was nothing to celebrate.

The community was confused whether Raven had actually nerfed the gun since it felt even more powerful than before in certain instances.

Did Raven just go for the placebo effect to fool players into thinking that it had nerfed the weapon? Or was the nerf too insignificant to make a difference?

It seems like Raven targeted the wrong stats to nerf. Instead of the headshot damage and the recoil, it should have gone for the rate of fire and overall damage. The gun has a significantly fast time-to-kill due to its high rate of fire. Coupled with the damage it does, it remains as powerful as ever.

A lot of players shared clips from their games showing how the DMR-14 still “shreds” in the game.

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It is clear that in a very short while, demands to nerf the DMR are going to rise again. While many players have come to terms with the fate of the weapon, those who are passionate about the game still want Raven Software to come up with a permanent solution.

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Shwetang Parthsarthy is an eSports author at EssentiallySports. His love for arguments and games has led him down two paths: being a law student and writing about the world of gaming since 2017. What started as a teenage hobby in the relatively small mobile gaming world with FPS games like Critical Ops and Call of Duty: Mobile, has grown into a professional pursuit with EssentiallySports.

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