In the latest patch, Call of Duty: Warzone 2 gamers are having issues with the power of bolt-action sniper rifles. Because a headshot from a sniper rifle does not kill an adversary in a single hit in Call of Duty: Warzone 2, some players believe they require a boost.
With the release of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, the famous Call of Duty battle royale Warzone received a new sequel on November 16 with Call of Duty: Warzone 2. As was to be expected with the introduction of the new game, there have been several modifications, ranging from basic ones like obtaining new maps to new gulag mechanisms. This, of course, includes new weaponry.
According to a Reddit post by Bigcarts, sniper rifles are currently ineffective. In first-person shooters, sniper rifles are primarily long-range weapons that can knock down an adversary with one headshot or two to three body shots. Long-range play may be quite rewarding, especially when a well-placed sniper fire results in an instant kill. That’s presumably why Call of Duty: Warzone 2 players are so frustrated that none of the game’s bolt-action sniper weapons can kill someone with a single headshot. This is especially aggravating since one of Warzone 2’s strongest weapons is an SMG.
Firearms are obviously one of the pillars of a successful first-person shooter game. Making sure the weapon meta doesn’t become too stale is important, but so is making sure the weapons feel pleasurable to use. Players want to be able to employ weapons that are appropriate for their playstyle, effective, and enjoyable to use. With that in mind, bolt-action sniper rifles with a nearly glacial rate of fire should reward players in Warzone 2 for nailing those stunning sniper headshots.
The solution is simple: make bolt-action sniper rifles do greater damage on headshots. Obviously, there’s more to it than that, as the Warzone 2 balancing team will have to consider how those modifications influence the remainder of the weapon pool. A modification to sniper rifle damage may also help alter gamers’ minds regarding the unusual shift to armour-piercing ammunition in Warzone 2.
There will inevitably be players that despise sniping and don’t want to be taken out by a single headshot from 400 metres out. Sniping, on the other hand, is a key component of Call of Duty and has been there since the franchise’s birth, so ensuring that players who like sniping have a good time is just as crucial.
Call of Duty: Warzone 2 is currently available for PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S.