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JGOD explains whether or not the EBR can one-shot enemies in Warzone

Warzone statistics master JGOD took a look at the recent one-shot kill EBR discussion that has been a major topic in the community recently.

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Warzone Season 3 Reloaded is finally here, introducing loads of new content and updates, but players have been interested in the EBR that seems to have the potential to one-shot enemies.

Marksmen Rifles have caused a few problems in Warzone’s life span, such as the outrageous Cold War DMR that was a true terror on Verdansk following the Black Ops Cold War integration.

Popular Call of Duty YouTuber JGOD decided to make a video debunking Warzone’s latest Marksmen Rifle craze, the EBR, and its potential to one-shot kill enemies in Warzone.

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The one-shot EBR topic comes from NoArmMissile, a Warzone content creator who generally uses weapons outside the meta. During one of his most recent videos, NoArmMissile shows off what he calls the “1 SHOT” EBR.

As explained by JGOD, the video starts with various clips that show the EBR not just two or three-shotting enemies but also one-shotting.

At first, without further investigation, this does seem pretty outrageous and overpowered, as NoArmMissile shows off consecutive clips of him destroying people, which gives off the impression that the EBR is consistently dropping ridiculously quickly.

Can the EBR one-shot enemies in Warzone?

JGOD then breaks down the damage of the EBR and further investigates the kills to debunk the current one-shot rumor the EBR has in the community.

Base damage

  • 60 body shot
  • 175 headshot

For full health and shield enemies, “to get a kill, you need two headshots…or you need two headshots and one chest shot.” Without any headshots, the EBR actually needs five shots to kill, which is what JGOD pins as the reason for why the EBR is so inconsistent.

So why does it seem so consistent in NoArmMissile‘s video? Well, the video is simply just a variety of clips without any context. Many of the kills are against enemies with less than full health, already engaged in fights of their own. Also, in some of the clips, the EBR is loaded with Stopping Power rounds which greatly increases the damage.

Even with Stopping Power, the weapon still doesn’t one-shot even to the head, although it does leave fully shielded enemies with minuscule health.

Does this mean the weapon is bad? No, it just means it isn’t a one-shot weapon. As JGOD says, “it is definitely not one-shot,” but it is still “very good.”

That’s all on the so-called “one-shot” EBR. For more on Warzone, keep it locked on Charlie INTEL and check out our article on how one Warzone developer has promised to change the sun glare on Verdansk ’84.

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Warzone players beg Raven to add custom controller binding

Warzone players are calling on Raven Software to add options that allow them to fully customize their controller binds.

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Frustrated with having to use Warzone’s preset controller options, players are desperate for Raven Software to add custom controller binding options.

How players can customize their controller bindings varies from game to game, with games such as Fortnite giving players full control, while Warzone offers very little in terms of button layout.

With forced crossplay and repeated slide canceling ruining their controllers, Warzone console players are desperate for Raven Software to add custom controller binding options that allow them to configure their controls exactly how they’d like.

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Players with unofficial controllers or the Xbox Elite controllers can fully customize every button. This lets them tailor their Warzone controls to their preference, but those who have first-party controllers are stuck with what Raven Software offers them.

Asking Raven Software, “where the hell is custom controller binding?” Reddit user TimewornTinman explained how they want to completely swap around their controls to keep their thumb on the right stick as much as possible. But, Warzone’s pre-set controls don’t allow them to get it exactly how they would like.

While many players suggested they purchase a third-party controller or buy a back button attachment, the issues would be fixed by giving players full access to their button layouts. One player called it a “basic feature” that’s been “ignored.”

PlayStation does give the option to change button binds through the Accessibility menus, allowing each button to be swapped for another. However, this applies the new binds across every aspect of your PlayStation experience, which can make it extremely difficult to navigate menus and switch to other games.

Console Warzone players have also been desperate for an FOV slider, which may arrive with the PS5 and Xbox Series update that’s confirmed to be in development. Perhaps Raven will give players more controller options when this update eventually arrives.

You can also check out everything we know about CoD 2022, which is expected to bring another huge Warzone update.

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Warzone is so broken on Xbox consoles that players can’t even open the game

Warzone’s Pacific update has caused a ton of bugs and glitches for Xbox users and now, they can’t even launch of the game.

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Warzone Pacific Season 1 breathed new life into Call of Duty’s battle royale, but a constant slew of bugs and glitches have ruined the experience for many. It’s now got so bad that Xbox players can’t even launch the game.

Fed up with Verdansk and a stale meta, Warzone players were desperate for the game to finally move to Caldera and introduce all of Vanguard’s weapons. However, it’s been far from smooth sailing, as the update broke Modern Warfare and introduced some of the most game-breaking glitches Warzone has ever seen.

Warzone’s developers have confirmed they’re working hard to get the game back on track, but for Xbox players, change can’t come soon enough. A recent update has completely locked some Xbox players out, preventing them from even launching the game.

Warzone operator running in Pacific Caldera

Unfortunately, Xbox players appear to have got the short end of the stick with Warzone’s Pacific update. There’s a bug forcing Xbox players to have a Gold Subscription to play, they’ve lost access to the 120 FPS mode, and now, they can’t even launch the game.

Xbox players are reporting that they’ve been trapped in an endless loop of restarts when trying to launch Warzone. Reddit user Darknesgamer36 shows that after getting through the ‘Connecting to Xbox Live’ screen, Warzone reboots itself and they need to go through it again and again.

Darknesgamer36 isn’t alone, with several players saying they’ve been getting the exact same issue. Ramuh-DH said it happens to “nearly everyone on xbox consoles.”

Other Xbox players have reported different, but equally frustrating, issues. They’ve said the game constantly crashes, their guns go invisible, and they can’t join their friends.

One user said that it took “literally 56 minutes to get in one game,” and if they went back to the main menu at any point, the problem returned. Another user said that whenever they tried to queue into a match, “it would kick whoever wasn’t host and restarted the game every time.”

There appears to be a temporary solution, though: don’t touch the Xbox button on the controller while Warzone is open. Warzone devs have actually acknowledged this on their Trello board, saying they’re investigating an issue where “pressing the Xbox home button twice while in-game may cause instability.”

Warzone Pacific player using PPSH

But, this likely won’t help those players who can’t even launch Warzone in the first place. Raven have several cards for Xbox issues on their Trello board, so hopefully, Xbox players will have the same experience as everyone else soon.

You can also check out the pay-to-lose Warzone skin that’s completely misaligning players’ sights.

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Warzone players claim new RICOCHET anti-cheat measure nerfs damage

Warzone hackers are convinced that a new RICHOCHET anti-cheat measure completely nerfs damage for players with inhuman accuracy.

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Warzone players are convinced that a new RICOCHET anti-cheat measure is actively nerfing damage for players with extremely high accuracy.

Warzone’s RICOCHET anti-cheat has had hackers begging for a second chance, but some have still been slipping through the cracks. It appears that alongside targeting cheat providers directly, Activision has included a new system to make hackers far less of a nuisance.

A screenshot reportedly from a cheat provider’s Discord shows that hackers are convinced that a backend anti-cheat change is causing cheaters’ damage to be “reduced by a lot.”

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Usually, a Warzone account suspected of cheating receives a shadowban before the hammer is dropped. After receiving a ton of reports in a short space of time, these accounts are placed in their own matchmaking system where it’s nearly impossible to find a game.

Now, it appears RICOCHET’s anti-cheat system is looking directly at cheater’s stats and imposing a harsh punishment. According to an update from a cheat provider, they believe RICOCHET directly nerfs damage for players with high accuracy, making it “very hard to kill people.”

Rather than getting banned, these cheaters would have to run around the map tickling players with low-damage bullets, allowing the honest players to have the upper hand for once.

warzone cheat provider explaining how ricochet nerfs damage

And it seems the punishment lasts a while, as the cheat provider said “The flag persists even when you aren’t using cheats.” They said it could even be permanent, but aren’t sure yet.

They also believe this affects “all aimbot cheats” including “internal cheats, external cheats, even controller scripts and Cronus.” They clarified that “if your accuracy is too good to be human then you will be flagged.”

While players were delighted to see hackers get their comeuppance, some were worried that this would target legit players too. One player called it “scary” that Activision can implement a system that can actively change players’ damage, and wondered if it “only applies to real cheaters.”

Warzone pros have claimed that low K/D players receive better accuracy in the past, so there could be a link between the two claims. But, it’s likely that RICOCHET’s developers will play their cards close to their chest to keep cheat providers guessing.

For more Warzone, you can check out the developer’s response to the major issues in Warzone, Vanguard, and Modern Warfare.

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