After endless complaints about the DMR being overpowered in Warzone, it was finally nerfed several days ago. However, the update hasn’t negatively impacted the DMR like people had hoped it would, but NICKMERCS isn’t worried about how weak the nerf is.
It seems you can’t have a conversation about Call of Duty‘s Warzone mode without those three letters creeping their way into the discussion – DMR. The Tactical Rifle has become the go-to weapon of choice for just about anyone that wants to win a game of Battle Royale.
But its abundance of firepower and accuracy with next-to-no negatives to compensate this has left a sour taste in the Warzone community. The recent nerf of the DMR – and several other key weapons – was supposed to restore some order and readjust the balance.
But the nerf hasn’t been that effective and people are still abusing the DMR at will. Although people are being very vocal about the state of the weapon and the game, leading CoD personality NICKMERCS isn’t too worried about it.
NICKMERCS not worried about Warzone’s DMR nerf
As one of the beneficiaries of the DMR’s overpowered qualities, NICKMERCS has been quite vocal about his displeasure of the gun saying that “DMRzone is getting crazy, we’re sick of it, I’m sick of it, nobody wants to do it anymore, it hurts, it’s pain, we’re done.”
Whilst he does choose to use it and get kills, he can pretty much get wins with any gun that he wants. Every player in the lobby using the same gun naturally gets repetitive and makes for predictable and boring games of Warzone.
But NICKMERCS is more positive about the situation saying “here’s the good news, when a gun takes over Warzone and it gets a nerf, and it doesn’t do much, history shows another nerf is coming and this one is 100% into the ground.”
Clearly not concerned with the DMR’s current state of affairs, he believes that the DMR’s second nerf could well be the end for the gun as a META, even going as far as to say “this video is like saying goodbye to the DMR.” He says that he’s done with the gun and wants to move onto something else.
The Diamattis and the MAC-10 have also received nerfs in the recent update, meaning that the door could be open for either an old favorite to return or perhaps a new one to become the king.
In any case, the reception to the DMR nerf has been heard loud and clear as the Warzone devs have even managed to respond to complaints. Another nerf will probably be here before you know it and the DMR will be relegated to nothing more than a memento of what once was.
Image credits: Activision Blizzard, NICKMERCS
Warzone devs address bugged CX-9 unlock challenge
Players can now get the CX-9 SMG in Call of Duty: Warzone. However, a bugged unlock challenge was preventing players from acquiring it.
August 3, 2021, saw the long-awaited CX-9 SMG finally become available for Warzone and Modern Warfare players to unlock, but its unlock challenge was not working correctly and preventing players from adding the CX-9 to their inventories.
Players wishing for the arrival of this weapon got their wishes answered on August 3, 2021, when the Warzone CX-9 SMG was added to the Call of Duty battle royale through an unlock challenge and the Soap Operator Bundle.
However, many players have not yet been able to successfully unlock the Warzone CX-9 due to its challenge being bugged and not tracking progress properly.
Raven Software, the development studio behind Call of Duty: Warzone, took to its official Twitter account on August 3 and updated the community regarding the bugged Warzone CX-9 unlock challenge.
The development studio stated that it was aware of the issue regarding the unlock challenge for the new Modern Warfare SMG and that it was investigating the problem.
This issue was then posted to the official Raven Software Trello board, where current issues with Warzone that are currently being investigated and worked on by Raven Software can be found.
The studio went on to post a follow-up announcement stating that it had resolved this issue and that players should now be able to get and level the new SMG without any problems.
Players can keep track of Raven’s progress on fixing these issues, like the bugged CX-9 unlock challenge on this Trello board.
With the Warzone CX-9 being a highly anticipated weapon for many months, many players were extremely excited to get the chance to finally unlock it and start using it in their battles on Verdansk, Rebirth Island, or Modern warfare Multiplayer, but were disappointed and frustrated that they were not able to unlock this weapon for a period of time properly.
We will update this piece with future updates regarding the bugged Warzone CX-9 unlock challenge when more information is provided by Raven Software.
For more Warzone, check out how a piece of Season 5 artwork has given the community the first Call of Duty: vanguard teaser, and stay tuned for future news and guides.
Image Credits: Activision / Raven Software
NICKMERCS explains why he is taking a break from Call of Duty: Warzone
NICKMERCS has been a loyal Warzone player for sometime now, but the fan-favorite content creator has recently explained why he will be taking a break.
Popular Warzone content creator NICKMERCS is officially taking a break from Warzone, with his eyes set on another battle royale game.
With new details on the future Call of Duty coming out, Warzone has been experiencing a slightly dry spell as of recent.
In the YouTuber’s latest video, NICKMERCS expresses his current feelings towards Warzone, which may come as a surprise to many of his followers.
Ultimately, NICKMERCS stated that he was bored of Warzone, and no longer has the desire to play it. As he is no longer having fun playing it, he believes the best thing for him to do is take a break from the game, especially with all the hackers.
Those fans of his who love watching him play Warzone may have to wait a little while until he is back on the game, but he does say that it isn’t the end of Warzone.
NICKMERCS will most likely head back onto the game when there is an exciting update, possibly when the new Call of Duty game, Vanguard, comes out.
Ultimately, NICKMERCS is a human, and with the amount that he has played Warzone, it was only a matter of time until he was going to get bored of the game and no longer having fun with it, especially with the hacker problem that has grown incredibly frustrating for the community.
To make the best content he needs to play something he’s having fun on, and at the moment that is Apex Legends.
Image Credits: Raven Software / NICKMERCS
Warzone & Cold War Season 5 Operator officially revealed in key art
Key art for Warzone and Cold War Season 5 has reportedly been leaked, revealing the upcoming Operator and a brand-new weapon.
Call of Duty: Warzone and Cold War’s Season 5 Operator and theme have been officially revealed in artwork for the new season.
Warzone and Cold War Season 4 brought a ton of new content to both games, but we’re fast approaching Season 5. There are no official details on what the new season will entail, but one of the biggest expectations is that WW2 Vanguard will be revealed inside Warzone.
However, the Season 5 artwork was reportedly leaked, giving us a look at the brand-new Operator and weapon coming with this new Season before the artwork was officially confirmed by the Call of Duty franchise.
Call of Duty leaker and data miner Nanikos posted a ton of information about Warzone and Cold War Season 5 to the GamingLeaksAndRumours subreddit. Here, they shared an Imgur link to the leaked Season 5 artwork.
In this image, we can see the supposed Season 5 Operator ‘Kitsune’ wielding what appears to be akimbo TEC-9 Pistols. She’s also surrounded by the numbers associated with Black Ops and Warzone’s Red Doors, so the season will likely continue this ongoing story.
This leak was then officially confirmed on August 3, 2021, when the official Call of Duty Twitter account posted the previously leaked artwork while confirming that Season 5 for Black Ops Cold War and Warzone will start on August 12.
Providing more information, Nanikos said that the season is “Japanese themed” and will feature the TEC-9 Pistol that can be spotted in the artwork.
Nanikos also said that we’ll “probably see” the classic Summit map in a new Outbreak region as well as a standalone Summit for 6v6 multiplayer. While there’s no confirmation that they will come in Season 5, the leaker said they “know they’re coming” and will be in Season 6 if not. This follows the recent leak that Cold War will receive 12 more maps.
Nanikos continued that “there is also still PHD and Double Tap for zombies and the lightning links field upgrade” still to come.
Besides the Season 5 artwork that has been officially revealed, all of the other leaks should be taken with the standard pinch of salt. Season 5 is set to launch on August 12, and we’ll know the concrete details when Treyarch and Raven Software releases the official roadmap ahead of this date.
Image Credit: Activision
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