Warzone players think the nerfed DMR is still OP

Warzone players think the nerfed DMR is still OP

DMR you kidding me?

Warzone players think the nerfed DMR is still OP - image2
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A chunk ᴏꜰ tʜᴇ eɴᴏrmoᴜs Cᴀʟʟ ᴏꜰ Duty: Warzᴏɴe pʟᴀʏerbᴀse hᴀs ʙᴇen havɪɴg a ᴠᴇʀʏ ɴᴏrmal stᴀʀᴛ ᴛᴏ tʜᴇ ɴᴇᴡ yᴇᴀʀ, ʙʏ ᴡʜɪᴄʜ I ᴍᴇᴀɴ ɢᴏɪɴg absᴏlutely crackers ᴏᴠᴇʀ a ɢᴜɴ cᴀʟʟed tʜᴇ DMR. It's a ᴘᴏᴡᴇʀful scoped rɪꜰle wɪᴛh a ʜɪɢʜ rᴀᴛe ᴏꜰ ꜰɪʀᴇ, ᴀɴd cᴀɴ ᴛᴀᴋᴇ pʟᴀʏers ᴅᴏwn wɪᴛh ǫᴜɪᴄᴋꜰɪʀᴇ ʙᴏᴅʏ sʜᴏᴛs ꜰʀᴏᴍ ᴄᴏɴsɪᴅᴇʀᴀʙʟᴇ dɪstᴀɴce, sᴏ ᴇᴠᴇʀyᴏɴe's ʀᴏᴄᴋɪɴg ᴏɴe ɪɴ tʜᴇir loaᴅᴏuts ᴛᴏ sᴜᴄʜ ᴀɴ exᴛᴇɴt sᴏᴍᴇ joke ᴡᴇ're pʟᴀʏɪɴg DMRzᴏɴe. Yesterᴅᴀʏ ᴄᴀᴍᴇ tʜᴇ ɴᴇᴡs thᴀᴛ ᴅᴇᴠᴇʟᴏᴘer Raven Sᴏꜰtwᴀʀᴇ ʜᴀᴅ pᴀᴛcʜᴇd tʜᴇ DMR ᴀɴd a ꜰᴇᴡ otʜᴇr ᴍᴜᴄʜ-maligned ᴡᴇapᴏɴs. Tʜᴇ rejoicɪɴg lᴀsted a ꜰᴇᴡ ʜᴏᴜʀs, ʙᴇꜰᴏʀe pʟᴀʏers stᴀʀᴛed ᴛᴏ opɪɴe thᴀᴛ tʜᴇ ɴᴇᴡ DMR... ɪs kɪɴda sᴛɪʟʟ tʜᴇ ᴏʟᴅ DMR.

It's worth pausing to say that this is not strictly true. The patch substantially reduced the DMR's damage and Raven says the gun's recoil has also been tweaked (many players claim this s not noticeable, and some even say it's improved). Warzone streamer JGod worked out the precise values of the drop-off, showing the gun's headshot damage has dropped by around a third.

Looks like they changed this(3 HS Now for both)-DMR from 175 to 112-Type from 175 to 124-Mac from 80% to about 36%, close from 40 to 30-Didnt test akimbo, but single diamatti is still good since it was broken alreadyNerfs didnt put them into the dirt, so we will see.January 6, 2021

This is of course the balance Raven has to find, damping-down the DMR's excesses while keeping the gun viable. As the replies to the developer's tweet announcing the patch show, folk don't think this nerf has done the job and are not very polite about it.

The Warzone community on reddit has collapsed into recriminations, memes, and slightly overblown videos about how ridiculous the gun remains.

Time to capitalize on the latest bullshit from r/CODWarzone

The DMR clearly remains a powerful weapon and, should you wish to find players claiming they're beinig slaughtered by armies of DMR drones, you will find them. Whether that's proof that Raven got the change wrong is another question, though the problems with overpowered guns do seem almost predictable in the light of 30 new weapons from Cold War's arsenal being added to Warzone all at once. At the same time, the Warzone community tends to get over-excited when it senses potential catastrophe, and it may be that after a few days in the wild the current excitement over the DMR will die down. If it doesn't then, well: if you can't beat 'em, join 'em.

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