In the recent update in Call of Duty Warzone 2, the Armor Break indicator was meant to help players, but now most of the Warzone players want it to be removed. In a game like Call of Duty Warzone 2, overwhelming players with messages can do more harm than good.
After, a moderate delay the anticipated season 2 update for Call of Duty Warzone 2 finally arrived on February 15. Premiere among the many additions is the new Ashika Map, playable in DMZ, and the fan-favorite return of resurgence mode, a smaller, intense version of the traditional battle royale.
The island map funnels combat into the high-value points of interest with its crown jewel, Ashika Castle, waiting at its center to be held or besieged. While fans are pleased with what has been added, there are plenty of existing issues left unaddressed, as well as a few new ones that cropped up with the season 2 update.
One new thing that came up with the Season 2 update and is now a source of controversy is a new text indicator for breaking an enemy’s armor. In the same size and font, as the enemy downed text indicator, this new addition in the game is causing confusion for players in the heat of battle, who can only spare a cursory glance at the User interface while dishing out and evading gunfire.
Fatboystick took this issue and post it on Reddit to vent his frustration with this new system, which was met with unanimous agreement.
The leading sentiment is that the new text is superfluous at best, and can get a player killed at worst when they think they have knocked down a player it was just an armor break and vice-versa, till now there has been no official response from Infinity Ward regarding this issue.
While there is plenty to celebrate with the release of Call of Duty Warzone 2, the sense of disappointment from fans does its own merits. Some feel that Infinity Ward has the wrong priorities when it comes to Call of Duty Warzone 2, too intent on bolstering the cosmetic side of the game.
Others speculate that the experimental DMZ mode is having a negative impact on the philosophy of the game. Despite all the facts, an air of optimism lingers, as Ashika island and resurgence game mode have been favorably received, and Call of Duty Warzone 2 remains relatively young its life-cycle, giving fans hope that Infinity Ward will get most of the issues sorted at some point.
While Call of Duty Warzone 2 may have taken a step backward in some elements of design, the overall package is still a much improved and iterated-upon version of the game that it was a launch. The season 2 delay may have rubbed the fans the wrong way, but as long as Infinity Wards get back on track and address feedback in a timely manner, the future of Warzone 2 is bright.