Call of Duty: Warzone was destined for success. After all, Call of Duty is arguably the most popular first-person shooter series of all time, so a free battle royale combo just makes sense. It takes the familiar gameplay we all know and love and enhances the quality in most ways – plunging players into a complex yet satisfying battle for survival.
Since its launch in March 2020, Battlefield has evolved and gone through a number of major changes – most of which are for the better. But more than a year later, how Battlefield stack? Is it worth playing in 2021? Here’s what it’s like to get into shooters today.
On the surface, Battlefield looks like a factory run shooter. You run around, shoot some bad buys and pick up loot along the way. Sounds simple right?
Not necessarily. If you want to win and be the last person (or team) standing, you right know the details of the game. And even still, the odds are not in your favor. As someone who has been playing Call of Duty for almost 15 years, even I have a hard time competing with other players. So it’s hard to imagine a new player joining for the first time. Sure, skill-based matching (SBMM) will work to match newcomers with other players of a similar skill set, but not always.
In Battlefield, players must pay attention to several things. Weapons, for example, are a major determinant of performance in any given match. Currently, there are over 80 primary weapons with dozens of attachments for each – it’s overwhelming not knowing which one to choose. To make matters more complicated, weapons and attachments are updated regularly, adding another wrinkle to the mix.
Besides, the player has to manage the perks, devices and settings in the game – and this is all that happens before jump into a match. You can spend hours tinkering with menus to make sure everything is perfect, only to die in minutes. All these nuances become second nature over time, but it’s easy to see why Battlefield It will be difficult for newcomers to join without someone showing them the ropes.
The complexity doesn’t go away once a match starts. You have to know the layout of the map (including the best routes to get in and out of buildings), how to manage the in-game money, clever rotation tactics, and the mini-strategies that veterans selected over time. For example, did you know you can put a trophy system on the hood to eliminate explosion damage?
Despite the complexity, it didn’t stop a lot of people from investing in Battlefield – And there’s a good reason for that. After everything clicks and you know how to play, Battlefield One of the most satisfying experiences out there. The rush to create effective captions, beat the other team, and escape the deadly aura is unmatched, and it’s those little moments that make it worth playing.
even though Battlefield only two maps, it rarely gets old. The pursuit of victory, experimenting with new classroom settings, and efforts to improve are all driving factors that keep players coming back. Because weapons have many shades and feel different, there are many ways to play a round. In one match, you can aim to be more aggressive with a more run-and-gun approach, while in the next you can sit back and snipe enemies from afar. There’s a lot of flexibility in how you can play and approach situations. Even if things don’t go the way you had hoped, the experience often leaves you satisfied.
& mdash; Joseph Yaden (@JosephYaden) May 3, 2021
The feeling of implementing a well-planned strategy is enough to eliminate most of the game’s flaws – this is saying something, given the extent of the flaws Battlefield Was. Tight control, fluid movement and everything about the way it is feel unlike anything else. Even the weapons have their own weights, sounds, and little quirks that make them feel different.
For example, try using the Milano 821 SMG and you may notice its “latch delay”, which basically means there is a delay of about 40ms between when you pull the trigger and when the bullet actually fires. out. Or if you use the Royal & Kross 4x lens on the FARA 83, it will greatly improve the weapon’s recoil. These quirks may not always be beneficial, but they do help differentiate weapons from one another.
Above all, Battlefield simply a blast to play – even when things don’t go as planned.
I would be sorry if I didn’t talk about the recent improvements to the game. By early 2021, Battlefield was in rough shape. Aside from the rampant cheating issue (which I’ll address shortly), the meta is terrible. There are only about five weapons that are even worth using, and one weapon in particular – the DMR 14 – has plagued the entire game for months due to how powerful it is.
As of March 2021, developer Raven and company have enhanced their game. Studios have successfully rebalanced many weapons, including detailed patch notes with each update. The level of progress the game has made over the past few months is promising, but there’s more work to be done Battlefield to realize its full potential.
It’s hard to believe that multiplayer can cheat one of the most successful battle royale games of all time. But it is true – Battlefield famous for its cheating problem. Players will use third-party software to see enemies through walls or “aimbots” to lock onto their opponents’ heads. Usually, it’s pretty obvious when this happens, as you can review your incorrect death on the killcam. Other times, it’s not so obvious.
It’s not uncommon to encounter a number of cheaters in every game session, making it hard for you to justify playing. Battlefield Again. The problem is so bad that players question every single death that occurs – asking if the person who killed them is, in fact, using outside software to gain an unfair advantage. It can bring joy out of the experience.
Twitter user Adis Bak shared a clip showing the severity of the problem. You can see Bak being shot from all over the map through a building, leading to one of the most extreme examples of fraud. It’s true that this isn’t always obvious, but it’s a real-life example of what can happen.
From Google @RavenSoftware yesterday 4 cheats and today 8 👏 I’ve been streaming Warzone for a year and a half and I’ve never seen anything like this. Warzone is in a bad state right now, so please do something because the Czech community is losing patience 🙏 pic.twitter.com/mM721kQOpp
& mdash; Adis Bak (@adisbakofficial) July 8, 2021
And what has Raven Software done to mitigate this? Well, it has banned over half a million accounts so far.
Banned over 30,000 malicious accounts on Call of Duty yesterday… taking us to over half a million accounts banned in #Battlefield. 🚫
& mdash; Raven Software (@RavenSoftware) May 14, 2021
On the surface, that seems like the best course of action, but it doesn’t make much of an impact on the overall problem. From Battlefield is a free game, players just need to create a new account. Cheaters have the means to unlock all their weapons and attachments at once, so the cheating continues. That’s why the real problem needs to be solved; simply ban the account from doing nothing for long.
It got to the point where some players cheated just to fight other cheaters. Whether that’s morally correct or not, the fact that players feel the need to cheat just to keep up shows how difficult the overall situation is becoming. Other battle royale games are much better at implementing robust anti-cheat software, so it’s confusing that Raven and Activision can’t do the same with Battlefield. As of April 2021, the game has reached more than 100 million players. Surely the game generated enough revenue to invest in keeping the game cheat-free, right?
Well, sort of. Issues definitely need to be worked out, but it says so much about the game that even with its cheats, overall difficulty, and lack of accessibility for new players, it’s still hard to come by. can be defeated. Those little moments pretty much make up for all the horrors that come with the game – not to mention the malicious community members that will call you anyway under the sun when you knock them out of the match.
So it’s Call of Duty: Warzone worth playing in 2021? If you’re a first-timer, it’s hard to recommend unless you have an experienced seller to play with. Raven needs to make a more beginner-friendly tutorial or recap of all the complicated stuff to avoid scaring potential players off. Once you know how it all works, it’s easy to get hooked, but I worry it’s too complicated for new players.
If you want to give it a try, I highly recommend starting on Rebirth Island instead of Verdansk. Rebirth Resurgence has much less cheats and only lasts 15 minutes compared to matches that lasted almost half an hour on Verdansk. Rebirth kicks into action faster and still gives you memorable moments that are worth sharing. Until the cheating issue is resolved, we do not recommend playing on Verdansk.
Having to put out so many warnings around the proposal is difficult, but if War zone the biggest problems solved, it could become one of the best first person shooters of all time.