Warzone players complain about serious downgrade from the first game

Warzone players complain about serious downgrade from the first game
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Warzone players have been taking umbrage with the game’s particle and smoke effects in the current version of Warzone, claiming that it’s harder to see now than it was in Warzone Caldera.

The thread on Reddit is entitled “Why is visibility to bad in WZ2 while getting shot at?” and is accompanied by a comparison video of the two games, showing examples of looking down the sights while shooting. A clear difference between the two is in the newer game, there’s a lot of dust, smoke and clouds which though makes it look more impressive on a technical level, do have the side effect of masking the area around where you’re shooting. “The downgrade is surreal,” the post continues. “WZ1 was atrocious, but WZ2 truly takes it to an entirely new low.”

No-Lavishness8593 agrees with their point, and points to a recent change to the game’s newest map of evidence that the developers may have been pushing smoke and fog effects a little too hard. “Muzzle smoke in this game is egregious. That along with the fog on Vondel I’m just shooting at pings or hit markers half of the time.” Raven Software actually lowered the chance of the fog weather effect appearing on Vondel just a few days after the map originally launched. Despite this, it seems like the fixes haven’t gone far enough for some players “The haze on Vondel is so f******g annoying,” says rkiive. “I reckon I average five less kills a game when it covers the map just off not being able to see people to shoot at.”

There are a number of players who think that these changes are so bad, they’re part of the reason that Warzone Caldera will be shutting down later this year. “Because everything in this game is a downgrade,” says CampingIsArt. “Why do you think they’re shutting down Caldera? So people will have nothing to compare it with.” Others still such as Elispion say that “No wonder stuff like Battlebit is taking off. We want to see what we’re shooting at. We want to aim for ourselves.”

Recently in Warzone, players have been fed up with Activision’s recent hard sell tactics for the Blackzone Battle Pass add-on, and are begging IW to stop removing popular game modes from Warzone before they’ve had chance to get used to them.

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