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Warzone Is Finally Changing Its Most Unpopular Mechanic

"Call of Duty: Warzone" has certainly had its fair share of problems throughout its existence. The popular battle royale has received criticism from streamers like NickMercs, upset players major in-game events, and is has been inundated with incredibly bold cheaters. Despite all of that, "Call of Duty: Warzone" remains one of the more popular battle royale games out there. Gamers want to be able to enjoy "Warzone" for all that it has to offer, which is why many users will be happy to know that it looks like an unpopular mechanic will be getting a much-needed overhaul.

Many "Call of Duty" fans have taken issue with a perk known as Dead Silence, which quiets player footsteps and enables the user to sneak up on others without being easily detected. Some claim that it throws off the overall balance of the game. A year ago, a user on Reddit asked the community if anyone thought it would receive "a slight nerf," which illustrates how long this perk has been a point of contention. Farther down on that side of things, you have those who think it should be removed entirely. For instance, popular streamer Dr Disrespect has stated that one of the ways to fix "Warzone" is to completely take Dead Silence out of the equation.

As one Redditor stated, the "community seems to be fairly split regarding Dead Silence in the game." Luckily, the game's developers have decided to take the complaints seriously.

Raven Software to the rescue

On Twitter, Raven Software announced that a new update is on the way and shared some patch notes. Within those notes, the team reassured fans that it is working hard to come up with a way to fix the imbalance caused by Dead Silence. The blurb does not go into specifics, but, it does explain that whatever changes are made "may destabilize other aspects of the game." Fans are urged to "sit tight" while Raven works toward a viable fix that doesn't throw everything else off too much.

Unfortunately for Dr Disrespect and anyone else calling for Dead Silence's removal, it doesn't appear as though the perk will go away entirely, though it's impossible to say for sure. While it seems unlikely, it appears as though the dev team is considering every option to bring more balance to the game. Until then, there may not be much else that can be done except to sit back and wait.