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Warzone's Most Frustrating Operator Has Finally Been Fixed

There are three certainties in this world: death, taxes, and overpowered video game characters. Not matter how much work goes into developing a character's strengths and weaknesses and fine-tuning their abilities to compliment other characters, problems still get through. This might be a skill perfectly suited to a title's meta. For instance, in a game where agility is often the difference between success and failure, characters with higher speed may receive an unfair advantage. Sometimes the issue is more subtle.


In the case of Roze from "Call of Duty: Warzone," it's her visibility that makes her stand out to players. Roze received the unique "Rook" skin in 2020, obtainable by reaching tier 100 as part of the "Modern Warfare" Season 5 Battle Pass. This skin features Roze wearing an all-black suit, black face mask, and black paint. As documented in one Reddit thread, this makes spotting her in dark corners next to impossible for many players. Following several complaints regarding Roze and the Rook skin, Raven Software finally announced a patch that may nerf the issue and level the playing field a bit.

Roze's Rook skin receives a brightness boost

According to the May 26 patch notes for "Call of Duty: Warzone" Season 3 Reloaded, Raven Software has released a fix for Roze's tier 100 skin. "We have made a 70% adjustment to increase the brightness of the infamous Roze outfit," the studio explained. "With the recent lighting improvements to Caldera, it once again made her outfit out of balance with the rest of the Operator options available to Players."


Prior to this patch, Roze's cosmetic reward was nigh universally hated by everyone not using it. One commenter on a Reddit post said that wearing the skin was grounds for immediate execution whenever they downed a player. With such push back from the "Call of Duty" community, it was only a matter of time before Raven Software stepped in and fixed the issue.

This is the second time Roze's Rook skin has received a visibility patch. The first dropped during "Warzone" Season 4, with Redditors later claiming that the patch was either undone or unintentionally hindered. Hopefully, the latest iteration will enjoy a bit more longevity.