Raven Software, the development team behind Call of Duty: Warzone, has disabled the controversial “Snake Shot” ammunition attachment for the TYR Handgun in public playlists.
This decisive action follows mounting frustration within the Warzone community over the attachment’s overpowering nature, particularly in close-range combat.
The “Snake Shot” attachment, which transformed the TYR Handgun into a close-range powerhouse, was quickly identified as a major disruptor in the game’s balance. Players found that the combination of the Snake Shot ammo with the Akimbo attachment allowed the TYR to inflict massive damage, making it a dominant force in Warzone lobbies.
The dual-wielded TYRs were capable of downing fully plated players with just two bullets, an advantage that was deemed excessive by many players.
The community’s response to this unbalanced meta was swift and clear, with numerous calls for the attachment to be nerfed.
The developers at Raven Software acted promptly. In a statement released on their official Twitter account, they acknowledged the community’s concerns and the need for a balanced gameplay experience, leading to the temporary removal of the attachment.
They stated, “We’ve deployed an update to disable the use of Snakeshot Ammunition on the TYR Handgun in public Playlists. It will remain visible in the Gunsmith but will not be usable in a match.”
While a nerf for the Snakeshot attachment was expected, the developers went a step further by disabling it entirely in Warzone matches as they work on a more suitable adjustment.
This move was broadly welcomed by the player base, as it signaled a commitment to maintaining a fair and enjoyable gaming environment. The decision also introduces an opportunity for players to explore different weapon combinations and strategies, potentially leading to a more diverse and engaging meta.
While Raven Software has not provided a specific timeline for the re-introduction of the Snakeshot attachment, they are expected to closely monitor the situation and make necessary adjustments to ensure a balanced and enjoyable experience for all players.
The disabling of the Snakeshot attachment in Warzone by Raven Software reflects the developer’s ongoing efforts to ensure a fair and balanced game, responding effectively to community feedback and maintaining a healthy competitive environment.