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Call of Duty: Warzone DMR nerf is officially live

DMR Nerf
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The DMR nerf is now live in Call of Duty: Warzone. 

Developer Raven Software announced the changes to the DMR in a tweet on January 6. Alongside the nerf for the unstoppable marksman rifle, the Mac 10, Type 63, and dual pistols will also be receiving nerfs, all of which are exclusive to Call of Duty: Warzone, and will have no bearing on the more recent Black Ops Cold War.

The nerfs are listed below: 

  • DMR 14 - Reduced headshot damage, increased recoil
  • Type 63 - Reduced headshot damage, increased recoil
  • Mac-10 - Decreased headshot multiplier
  • Dual pistols - Increased hip fire spread, decreased damage range

The DMR in particular has become as popular as it is overpowered over the last few weeks in Call of Duty: Warzone, with players on forums like Reddit and ResetEra bemoaning the radio silence from developers on the issue. Additionally, the Mac 10 has also been unstoppable in close quarters combat, so it's a relief that the SMG is getting a nerf alongside the DMR.

All the weapons receiving nerfs here joined Warzone from Black Ops Cold War late last year in December. Well over 30 weapons joined the battle royale game, so there was always the potential for imbalances when porting over the vast slew of weapons to Infinity Ward's game. However, with the nerf now live, some players think it hasn't gone far enough.

In other Call of Duty news, datamines and leaks roll on for Black Ops Cold War. Earlier this week, a leaker claimed that League Play would be arriving in Treyarch's new Call of Duty game by April at the very latest, so there's some extremely competitive combat to look forward to.

For a complete list of the best weapons you can get your hands on in Infinity Ward's battle royale game, head over to our Warzone best guns guide for more.

Hirun Cryer

Hirun Cryer is a freelance reporter and writer with Gamesradar+ based out of U.K. After earning a degree in American History specializing in journalism, cinema, literature, and history, he stepped into the games writing world, with a focus on shooters, indie games, and RPGs, and has since been the recipient of the MCV 30 Under 30 award for 2021. In his spare time he freelances with other outlets around the industry, practices Japanese, and enjoys contemporary manga and anime.