Warzone developer Raven Software introduced a myriad of much-requested changes, but many were disappointed that they were left out in Warzone 2. With Raven in the reins once again, the future looks very bright for Warzone 2.
Warzone’s time in Caldera was certainly a mixed bag. Despite the game being bloated and the maps failing to hold my interest, Raven Software has brought together High Moon, Beenox, Toys for Bob, and Sledgehammer. It was incredible to see all the changes the seasons have brought.
Most people look back more fondly on Verdansk than on Caldera, but it was also a time when the community was crying out for change that never materialized. Players wanted increased TTK, armor to fill empty slots before replacing damaged ones, and gas masks to stop interrupting action, and all of these changes came to fruition during Caldera.
Not only that, but it rocks the gameplay with less-requested extras like balloon redeployment, concentration camp entry and redeployment extraction tokens, keeping players alive and pacing throughout the match. No matter how I feel about Caldera, Warzone’s mechanics have never been better.
Since Warzone 2 is a direct sequel to the original Battle Royale, we expected these major quality of life changes to carry over.
It feels like Infinity Ward pretends to cease to exist as soon as Warzone is finished. None of the beloved quality-of-life features that Raven Software brought to Warzone returned, and it feels more like a Warzone sequel that launched in March 2020 than a battle royale left behind in November. increase.
That’s not to say Warzone 2 isn’t a great battle royale. Performance issues aside, I like a lot of the changes introduced in Infinity Ward, with Al Mazrah being a particular highlight. But it could have been better at launch, and with Raven Software at the helm once again, a bright future awaits.
After Season 1 Reloaded, Raven really seems to have taken the lead, dropping some welcome updates before the holidays. With more buying stations, Loadout Drops appear sooner, and to top it off, you can actually buy his Loadout Drops again!
Thanks to Raven Software, Warzone finally feels like it’s regaining its identity. I can’t feel it.
With the return of Loadout Drops, we can only hope that Raven will start making other changes to quality of life for the remainder of Seasons 1 and 2. A detailed Squad HUD, portable buy station, and increased close-range TTK could blow the original game out of the water.
Raven Software needs to keep up the great work and Warzone 2 is finally where it needs to be. Now about that 2v2 concentration camp…
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